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    A powerful voice for the home economics profession in Queensland. We provide leadership, products and services to meet the professional needs of home economics professionals.

HEIA(Q) 2017 Teacher Excellence Awards

Nominations for HEIA(Q) 2017 Teacher Excellence Awards close Friday 23 June. In 2016, HEIA(Q) received some outstanding nominations for Teacher Excellence Awards. Let’s do it again—nominate your colleagues, or yourself, and celebrate the excellence in our profession. The nomination form was published in the March 2017 issue of InForm. Send it in soon and look forward to the announcement of the awards at the HEIA(Q) state conference on 12 August 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HEIA(Q) 2017 State Conference Home Economics! Action! Futures!

Earlybird registration closes Friday 23 June 2017.
Be sure not to miss out on the earlybird rate for the 2017 conference – it closes on Friday 23 June 2017. Not only will you save money, you will maximise your chances of getting into your preferred concurrent workshops. The 2017 conference, Home Economics! Action! Futures! will be held on 12 August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Popular sessions are filling fast—there are now only a few places left in some sessions.

Under the main theme of Home Economics! Action! Futures! the program has been planned to address a number of sub-themes:

  • Senior syllabi
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Pedagogy and assessment
  • Food Science
  • Textiles
  • Practical Foods

While some speakers are returning by popular demand, in 2017 we also welcome keynote speakers Dr Gie Liem and Jane Caro and fifteen other speakers who are new to the HEIA(Q) conference stage.

To find out about the program and the concurrent sessions on offer download the conference brochure or for more information visit the conference site. Register now to secure your place.

HEIA(Q) Regional Workshop program

The HEIA(Q) 2017 regional Professional Development Program is well under way, with some regions having already held their workshops. The 2017 workshops on offer are:

  • Workshop 1: The new Senior Food and Nutrition syllabus and an introduction to the new Senior Design and Health syllabi (Penny Braithwaite, QCAA)
  • Workshop 2: Food science in Years 11/12 (Paula Starr, QCAA)
  • Workshop 3: Aligning assessment: Do you have the evidence? (Kay York)
  • Workshop 4: Refashioning (Jane Milburn)