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Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Zagami, J. (2010). ACE GCRG AGM Report 2010 [Presentation slides]. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dgfkp8nj_2029hq4v54c3

Annual General Meeting report at the Australian College of Educators Gold Coast Regional Group World Teachers’ Day Celebration  by ACE GCRG president Dr Jason Zagami 27 October 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

Australian College of Educators

Gold Coast Regional Group Report

October 2010

The Gold Coast Regional Group continues to be active as a regional group and my sincere appreciation is extended to members of the ACE Gold Coast Regional Group Committee: Treasurer: Neville Byrnes and Committee Members: Ray Jackson, Dr Sandra Nissen, Associate Professor Glenn Finger, and Roger Beaumont-Wilkins in ensuring that our college has a local focus on the Gold Coast. 

Appreciation is also extended to the support provided by State Branch, Associate Professor Glenn Finger as State President and to our National Office. In 2010 the following key regional events were conducted:

Key Events

  1. ACE Frank Surman Memorial Award - Bond University. Dr Jason Zagami, as President of the ACE GCRG attended Bond University’s Dean's Awards on the 12th of February to present the ACE Frank Surman Memorial Award. This Award, provided by the ACE GCRG was awarded to Bond University’s most outstanding Education student.

  1. Griffith University Scholarships and Awards Evening. Dr Jason Zagami, as President of the ACE GCRG presented five ACE sponsored awards at the Griffith University Scholarships and Awards evening held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on the 8th of March.

  1. Launch of the Griffith University's Centre for Continuing Professional Learning (CCPL) and its Teachers' Strategic Network.

  1. Book Reading of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' was held at St Hilda's Anglican Girls' school on the evening of the 4th of May.

  1. 50th Anniversary Celebrations. The 15th of July 2010 marked an historic 50 years since the official formation on the 15th of July 1960 of the Queensland Chapter (now referred to as the Queensland Branch) of The Australian College of Education (now referred to as The Australian College of Educators). The GCRG hosted the event at Griffith University and videocast the event live throughout Queensland to ACE Regional groups in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Sunshine Coast andToowoomba, with Brisbane members and guests traveling to the GCRG function.

    Key activities included:

    1. a live broadcast of the 2010 State Medallist Professor Neil Dempster’s oration - Continuity and Change: Estranged Companions in 50 years of Australian, 

    2. the official launch of our historical publication The Australian College of Educators Queensland Branch Celebrating the First 50 Years: 1960-2010, and

    3. acknowledging the new 2010 Fellows of the College.

  2. The Director-General, Department of Education and Training in Queensland, Julie Grantham, introduced Professor Neil Dempster’s oration, officially launched the history publication, and presented Fellowships. 
    Professor Neil Dempster examined the significant shifts in Australian education over the last 50 years from a personal as well as a national perspective, charting some of the most significant developments in policy and practice and putting some supposed ‘truths’ about the education of children and young people under the spotlight. In an entertaining and insightful oration he posed and responded to the question: Are there matters in the education of the young where continuity with the past should take precedence over reform or change efforts for the future. 

  1. World Teachers Day Awards Presentations Consistent with our aim to promote and recognise quality teaching, nominations were sought from schools to acknowledge a teacher who has made a difference to their school through their teaching contributions and who is making a contribution to the future of the teaching profession. These awards were presented at the ACE GCRG Annual Dinner meeting held on Wednesday 27 October at Somerset College. This enabled the recipients to receive their Awards prior to World Teachers Day to be celebrated on Friday 29 October 2010. This year there were 22 nominations with the following teachers received ACE World Teachers Day Awards:

  1. Ms Tara Vonthethoff (Australian International Islamic College), Mrs Leanne Adams (Beenleigh State High School), Mrs Christina Wand (Elanora State High School), Ms Sharon Jones (Elanora State High School), Mrs Pat Schmidt (Emmanuel College), Mrs Leonie Riley (Emmanuel College), Mrs Melanie Taber  (Livingstone Christian College), Mrs Judith Klein (Livingstone Christian College), Mrs Rebecca Churchouse (Miami State High School), Mrs Lucy Carr (Miami State High School), Mr Marco Burton (Miami State High School), Mrs Eva Smith (Miami State High School), Mrs Elizabeth Mahon (Miami State High School), Mrs Beverley Kemp (Mudgeeraba State School), Ms Sue Bowen (Mudgeeraba State School), Mrs Kimberley Novello (Oxenford State School), Miss Kelly Moore (Oxenford State School), Ms Leandra Miscamble (Southport Special School), Mr Merv Murray (Southport Special School), Mrs Toni Bartel (St Andrew's Lutheran College), Ms Paula Humphrey (St Andrews Lutheran College), Ms Priscilla Scott (St Andrews Lutheran College)

  1. Annual General Meeting and Dinner 
    The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 27 October at Somerset College. The following office bearers were elected in 2009 for a two year term:

President: Dr Jason Zagami

Treasurer: Mr Nev Byrnes

Committee Members: Dr Sandra Nissen, Mr Roger Beaumont-Wilkins, Associate Professor Glenn Finger, and Mr Peter Wilkinson.

  1. Following the AGM, World Teachers Day Awards were presented. The Guest Speaker was Debbie Kembar who discussed the role of motivation in career development. 

  1. Waiting for Superman film viewing was held at the Gold Coast Film Festival BCC Cinemas in Australia Fair, Southport on 4 November at 8pm.

  2. End of Year Drinks at Kurrawa SLSC 
    End of Year Drinks was conducted at the Mermaid Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on Friday 26 November at 4.30 p.m. This provided members with an opportunity to meet informally to celebrate the end of the year.

Dr Jason Zagami FACE

Gold Coast Regional Group President