Education blog

Welcome to the Together Department of Education blog. See below for updates about the arbitration for your wages and conditions.

School staff: Get ready to celebrate!

Posted by Together Queensland on August 26, 2021

It was great to see pictures already coming in as members have started to celebrate School Support Staff all across Queensland.

School Support Staff Recognition Week will be held from 13–17 September (delayed due to lockdowns and restrictions).

We know that many members have been able to celebrate already – if you have a photo to share, send it in to us! We'd love to post it!

Remember to nominate your colleagues in the QSuper ThankQ competition to recognise and reward outstanding co-workers in 2021! This is an important opportunity to share your wonderful stories about colleagues. Nominations close on Friday 3 September.

On Monday 13 September at 10:00am join a special online celebration for all members. Register for the online meeting below.


You should be recognised and celebrated for the essential role you play. We know the world class education Queensland students receive would not happen without you.


ADO and SSSRW celebrations postponed

Posted by Kate Flanders on August 6, 2021

We are eagerly awaiting the news over the coming days about whether or not thousands more students will be returning to school next week and that work will look a little bit more familiar!


Schools - End of term 2 update

Posted by Thom Ryan on June 25, 2021

It’s the last day of term 2 – well done on completing another term! A quick update before school holidays begin.


Here's the latest update for Schools members.


Last week the Department confirmed that very long term temporary and casual staff with over four years of continuous service would be offered permanent employment.


Improving the conditions of IT staff in schools.

Posted by Thom Ryan on May 21, 2021

As IT staff in Queensland schools, your work has made it possible for schools to continue delivering education during the last 18 months.