Education blog

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

Education Update – Wages, Leave and More

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 18, 2020

2 Pupil Free Days - Leave at the end of Term 4

Yesterday afternoon, we received this letter from the Director General regarding the two additional pupil free days at the end of Term 4. This outlines who is eligible for the two days of special leave. All school-based staff (including public servants) are entitled to two days of special leave. Unfortunately, non-school based staff have not been granted this additional leave.


ThankQ and well done to every Community Education Counsellor!

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 7, 2020

Community Education Counsellors and Regional Community Education Counsellors do an enormous amount to ensure all students succeed, feel safe and that there is cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and staff, across our great state.


Next week is School Support Staff Recognition Week!

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 4, 2020

Next week, from 7 – 11 of September, we will be celebrating School Support Staff recognition week (SSSRW)!

Schools and their communities have faced many challenges during COVID-19 this year. But, thanks to you and the essential work that you do, students have been able to continue to have access to great education.  


Friday - Wages News for members in Education

Posted by Alex Scott on August 28, 2020

We hope you are looking forward to a well deserved weekend. It’s been a really busy week as ever across the Department of Education.


Friday - Wages News for members in Education

Posted by Alex Scott on August 28, 2020

We hope you are looking forward to a well deserved weekend. It’s been a really busy week as ever across the Department of Education.


School Support Staff Recognition Week (SSSRW)

SSSRW is just around the corner (7-11 of September)! This year, QSuper have generously offered prizes to school support staff and their schools. To win you need to nominate a school based public servant who has “made education happen”. The competition is open to ALL the public servants Together covers in State Schools and we encourage you to nominate each other! There haven’t been very many nominations yet - we know you are busy but it only takes 2 minutes – you can win $200 for the individual nominated and $1000 for that nominee's school – click here and nominate someone today!


Education HR review, and a member meeting next Monday

Posted by Kate Flanders on July 30, 2020

I hope you are all travelling well. It's obviously a continuing busy time.

I wanted to update you on two matters of great importance to our Education members.