Director-General's messages to staff Page ContentCurrent message 8 November 2018 Be a White Ribbon voice in your community White Ribbon Day on Friday 23 November provides an important opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of domestic and family violence.Previous messages 12 October 2018Mandatory all-staff training program to be completed by December 2018An important reminder to complete the Mandatory all-staff training program by December 2018, as per the procedure. 24 October 2018Let’s celebrate World Teacher’s Day on 26 OctoberEvery day Queensland teachers make a positive difference — creating opportunities, empowering minds and transforming lives. 25 September 2018Social media training now availableIf you manage a school or departmental social media account the new Introduction to social media management course is now available. 13 September 2018HAT and LT certification coming 2019 From 2019, eligible teachers across Queensland can choose to undertake the Highly Accomplished Teacher (HAT) and Lead Teacher (LT) national certification to be professionally recognised at the highest levels. 30 August 20182019 Principals’ ConferenceI am pleased to announce the 2019 Principals’ Conference will take place from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 16 August 2018Share your success story…Did you know the department has started to share your success stories? Schools and corporate staff can see their stories shared across the state with new content released each week. 1 August 2018Congratulations to our Showcase Awards state finalistsCongratulations to our 23 state finalists for this year’s Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. 18 July 2018 Code of Conduct survey - have your say to guide future changesTo better reflect societal shifts and standards, the Queensland public service Code of Conduct is being reviewed. I encourage all employees to provide their feedback on the proposed changes. 5 July 2018 Roll up, roll up! It's almost show timeCreative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2018 returns to the Brisbane Convention Centre on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July. 21 June 2018 Fanfare festival hits record numbersFanfare 2018 attracted over 30,000 students from 515 state schools and involved more than 1,100 ensemble performances across Queensland. 5 June 2018 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention MonthThe department’s focus for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month was preventing this form of abuse and violence by challenging gender stereotypes, modelling respect, celebrating positive role models and speaking out against violence. 22 May 2018 Inclusive education policyThe inclusive education policy has been renewed. The policy commits to continuing the department’s journey towards a more inclusive education system, and as part of everyday practice in schools, educational settings and classrooms. 30 April 2018 April is Autism Awareness MonthAutism Awareness Month highlights the strengths of students with autism and explores opportunities to further improve their educational achievements. 28 March 2018 Celebrating the Women of the CommonwealthDuring April's Festival 2018, the Women of the World (WOW) Festival will be held on 6 to 8 April at the Brisbane Powerhouse. 13 March 2018 Lighting up orange for the National Day of Action against Bullying and ViolenceThis Friday marks the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) which provides an opportunity for schools, students and the community to Take a Stand Together against bullying and violence. 28 February 2018 2018 Australian Early Development CensusBetween 1 May and 31 July 2018, all Queensland schools with Prep students will participate in the fourth national collection of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). 14 February 2018 Schools and Youth Clean Up DayRegister today for Schools and Youth Clean Up Day on Friday 2 March 2018. Last year, 370 schools in Queensland participated and the organisers hope to beat that number in 2018. 30 January 2018 Submit your International Women’s Day award nominations todayThe annual International Women's Day Awards recognise dedicated staff who have made a commitment to enhancing the achievements of, and opportunities for, women and demonstrate an ability to inspire and encourage their colleagues.