Director-General's messages to staff Page ContentCurrent message 13 October 2020 Queensland Mental Health WeekDuring Queensland Mental Health Week, I encourage everyone to reflect on and celebrate current student and staff wellbeing strategies that bring people together through events, conversations and activities that value mental health. Previous messages 15 September 2020 Working for Queensland survey open for non-school-based staff Have you completed the 2020 Working for Queensland survey yet? It’s open for all non-school-based staff to complete by 21 September. 2 September 2020Have your say in the Working for Queensland surveyThe 2020 Working for Queensland (WfQ) survey is open until midnight Monday 21 September for non-school-based staff. 18 August 2020 No Card, No Start The new No Card, No Start laws governing the blue card system will commence on 31 August 2020. A summary of the key changes are available on the Blue Card Services website and OnePortal. 21 July 2020Department of Education’s Strategic Plan 2020–2024Our Strategic Plan for 2020–2024 highlights our focus on learning continuity and wellbeing as Queensland recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 23 June 2020COVID-safe workplace trainingAs we transition back to the workplace, we all have a role to play in ensuring our workplaces are COVID-safe. 10 June 2020Equal employment opportunity censusThe Equal employment opportunity census supports We All Belong, the department’s commitment to being inclusive and our approach to workforce inclusion and diversity. 26 May 2020Academic reportingThe Department of Education has modified the requirements for reporting student achievement for Semester 1. 29 April 2020Revised academic reporting requirementsThe first five weeks of Term 2 is seeing the delivery of a home-based learning program to all state school students (including those students who attend school sites). 12 March 2020Blue Card changesTo strengthen protection for children, enhanced Blue Card laws will start soon. Employees cannot start or continue employment without a valid Blue Card. 27 February 2020Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education DeclarationIn December 2019, Education Council launched a new national declaration on educational goals for young Australians. 11 February 2020Think before you postDid you know that you may be held accountable for what you post on your personal social media?A share, like, comment or post could have unintended consequences that may lead to disciplinary action. 28 January 2020All Kinds of Minds neurodiversity pilot—get involvedThe Director-General recently launched the All Kinds of Minds neurodiversity pilot as part of the workforce inclusion strategy: Able. Valuing talent in all abilities.