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Capricorn Coast (Yeppoon)

ECTA Group Office Bearers

Chair: Dani Hoare
Secretary: Kathie Paskin
Treasurer: Delena Clark


ECTA Capricorn Coast Regional Group
C/- Kathie Paskin
6 Bethlehem Tce
Lammermoor QLD 4703


Contact Dani or Kathie at email address above for more information and to join the group.



Real Kids in an Unreal World

Maggie's seminar will explore how the 10 essential building blocks will build resilience and self esteem for all children from birth to 12. These building blocks improve the cognitive,
psychological, emotional and social health of children for life. Her informative, insightful and entertaining seminars inspire teachers and parents to make small changes for young children- small things that become big things later in life. Seminars are for parents, teachers, health
professionals and family consultants and counsellors.

Date: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Time: Entry & refreshments available: 5.30pm- 6.00pm, Presentation: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Keppel Bay Sailing Clubhouse, Commodore's Room, Anzac Parade, Yeppoon
Cost: Payment made on the night- Parents Gold Coin donation
$10.00 for ECTA Members
$15.00 for non-ECTA members
RSVP: Friday 15th August. Tax Invoice Receipts and Certificates of attendance will be issued on the day to all who RSVP by 15th August 2014
RSVP to: Keppel Bay Sailing Clubhouse Julie Courtney KBSC Ph:4939 9500

Louise Dorrat

Wednesday 2nd December
Keppel Bay Sailing Club - Clubhouse
5pm-6.30pm 7pm-8.30pm

Literacy in Prep: Workshop 29 May 2010

An example of an attractive Word Wall

The Fitzroy ECTA Regional group recently hosted a workshop in Yeppoon on Saturday the 29th of May with Pat Edgar on targeting opportunities for literacy in Prep.

The workshop was well attended and a great opportunity for regional schools to catch up and network. In the workshop Pat covered areas such as the draft national curriculum for K/1, which was a great opportunity for everyone to discuss the possible changes that we would see when the curriculum was introduced and how our schools were dealing with it now. Pat gave us many practical ideas to use in our classroom and reminded us that we should be reading for enjoyment daily.

She encouraged us all to have a word wall in our classrooms and her final message was just to expose the children to as much literacy as we possibly could in the year.

"Knock Knock" Workshop A Great Success!

ECTA fitrzoy.jpg

A great time was had by all at the Sue Southey Music Workshop held by the Fitzroy ECTA Group on Saturday 31st October. It was a wonderful opportunity for early childhood professionals to extend and enhance their musical knowledge. As always Sue provided a us with an active, practical and exciting workshop. A big thank you to Natalie Bain and Kathy Wright for their time and effort in organising a terrific workshop. It was a excellent opportunity to network and promote play based education.

  • Workshop Flyer - Workshop Flyer for Fitzroy Group's "Knock Knock" session with Sue Southey.

Committee Meeting Notes

  • 30 April:
  • We had our first meeting for the year in March and are due for another next week (4 - 8 May).
  • We discussed re-establishing a combined U8's event on the coast. We are keen to make this a bigger event to highlight the importance of early childhood. We were looking to get council involved!
  • We saw how an interactive whiteboard can be used in Prep situation.

Workshops / Conferences

in 2009 the group plans to:

* Provide networking with Early Years Teachers to gain ideas and support
* Be a voice for early years teachers as well as promote PD opportunities
*Gain access to latest news on EC practices via ECTA videolinqs, conference, DVDs and the website
*Promote Early Childhood in the region.

Regional Group Activities - previous years
2005 Applications for $500 professional Development funding to help cover costs of Andrea Ashford workshops has been approved. $50 petty cash grant...