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ECTA Group Office Bearers

President/Treasurer: Liz Fallon
Secretary: Debbie Hancock c/- Koolyangarra Kindergarten
Publicity Officer: Katie McCaffety


ECTA Gladstone Regional Group
C/- Liz Fallon
Kin Kora State School
Hibiscus Ave, Gladstone Q 4680
Ph: 07 497 15131(W)


Meetings are held at least once a term and members meet for coffee meetings, Saturday morning workshops and dinner meetings/twilight workshops. Contact Liz at email address above for more information.



Real Kids in an Unreal World: Building Resilience and Self-Esteem in Today's Children

21 August 2014

Louise Dorrat

ECTA Gladstone is off to a flying start in 2014!

Members and friends of ECTA Gladstone networking together

We had a lovely meeting last Wednesday full of vigorous discussion. Our next meeting is on 19th March at Koolyangarra Kindergarten. We are sharing our use and ideas around IWB (specifically ones Using Active Inspire software).

Gladstone Colleagues Celebrate

Left to right - Sue Norwood, Nancy Lawson, Debbie Hancock, Liz Fallon, Anne Pengelly.

Early Years got together to celebrate the end of another year, and posed in front of their new ECTA banner!


Liz Fallon presenting Loretta with a thank you gift from ECTA Gladstone Regional Group
Loretta with Gladstone President, Liz Fallon

Professor Giorcelli presented an entertaining and inspiring address at the ECTA Annual Conference in 2009. Thanks to a generous ECTA (Qld) sponsorship grant our regional group has been able to subsidize this presentation.

In this presentation Dr Loretta Giorcelli explored current research findings into the development of resilience in children and teens. She extrapolated from them the critical role of Early Childhood and Primary Professionals in developing healthy self esteem and resilience in children making links to the importance resilience plays in supporting the growth of autonomy and relational skills in children. She drew from her long experience of working with children who fail to thrive as learners both in Australia and overseas schools and clinics.

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Michelle (Benaraby State School) Ruth (Clinton SS)

AGM held 23rd March

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Our AGM was held on Monday 23/3/09, at the Coffee Club here in Gladstone. We discussed our past year- praises still ringing in for Sue Southey & us bringing her to Gladstone. We went away with a few ideas for our 2009 workshop but are still sourcing presenters. Dates, presenters etc are yet to be finalised.

Our next meeting will be in term 2 (date & venue to be confirmed). We would love to here from local members- or interested people with ideas for topics & presenters.

09 Workshops Planned

Gladstone ECTA Regional Group has planned a series of workshops fro 2009:

 Denise Shearer presenting a hands on workshop about getting the most from our digital photos and creating learning opportunities from them (Term 2 -date to be confirmed)
 Sue Southey presenting her new CD and music workshop-"Forest Friends" Friday 31st July & Saturday 1st August.
 Jill Kearney presenting "A-Z science" Saturday 1st August.

Gladstone is also on line for the ECTA videolinq workshops.

For details of these events download the flyer below.

Workshops /Conferences

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2008 Music Workshop with Sue Southey

Gladstone ECTA Regional Group will host a weekend of workshops in July. See the flyer below.

Regional Group Activities - previous years