Are you a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged 16–25? Apply for The National Indigenous Youth Parliament! Don’t miss your chance to go to Canberra, meet Australia’s leaders, learn about democracy and have your say on important issues affecting your community. Applications close 3 March 2017.

Indigenous Australians
Make a colourful stance against violence and register now for the Stars School Challenge! As part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence held on Friday 17 March, Queensland schools are invited to form a team of weavers and pledge to make a certain number of stars by July 2017. #starsschoolchallenge #onemillionstars #bullyingnoway #embracing2018

Stars School Challenge
Schools — have you heard of the Need for Feed program? It teaches Years 7 to 10 students about the importance of a healthy diet, boosts their confidence with their cooking skills, and encourages students to have fun in the kitchen. Enrol now!

Need for Feed
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. More than $600,000 in development grants is available to Queensland state schools. Nominations close Friday 19 May.

Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools
Queensland’s 2016 Year 12 state school students, including Indigenous students, achieved some of the highest results since 2008. Find our more from QCAA’s recently released 2016 Year 12 Student Outcomes Report.

2016 Year 12 Student Outcomes Report
It starts with an idea. Get your school involved and take a stand on the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, Friday 17 March. Let us know what your school is doing. #NDA2017 #TakeaStandTogether
Interested in being part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games excitement? Volunteer applications are now open! For more information visit [ Link ]
Schools – did you know the department’s Cybersafety Advice Facebook page provides support and information to schools on protecting your digital footprint and promoting positive online behaviours? Take a look at [ Link ]

Department of Education and Training Cybersafety Advice
Australian state and territory ministers have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. Read a summary of the key changes, and how they will affect you.

Changes to the National Quality Framework
Applications for the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship close this Sunday 12th February. You could earn up to $20,000 while you study to be become a teacher in Queensland State Schools. Don’t miss out – apply now!

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship 2017
This summer, why not take a #safey— a photo of yourself playing it safe in the great outdoors — for your chance to snap up some great prizes in Seqwater’s Search for a Safey Star competition.

The new kind of selfie
Awards of $5000 are on offer in this year’s Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. Nominations are now open across six categories. Find out more below.

Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
Does your school have an amazing groundsperson? Why not give them a shout-out on ABC Brisbane's Facebook page!
Today is Safer Internet Day! Over 120 countries will unite and celebrate the day to promote a better and safer internet for all. For resources, events and information visit the website below. #SaferInternetDay #SID2017

Safer Internet Day 2017
MISSING: two teenage girls - 14 and 15 years of age last seen Thursday evening in Greenbank. They are both described as approximately 160cm tall, slim build, Caucasian in appearance with brown hair. If you have any information contact Policelink on 131444.

Missing girls, Greenbank - Queensland Police News
Read about these grandmas in India who are finally realising their dream to receive an education thanks to an inspiring teacher.

India's school for grannies- where older women reclaim their dignity
‘Courtesy, Politeness or Good Manners, means kindly and thoughtful consideration for others’. Take a look at the Good Manners chart that was distributed to all schools from 1898 to the 1960’s.

Good Manners chart
Calling all young Queensland entrepreneurs aged 15 to 24...the Young Starters’ Competition is now open! Learn how to be successful entrepreneurs or build on your existing business skills. Pitch your ideas or maybe even launch your first start-up business.

Young Starters Competition
Want to know more about our Remote Kindy Pilot and Jack, the bush kindy kid at Pentland State School? Take a look at the latest edition of QKindy and early childhood.

QKindy magazine
Take a look at the sweet way a Bowen State School teacher welcomed her class to the new school year.