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Inside classrooms across the state, Queensland independent school teachers are engaging, encouraging and challenging their students. Through their passion for their work and mastery of their subject areas, they are igniting the fire of ambition in their pupils and shaping their futures.
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) is shining a light on the depth and breadth of teaching expertise and talent within the independent schooling sector through its Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) program.
This national program recognises and celebrates teachers who have been assessed as working at the most advanced career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – that being Highly Accomplished and Lead.
According to ISQ Executive Director David Robertson these teachers have met the gold standard for teaching excellence.
“Teaching for these outstanding educators is not a job, it’s their heart’s work,” Mr Robertson said.
“What's common to all these teachers is their care for and belief in every one of their students. They recognise the potential within their students and seek to draw it out by connecting with them and challenging them through content-rich, relevant learning experiences,” he said.
“While many of these teachers have been teaching for more than 20 and even 30 years, there are others who have been teaching for less than 10 years.”
“Their impact extends beyond the classroom into the staffroom as agents of change who share and collaborate with their colleagues across a wide range of year levels and subject areas.”
Meet the Queensland independent schooling sector’s first group of inspiring, passionate and dynamic HALTs.