Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The Department of Education acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands across Queensland. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.


This website may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. It also contains links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.​​

NAIDOC Week (8-15 July)This year’s theme is Because of her, we can! The department will host a display at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day on Friday 13 July at Musgrave Park, Brisbane.
Every day countsCheck out the latest instalment in The adventures of Jimmy and Sam the Dog series.
Solid PathwaysSuporting students to continue their academic success
Families as First TeachersThe FAFT program gives young learners a head start
Indigenous Student Ambassador Network (ISAN)Providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with leadership opportunities
Teach RemoteFind out more about teaching in remote communities

Indigenous education support

Achieving a successful schooling outcome greatly enhances employment prospects for all young Queenslanders.

A key priority is that every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in Queensland is afforded the opportunity to achieve success.

The department has an array of Indigenous education programs to support and extend Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These draw upon the culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Indigenous perspectives are embedded in all programs to achieve positive educational outcomes for all.​

Every student succeeding - State Schools Strategy 2018-2022 (PDF, 400KB)​ is Queensland's plan to lift the performance of each state school student, teacher and principal. It is aligned with Advancing Education: An action plan for education​ in Queensland and the Strategic Plan 2017-2021​.


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School term dates


    • Term 1: Monday 22 January - Thursday 29 March
    • Term 2: Tuesday 17 April - Friday 29 June
    • Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
    • Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December 

    2018 state school calendar (PDF, 130KB)

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