Education community programs and events

Music and arts events

Creative Generation

Creative Generation celebrates high school students' achievements in music, performing arts, and visual art.

Creative Generation consists of:


Fanfare is held every 2 years and showcases bands and orchestras from Queensland state schools.

Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools

The Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools are presented annually to Queensland state schools with excellent practices that significantly improve outcomes for students.

The program aims to:

  • recognise, celebrate and reward excellent teaching practice in state schools
  • foster a learning culture that supports sharing excellent practices
  • create professional development opportunities
  • promote public education.

When is it?

  • July: regional awards are announced
  • August: state finalists are announced
  • October: Showcase Awards Gala Dinner - announcement of state award winners during State Education Week

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre, and individual home readers.

All children and students who complete the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Premier. A Certificate of Participation template will be available to download for students who participated but did not complete the challenge.

What's the goal?

The Premier's Reading Challenge encourages students to develop a love of reading for life and to explore and enjoy a wide range of texts. It is not a competition.

Who can enter?

It is open to state, Catholic and independent schools, early childhood centres and home-education students.

Individual students, individual classes or whole schools can enter.

More information

State Education Week

During State Education Week state schools across Queensland open their doors to the community to showcase the talent and achievements of their students and teachers.

P&C day is also celebrated during this week to acknowledge the important work of parents and citizens associations.

State Education Week will be held Sunday 20 October to Saturday 26 October 2019.

World Teacher's Day

Every day, Queensland teachers make a difference by educating and inspiring young Queenslanders.

World Teachers' Day is a chance to acknowledge our teachers and say thanks. It is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

When is it?

International day: 5 October each year.

Queensland: Friday 25 October 2019. (As the international day usually falls during school holidays, Queensland celebrates on the last Friday of October each year.)

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