Regional Groups


ECTA Cairns Regional Group – Information

CHAIR: Lynne Ireland
TREASURER: Leslie McClelland

Contact ECTA Cairns Regional group for information on up and coming PD.


Professional Development Update

ECTA Cairns Regional Group


All Early Childhood Professionals


Rhymers will be readers :

This hands-on, interactive workshop explores how by introducing children to interesting and stimulating language experiences so they will develop a life-long love of reading and stories using songs and rhymes to introduce children to the magical world of reading.

with Sue Lewin


Dream, draw, design, make:-

From STEM to STEAM in early years Education.

This hands-on interactive workshop explores the integration of engineering and the arts in Early Years curriculum. Engineer and writer Andrew King, and musician and early years educator Sue Lewin combine their knowledge and experience in their chosen fields to lead participants through practical activities, philosophies, songs and creative thinking for children. Dream it: -STEAM IT.

with Sue Lewin & Dr Andrew King

Saturday 12th  March 2022

7.30 am-1.00pm

(We will open at 7.30 am to start promptly at 8.30am)

Rydges on the Esplanade,

209-217 Abbott Street


Morning Tea will be provided.

Dairy free & gluten free options will be available

A certificate of attendance will be emailed after the day.


 1 session

$5 Qld ECTA members      $10  Regional Group members    $15  Non-members

Both sessions

$10  Qld ECTA members   $15  Regional Group members    $20  Non-members

Please return the completed registration form by 5.00pm on Wednesday 9th March 2022, via email to or post to P.O. Box 36, Earlville. 4870


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1, 2 ,3 ,6 & 7

NQS Quality Areas:  1, 3 & 6

Statement from Rydges

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Contact Regional Group Coordinator

ECTA Cairns Regional Group Self-regulation PD