Welcome from Jack
As at June 22 the number of active COVID-19 cases in Queensland remains at 3 and falling.
The figures are a credit to all the hard work of Queenslanders and that we are definitely flattening that curve. It is optimistic that a taskforce of health and economic experts across the government is currently looking at a staged approach toward opening for business. In fact there has been an easing of coronavirus restrictions starting which signals ‘the new normal way of life’ is now returning.
Australia has been highlighted as one of the safest destinations in the world with the government’s positive management of COVID-19. Although it is not over yet, we are heading in the right direction and look forward to welcoming your students soon.
Our incredible school teachers, homestay providers and international coordinators continue to motivate current students with the support of their virtual education delivered at home. There has been extremely positive feedback from students who have been able to continue receiving a world-class education throughout this time.
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Director, EQI - International Business
Education Queensland International
Cleanliness, it’s not rocket science…
Reality in the science lab took on a whole new meaning at the Mabel Park State High School with teachers encouraging creativity and innovation.
A combination of proactive planning and the opportunity for real-life lessons has meant that Year 9 STEM students experienced first-hand how quickly germs spread and the implications of not hand washing properly.
Hand sanitiser was produced in the lab with positive results and bottles distributed to teachers, staff and staffrooms as a positive lesson outcome.
With glitter-bug powder and UV lights it was demonstrated how easily germs can spread and the importance of handwashing techniques.
One group washed their hands in just water, the next washed with soap for 30 seconds and the third group were told to wash their hands until they were clean.
No guessing that the UV light showed a superior level of cleanliness with soap and water or sanitiser.
Congratulations to the team at Mabel Park State High School for providing real opportunities for innovative learning.
Here’s the recipe for hand sanitiser.
Hand Sanitiser Recipe 240ml
¾ cup or 180ml of Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol (99%)
¼ cup of Aloe Vera Gel or 4 large Aloe Vera branches
10 drops of essential oil (Lavender oil or Eucalyptus Oil)
Cut the Aloe Vera branches and place them in a jar to allow the yellow liquid to drain
Remove the green skin of the Aloe Vera
Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring spout
Mix ingredients with a spoon
Using an electric hand mixer, beat the liquid mixture until it turns into a gel
Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use and label it “Mabel Park Hand Sanitiser”
To make enough for a small 60ml bottle: Mix 15ml Aloe Vera Gel with 45ml Isopropyl Alcohol.*Safety - whilst undertaking this activity, please ensure that all personnel wear a lab coat, safety glasses, and leather shoes. The rubbing alcohol is highly flammable, so keep away from flames or sparks.
Online Agent Training
It has been a top priority and a commitment to continue providing training and delivering information, updates and reassurance to our agents.
The EQI recruitment team has developed a flexible online training program specifically to reinforce news, trends and EQI education program updates.
The six-part training program is being delivered every month to our international accredited agents with over 300 agents already signing up.
Each 45 minute module is delivered by specialist EQI regional managers through a virtual meeting room platform. The individual sessions are presented in English and we welcome your contribution by live-chatting in real time during the sessions.
For more information contact your regional manager or email EQImarketing@qed.qld.gov.au
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International Student Program applications made easy
To help with the process of filling-out the ISP application form, there is a checklist guide now available on our website at eqi.com.au/apply-now
There are also translated versions available in Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese for your convenience.