At the 2019 Spirit of Learning conference at the Hilton Brisbane, current BETA Treasurer Amanda Wicks, was recognised for 16 years of volunteer service to our Association.


The BETA Lifetime Membership Award acknowledges the incredible contribution an individual makes to both our Association and the development of beginning teachers.

President Michelle Cubis presented the award to Amanda as part of the official formalities of the Spirit of Learning – a Residential Conference of which Amanda was the program coordinator for.

Michelle noted a long list of project coordination, Executive positions held, achievements and service provided to the Association by Amanda as she thanked her for her contribution, passion and friendship since they’ve worked together at BETA.

A few of those achievements include:

BETA’s longest serving member, joining the association in 2003
Designing BETA’s first website in 2003/2004
Holding positions of President, Vice President, Security and Treasurer – including being the longest serving President of BETA
Led the development of beginning teacher induction programs across Queensland in Central Office
Workshop presenter, Keynote speaker, Conference coordinator, Sponsorship coordinator
Spirit of Learning conference coordinator for more than half the years of her service
Hasn’t missed attending a Spirit of Learning conference in 16 years

There’s a great many more achievements that Amanda covers for our Association across each and every school year, and even more during holiday time.

President Michelle Cubis mentioned that this acknowledgement has been a long time coming, but our appreciation and admiration for Amanda is constant. Thank you Amanda!