Teachers play a vital role in the development of young people and shaping them to become important contributors to our communities.
On 29 October, schools around Australia will celebrate World Teachers’ Day, an opportunity to thank our dedicated educators.
Karen Larose has been working in education for almost 20 years and is currently the vocational training coordinator at Carinity Education Gladstone.
She believes her greatest achievements as an educator are “seeing the students graduate and become valuable people in their own right”.
“Some students, when they first come to the school, have no self-confidence and no real desire to go forward. Working closely with them and providing them with various opportunities allows them to grow and nurture and then achieve their schooling,” Karen said.
“Working in the school is very rewarding as I get to see the students grow and achieve their goals. Working with those who do not think they have the ability to do anything and see them grow and develop is something to treasure.”
Carinity CEO Jon Campbell paid tribute to Carinity Education teachers, youth workers and staff for supporting around 600 students in five schools across Queensland.
“Educators are the amongst the most important adults that young people will learn from in their formative years We only need to think back to our own time at school and reflect on how our teachers greatly influenced our lives,” Jon said.