Friday October 30 is World Teachers’ Day in Australia, a time to thank the educators who play a vital role in helping to shape young people to become important contributors to society.
Carinity CEO Jon Campbell paid tribute to teachers and staff at Carinity’s schools five schools across Queensland – in Hervey Bay, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Townsville – for supporting almost 600 students statewide, in what has been a difficult year.
“Educators are the amongst the most important adults that young people will learn from in their formative years,” Jon says.
“We only need to think back to our own time at school and reflect on how our teachers greatly influenced our lives, as mentors, for their guidance and teachings, and possibly as an inspiration to become a teacher.
“Despite major challenges this year due to COVID-19, our education staff have made sure our young students have continued to receive their vital education.”
Carinity Education Glendyne Principal Dale Hansen says the school and its teachers have been helping to provide better futures for Fraser Coast youth for more than 20 years.
“Students benefit from a welcoming environment, smaller class sizes and a specialised curriculum and enjoy higher levels of staff support that is usually not available in mainstream schools,” Dale says.
“The school has helped disadvantaged youth and students who have been suspended or expelled from other schools, to transition to become valuable contributors to their community.”