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 Rockhampton, Brisbane, Gladstone, Hervey Bay 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.”
Danielle New, the Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator at Carinity Education Rockhampton, says the best part of her job is working with the students.
“Each student is unique in their own way. You learn with them, you laugh with them, you cry with them sometimes, and you continue to encourage them to be the best version of themselves,” Danielle says.
“The strength of the students is admirable, and you find this out when they gain your trust and you hear about their life stories and battles prior to coming to Carinity. This is when you know you are making a difference.”