Educators are the amongst the most important adults that young people will learn from in their formative years.
World Teachers’ Day 2022 will be celebrated across Australia on October 28. It is an opportunity to recognise and thank the educators who play a vital role in developing young people and helping them to evolve into important contributors to our communities.
Carinity Education Rockhampton, Principal, Lyn Harland is “very proud of the hard work and dedication of our senior school educators”.
“We know how challenging it can be to keep students engaged daily with a positive mindset. Our team work collaboratively to engage and ensure our young people excel within their chosen pathways,” Lyn said.
Sian Fullagar, who teaches Years 11 and 12 at Carinity Education Rockhampton, is inspired to “make a difference” in the lives of young people.
“I became a teacher because I found school very difficult, and I struggled to learn. Once I found out the secret to learning and became successful later at university, I wanted to help students who, like me, find school difficult so that I could hopefully make a difference in someone’s life,” Sian said.
“We take the time to build a good rapport with each student to help them productively engage in their learning. Once respect has been earned, learning can take place more willingly.”
Kristy Leibinger, a vocational education trainer, puts the needs and wellbeing of students at the forefront of her teaching.
“I try to make a difference in helping to shape a young person’s idea about their possibilities and seeing life beyond curriculum, and the advantages of vocational training to specific occupations,” she said.
“I enjoy supporting the diverse group of students I have the privilege of getting to know individually, while seeing them flourish as their confidence grows with their newfound knowledge.”
Acting Carinity CEO, David Angell, paid tribute to more than 170 teachers and support staff – including chaplains, youth workers, grounds and administration staff – who support around 600 students at Carinity Education schools.
“Every day, dedicated teachers at Carinity’s five schools across Queensland make a significant difference in the lives of young people by being a positive influence – and positive role models,” David said.
“Our teachers are also inspired by the young people they support and educate, learning about resilience and perseverance from students who have faced obstacles on their education journey.”