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.
Mitchell McAulay-Powell, a teacher at Carinity Education Rockhampton, has “a passion for seeing students grow and improve” both academically and emotionally.
“I define my role as shaping the future leaders of tomorrow to not only have academic skills that transfer to a workplace, but also teaching them to regulate their emotions to be able to deal with difficult situations in life,” Mitchell said.
“What I like best is the sense that we are a team and every day we work to achieve a common goal, which is to engage and provide a safe and positive place for students to develop academically and emotionally.
“We give students a chance to learn and prosper through engagement methods that you would not see in a mainstream setting.
“I enjoy being able to see new ways of engaging students and seeing them improve each day is a blessing. It is one of the reasons why I became a teacher.”
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.