Janet’s on track for a new career
THROUGHOUT the Shire indigenous student teachers are gaining Certificates 3 and 4, Diplomas and Bachelor degrees in education through the Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP).
The Queensland Government program is designed to increase the number of registered indigenous teachers by offering programs in the home communities of the student teachers.
Janet Ross-Kelly is one of two students graduating TAFE with a Diploma of Education on December 3.
“I’ve done my Certificate 4, this is my last year in Diploma which I did part-time and then hopefully my Bachelor’s,” Janet said.
“It’s taken 3 years, so I’ve been juggling work, study, family, life all to get here.”
In typical teacher style, Janet’s thirst for knowledge is unquenchable and she plans on starting university under RATEP in February.
If all goes to plan her hard work will pay off with a classroom of students of her own.
Mossman RATEP is taking student applications for 2016. Call 40983510 or the Mossman Primary School on 40999333.