Janet’s on track for a new ca­reer

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Madi­son Wil­liams

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.

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