New teachers welcomed
EMMA Parkes and Christie Vinter are two new members of the teaching staff at St Augustine’s Primary School, Mossman.
Both ladies come to the school with previous teaching experience. Emma, who gained her teaching qualifications and Masters degree through Sydney University, has a passion for the arts, especially painting and drama.
With stints in a variety of Tableland schools, Emma is keen to bring her expertise in the arts to the students in her class. “I am enjoying having a small intimate class to teach. It provides more opportunity to include creativity into the learning journey through my interest in the arts”.
Christie is a product of Far North Queensland and gained her teaching qualifications through JCU.
As a past student of Mossman High School, incidentally where her husband Tom is currently a teacher, Christie is relishing the opportunity to be back on home ground and teaching in her local community.
“I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have a class of only 16 students in a non-composite class. The opportunity to provide more one on one support is making for a great learning environment in the classroom”.
School principal, Mr Paul Rayner, has observed “both ladies have settled well into our school community and the children and parents are establishing positive connections with our new staff. I’m confident that Emma, Christie and the children will have a happy and successful year of learning in 2018”.
Yr 3A class with Mrs Christie Vinter
Miss Emma Parkes (Yr 1) and Mrs Christie Vinter (Yr 3)