New teach­ers wel­comed

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

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)

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