Life & Style Weekend - - Q&A - Cindy Steele: pop­u­lar Kawana Wa­ters State Col­lege teacher

Cindy Steel is a much-loved teacher and men­tor at Kawana Wa­ters State Col­lege. She also helps man­age Top Gear Security and is in­volved in Seeds to Health.

She is a big part of the Coast com­mu­nity and loves to give back any way that she can.

1. Favourite time of day and why?

The hours lead­ing up to bed. I’m grate­ful for the time with my hus­band An­thony and two sons Max, aged 15 and Jack, aged 12.

It’s great to catch up on their day.

2. What ex­cites you?

Any­thing to do with fam­ily and pre-teens and teens I help, in­clud­ing our sons. They cer­tainly keep you “young at heart”. I learn a lot about what they’re think­ing and how they see the world. 3. Favourite sport? Player or spec­ta­tor? NRL – Par­ra­matta Eels, NSW as a spec­ta­tor. I can re­mem­ber when I was ap­prox­i­mately five years old watch­ing the foot­ball on TV or at the old Par­ra­matta Stadium.

The thrill of them run­ning onto the field, the roar of the crowd when they scored a try. I also met my hus­band at Par­ra­matta Leagues Club many years later.

4. Best child­hood mem­ory?

Be­ing out­doors with the fam­ily, and hav­ing my par­ents in­tro­duce me to both wa­ter ski­ing as well as snow ski­ing at an early age.

The adrenalin was a great feel­ing of be­ing free.

5. Where were you born?

West­ern Syd­ney, NSW (a lot has changed since then).

6. Where would you like to hol­i­day?

Europe, in par­tic­u­lar the Nether­lands, Ger­many and Ire­land, where our fam­ily and ex­tended fam­ily came from. I’d love to see our son’s re­ac­tions when they meet their cousins.

7. Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?

Dogs – we have a dog named Belle. We also have many Ker­mits that are green tree frogs hiding in our gar­den.

8. Who are your heroes?

My hus­band An­thony is my hero. He is my “rock” who is gen­tle, kind-hearted soul and very patient.

He does the best Ker­mit the frog im­per­son­ations.

My sec­ond hero is my dad, Opa, who al­ways wants ev­ery­one to be happy and is a very hard worker.

9. Dream job?

I’m al­ready do­ing it.

I teach, help run Top Gear Security and Seeds to Health work­ing with many ex­perts in their field help­ing peo­ple, pre-teens and teens be their best in ev­ery way.

I sup­port a num­ber of lo­cal char­i­ties such as Ended, The En­cour­age­ment Foundation, Con­nect Kids and Sun­nykids. It’s in­spir­ing, re­ward­ing and fun.

10. What will you be do­ing in 10 years?

I hope to be do­ing the same thing; teach­ing and help­ing our com­mu­nity on a larger scale, es­pe­cially teens in their Seeds To Health pro­grams via Aroma Free­dom Tech­niques.

11. What’s the best thing about liv­ing on the Sunshine Coast?

The en­vi­ron­ment. We have the best wa­ter­ways, moun­tains at our doorstep where we can all recharge and reset, re­spect the cul­ture of our el­ders and con­tin­u­ally un­der­stand an­cient wis­dom in mod­ern times and how we can get back to ba­sics on so many levels.

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