New fleet of teachers ready to set sail
As a new school year approaches, a new fleet of first-year teachers is getting ready to set sail.
Forty-three new Archdiocesan teachers gathered at St Christopher’s Pastoral Centre this week for a two-day induction.
Madeleine McMillen, who will be teaching Year 1 at Holy Family School Gowrie, said the induction was helpful in reinforcing what she had learnt at university and in classrooms.
“It’s great to see what we have learnt at university being reiterated here by each of the speakers,” she said.
“Our spiritual day yesterday really honed in and focused on how we need to help students to know Jesus, and how we ourselves can begin that journey and then help the students.”
Keegan Murphy said he was excited to be teaching Year 3 at St Gregory’s Primary School Queanbeyan, and can’t wait to meet his students and get into the classroom.
“Getting to meet the kids will be the most exciting part and I want to be an influential role model for them,” he said.
Madeleine and Keegan have already decked out their classrooms with lots of posters and bright colours ready for a big year ahead.
“I am a little bit nervous but I am more excited to get to know the children and teach them everything they need to know and help them along the way,” Madeleine said.