Today is World Teachers' Day.
We are incredibly fortunate to have at our College so many talented and committed teachers who show constant care for students. Schools are very busy places, and often we can get lost in a lot of varied and colourful activities when, at the end of the day, it is the quality of the classroom experience that provides the most transformative impact. Our teachers are amazing, because they do the little things every day to make a big difference over the years. I hope you have had the chance to thank them!
Our Catholic tradition is rich with a history of teaching. Jesus himself was called 'rabbi' (teacher) throughout the Gospels and his teaching offered a practical, revolutionary and exciting path for people who listened. At all times through the history of the Church, from the 1st Century, we can see a heavy focus on education and on the role of the community investing in teaching and education. This continued through to the establishment of monasteries, of parish schools and of course to the proud history of Catholic schools in Australia. It is an esteemed and cherished profession. It has given me great joy to see the number of graduates from our College go into a teaching pathway and continue that cycle of making a contribution to the next generation. A great education supports the dignity of the person.
Thank you very much to the Parent Engagement Network who very kindly bought staff a coffee this morning and a small gift. Your support of all of us is very much welcomed.
Mr Chris Gabbett