On Friday, 14 February, 57 new Early Career Teachers were welcomed to Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. The Commissioning ceremony took place in Haydon Hall, Manuka, and was presided over by the Vicar for Education, Monsignor John Woods.
During the ceremony, each teacher shared their commitment to their new role and the year ahead. They were welcomed by Catholic Education Director, Ross Fox and then presented with a Bible.
The Early Career cohort are in their first year out of university. Ten teachers will take up postings in our regional NSW Catholic schools and the remaining 47 in Catholic schools across the ACT.
We wish them all the best for the year ahead.
Four of our new ACT Early Career teachers spoke about their commitment to their students in 2020.
Sarah Irvin, Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre, Harrison
My commitment to my students for 2020 is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment, to support each and every student to develop a love of learning.
Ryan Curbishley, Holy Spirit Primary School, Nicholls
My commitment to my students for 2020 is to provide each student with the opportunity for them to learn best and to grow together.
Brooke Coles, St Clare of Assisi Primary School, Conder
My commitment to my students for 2020 is to foster a love for learning and for them to understand, and myself to understand, the power of relationship.
Joseph Mickleburgh, Merici College, Braddon
My commitment to my students for 2020 is to help build positive classroom environments, to foster positive futures.