In this issue:
Hello, thank you all for having me back at Genesis. I taught in the Primary and Middle school here from 2010 to 2014 and have spent the last few years working at other schools on the North side of Brisbane. I am very happy to be back and am looking forward to re–immersing myself in the culture and community that is unique to Genesis Christian College.
I am a proud Kiwi, having grown up on the family farms in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. Yes, it was a sheep farm and yes, I have played a large amount of rugby, as my now aging shoulders, knees and hips can attest to. I first started teaching at Taupo Intermediate School in 1998 and since then have taught in schools in New Zealand, the UK and Australia.
I moved to Brisbane in 2010 as I became engaged to a local lady, who is now my wife, and I was excited by the opportunity to teach at a Christian school having only taught in state schools before. My proudest moments since starting at Genesis have been seeing two groups of young people graduate after being their Year Level Co-ordinator in both Year 7 and Year 9 and taking them through the Rite Journey program. It was a long and challenging process at times, but to see those students head out into the big world and learn how they are flourishing is hugely rewarding.
I am looking forward to getting to know and work with a whole new generation of Genesis students and families, I have been impressed with how the school and community have changed and developed during my time away, and I am confident that the future is bright.
Year 8 Care and Conduct Leader
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