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12 June 2019
Horsham’s Tina Haase is celebrating a teaching milestone.
The Ss Michael and John’s Primary School teacher has reached a ‘rewarding’ 30 years in catholic education.
And just as she teaches her students about the world ahead of them, Mrs Haase said a career in the classroom had taught her that learning is a life-long lesson.
“Every day you keep learning, not only the children, but as teachers we learn something new every day too,” she said.
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“That is the spontaneity of children and this job, no two days are going to be the same.
“You can have your challenges, but I think it is very rewarding to be able to work on these challenges and see the children thrive.”
Mrs Haase taught her first class in Red Cliffs, Mildura, after graduating from the Australian Catholic University in Ballarat in 1984.
A year later she started teaching at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Primary School, and between 1992 and 2000 was a casual relief teacher at Horsham’s Haven, West and North primary schools.
But it was Ss Michael and John’s that was ‘special’ to her.
As she celebrates her career thus far, Mrs Haase said she was honoured to have spent 30 years at the school.
“I have always felt that teaching at Ss Michael and Johns was something that I was very privileged to do,” she said.
“We’re teaching the children holistically, not just academically – spiritually, emotionally and socially.
“The joy you get from watching your students grow in that way is why I love teaching.
“This school has a wonderful feel to it, which I think is due to the relationships that we as teachers have with our students.
“I am privileged to be a part of the children’s lives.”
– Lotte Reiter
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