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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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Developing Leaders through the Outback Principal Development Squad

The Outback Principals Development Squad (OPDS) has been invaluable in providing future leaders to fill vital roles in Toowoomba Catholic Schools.

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Hannah knows she has chosen the right profession as a Speech Pathologist after her placement

The Speech Language Pathology team at the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office recently had the pleasure of supervising Hannah Quick, a third-year UQ Speech Pathology Student, during her six-week block placement.

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Spirited Careers: New Principal is excited about coming home

Duane Wann is starting as the Principal at St Thomas More’s Primary School in 2023 and is keen to introduce a positive and enthusiastic approach to his principalship.

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Spirited Careers: Michael loves living in this region

With over 1,700 employees in schools and colleges that spread from Quilpie in the West, to Stanthorpe in the South, north to Roma and east to Toowoomba – there are a wealth of career options and opportunities for educators, specialists and support staff. Michael Ball joined Toowoomba Catholic Schools community earlier this year as the Principal of Mater Dei Primary School in Toowoomba, and he shares why he loves living in this region and is loving his role.

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Spirited Careers: Ashley loves his new role in Toowoomba

Ashley Steel joined the Toowoomba Catholic Schools community this year working as the Digital Technologies and Science Teacher at St Joseph's College, Toowoomba. Ashley shares why he loves living in this region and why he is loving his new role.

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Graduate can’t wait to start teaching in a regional town

Lainey McPhee is about to graduate from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) with a Bachelor of Primary Education. She has spent her last seven weeks working at St Joseph's School, Millmerran in preparation to starting her career.

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Looking to the future during National Skills Week

At 16 years of age Amelia Sutton knows where her future lies – in educating young children. Taking on a School-Based Traineeship in Education Support, Amelia has been working at St Joseph’s School in Millmerran whilst studying Year 11 at St Ursula’s College.

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School-based traineeships celebrated during National Skills Week

For over a decade, Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office (TCSO) has been supporting school-based traineeships as part of its program to recruit and retain staff. During National Skills Week, and with teacher shortages in the spotlight, it is exciting that Year 12 student, Cassie Lawson, is following her dreams of becoming a teacher.

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Spirited Careers: Jenny loves teaching in Cunnamulla

Spirited Careers: When Jenny started teaching in 1983, teaching in Cunnamulla in the later part of her career was not in her plan.

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Spirited Careers: Georgie has found her forever employer

Coming to work each day to a place where Georgie’s calling to help others comes together with support to grow her own career is why she thinks of Toowoomba Catholic Schools as her forever employer.

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Spirited Careers: Henry's desire to make a difference

When Henry was 17, teaching was on the cards, but with a steady job in the family landscaping business on offer and overseas travel in sight, teaching was put on hold.

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