Subjects/Grades: Religion and Language Arts/ Grades 4 & 5
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Papua New Guinea
Education: Mercy Teachers’ College, Melbourne, Australia – Elementary Education. Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bachelor of Arts
Years at Star of the Sea: 1984 – Present
Star of the Sea has been an integral part of my life for many years. Besides teaching at the school, I’ve been involved in the work of Star of the Sea Parish teaching RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). In the past, I’ve also taught math and science, and for a brief period of two years, I taught religion in the Middle School.
One of the more exciting excursions that we do in the fifth grade is our trip to the Big Island. A great deal of preparation goes into this annual tradition, but the benefits are worth the efforts.
My objective as a religion teacher at Star of the Sea is to prepare the students to know and love God, and to be a good neighbor to others. What inspires me the most is to witness around me the ‘living of the gospel values’ of my fellow teachers, faculty and staff members who are committed and caring individuals. It makes Star of the Sea a very special place to work and pray!