World Teachers’ Day 2019 – Celebrating teachers like Chenoa Masters

Hi, I’m Chenoa Masters.
I studied a Bachelor of Education Secondary at QUT. Now I’m a high school teacher at St. Thomas More College. I’m an Aboriginal woman on my mother’s side. I’m from the Wakka Wakka and the Kalkadoon people. Being the First Nation’s people, we have so much knowledge to be able to share. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and my mom works in Indigenous education in primary school so I was exposed to
education. I work on the Buwanha Place program with the Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander students. We help them both academically and culturally. I
really love working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
being an Aboriginal woman myself. It’s really important to get education to our
next generation, so that they can pass on our knowledge. Miss masters has helped me learn more about indigenous cultures through showing us ways that Indigenous
people express their culture through arts and dance. I love that every day is
different, every kid will teach you something new. You watch the students
learn and you learn from them. Miss Masters is really approachable and a friendly face to see around school. She’s really helpful with all subjects. In high school you’ve really, you’ve got those foundation years of helping the kids
take that next step onto who they’re going to be. I think it’s a really
important phase for us to help them become the best version of themself.

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