Teaching in PNG
At our April 8 meeting, Terry Jones introduced Julie Moon, City Organiser for Canterbury-Bankstown TA and the 20,000-30,000 casual/temporary teachers in NSW, and a former editor of Education. Julie spoke of how, while she was walking the Kokoda Track in 2012 to honour her godfather, who fought in the area, she had an “epiphany”.
After her return, she wrote curriculum for healthcare workers and, through the aid of the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), has seen a modest training college built and two cohorts of trainees completing their Diploma in Primary Teaching. Ron Denham thanked Julie for her inspiring presentation. The $100 donation will go to the KTF to purchase four teachers’ resource packs.