A word from our new intake

From left: Tim Blackman, Kate Harland, Claire Chapman and Sarah Rowsell

Education asked our new Project Officers their thoughts on their roles and what motivates them.

Sarah Rowsell
“Joining Federation has given me a family away from home. It has provided me with a strong support network, training, advice, mentoring and a network of like-minded friends who all share a passion for the core values of public education and are committed to educating the children of our future.
I became a Project Officer to share these experiences and so that others could benefit from union membership the way I have.”

Tim Blackman
“The access I have had to professional learning, training, expertise and support through Federation has benefited my career greatly.
“I want every early-career teacher to be a part of that, so they can benefit in the myriad ways I have.”

Claire Chapman
“I chose to apply for Project Officer primarily to support the union which has supported me. I also wanted to extend and challenge myself in a new environment, and to gain a holistic perspective of the conditions public schools in NSW face, and develop a concept of the way forward.”

Kate Harland

“I wanted to increase my activism within Federation by helping strengthen our membership. I applied to become a Project Officer to contribute to the recruitment and mobilisation of teachers who may not fully understand the importance of strong and active union."

EOIs open for 2018 Project Officer spots