Today is World Teachers’ Day!

It’s a time when we all get to acknowledge the tireless work of teachers in our schools throughout the Eurobodalla who work to ensure our young people have the best possible start in life.

“The shire has not only been a place of retirement but an area of new growth,” Eurobodalla Labor for Council candidate Matthew Findlay said today.

“With 17 schools throughout the Eurobodalla, our teachers’ commitment to the future growth of children has been outstanding.

“Even in these challenging times of online learning and the ongoing uncertainty of school closures, it’s our committed teachers who have been in front of their screens, engaging the youth of our community, motivating our HSC students to keep up the momentum through a very difficult and unsure time for the year 12 students,” he said.

World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate incredible contributions the 160,000+ primary, secondary and early childhood teachers who work in NSW. Teachers are an important part of every community, and especially in regional and rural NSW.

As with many of the Labor team’s of candidates standing on 4 December to make a difference to the Eurobodalla’s future, Matthew grew up on the south coast and went to school locally.

“I am lucky enough that every polling day I go to cast my vote at my local booth, I still see my name on the Leaders Board at Sunshine Bay Public School,” Mr Findlay said.

“I also still see many teachers from my past around the area.

“Our teachers are the shapers of minds, the guiding force and the stability for our children’s future, whom we need to respect.

“To you, we all extend our heartfelt thanks and congratulations,” he added.

Eurobodalla Labor for Council Mayoral candidate David Grace said teachers have been asked on several occasions over the last 18 months to change the way they deliver training from face-to-face to remote, and they did that and so much more.

“Without all of you, Eurobodalla would not be the bright, inclusive, inquisitive and compassionate place we all know and love,” Mr Grace said.

“I hope many parents and students acknowledge our wonderful teachers today because they have been the beacon of stability and reliability during these sometimes difficult COVID times,” he added.

Eurobodalla Labor for Council’s  candidates in the 4 December local government elections are: Mayor, David Grace from Broulee; and Councillors, Maureen Searson from Batehaven; Matthew Findlay from Batemans Bay; Claire McAsh from Moruya; Deirdre Russack from Narooma; and Jack Egan from Rosedale.


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