I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to grow up to be a teacher and like a lot of our Mercy Girls do, I spent many lesson hours in my school years studying my teachers to learn the craft of how best to impart knowledge and inspiration into young minds.
The teachers I admired most were the ones who were so passionate about their subject matter that it was almost infectious. I loved how excited they were when we understood what they taught us, or when we were engaged in meaningful discussions around the topics we were covering; the teachers who showed their humanity whilst remaining faithful to covering curriculum and preparing us well for examinations and life beyond school. Teachers – expert in their field.
Our staff at OLMC are prime examples of teachers such as these. Their commitment and care of each and every one of our girls is evident in all they do; in the way they speak about their students and in the manner in which they prepare their lessons and follow up. In the way they continually develop themselves professionally in their subject matter and share their knowledge and experience collegially with one another.
Our girls continually show their appreciation to our teachers in the respectful way they conduct themselves in and out of class and in their efforts to push themselves to achieve beyond what they knew they could. Not a class finishes without our girls thanking their teachers as they exit the room. This means a lot to our teachers who really don’t ask for too much more!
OLMC is a joy-filled learning environment and last week we celebrated World Teachers Day. Staff gathered together for a delicious morning tea that was kindly provided by the P&F.