I am pleased to welcome our new Outside School Hours Care Coordinator Nita Jones to the St Joseph's Wandal staff. Nita comes from a long background working in the childcare realm and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Nita is spending her first few weeks visiting the various OSHC services across Rockhampton and getting to know the students and staff in our service. I'm sure you will welcome and support Nita as she joins our team.
What is your name?
I am a politics and public policy professor and lead the Politics and Social Science academic department at Swinburne University Online.
Where were you born?
I was born and raised in Rockhampton, but post-schooling, I lived in Brisbane, Melbourne, Coffs Harbour and Hervey Bay before returning to Rockhampton in 2020.
What is your connection with St Joseph’s Wandal?
My niece (for whom I am a guardian) currently attends St Joseph’s. Her siblings also attended St Joseph’s, as did I from 1980-1983; whilst some parts of the school have changed, much of it is just as it was when I attended (the Year One classroom is my old Year One room, but we didn’t have the luxuries of carpet and air conditioning in those days).
What do you love most about our school?
I love that the school embraces its wider community to support students’ educational, social, and moral growth. The teaching staff do an excellent job at accommodating the learning needs of each student and working with their families to ensure their educational development is paramount.