Mathias, Learning for Life Coordinator
Q. Have you seen changes in students?
A. Yes I’ve seen change with a lot of students. For example, I was speaking to some parents at the end of the year; they actually told me ‘I used to push my daughter to study, but after 6 months of attending Learning Club, she now propels herself to study, I don’t have to push her, she reads books, she loves working mathematics problems’.
Q. Do you have a memorable moment so far?
A. When I first started, there were very few students applying for sponsorship to assist them in their pathway after senior studies. But in 2013, I had about 13 students that actually got into university after completing their HSC. I am happy to see kids improving from just leaving school in year 12, but aspiring to go to TAFE or university and doing different courses, hands on like a mechanic or electrical engineering or becoming a lawyer. That aspiration sort of puts some light in my life, when kids are aspiring different options in their lives.