Building on results

Welcome to 2018. Let’s hope it is a better year than 2017. I am currently rediscovering the beauty of Paris and even though it is cold and wet, it has not dampened my enthusiasm of sight seeing and enjoying the wonderful food. I believe NSW/ACT is still recording hot, humid weather, so I don’t mind the cold weather over here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all systemic teachers, support staff and principals in Catholic systems schools for your wonderful support and total engagement during the campaign last year.

A special big thank you to the reps for their amazing work to keep members up to date and encouraging members to vote and attend the various rallies that were held throughout the state.

The back pay that we all received was welcomed and well deserved. It just shows what can be achieved when we remain united and work together. This is the importance of being a member of the IEU.

A huge thank you to the officers and the negotiating team for their determination and hard work throughout the campaign. Thank you.

I would like to welcome all of the exchange teachers and families who will be spending time with us this year.

I know you will be made very welcome in your schools and enjoy what our beautiful country has to offer while you are here.

Congratulations to all once again for the HSC results. Dedicated teachers go that extra mile, encouraging and working with students to achieve their best possible results. Well done.

Enjoy the year ahead, work together, stay positive and we can achieve results.

Chris Wilkinson