Starting his career in a small Catholic secondary college for boys in Sydney, IEUA-QNT member Col Grant never anticipated he’d still be working in education past the customary retirement age, journalist Jessica Willis writes.
Grant has spent most of his teaching career at Villanova College in Brisbane, specialising in Geography and Environmental Science — and he is now making use of his expert knowledge in a non teaching role as part of a transition to retirement.
“From the start of this year, I have begun supply teaching and working in a non teaching position referred to as Environmental Compliance,” Grant said.
“Supply teaching allows me to maintain contact with students and staff, while providing valuable service to the college.
“Pope Francis, in Laudato Si, places an obligation on organisations such as ours to develop a culture of care, sustainability and stewardship which includes the protection of our world.