Taking up the good fight

Hello everyone. For those who don’t know me, I’m Kylie Booth-Martinez and I was recently elected as the IEU Vice-President Support Staff.

I’m an Aboriginal Education Worker living and working on Wiradjuri Country in Bathurst NSW. I work at The Assumption Catholic Primary School and St Stanislaus College in both day and boarding school. Next year will be my 19th year as an Aboriginal Education Worker.

I am looking forward to my new position on the IEU executive. I have the big shoes of my predecessor, Carolyn Collins, to fill. Carolyn was an amazing advocate for support staff for 21 years, with a knowledge and strength that I have always admired. I thank Carolyn and I’ll do my best to continue her great work.

This year has been huge! We’ve had some victories along the way and I hope more to come in 2023. I’m ready to continue the good fight for my fellow support staff.

As the school year comes to an end, it comes with mixed emotions. We are all tired and looking so forward to the holidays, counting the days until the end of term but also realising we’re going to miss our students and the light they bring to our days. That said, I’ll still be wishing for another week when the holidays come to an end.

I wish everyone a merry Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful break filled with peace and love.