THIS week’s Human Of The Area story is an Irrawang High Teacher.
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Mr. Jashim Uddin comes to our area from Bangladesh.
He has recently taken a job at Irrawang High School, as their new Primary Industries and Agriculture teacher, joining the school at the beginning of term four.
Mr Uddin has taught at several universities, firstly in Bangladesh and then Canada, where he gained his Masters and PhD in Entomology.
After also teaching at several schools, he decided that teaching school age children was much more fun than university students.
The cold weather in Canada finally proved too much for Mr Uddin and his family, so the decision was made to move to Australia where Dr Uddin already had family.
After contacting the NSW Dept of Education upon his arrival in Sydney, he was offered a scholarship and commenced a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University.
Mr Uddin’s first teaching position in Australia was at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, and then it was off to Broken Hill High School for seven happy years where he taught PI, Ag and Tech Mandatory.
The calling to be closer to Sydney and family has proved to be very beneficial for Irrawang High School and now they are lucky to have Mr Uddin on their staff.
His young family have settled in well in the local area and he is thoroughly enjoying the short commute, compared to his old daily commute of Sydney to Tuggerah Lakes.
Mr Uddin said, “We are loving our new home, and we are so happy here.”
“The children are so settled and loving their new school and community.”
“I love that I can stand out the back of my home, and with the right breeze, I can smell the ocean and am reminded of our lovely lifestyle,” he said.
Lue Fagan from Irrawang High School told News Of The Area, “We are so pleased to have Mr Uddin and his wealth of knowledge and experience joining our team at Irrawang.”
“He is able to show the students first hand that anything can be achieved if you work hard at your goals and dreams.”
By Rachael VAUGHAN