SIGN-ON DAY: Audrey Thurlow, Morgan Thurlow, Ruth Beeson (Balonne Kindergarten), Kelly Kuhz and Keith McPake (Golden West Apprenticeships).
SIGN-ON DAY: Audrey Thurlow, Morgan Thurlow, Ruth Beeson (Balonne Kindergarten), Kelly Kuhz and Keith McPake (Golden West Apprenticeships). Contributed

Traineeship at kindy ahead

NOT one to back down from a challenge, Morgan Thurlow has taken on a traineeship with Balonne Kindergarten.

Ms Thurlow started a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in July last year as a Year 11 student through TAFE Queensland South West, while waiting patiently for a school-based position to be available in St George.

Her patience paid off as a position became available with Balonne Kindergarten last month.

When asked why she decided to go into a career with children, Morgan said that it was something she had always wanted to do.

"I've always liked kids and always wanted to help them,” Morgan said.

Talking about what drew her to her love of helping children, Morgan commented on their brutal honesty.

"They speak the truth,” she said.

In her final year of study, Morgan has elected to study visual art, early childhood studies, English communication, health and well being and prevocational mathematics at St George State High, and combined with her traineeship, she will graduate at the end of the year.


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