“As a very young child I knew I wanted to teach. Inspired by great mentors and my own passion to learn and improve I have been blessed to make this dream a reality. Every day I am so very fortunate to have the opportunity to strive to make a difference in the lives of students through my chosen career.”
Tiarna’s commitment to working hard and goal setting saw her represent Australia in International Life Saving and Australian National Swimming which led to her desire to travel the world. In 2017 she took up a teaching position in the UK and then added to this adventure by travelling throughout Europe and Asia.
As part of Rivergum Community Church since 2012 Tiarna has been involved with Children’s Ministry which further cemented her desire and passion to teach. In 2015 she publically declared her faith through her baptism. This moment was very significant in her personal life’s journey and to her teaching.
Since starting her career as an educator her dedication to take on many roles and become valued as part of the community was clearly evident. Tiarna has been actively involved and a motivator of many projects including, Choir, Soccer Coach, Swim Scheme instructor, IT Team, School Photographer, Positive Behaviour for Learning Team, WHS Team and Kitchen and Gardening initiatives. Tiarna attended ACU and obtained her Bachelor of Primary Education. During this time she volunteered her services coaching the Special Olympics Swim Team.
“I love my job as a teacher and consider it an honour to share this time with both the students and their families. Another passion of mine is creating an interactive and colourful classroom so that students can enjoy and be engaged each day. A stimulating environment allows for open discussion, support and a deep learning experience”
Tiarna loves outdoor adventures, sport and craft activities. She takes great comfort in living her life serving and trusting in God. Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans of a person’s heart but it’s the Lords purpose that prevails.”