Wodonga TAFE's Community Services & Health department say farewell to much-loved Early Childhood teacher

Friday, 12 March 2021

Staff from across Wodonga TAFE came together yesterday to celebrate the service of a much-loved staff member and reminisce as memories were shared.

After more than 20 years of teaching at Wodonga TAFE, Kathlene Bacash is stepping into retirement. The afternoon tea on campus included sharing of many anecdotes of Kath’s time with Wodonga TAFE – first as a student as she studied Children’s Services and then as a valued teacher in the Early Childhood Education and Care program.

Community Services and Health department manager, Fiona Maher, thanked Kath for her years of service and said Kath has been a highly valued team member. “Kath's presence, knowledge, and fun (mischievous) approach to work, will be missed by her teammates within the Early Childhood Education and Care team, staff across Community Services and Health, and the broader Wodonga TAFE community.”

Throughout her time in the Early Childhood team, Kath coordinated intakes of students across the Early Childhood and Education and Care courses at Certificate III and Diploma level, as well as coordinating placements for Early Childhood Education and Care students to gain work experience in local services.

As well as inducting new teachers to the Wodonga TAFE's Early Childhood team (some of whom were her past students), Kath also represented Wodonga TAFE at local and state level with her involvement on the state-wide Early Childhood Education and Care Network and the Building Bridges Early Childhood Education and Care conference committee.

We wish Kath all the best for her future adventures!


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