Staff members teach life-skills and basic civic values to our students. With a devotion to be educators, we have a team of lively individuals, some of whom are active in the Northern community of Goodlands and Petit Raffray.
We believe in education that spans over and above curricular activities, and we are proud to have a staff that provides auxiliary support in the education of our students.
I strive to provide each child with a feeling of belonging in our college. Connecting with students on a deeper level is essential. As educators, we have to understand how the learning process can be optimised for each child.
I started my journey as an educator by volunteering in a parish and continued in social organisations. This trained me to teach individuals that have a variety of needs. This career path enables me to empower each student to learn despite any daily struggles.
Growing up in a family with mostly Educators around really inspired me towards this noble job. I witnessed how this profession makes a difference in people. Most of them remember their Educators for an entire lifetime, be it as an inspiration, a mentor or even a surrogate parental figure. It’s like leaving a lasting legacy on the world by providing them tools to live a happy and productive live. Moreover, being an Educator allows me to keep learning and increasing my knowledge. As goes the saying ‘Education starts in the womb and ends in the tomb.’
I have had one dream since childhood: TO BE A TEACHER! Being an educator is a blessing, as God says:
“Blessed the teacher who riseth to educate the children, verily, I say it is one among the noblest of all services.”
Teaching is my passion. It is a real challenge to motivate students to learn sometimes, which makes it even more gratifying when the response is good. I have been an educator since 2010, and I have encountered a variety of students. The shift in the educational system, and how FC Boys has adapted to it has also been an enlightening journey.
My career as an educator started at Friendship College Boys in 2005. Initially, I joined for a temporary period, but FC Boys provided an enriching experience. And so I chose to pursue this career path.
No, I’m not THAT Mr Peerally – just call me Rizwaan. I have been in education for nearly sixteen years, and my whole career up till now has been shaped by the awesome Friendship Family. I love education… Seriously, I love it! When I was a student, I was one of “normal” kids that might have been a tad complacent. However, I pushed hard to complete my secondary education. After majoring in Biology, my pursuit for knowledge drove me towards achieving 2 Masters’: a Masters in Educational Administration & Technology, and a Masters’ in Education with Leadership.
I joined the Friendship College Boys Family in 2010. Prior to that, I had been teaching since 2002. During the years at FC Boys, I have had great experiences and have felt really trusted. This has enabled me to move forward in my career. I decided to be an educator because I had great teachers in Grade 12 and 13. They inspired me to choose this profession. Teaching is a profession that keeps you young, as you are surrounded by youngsters. You have to be dynamic, always be ready for change and adaptation.
I became an educator to help shape the future of coming generations. Education does not only mean following a planned curriculum. We are also responsible in directing our students to become the citizens of tomorrow.
Educating youngsters allows for both personal and professional growth. For me, being an educator means that I must be a role model. An educator embraces innovation and integrity, so as to bring out the best out of each student.
Being a Food and Textiles educator has always been my dream: it allows me to unveil my creativity. Working at Friendship College Boys has been a dream come true, and a challenge. Boys are not usually motivated to learn Food and Textiles, but I am proud to say that I managed to motivate them to love the subject.
“Nothing encourages you to learn more about a subject than when you are teaching it.” Being an educator gives me the opportunity to be a lifelong learner. It allows me to try and make a difference in youngsters’ lives. Hopefully, I also inspire them to develop the same passion I have for the subject.”
Teaching is truly far more than a job for me. Helping students to learn, grow, and develop is something so rewarding! It is also a way for me to contribute to the community by passing knowledge. Nowadays, an educator must be both a good listener and a good observer. Willingness to share knowledge and experience with the students is also an important quality.
I have been teaching at Friendship College Boys since 1999. My primary motivation as an educator is to positively influence and educate my students. I feel that one of the primary satisfactions of being a teacher is to enrich a student’s life.