OP1 student to teach future

High achiever Kayci Reid has chosen to study teaching in Emerald.
High achiever Kayci Reid has chosen to study teaching in Emerald.

AT a time when doubts are being cast over the quality of teachers being trained, a Central Queensland OP1 recipient has decided not only to enter the profession but to study in her home town of Emerald.

Emerald State High School high achiever Kayci Reid has begun studying the Bachelor of Learning Management (Early Childhood) program at CQUniversity Emerald.

“I have always had a real love of children and teaching, so working in the field of education has always been an interest,” Kayci said. “Working with children and helping to mould them into the people that they will one day become is such a rewarding opportunity.”

Despite surprising many family and friends with the decision to be a teacher, Kayci said she had incredible support from people who respected and understood her interest in pursuing a career in education.

Kayci was also delighted to be able to study in her home town, and was overwhelmed by the support from the university.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners