Mrs Grace Berry
Manager, Multicultural and Equity Strategies, Adelaide, South
My Life in Ceduna
One woman's journey to Multicultural Australia from the Philippines
First, frustration - needing to update her qualifications with
another diploma, after 20 years teaching experience, three degrees,
plus an Outstanding Master Teacher Award, already to her credit.
Relief Teaching at the Local Area Schools, preceded a contract
with the University of South Australia tutoring adult Aboriginal
students enrolled externally in the Bachelor of Teaching and
encouraging many others to attempt tertiary studies.
Awarded Ceduna,s Senior Australian Citizen of the Year in 1996,
she has also recently been appointed as a Justice of the Peace
for South Australia and Ombudsman,s Referral Justice for Ceduna.
Her four children are all successful in their own fields - Rosel
an Undergraduate University student; Roman - Ceduna,s Youth Citizen
of the Year (1986); Valerie a successful stage actress; and Paschal
who represented Australia in the "Young Playwright's Workshop
in London July 2000.
30 min paper