Community farewell for popular Elimbah teacher

By Sonia Isaacs Clark

ELIMBAH State School is farewelling teacher Liz Mulholland, who is retiring after 23 years at the school. The school community has organised a special event to show their appreciation for the popular educator.
All past and present students, and their families, will have the opportunity to come together at the Elimbah Sportsground on Saturday, June 5, from 10am-1pm, featuring a special cake presentation ceremony at midday.

Event organiser Michelle Lederhose said Liz was a wonderful down-to-earth person who started her teaching career nearly 40 years ago. Liz had supported countless generations of students through their primary school years.
“Over the years, Liz has selflessly given her time, generosity and passion that obviously comes from the heart, benefitting all the children she has taught including my own,” Michelle said.
“Not only is she a wonderful role model and friend to students, but also to many parents, and she has always been extremely generous with her time for families both in and outside of school.
“We will all miss her greatly,” Michelle said.

Liz started her teaching career at Armidale Teacher’s College in 1981. Her first teaching position was at Moranbah State School in 1984 and in 1989 she transferred to Bribie Island. She later moved to Tullawong State School where she taught until 1997 when she started at Elimbah State School.
Liz said she had particularly loved teaching at Elimbah and being involved with community activities.
“It has always been a privilege to get to know the families of the children I have taught,” Liz said.
“Teaching has always been about establishing positive relationships with children and their families so that we can work together to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for the children.
“Teaching at Elimbah has always been a work of heart for me and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the Elimbah school and wider Elimbah community,” she said.

Liz plans to do a small amount of casual relief teaching in her retirement and looks forward to exploring more of Australia, spending time with her family and having time to “smell the roses”.