Kate Mullin Scholarship
Malcolm Maloney from White Peak near Geraldton is the inaugural winner of the Kate Mullin Scholarship. The Scholarship is designed to help Aboriginal students train to be Primary School Teachers and teach in Aboriginal schools.
Malcolm is now in his 3rd year of a primary school teaching degree through the Geraldton campus of Central Queensland University, and is an outstanding candidate. He has been working in Geraldton district schools since 2012, now at Champion Bay Senior High School as an Aboriginal & Islander Education Officer.
Michael Wohlrab from Australind is the inaugural ECU Kate Mullin Education Scholarship recipient. For Michael being chosen as is a great honour. Having experienced first-hand the challenges Indigenous children face within the Australian Education system, Michael hopes to connect with his students in a way that follows in Kate Mullin’s footsteps.
“I believe as teachers, it is our responsibility to provide equal opportunity amongst all students, with a focus on bridging the gap for our Indigenous children” says Michael.
With the support of the Kate Mullin Association behind him, Michael aims to graduate and apply for a remote teaching position in Western Australia. Like Kate who worked before him, Michael will work to reduce the barriers that Indigenous students face when English is not their first language. “I will dedicate my career to foster an environment in which my students can grow without limitations or barriers” says Michael. Michael is pictured right being congratulated by KMA chairperson, Dr Ken Mullin.