Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Scholar and a Gentleman

Graham Stewart is a scholar and a gentleman.

I can say that because Graham has not only been a long-time teacher at the Wilsonton Campus of Toowoomba High School, he is one of the nicest and most genuine people you could ever hope to meet.

I worked with Graham for some years when I provided I.T. support to the Campus. Graham's over-riding focus was always the students. When he discovered that a large portion of the school population arrived each morning without having eaten breakfast, he set about doing something about it. So a couple of mornings a week, Graham organised a nutritious breakfast for anyone who wanted it.

Graham did not dress like a 'normal' teacher. He did not speak like a 'normal' teacher. But Graham's care and concern for those around him was never in any doubt. It was there for everyone to see.

I saw a picture of Graham being interviewed by ABC's Belinda Sanders about the ukuleles he makes. Typical Graham,  he goes quietly about things that matter to him without fuss or fanfare.

Good on ya Graham!

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