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John Rasmussen

My name is John Rasmussen and I am the high school maths and science teacher at Blackall Range Independent School.  So, a bit about myself as a way of introduction.

I was born in Brisbane, but I grew up in a small community called Wolvi, some of you may know where Wolvi is, it’s just over the range from Kin Kin.  My parents were small crop farmers, so I spent my days stumping around paddocks and exploring the wonderful bush around our farm.  My schooling was at Wolvi state school, and later, James Nash State High in Gympie.

When I completed year 12, I moved to Brisbane to attend university.  I studied Information Systems and attained a bachelors degree.  After a few years living in South Korea where I taught English as a second language,  I spent some time travelling around Asia and the U.S.A . On my return to Australia I decided I wanted to make teaching my career.  I enrolled at university and gained my bachelor of education.

For the past few years I have been teaching at the Aboriginal and Islander Independent School in Brisbane.  I love the flexibility that Independent schools provide, this fluidity in the delivery of the curriculum really allows for a rich educational experience!

I love being out in the environment; surfing, walking, rock climbing, camping and taking photos.  I try to lead an active and healthy life, though sometimes sleeping gets in the way! I enjoy listening to and playing music, reading books and watching movies.  I love playing soccer and taking my dog to the beach to play Frisbee.

I live at Buderim with my wife and 9 month old daughter, who are both just fantastic (though I am slightly biased!).   I love the sunshine coast and I am so glad and thankful to live and work in such a magnificent place.