‘Goodbye’ the hardest word to say

MEMORIES: North Gambier Primary School intensive English learning program coordinator Inna Tucker shares a hug with some of the new arrivals to Australia at the school that came to Mount Gambier as refugees.

“I HOPE I have made a little bit of a difference in their lives, I treat this program as my child and just want to give the students wings to fly,” North Gambier Primary School intensive English learning program coordinator Inna Tucker said on her time working with new arrivals to Australia.

“It has been an inspirational journey for me, I have gone beyond being an educator, I am like a mum and a mentor to them.”

Saying goodbye to her “second family” at the end of this year, Ms Tucker will soon finish her time with the Mount Gambier-based school that she has made such a big impact on.

Guiding many refugee children and their families towards successful lives and careers in a new, foreign country, she said she has been touched by the stories of survival she has heard.

“You just want them to be successful in their

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