Monash Children's Hospital School Teacher, Belinda Husson.
“For many people, we have one teacher that stands out to us for some reason, so to have been that teacher to Sophie and to have that significant impact feels really lucky.”
Ward Teacher Belinda Husson has been nominated by her student Sophie for The Herald Sun’s Australia’s Best Teacher campaign.
Teachers are to schools as nurses and doctors are to hospitals – but at the Monash Children’s Hospital, sometimes teachers can make hospitals an even better place to be.
Our Monash Children’s Hospital School has been providing learning and support since 2017 to unwell youngsters who need help with their education while receiving care on site.
Our teachers go above and beyond to ensure our patients don’t fall behind in their schoolwork, and we think they’re pretty great – but we’re not the only ones.
Belinda, the Humanities and English Teacher, who has been working at the school since it opened, said it felt “pretty amazing” for Sophie to recognise her work in such a big way.
“It’s definitely our whole team which makes the school so great, it’s such an awesome team.”
In her submission, which ran in the paper on 2 April, student Sophie told the Herald Sun Belinda and the whole team at the school always helped her achieve her goals.