From campus minister to educator - Cameron Martyn's journey of faith and teaching


​​Holy Spirit College Fitzgibbon teacher Cameron Martyn with students.

With an innate yearning to make a difference in the lives of young people, Early Career teacher Cameron Martyn says he has “finally found his true calling” at Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE). 

Starting his early career as a campus minister in the Lismore Diocese, Cameron says he was interested in teaching while working as a youth minister.   

“After running faith-based retreats for youth, I realised I wanted to make a larger impact, and I felt teaching would help me do that,” Cameron says. 
"I found myself working within a limited timeframe to positively impact the lives of young individuals, and it felt like just as I began to make meaningful connections and witness progress in their growth, the camp would inevitably end. 

“Because of this, I felt inspired to become a teacher where I would have a whole year if not longer, to make an impact on young people’s lives.”  

While pursuing his teaching degree, Cameron dedicated his time to BCE’s Our Lady of Dolours School Mitchelton as a school chaplain and later worked at Holy Spirit College Fitzgibbon as the foundation campus minister.  

After graduation, Cameron returned to Holy Spirit College in January 2023 as a teacher in what he says felt like a “surreal experience.” 

“The rush of becoming a first-year teacher combined with the excitement of growth and the challenges of learning the ropes has been invigorating,” Cameron added. 

“I now enjoy being a consistent face for my students and providing hope-filled spaces while extending their knowledge across science, humanities, physical education, and social development. 

“I have a well-founded support system at Holy Spirit College where I am empowered as an educator to contribute significantly to our school community. 

"I never would have thought in my first year I would have the unique opportunity to design comprehensive unit plans, shape young minds, and witness the growth of my students day by day. 

Holy Spirit College Principal Stephan le Roux says in a world that can sometimes feel chaotic, Cameron is a consistent face and provides hope-filled spaces for his students to grow spiritually and academically. 

One of the most significant takeaways from Cameron's story is his commitment to being a faith-filled witness as a teacher,” he says. 

His journey underscores the transformative power of education.  

“It's not just about teaching subjects like science and humanities; teaching in a Catholic school is also about nurturing a deeper connection to prayer and fostering a better understanding of faith.” 

Cameron says he is now ready to take his passion for education to the next level with his plans to study theology so that he can teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. 

BCE employees work in a wide range of teaching and non-teaching roles that support Catholic traditions and contribute to developing socially just young people who embrace sustainability and make positive contributions to the modern world. 
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