Get to know some of BCE's Prep teachers - Donna Fiechtner

St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School Ashgrove Prep teacher Donna Fiechtner with student. 

With 40 years’ experience in Catholic Education, St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School Ashgrove Prep teacher Donna Fiechtner believes laughter is the pathway to excellence in the early years. 
When speaking about her style of teaching, Donna said she loves to hear laughter in her classroom.  

“Hearing laughter in my classroom means my students are developing a love of learning,” she said. 

“This year it’s my goal to ensure my students reach their full potential, while loving and laughing their way through the school year.” 

When speaking about her career, Donna says she brings real world experience to the classroom. 
“I have taught overseas in both Japan and France, and these experiences have only made me prouder of what Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) offers our children in South East Queensland,” she said. 
“I have taught all year levels in primary school, but I always gravitate towards early years education. 
“Students in the early years are amazing, and their parents are so keen to help their children succeed.” 

Donna added as a Prep teacher she feels privileged to be her student’s first school teacher. 

“What an honour to teach Prep and lead my students in learning, and also learn from them,” she said. 

“I love watching my students become independent learners in charge of their own knowledge and journey. 

“In 2023 I am looking forward to creating another family of learners, who reach for the stars in all they do.”​ 

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