Retiring Maths teacher John Fenton and Trinity College, Beenleigh, principal, Chris Raju
HAVING dedicated 50 years to education, 18 of them at Trinity College, Beenleigh, much-loved Maths teacher John Fenton has made the decision to retire.
The veteran teacher has taught thousands of children across many different schools, starting his teaching career in Canada in 1971, before moving countries and teaching in a wide range of state, Catholic and independent schools across Queensland.
Trinity College Principal Chris Raju acknowledged Mr Fenton's contribution to the teaching profession and congratulated him on reaching such a remarkable milestone in his teaching career.
During his teaching career Mr Fenton has taught a wide range of subjects including Maths, Physical Education and Science.
His teaching career also included a stint in Japan as a teacher of English as a Second Language.
His most recent teaching post has been at Trinity College, where he has been teaching Maths since 2003.
A father of three and a grandfather of four, Mr Fenton was born in Canada and emigrated to Australia in 1974.
He was a member of the Queensland and the Australian Ice Hockey team.
An avid sports fan, he followed this interest as the President of the Queensland Ice Hockey Association and further as a delegate to the Australian Olympic Committee in 1979-1980.
The Tamborine resident has plans to spend more time with his lovely wife Susie and his extended family and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation after 50 years in the classroom.
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