Teacher Profile | Paul Boraston
“Having a good rapport with the students is important to me.”
Paul (affectionately known as ‘Mr B’) commenced teaching at St Paul’s nine years ago and is hugely passionate about sport. Running successful Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country carnivals each year, combined with supporting students to represent the School in Hooptime basketball, Bike Ed, T20 cricket and the School tennis tournament, Paul loves being a PE teacher. He is passionate about teaching students new sports and activities and encouraging them to have a lifelong love of sport and to stay fit and healthy for life.
We asked Paul a few questions about his teaching…
What do you like about St Paul’s?
I love many things about St Paul’s – the students’ willingness to learn and the enthusiasm they display on a daily basis combined with the fact that the students always make new students feel welcome. I love the friendly staff and students who are always happy to greet you with a ‘good morning.’
What do you think is different about St Paul’s to other schools?
St Paul’s has a nice small community feel about the School and the students demonstrate a great level of respect for others. The School also offers a fantastic range of co-curricular opportunities for students in sport and performing arts.
Outside of school Paul is the Assistant and Specialist Coach at the Dandenong Cricket Club and loves to exercise and spend time with his wife Catherine (not in that order!). Paul was recently selected in the ‘Dandenong Cricket 25 Year Team’ alongside cricket great Peter Siddle. In any down time Paul can be found watching FOX sports or religiously checking the weather radar! Paul is recognised by his peers as being ‘always available’ for the students and is constantly running training sessions for the students in his own time. He takes a real interest in getting to know the students at the Junior School and is particularly loved by the students for his jokes!
And finally, what do you enjoy most about being a teacher?
I love to help others and nothing is better than noticing the sense of accomplishment on students’ faces when they’ve achieved something. Having a good rapport with the students is important to me; we always have a chat about current sporting events and discuss sporting results from the weekend.