What do you enjoy most about your role?
There are many aspects to my role that I love and enjoy. I love that I am able to work closely with both students and staff to support the many wonderful learning and teaching programs that we have here at Avila. I enjoy researching and discussing ways we can enhance our curriculum so that all students achieve that best that they can no matter what area they are passionate about.
What does a typical day look like for you?
In my role my day varies very much. Some days I have many meetings with different groups within the school, some days I meet with students about their learning or pathways through school. I also have an amazing Mentor group and class which I teach. I talk and meet with many parents and sometimes I also visit different classes to talk with students about their learning.
Most rewarding aspect of working at Avila?
The most rewarding aspect of working at Avila is the wonderful students we have at our school. In 2021, I was lucky enough to see my first group of students through from Year 7 to Year 12. Journeying with a group who started as nervous Year 7 students to confident young women is an absolute privilege. I also work alongside an amazing group of dedicated teachers and support staff who are student centred continually working together to provide the best education for our young women.
Why did you choose to work in Catholic education?
I have always had a strong commitment to Catholic Education having attended Catholic schools in primary and secondary many years ago. I have worked in a number of different Catholic schools and the core values of educating the whole person centred around the Gospel values of love, compassion and empathy aligns with my values and who I am as a person and an educator.
What makes Avila College a great learning community?
There are a number of things that make Avila a great learning community, however, I firmly believe that the way we all work together both teachers, families and students is a huge strength. We celebrate and support all aspects of learning and we also encourage our students to be risk takers, to give everything a go, to learn from mistakes and challenges.