What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy the fact that no day is the same. I love that I am consistently able to connect with my students in different ways and help them learn in various settings whilst also having a laugh as we do it. It is so rewarding helping people and I get to do this everyday.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day for me involves exercising in the morning- either a gym or pilates class and then a coffee on my way to work. These two small things I value as they allow me to start the day in a positive way! Mornings I spend homeroom with my vibrant 7 Green students where we connect and set the pace for the day. I then teach a mixture of year 7 & 12 English, year 11 Psychology or year 7 RE depending on the timetabled day. In the afternoons I usually have a meeting and then back home to reset for another day at Avila.
Most rewarding aspect of working at Avila?
Seeing progress in student achievement and wellbeing. I really value the mentoring/support person aspect of my job and being able to help my students navigate through their adolescent years is something I find rewarding, challenging and exciting all at the same time!
Why did you choose to work in Catholic education?
I went to a Catholic secondary school myself so have grown up with the Catholic values instilled in me. I wanted to help provide the positive experience that I once had at a Catholic all girls school to those younger than me.
What makes Avila College a great learning community?
The people! There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t feel welcome at Avila. Whether it be the constant waves and smiles from students who are genuinely happy to be here or the ongoing support and encouragement from my colleagues. It really is a team effort and the Avila family makes learning accessible, fun, rewarding and beneficial through the wide range of opportunities and teaching styles we employ.