From student to teacher


From student to teacher

Learning to teach: student teachers Rachael McGrath and Justin Baido with Korumburra Primary School students Taliha Lee-Orman, Ella Anthony, Bailey Fraser and Brodie Sawyer.

TWO university students are making another step from pupil to teacher at Korumburra Primary School.

Deakin University students Justin Baido and Rachael McGrath are both taking on student teacher roles at the school over a couple of weeks as part of their course.

Rachael grew up in Leongatha and is in her third year of her primary teaching degree.

“I’ve been taking a couple of classes with my Grade 3 class,” she said.

“They are so beautiful,” she said.

This is not Rachael’s first time in the classroom after doing a stint at a Melbourne primary school last year.

“It’s much better here in a country town,” she said.

“I’m not too sure where I would like to work once I qualify though, I’ll have to wait and see.”

She said the kids are really nice.
“They are all sweet kids,” Rachael said.

“Some are really smart and switched on too.”

Justin, who did his primary schooling at Korumburra, likes the experience.

“I only have to do five days this semester but it has been good,” he said.

He is studying secondary teaching but the course allows him to see what a primary school classroom is like.

“I think because I am studying secondary teaching they have put me with the grade sixes.”

Coming back to his primary school as a teacher was an odd experience for Justin.

“It’s a little bit weird but they are all very welcoming,” he said.

“Some of the teachers are still here but I got used to it pretty quickly.”

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