Over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed some extra faces wandering the school campus. LAC has been kind enough to host six students teachers from Avondale College, Australia to come over and complete a three-week practicum.
I am currently in the third year of my primary teaching course. I decided to apply to come to New Zealand after a bit of encouragement and hearing the stories of the experiences of my friends who had previously done their placement here, and I am so happy I did. While I’ve been at LAC I have been working with the year 7/8s and have thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.
I am studying Business and PE teaching at Avondale. I decided to go to LAC for my third prac partly because of previous LAC prac teachers like Mr Metz who highly recommended it. I am fortunate enough to have the Year 9’s and 10’s who challenge me to be a better teacher each day.
I am currently studying Maths and English teaching at Avondale College. LAC is my first prac and I have been blessed to get Mrs Matthews as my mentor teacher. I have been teaching some Year 9,10 and 11 Maths classes. My favourite part of this whole experience so far has been getting to stay in dorms and spending time with the awesome boarders.
I am at the end of my third year at Avondale College. I am studying a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor in Teaching and specialising in technology and applied studies. I have chosen to come to Longburn to have an experience in boarding school. This opportunity has allowed me to grow in my relational skills and improve my teaching.
Experience plus reflection equals growth. This motto has been the foundation of our team’s’ mindset when it comes to the profession of teaching. I am currently in my third year of teaching. My major is PE with a minor of Modern History. At first, I had not planned to come to LAC. Although my visit wasn’t intentional, I can honestly say that this was part of God’s plan for me. This school has taught me so much about teaching, being a mentor and reassured my purpose as a teacher.
I’m studying secondary teaching, majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Ancient History. I feel extremely privileged to be able to complete a teaching practicum at the great school, Longburn Adventist College. The staff and students have been amazingly welcoming to me and the other student teachers, which makes all the difference. I know thus far that God has been guiding my path and I know that God guided me to LAC. It has been an awesome experience not only professionally but spiritually. We want to thank the LAC staff and students for their kindness and welcoming nature. It truly has been an awesome opportunity.