A world of opportunities with the University ranked No.1 in NSW and WA for Skills Development and Learner Engagement (QILT)

Opportunities to travel the world and teach in top international schools are already on the horizon for third-year School of Education student, Arianne.

Arianne is in her third year of study for her Bachelor of Primary Education, specialising in early Childhood Education.

And by taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) pathway, she is gaining the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to teach in international schools anywhere in the world.

Through Notre Dame I have experienced a range of incredible opportunities.

“This year, I’m completing my professional experience overseas at an international school in Shanghai, China.”

Through her studies, Arianne is experienced in teaching both at home and abroad, completing an Aboriginal immersion experience in Broome in WA’s northwest to volunteering in schools on the savannahs of Tanzania.

Travelling with her lecturers, fellow Education students and some Medicine students, Arianne taught at several disadvantaged schools in the district of Babati, in the north of the country.

“We fundraised and brought over English-language resources and basic educational materials, like books, sports equipment, pencils and paper,” she says.

Arianne was a recipient of the McElhone MacCallum Leadership Scholarship awarded by the early childhood service, Sydney Day Nursey, during her first professional experience.

“I was extremely fortunate enough to succeed in gaining this scholarship and have the support from the lecturers at Notre Dame,” she says.

“This meant that through my practicum I could work with high quality professionals in the field, have access to a range of wonderful learning materials and use the grant to help with textbooks and educational resources for my own learning.”

In the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018 Student Experience Survey released on 10 April, Notre Dame excelled again scoring a 90.2 percent rating for Overall Quality of Educational Experience, well above the national average of 79 percent. For more information on Notre Dame’s QILT results visit notredame.edu.au/notre-dame-excels-again-in-nationwide-student-survey.

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