Education students embark on year-long immersion at QUT partner schools

First published 22 January 2020

Five QUT students will spend the year immersed in the communities of three of QUT’s independent partner schools and gain extra real-world experience as part of their studies.

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls Schools, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and John Paul College, in partnership with QUT’s Faculty of Education, awarded scholarships to QUT students that will give them the opportunity gain further real-world experience and professional learning during their course.

In addition to receiving a study stipend, the scholarships will allow students to access formal professional learning, gain professional teaching experience and the chance to grow their professional networks.

Chloe Brown and Balqis Binte Ali El Hanandeh will begin their SOARING scholarship at John Paul College this year. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) students said the opportunity to join the John Paul College community was invaluable.

“Being involved in school life this year will allow me to experience a teaching career first-hand while developing my professional practice under the guidance of highly experienced and knowledgeable staff members,” said Balqis.

Master of Teaching (Primary) student Sasha Protopopff, who was awarded the Born to Fly scholarship at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, said the scholarship is an opportunity to pursue her goal to help empower young girls in education.

“Girls’ education and empowerment is especially important to my teaching philosophy, so I’m very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to learn from schools that hold the same values,” said Sasha.

Jessica Karrasch and Jess Galpin were also awarded the Born to Fly scholarship at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. Jess said the scholarship will help develop her professional identity in a real-world setting.

“I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in the school. Being exposed to the school’s ethos will help me develop my own teaching philosophy and allow me to reach my full potential,” said Jess.

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Image: QUT Education students Jessica Karrasch and Jess Galpin were awarded the Born to Fly scholarship at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. Image courtesy of St Margaret's Anglican Girls School.