Student sets her sights on rural education
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Final year education student Rachel Gibson has set her sights on making a difference in rural Australia after returning home from the 2011 National Rural Education Summit at Flinders University.
Rachel attended the conference thanks to a scholarship sponsored by the WA Isolated Children and Parents’ Association; the Catholic Education Office, Toowoomba; and the Society for the Provision of Education in Australia.
Committed to pursuing a career in rural education, the conference gave Rachel a chance to engage in thought provoking discussion with national educators.
Rachel joined scholarship recipient Nathan Williams in a Q&A discussion session, where she shared her learning experiences with the conference delegates.
“It was a wonderful personal success to be the recipient of the scholarship,” said Rachel.
“The conference has left me excited for my future in rural education. I was encouraged by the fantastic plans and actions that are happening in rural educational sections Australia wide and I am eager to use my new knowledge to forge my own way in primary education.”
Currently living in Albany, Rachel will be a fully qualified and registered teacher by the beginning of the fourth year school term.
She is looking forward to embarking on a career in rural education, and hopes to make a difference in a number of rural communities.
For more information on the different education courses visit the School of Education website.