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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.


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