As my time here at Nagle ends, I have this chance to reflect on the last seven years. As a student, stress of tests, assessments, and exams in subjects I loved or loved to hate. Guided by my teachers who, well, do not always feel like your best friend. After six long years freedom awaits a life after school. So, what to do with this new found freedom? A gap year before moving to Perth and starting university. So, I returned for my “7th year” but now it is quite different. My teachers are now my colleagues! I know right? Although it was hard to grasp at first, I did get used to it. As a student you do not really get to see, all the work that goes on, behind the scenes.
Throughout this year I have been able to get a peek inside at the inner workings, especially in the Learning Support Department. I have spent my year working alongside these lovely ladies. Throughout this entire time, there was a problem I had to face. I was now also one of the “ladies” in Learning Support. My role in the Learning Support Department consists of attending classes to assist students with their classwork and assessments. Often tagging along to workplace learning or going on little excursions such as fishing and boxing. Not going to lie it has been challenging at times, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences down in The Hub. I am grateful for the opportunity, and for the jumpstart to my Primary Teacher studies at Curtin University. I would recommend this position to any current students who is interested in pursuing an educational career. I would like to sincerely thank Nagle Catholic College for allowing me to participate in the Gap year program. It has been an experience that I have benefited from. Of course, a big thanks to everyone in Learning support. It has been an amazing year that I will never forget.