Currently studying a Bachelor of Education, Primary. Begun in 2014. Majoring in Religion and specialising in Special Needs.
I am 20 years old, my mum is from England and my dad from Croatia and I have a younger brother.
My career aspirations are to work in a school or centre catering for students with disabilities. I have worked in a Special Needs centre within a mainstream school for the last 3 years and have discovered that it is an area I am very passionate about and want to further my career in.
Education and Training
I attended Santa Maria College from 2007-2011 and graduated from the Instep program receiving a Certificate on Excellence. Through my Instep program I had the opportunity to complete work experience at two primary schools and gain a TAFE certificate.
I have completed the following TAFE qualifications
Certificate III Education assistant-2011
Certificate IV Education Assistant (Special Needs) -2012
From my professional career working at John XXIII in the Mary Ward Centre and a secondary Education Assistant I have gained training in
7 Habits of highly effective people course
Seizure response training & administration of Midazolam
Hobbies/Interests and Strengths
Outside of work and university study I participate in volunteer work at Rocky Bay, an organisations that assists people with disabilities in their every day life. It is something that I thoroughly enjoy, and not only benefits my career and knowledge but also provides me with an amazing experience and a chance to meet new people. I also participate in various fitness activities such as fun runs and gym classes which benefits my knowledge of healthy living and provides me with skills to pass onto others.
My main strength within the workplace would be creating positive relationships with both students and staff and using those relationships to become as effective as possible.