Ms Natasha Cooper
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Graduated: 2008

Employed: Christian College, Geelong

‘The thing I enjoyed most about my course at Deakin was the range of subjects I was able to complete, which covered everything I needed to begin a teaching career. We completed science, English, mathematics, physical education and many more units, and this was a great way to break the course down and make it interesting and enjoyable.

After completing my degree I was offered a job at Christian College in Geelong. I applied for a Year 5 position, however was offered a Year 7 position teaching English, mathematics, Christian education and humanities in addition to Year 5 visual art. It was an excellent challenge and the great thing about Deakin’s course is that you are not restricted to prep to Year 6 teaching.

What I enjoy most about my job is seeing the students develop as the year progresses – in their study, friendships and maturity. Watching them succeed and achieve their goals is definitely a rewarding aspect of teaching. I enjoy getting to know the students, being a part of their life – for a moment in time – and hopefully being a positive role model.’

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