Teacher Profile | Georgia Collings
Year 2 teacher – Warragul Junior School
I love the journey of getting to know my students and supporting and guiding them through all the ups and downs that each year brings.”
Georgia has been teaching at St Paul’s for two years and prior to that Georgia completed her Bachelor of Education at Monash University. Her involvement in the community as a swimming teacher whilst at university is what led her to teaching. Georgia is a member of St Paul’s Alumni, graduating with the Class of 2010. While at St Paul’s Georgia was Paterson House Captain, Bus Prefect and a Peer Support Leader. We asked Georgia a few questions about her teaching…
What do you like most about St Paul’s?
“What I love most about St Paul’s is the happy, positive and warm environment that the staff at St Paul’s foster for our students. Every face truly does have a place at our school and I love watching the students I teach flourish in the environment we have created at St Paul’s. There is something for everyone at St Paul’s, whether it be a sporting interest or a passion for the Arts, something will suit your child’s needs and interests. The opportunities and experiences that are offered to our students are endless and is also something that I believe sets St Paul’s apart from other schools.”
What subjects are you most passionate about and why?
“I really enjoy teaching the Literacy aspects of the curriculum, particularly writing. When working with Preps, I love that growth you see when you look at how much they have learnt from Term 1 through to Term 4. Generally the children arrive at school with the knowledge of how to write their name and one or two words. My involvement with the Prep Literacy Project has enabled me to turn all my Preps into writers and it’s been such a rewarding and satisfying experience.”
And finally, what do you enjoy most about being a teacher?
“What I love most about being a teacher is the reward of seeing a child’s face light up when what they’re trying to learn finally clicks. I love the journey of getting to know my students and supporting and guiding them through all the ups and downs that each year brings. I absolutely love decorating my classroom and creating a room where all my students feel valued and appreciated. I also love dress up days and participating in the Junior School musical every year too.”
Georgia’s peers describe her as a vibrant and friendly person who is very warm and engaging with children and families. She is very organised and loves to dress up!
Outside of work Georgia enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is a coach for the Traralgon Swimming Club and enjoys teaching young children how to swim. She LOVES going on holidays, particularly somewhere warm and where there is a beach. She also enjoys reading and taking her dogs Murphy and Toby for walks.