Traralgon Secondary School teacher
“I enjoy Maths as it is a subject that has logical rules to follow to arrive at a solution. Showing students that with enough effort and practice they are able to achieve in this area is very satisfying.”
Victoria started teaching at St Paul’s Traralgon in 2012 and her favourite subject is Maths. We asked Victoria a few questions about her teaching…
What do you like most about St Paul’s?
EVERYTHING. I love the learning culture here. I love that when I walk into school the students are not just polite, but friendly as well. This school has a community feel about it, I have quickly gotten to know so many families in the School community.
What do you think is different about St Paul’s to other schools?
The students don’t see me as an enemy, or a person in authority to rebel against, but as a person to talk to and to learn from. They will always say hello when out of school. Students are here to learn and do the best they can and parents are also supportive of the learning culture.
Outside of work Victoria plays euphonium (a brass instrument) in the City of Traralgon brass band. The band is currently working towards competing in the Victorian Championships. “Last year we came second by one point to the band that went on to win the National Title. This year we hope to win! Our band is going to England next year to compete in the Whit Friday competitions (the first Australian band ever to compete) and then onto France to play at the war memorial at Fromelles.”
Two of Victoria’s children attend St Paul’s Junior School and her youngest is enrolled to start Prep in 2016. “I love that my son, in Grade 3, is able to play in music ensembles with Secondary students.”
And finally, what do you enjoy most about being a teacher?
I love interacting with students and watching them grow and become independent learners.