I always wanted to be a teacher – Sonia

I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, always
wanted to be a teacher. Ever since I was little, I used to
drag the neighbours into my backyard and set up my own little classroom
and my blackboard. All the teachers throughout my education were very inspirational for very
different reasons and I embrace that, and I hope now that I take on all their good
qualities now as a teacher and I actually value their input
more now that I’m a teacher and I respect them a lot more as well. For the future, I’d like to be able to
be an influential member of the Education Department
and I want to be able to influence and help students
reach their true potential. I thought it was important to apply for
the Aboriginal Teacher Scholarship for numerous reasons, it gave me security, it gave me confidence as an Aboriginal woman to be able to teach in the education
system and I felt supported by that. If you’re thinking of taking on a scholarship, apply now. Take it and run with it.
The opportunity is there. It’s a fantastic opportunity, you get paid for studying and there is a
full-time position at the end of it, which is security guaranteed. I’m here in my classroom, doing what I love.

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