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Launch of the Teaching School

Posted 28th February 2018
By Hannah Wellham

Monday was a significant day in the journey of St Philip’s Christian College as we launched the St Philip’s Teaching School.

The Teaching School is a dream that has now become a reality and meeting yesterday with the seven pioneering students arriving for their first day of orientation week was very exciting.

The Clinical Teaching Model that we will be employing in the Teaching School is a way forward for teacher education in this country. The immediate on-the-job application of the learnt theory is extremely beneficial for producing successful teachers, but beyond this, we are educating teachers in a tertiary setting which is Christ-focused, and this is ground-breaking. The St Philip’s Teaching School will be producing teachers who have had four years of in-classroom teaching experience and teachers educated from a Christian worldview. How exciting is that!

Over the last three weeks we have been through the application and interview process with a combined St Philip’s, Alphacrucis team and as a result of this process we have offered a full cadetship to seven students. These seven students are the students who will be the pioneering cohort for our Teaching School. They are an amazing group of young men and women who I believe God has prepared for such a time as this.

The 2018 Teaching School cohort are:

Caitlin Weld
James Connett

Port Stephens
Caleb Cugley

Jarrad Clayton

DALE Cessnock
Bethan Knaus

Austin Ward

DALE Gosford
Jayde Riwhi

Teaching School 2018 Cohort

L-R Austin, Jayde, Bethan, Jarrad, Caitlin, James, Caleb 

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