Become from Day One
In partnership with Alphacrucis University College, you Become From Day One as you pursue your God-given calling into Christian Education. Be immersed in the classroom from Day One of your degree as you journey alongside your peers and your mentor in this boutique learning environment based in the scenic coastal city of Newcastle.
Meet the St Philip's Teaching School Team
Teaching is a noble profession, and I encourage you to pursue the calling God has placed on your life to influence the next generation.
Teaching is a unique and practical profession. It is necessary to have that experience from the start of your degree, and having a mentor gives you the confidence to do so. The theory only makes sense once you step into the classroom and see it in action. My relationship with my mentor is built on trust and mutual respect. My mentor helps me to reflect on my experiences and step out just beyond my area of comfort in order to grow. I am classroom-ready.
Ange, Trainee Teacher
I don't think I would be a teacher if I had persevered with primary teaching. It wasn't the right fit. Through the Teaching School's unique pathways, I found that Visual Arts is my passion. When students start creating art, it's magical. i love teaching, I am now in the right place. I'm glad that I had the Teaching School to guide me on the right path.
Anna, Trainee Teacher
There are numerous people who are part of our village - helping us become better teachers. We are figuring this out and journeying together. The Third Space has been significant in my experience with the Teaching School. It provides a safe place for us to ask questions, navigate topics and challenges; allowing us to make mistakes and grow. The Teaching School identifies the gifts within us. We are not just a number; we are known, valued, safe and supported.
Michael, Trainee Teacher
The Teaching School is a dream that has now become a reality. I believe that 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. Still, beyond this, we are educating teachers in a tertiary setting which is Christ-focused, and this is ground-breaking.
Graeme Irwin, AM CEO