Hi, my name is Ellie and my teaching practicum starts in two weeks… YAY!
a little daunting coming to the realisation that I am going to be away
from home for a little while, with only my suitcase and bicycle, but I
am so excited to have this experience.
Charleville is a small
town 750km from Brisbane of about 3000 people. In short, it is a town
kind of in the middle of Queensland surrounded by dirt and the hot sun.
It has some shops, a post office, bus stop, train stop, airport,
schools, observatory, accommodation and a racecourse…what more do you
need! I am very excited to see the town and to meet the locals as I’ve
heard that rural towns are very friendly.
Already a teacher at
one of the primary schools has generously opened her doors and is
allowing me to stay with her for the duration of my practicum! So I
think that it is fair to say that I am very lucky to be going to such a
This experience in Charleville is not only going
to be very valuable to my learning but also fun! I am very excited to
see what life is like in a close-knit rural community and what the
community provides for the people living in it. I am also very excited
to learn more about the partnerships between children, families and
staff in the centre and how these partnerships help the children to
learn and develop!
I have spoken to the director of the early
learning centre where I am completing my practicum and she sounds
absolutely lovely. Once again it just shows how warm and generous
country people are, which will make my practicum away from home run much
I am so excited for this experience and cannot wait to be teaching in the centre and in the local community! Talk with you soon,