Scholarships lead to rural teaching placements for ACU education students
Three education students from ACU’s Brisbane Campus were recently awarded scholarships to participate in a rural education placement.
The students, Ellie Laube, Caitlin Conway and Guiliana Cassaniti, each received a $2000 scholarship to assist with the placement.
The scholarships were donated by QIEC Super, and are designed to support eligible students to undertake a rural teaching placement - an opportunity that provides useful experience towards their future careers but is sometimes difficult without financial assistance.
Guiliana Cassaniti, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) student, is starting her placement at Proserpine Goodstart Early Learning Centre in a few weeks.
"I decided to undertake this placement and apply for the scholarship because I thought it would advance my experience, knowledge and capabilities. It is a great head start to my career as it will significantly broaden my sense of professionalism and personal involvement with children and their communities."
Ellie Laube, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) student, is undertaking her placement at a kindergarten in Charleville.
"I am privileged and very much looking forward to experiencing this centre in a rural Queensland town. I am very grateful to have received this scholarship, not only will it help me financially, but it will also help me to learn and develop as a teacher."
QIEC Super is a superannuation fund established specifically for the benefit of all participants in the non-government education sector, child and other care and community services in Queensland.