“Tell your teachers what interests you and what you are passionate about, and have them help you find a career path that matches your interests. “
— Jade Kirk
Q: Name of the program you are enrolled in at UniSC
Bachelor of Primary Education
Q: Name of the town you went to primary school?
Waterford West, Qld
Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in Primary school Years 4 – 6?
I was a bit of a book worm in Primary School but drove my teachers mad when I wouldn’t read the school book lists because it wasn’t what I was interested in reading. I would rather students read books about Minecraft or coding and horses or dragons if it will inspire them to read more. The quickest way to crush a child’s interest in reading is forcing them to read something they have no interest in.
Q: Name of the town you went to high school?
Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?
English, Maths, Science, The Arts
Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in High school?
I was a drama kid, loud and a bit weird. My favourite teachers were the ones who encouraged our passions and inspired me to pursue my interests.
Why did you want to become a presenter?
To build my practical knowledge of STEM lessons and alignment with the curriculum and build experience teaching in a class.
What do you like about being a presenter?
Bringing a different approach to learning into classrooms and engaging students in lessons that are fun and hands on.
If you could offer students in primary school and high school one piece of advice, what would it be?
Tell your teachers what interests you and what you are passionate about and have them help you find a career path that matches your interests. Once you have the path, you can work backwards to work out what subjects you need at school. Learning becomes a lot easier and more fun when you know it is taking you towards your goals.