Major: Elementary Education
The Athena School is an independent, co-educational school, which provides a nurturing learning environment for students from Pre-kindergarten through Primary and High School to Year 10, whilst being educated on the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum. The Athena School was founded in 1986 by a group of concerned parents, who recognized that not all teaching results in students actually learning and that the future of our society depends upon the ability to learn and put that knowledge into use.
Kristina's pre-trip thoughts
Internship: The Athena School as an education intern
Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program? I am participating in the program because I want additional professional experience in addition to student teaching. I also have always been interested in living in Australia.
What value do you hope to add back to the internship site? I hope that my experience student teaching will add value back to my internship. I believe that I have the skills and background to assist the teachers and staff at the school.
What do you hope to learn on your internship? I hope to learn more methods of teaching students with disabilities, students who are gifted, and students who are bilingual.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"? I plan to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"? I anticipate the highlight to be surf camp.