VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
I have the privilege of working with teachers across the school, early learning to Year 12, and what impresses me most is the powerful combination of curriculum knowledge and well-honed interpersonal skills. Whether that be to lay the foundations of learning in literacy, numeracy and creativity in the Junior School or the finer points of physics in Year 12, our teachers are very good at their craft.
Subject knowledge alone however is not be enough. They must also have the ability to relate to young people and genuinely care about them and their learning.
I often get asked: “What makes a great teacher?” My answer is always the same. A great teacher is expert in his or her field who has a passion for their subject combined with a genuine regard and care for young people. My job as principal is to find such people and put them in front of our students.
Name: Maddy Rennie
Year Level: Year 12, School Co-Captain
Favourite Subject: Legal Studies
My favourite subject is legal studies. I find it very interesting to learn about our legal system and our teacher, Mr Hay makes it a fun class.
I play hockey for the school in the winter and volleyball in the summer. I also do athletics, cross country running and swimming. I play for Doncaster Hockey Club at a senior level and I am a member of the Hockey Victoria Academy.
I love catching up with my friends, either going shopping or to the movies. I also do a bit of cooking in my spare time.
My goals for this year are to achieve the best results I can with my studies but also to maintain a balance between school and friends, family sport and down time. I want to make the most of my final year at Yarra and enjoy all the opportunities it brings.
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