Practical experiences delivers teaching outcomes for Broome graduate

Mystique Dia, 2015 graduate from Notre Dame’s Broome Campus,
is currently teaching at Cassia Primary School in South Hedland.

27 August 2015

A desire to turn adversity into success through learning and hard work was the inspiration behind Mystique Dia’s decision to study a Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) on The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus.

Mystique was one of 18 students to graduate at the Broome Campus Graduation Ceremony on Friday 21 August 2015. She is currently working as a teacher at Cassia Primary School in South Hedland.

With numerous practicum opportunities across Western Australia, Mystique says her Notre Dame experience kept her motivated in realising her passion for teaching. Mystique was exposed to classroom life in both metropolitan and regional Western Australia.

After completing two 10-week placements at Cable Beach Primary School and St Mary’s College in Broome, Mystique undertook her final internship at North Parmelia Primary School in Perth where she was given a lead role in the day-to-day planning of classroom activity.

“Notre Dame’s focus on a student’s needs made my time at university an enjoyable one. With 32 weeks of classroom experience I feel like I am more equipped to handle the challenges that my vocation may present,” Mystique said.

“Every teacher knows that the most important attribute to communicate to students is the importance of respectful relationships; without that, effective teaching and learning will be limited.”

Sally Clark, Acting Head of the Broome Campus, congratulated Mystique and other graduates on their achievements.

“Mystique’s story illustrates one of the many positive outcomes our Education students achieve whilst on placement. It is great to see our students applying the skills learnt at the University in the classroom to deliver learning outcomes to children of all ages,” Mrs Clark said.

“It is my hope that the 2015 Broome Campus graduates continue to grow in their fields of expertise knowing that they have obtained a quality experiential education from Notre Dame.”

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