Sarah Mullucks, a Victoria University teaching graduate working at a remote Indigenous school, was named Northern Territory primary school teacher of the year 2014.
"I chose VU because it offered more placement hours than any other teaching course. I wanted to have as much experience as I could in schools before starting my career. I believed it was very important for me to be exposed to different learning environments.
In my fourth year, I participated in an additional placement with VU’s SWIRL Program. After completing the four week placement I decided to stay on for a further six weeks. Staying on allowed me to further build on the relationships with the students and have a greater insight into teaching in a remote Indigenous community.
After completing my degree, I returned to start my teaching career at Wugularr School. If I didn’t attend VU I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do a placement in a remote community in the Northern Territory. I largely credit the SWIRL program for where I am today."
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