Feeling Uncertain About Future Plans

Feeling Uncertain About Future Plans

In the heart of Adelaide, South Australia, lies Westminster School. A co-educational institution that has been shaping young minds since its establishment in 1961. With an unwavering dedication to sports and performing arts. Westminster School creates an environment where students can thrive. But what truly sets this school apart is the AFL SportsReady Trainee Program. It’s a golden opportunity for former students who find themselves feeling uncertain about their future.
This innovative program offers them the flexibility to gain practical experience in a school setting. Nurturing their passion and guiding them towards a path of self-discovery and purpose.

Prepare to witness the transformative journey with Kayla and how uncertainties can be transformed into thrilling adventures of personal growth and future success.

A trainee at Westminster School, Kayla embarked on this unique opportunity after finishing school and feeling uncertain about her future plans. Intrigued by the prospect of exploring her interests in working with children and teaching. As well as her passion for sports.

Kayla saw the traineeship as a perfect 12-month journey to help her discover her true calling.

Reflecting on her experience so far, Kayla expressed gratitude for the diverse range of tasks and responsibilities she has been exposed to. She has had the chance to work in various capacities, including assisting in classrooms, conducting physical education lessons, and engaging with students of different ages, ranging from three-year-olds to year six.

In addition to her daily involvement within the school, Kayla has also had the opportunity to accompany students on excursions and camps, further enhancing her learning experience. These experiences have not only provided her with valuable insights into teaching and leadership but have also opened her eyes to the rewarding experience of working with students who may also require additional support.

Kayla’s transition to Westminster primary school was smooth, as she had not previously been a part of the primary community. Embracing the clean slate she was given in primary school, and having a few familiar faces around also made the transition comfortable for her.

When asked about the day-to-day tasks involved in her traineeship, Kayla shared that her schedule was quite busy. Balancing her commitment to netball, a sport she holds dear, with her traineeship responsibilities requires careful coordination. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Kayla would start her day early, attending school and engaging in various activities.
She also dedicated her Wednesday afternoons to coaching volleyball and her Friday afternoons to games. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she would arrive at school after lunchtime due to netball training in the morning with the Thunderbirds.

Westminster School has been supportive of her sporting endeavours, allowing her to pursue her dreams while also fulfilling her traineeship obligations.

Looking ahead, Kayla shared her plans to attend university! Determined not to let her time at Westminster School go to waste, she expressed interest in working with children and psychology.

As for her netball aspirations, Kayla remains uncertain about what the future holds but embraces the excitement and challenges that lie ahead.

As an integral part of the Westminster School community, Kayla spoke highly of the support she has received from her field officer Craig and Gary. From guiding her through timesheet management to being approachable and easy to talk to. Gary Davison (Head of Activities) her supervisor has played a crucial role in ensuring Kayla’s traineeship experience is a smooth one.

Despite the initial learning curve associated with the school’s system. Kayla commended Gary’s understanding and patience in helping her navigate through everything.

When asked if she would recommend this traineeship pathway to others. Kayla wholeheartedly endorsed it. She emphasised the incredible learning experience, gaining insights into teaching and working with children. As well as the opportunity for personal growth. She found it particularly rewarding to have a positive impact on students’ lives. Cherishing the moments when students greet her enthusiastically, both in school and during community events.

As she continues her traineeship and pursues her dreams, Kayla’s journey serves as an inspiration for individuals who may be unsure about their future paths.

The traineeship at Westminster School offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, develop essential skills and make a meaningful impact on the lives of students.

With Kayla’s enthusiasm and dedication, she is well on her way to discovering her true calling. While leaving a positive and lasting impression on the Westminster School community.

See the related story with Kayla’s Supervisor Gary

In recent years, his mainstay has been his involvement in the PE program, and he shared his experiences with the AFL SportsReady program.

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