Tassie Trainee’s Cultural Adventure
Everyday is an adventure for Tasmanian trainee, Tyler O’Neill, who is currently completing her traineeship at Dominic College as an Outdoor Education Assistant. Tyler recently chaperoned a group of year 9 students on a 12-day immersive cultural adventure from Darwin to Uluru.
“This trip was life-changing and inspiring. We visited so many amazing places, saw countless beautiful sunsets, sunrises, locations and met the most beautiful people,” said Tyler, 21.
As part of her traineeship, Tyler joins the teaching staff on outdoor education trips including school camps, excursions, activity days and events.
“My traineeship goes for two years so I was lucky enough to be involved in the camp last year as well,” said Tyler.
“One of my favourite parts of this year’s trip was doing the base walk of Uluru. Listening to and reading the many Dreamtime stories around the rock is something truly magical,” she added.
“I learnt so much on this camp. I made new friendships with the students and teachers and the people I crossed paths with in the NT. I gained a new appreciation and love for life and for learning. I feel so grateful for my traineeship because it has given me the opportunity to do such amazing things.”
In addition to working at Dominic College, Tyler is also studying a Certificate IV in Sport Development, which she completes at the end of this year.
“After I finish my traineeship I plan to go to university to study teaching.”
“Working at Dominic College for the past 2 years had shown me that teaching is where I see my future.”
“I would highly recommend a traineeship for anyone thinking about being a teacher. It allowed me to test the waters to see if this career is right for me. It’s been such a positive experience.”
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DATE: 16th of November 2018
AUTHOR: Marissa Pagliarello
IMAGE: Tyler O’Neill