Meet our student teachers

This year we have welcomed two student teachers, Madison Sutton who is working in Grade 1B and Simon Boxall who is working in Grade 1C. Both student teachers have been observing lessons, taking small and whole group classes and doing all the other bits and pieces a teacher does.


We asked the student teachers to tell us a little bit about themselves. Below are their responses.

“My name is Madison and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education Prep-Year 12 course at Victoria University. I am majoring in History and Asian Studies and am currently in my 2nd Year. I have chosen teaching as my career as I enjoy the company of children, watching them grow and learn. I want to make a difference to their lives. I have been working in early childhood settings for 8 years and am now ready for a new challenge, teaching. My interests include- nature, travelling, running, fishing, going to the beach, spending time with my friends and family and anything new. I love my two cats named Elvis and Jerry Lee, eating chocolate and enjoy a great coffee. I dislike driving, feet, butter, vegemite and peanut butter” (Madison Sutton)

“My name is Simon and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education Prep-Year 12 course at Victoria University. I have previously completed a Diploma of Fitness (2007-2009) and a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. I enjoy sport, games, extreme sports, reading and music. I am a gym instructor, lifeguard, personal trainer, spin instructor and work at after school care. I have two dogs, two cats, chickens and a crocodile as pets” (Simon Boxall)


What would you like to know about our student teachers?


What did you find interesting?

Awesome and Amazing Alliterations

Last week the children were introduced to the concept of alliterations when we read a book called ‘Dinosaur Days’.

Alliteration refers to the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words and/or phrases, for example:

Raging Rhinos roast red raspberries rapidly.

The children worked really hard to come up with a clever alliterative sentence that included their name. Have a look at their beautiful posters below.



Can you write any other alliterative sentences?