Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Yeee :-D

As I think I've mentioned before, my university and the federal government are offering 13 prizes of $2000 each for students who are willing to try teaching the new primary school science modules during their long prac. In order to be eligible for the prize, you had to write an application letter back in May, and then get a distinction or higher for all aspects of the Science component of the science and social studies unit last semester.

I got a letter today letting me know that I did get distinctions in all of the science components, so I’m eligible to continue and be in the running for one of the prizes!

I’m relieved as I wasn’t sure the science half of my exam paper was good enough, but evidently it was lol.

Now all I have to do is run one of the new science modules with my Year 1 class in the coming 10 weeks (easy, the school already has it and hasn’t used it) and then submit a 1000-word “rich summary” of my experience.

I’m curious about how many people are actually in the running, given that there’s only so many people in the primary grad dip course in the first place, and some may have fallen out at any of the previous stages or may now feel that it’s just too much trouble to try to do this during the prac, which is full-on as it is. With a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, I might just get one of the prizes!

If I did, that would mean being able to spend rather more on a car than I otherwise would be able to. Which is a nice thought! 


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