Teaching Science could it be for you?

Miss King’s Year 8 Science Laboratory

Miss King’s Year 8 Science Laboratory

Alisha King is completing her Masters of Secondary Teaching through the Teach For Australia Graduate Program. Alisha completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science with Honours at the University of Sydney and was the Senior Student of The Women’s College in 2013.


After finishing a Bachelor of Advanced Science with Honours I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Teach for Australia program. Teach for Australia is an ambitious social movement which aims to bring high achieving enthusiastic teachers into some of Australia’s most disadvantaged classrooms. The graduate program runs for two years where you obtain a Masters of Secondary Teaching and are working in a part-time teaching position in a school.

After living in Sydney at the Women’s College I was ready for a big change so I ended up preferencing a placement in the Northern Territory. I have been placed in Nightcliff Middle School up in Darwin, teaching Year 8 Science. The best part of teaching Science is inspiring future generations to be interested in STEM subjects and curious about the world around them. In my science classroom we have microscopes set up with various slides, a science library, preserved specimens and heaps of interesting scientific instruments. Kids come into the classroom excited to be there and ready to explore the wonders of the world. There are not too many science jobs where you can see the impact you are having on an individual every single day. Teach For Australia are currently recruiting people with STEM backgrounds, if you want a challenge where you will grow and learn faster than you thought possible, and where you can see the difference, apply for this graduate pathway today!

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