Coming to Marden
After finishing Year 12 in 2009 and being in the construction industry for three years in various casual roles, I decided I needed stability. I always wanted to become a teacher so I decided to enrol at Marden in 2012.
Experience at Marden Senior College
I was quite nervous returning to school at 22 years of age and not knowing what to expect, but I was excited at the same time. For me, it was a fresh start, I had a goal, obtain my SACE and gain admission into university.
My experience at Marden was one of the best, to say the least. The teachers were really nice, they wanted to help as much as they could, and had a different yet refreshing approach to teaching. Students who enrolled at Marden, regardless of age, were all there to get somewhere, which I believe contributes to Marden’s unique success.
I studied English Communications, Mathematical Applications, Health and the Research Project. I undertook these subjects as they were suited to my future career pathway. In addition, I was able to use my initial Year 12 results (from 2009) which included: Furniture Construction and Building Construction.
Achievements to date
I received an 89.92 overall (without bonus points) for my ATAR, and I was able to get into Primary and Middle Teaching, as my original chosen degree: Design and Technology was unavailable at the time. I completed my first year of Primary and Middle teaching, but chose to internally transfer degrees in 2015. I am now in my second year of Design and Technology.
After Marden I have also successfully held a casual job at Bianco Hire, which is a great business to work for and they have accommodated my university study load for the past two and a half years.
Today and the future
Today I am striving to achieve my goal of becoming a teacher, whilst I continue to work at Bianco Hire. I am committed to seeing my degree through, becoming qualified and looking for work in either a metropolitan, rural and/or overseas location; depending on the opportunities available to me upon my graduation.