A Challenging and Creative Environment
Senior Drama/English Teacher (Current Employee) – Mount Gambier, SA – 2 September 2014
I work in a large Regional High School with a student body of around 1,000 students. Due to the Regional isolation an Arts culture is quite hard to maintain in an area dominated by Sports culture. There is a lot of change in management and at times this can be frustrating, as very competant and innovative managers often move to the Metropolitan area. The most enjoyable part of my day is the classroom and Teaching itself, which provides me with endless creative opportunities to facilitate learning for a wide variety of students from a varied range of socio-economic backgrounds. Everyday is full of challenges and learning opportunities for refining the craft of teaching and developing new curriculum understanding. The Performing Arts has specific challenges, on a daily basis, and each day is filled with a variety of organisational and creative decisions. The Arts community/faculty is always fun and productive as a work environment and although many government schools are underfunded, we are provided with endless creative challenges around developing quailty Arts education with what we have available regarding physical resources.