Bridget Dyson - BEd (Tchg) Primary
Bridget Dyson loves the supportive staff and working at local schools in Whangarei.
“I am really happy to be studying at the Tai Tokerau Campus. The staff are really supportive, and working in local schools has reinforced my desire to give back to the community I live in.
“I really love working with young children and am passionate about helping them to achieve their goals and to believe in themselves, so I decided to pursue a primary teaching qualification.
“I chose the University of Auckland because it offered the curriculum I wanted. I was drawn to the idea of training at Tai Tokerau because I wanted to gain experience teaching in Northland schools. To stay at home with the support of my family and friends was an extra bonus.
“I’m really enjoying the practicums and find the theories I have learned invaluable during practicum. I enjoy building relationships with the school children, teachers, parents and my lecturers, which has helped to increase my confidence.
“Ideally, I would like to begin my teaching career in Northland and gain my registration and then gain more experience overseas. I would also like to continue with postgraduate studies to develop my knowledge and skills to allow me to be the best teacher I can be.”