Students spend almost half their waking hours at school with their teachers. So, it’s safe to say that teachers play a significant role in their life and their level of enthusiasm for learning. From educator to motivator, role model, care giver, mentor and much more, teachers are very important to a student’s learning.
At Esperance Anglican Community School, we pride ourselves on our caring, committed and friendly staff who aim to create an atmosphere that is warm and inclusive, where students feel happy and respected, because we know that a passionate teacher’s enthusiasm is infectious. Teachers can engage with students to make learning both enjoyable and effective.
Today our teacher in profile is Laura Salomone, Teacher of Physical Education, Health, Outdoor Education, Mathematics, Sports Coordinator and Head of Goldsworthy House.
In her role, Laura is responsible for all sporting fixtures, including:
- Cross Country
- Country Week
- School Inter-House and overnight sporting carnivals.
In addition, Laura oversees all outdoor education camps, which generally involve hiking, snorkeling, canoeing and bike riding to name a few.
Laura grew up in Perth, attending the Holy Spirit Primary School, Iona Presentation College and then Notre Dame University, where her love of sports, like Snowboarding, Basketball and Volleyball, the outdoors (camping) and travelling the world, led her to complete a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education with Religion, Science and Outdoor Education.
Before joining EACS in 2014, Laura taught for two years at John Paul College, Kalgoorlie.
It goes without saying that Laura is passionate about her role at EACS. More specifically, she sees sport and outdoor education as an opportunity to learn and hone lifelong skills outside of the classroom in a practical manner. Laura believes that participation in sport and outdoor activities can develop relationships with nature and improve communication, team work, independence and efficient time management.
During her time at EACS, Laura would like to further develop the outdoor education program, with a view to making the School an outdoor education specialist school at ATAR level.
Laura is inspired by the student body at EACS, which she says is unique from many other schools, “They are respectful, kind and have great charisma, making it a very enjoyable school to work at.”
Esperance Anglican Community School and its staff are dedicated to developing people of character with a strong sense of identity and a passion for learning who will become great contributors to the region and beyond.
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