Secondary School Teacher
In 2011, Patrick Keane, 22, completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Human movement and Health Studies) and Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary).
Almost immediately after graduating, Patrick found a job at the Booleroo Centre District School, teaching science and mathematics. When asked about his thoughts on moving from the city to the country, Patrick said “I was brought up in the country, so it wasn’t a massive transition. I’m actually closer to home now”.
During his time studying in Adelaide, Patrick was a keen sportsman and also coached various sporting teams. He continues both playing and coaching in his professional life. “Along with teaching, I also coach a tennis team and still am heavily involved in soccer”, he said.
According to Patrick, competition was fierce amongst graduates, with close to 150 people on the job hunt at the end of 2011. “I was very lucky to land a job so soon, but during my studies I received the country teaching scholarship which meant I had to teach in the country for a minimum of two years after graduating. I will see where I’m at in two years and maybe try working back in the city”, he said.
The year 2012 looks bright for Patrick, with work well under way and many opportunities to come back to city and teach in the future.
“I would definitely recommend this course of study, it’s fun, keeps you fit and involved in sport and physical education, and there is plenty of work in rural South Australia for graduates”, he said.
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