‘TEACH for AUSTRALIA’ andAUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY’

Since 2016, Warwick Senior High School has collaborated in a positive partnership with Teach for Australia (TFA), and its associated connection with Australian Catholic University (ACU), through the Leadership Development Program and Master of Teaching qualification.

Teach for Australia’s Leadership Development Program is a scholarship that sponsors exceptional people who commit to teaching in disadvantaged communities. Successful recipients participate in the program while undertaking studies towards becoming a secondary school teacher through successful completion and attainment of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) degree.

TFA Associates begin teaching (with full salary and benefits) at secondary schools across Australia. They teach 80 per cent of a full time load to allow time for ongoing study. Additionally, associates have regular contact with a strong support team from ACU and TFA and their own school based Mentor, who receives specialised training and support from TFA.

The development of professional skills and knowledge embedded in the program is underpinned by the commitment to human dignity and the common good. Graduates are empowered to maximise the potential of every child they teach. This commitment aligns with the work of Teach For Australia in breaking the cycle of disadvantage by developing exceptional teachers and leaders, and placing them in areas of need across Australia.

Warwick Senior High School is lucky to have benefitted from our partnerships with Teach for Australia and Australian Catholic University, and as a result of these positive partnerships, have employed exceptional teachers in the English, Science, Mathematics and Music learning areas.

SOLARBUDDY AUSTRALIA

 The Warwick Senior High School English Learning Area is now in its second year of a unique partnership with SolarBuddy Australia, as well strengthening its collaboration with the Warwick Senior High School STEAM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Committee.

SolarBuddy is an Australian charity uniting a global community with a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help them to study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.

In 2019 and 2020, teachers in the English Learning Area gained funding from the STEAM Committee to purchase solar lights which students assembled and were then sent to children in communities around the world, combining education with innovative design for social good.

Warwick Senior High School is proud of this unique partnership and through this partnership, celebrate our students’ learning in their skills of collaboration, communication, thinking creatively and analytically, and developing their problem solving skills.