Fu­ture is bright

Stu­dent fi­nal­ist in awards

Seymour Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By Gus McCub­bing

As­sump­tion Col­lege Kil­more Year 12 stu­dent Daniel Fisher is a fi­nal­ist for this year’s Vic­to­rian Train­ing Awards, with the win­ner to be an­nounced at Crown Casino in Mel­bourne tonight.

While nei­ther of the two VET sub­jects he took in the lead-up to Year 12 — act­ing and elec­tro-tech­nol­ogy — turned out to be the per­fect fit for him, Mr Fisher’s act­ing teacher said she thought he would make a great pri­mary school teacher, thereby set­ting him on a new path­way.

Af­ter lov­ing his work ex­pe­ri­ence at Sa­cred Heart Pri­mary School in Yea, Mr Fisher ap­plied for a school­based ap­pren­tice­ship and train­ing Cer­tifi­cate III in Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port, which he is com­plet­ing through Goul­burn Ovens In­sti­tute of TAFE.

Mr Fisher, who works part-time at McDon­ald’s and is busy com­plet­ing all the re­quired book work to be­come a qual­i­fied teacher’s aide on top of his VCE stud­ies, said he was rapt to be nom­i­nated for the award.

‘‘Bal­anc­ing the school­based work with VCE was pretty hard, so it was good to get ac­knowl­edged for all the ef­fort that I put in,’’ he said. ‘‘It was pretty spe­cial.’’ Hav­ing al­ready booked in an early en­try place to study pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion at Aus­tralian Catholic Univer­sity next year, Mr Fisher has his sights set on the fu­ture.

‘‘I guess the pri­mary sys­tem lacks male teach­ers and kids al­ways need good male role mod­els, so I as­pire to be one of them,’’ he said.

Good prospects: Daniel Fisher is study­ing to be­come a teacher’s aide.

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