Sunshine Coast alumni awarded teaching scholarship

Sunshine Coast Grammar School is proud to announce that 2020 graduate Tori Dutton, has been awarded the PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship for 2023.

The Scholarships are awarded each year to a limited number of recent graduates from PMSA Schools who choose to pursue a career in teaching, with an aim to nurture a respect for the importance of teaching as a profession and foster Christian faith and values in schools.

Tori is currently in her third year at Christian Heritage College studying Primary Education and on placement at Nambour Christian College.

“I really love primary teaching and the student’s joyful nature and the playful learning it offers,” said Tori.

“Being able to incorporate a Christian perspective into my study and teaching is also important to me and I’m enjoying that aspect.”

 Along with her peers at Brisbane Boys’ College, Clayfield College, and Somerville House, Tori was inspired and drawn to teaching from her time at Grammar. Tori was a dedicated and passionate student and was a valued member of the community having been involved in Grammar Helping Hands initiatives and Grammar Netball.

“It was my early involvement in netball coaching that lead me to develop a love for teaching children. They are some of my favourite memories from my time at Grammar,” said Tori.

“My teachers inspired me because of the lengths they go to help their students succeed and build their confidence.”

In addition to her studies, Tori continues her work with Surf Lifesaving as a Community Awareness Presenter organising Nippers Beach Safety Programs for school students and is a valued member of the Calvary Christian Church guiding students in the Youth Ministry.

We were thrilled to welcome Tori back through the Grammar Gates and present her with the Scholarship at Assembly this week and wish her all the best in her future endeavours as she completes her teaching degree.