Top students choose teaching careers

Four top Year 12 graduates from PMSA schools have won PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships for 2021 showing a positive sign for the future of teaching.

2019 Sunshine Coast Grammar School graduate Sophie Miles was one of the four students awarded this teaching scholarship and will continue her second year of a dual Bachelors of Arts/Education (Secondary) at the University of Queensland.

In addition to the PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship, Sophie was also awarded the TJ Ryan Memorial Scholarship from Education Queensland.

“I will focus on English, English Literature and Psychology and hope to able to make a difference in others’ lives like my teachers did for me,” Sophie said.

The PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships are awarded each year to recent graduates of PMSA schools who choose to pursue a career in teaching.

They aim to foster a respect for the importance of teaching as a profession, foster Christian faith and values in schools and encourage future teachers who hold Christian beliefs and values, and assist aspiring teachers of Christian conviction to complete an approved teacher education program to enable them to make a difference in the schools they serve.

Each of the four scholarship winners will receive $2,000 per year for up to four years as they undertake their teaching degrees.