Kate Watts - Junior Learning Community

Qualifications:  Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies and Bachelor of Education. 

I am very excited to be joining the Christ the King community as a Grade 1-2 teacher.  I completed my Bachelor of Education at the University of Ballarat, my Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and in 2020 I will commence my Masters of Education in Student Wellbeing at ACU. 

I have been a classroom teacher as St Mary’s Primary School in Williamstown for the past four years.  During my teaching career, I have provided stimulating and technology-rich learning environments that fostered confidence and encouraged students to strive to reach their full potential.  

I bring a creative, positive energy to the school, accompanied with a desire and willingness to work with others to achieve our common goal. In 2019 I was a highly valued member of representative teams for Pattern And Structure Assessment (PASA), Inquiry Learning and the Religious Education Collective. 

My philosophy on education focuses on an active approach as I engage my students in discussions, activities and higher-level thinking. I believe that all children can learn, therefore I have high expectations for my students. 

I include interesting learning activities in my lessons to grab the attention of students and inspire them to participate and learn. I believe that all students have the right to a good education, and they should all be encouraged to do their best. This is achieved while reviewing the assessment data and discovering where there are gaps in the students learning that needs to be addressed.

Academically, learning is about becoming a better listener, a confident speaker, a more thorough thinker, an active problem-solver and creating a foundation to become a life-long learner. These skills will steer students to overcome future obstacles and challenges, both of an academic and/or personal nature, while also preparing them to take advantage of every opportunity available to them.