Congratulations Nikki Asikas (BArtsSc ’19 & Master of Teaching student) who has won the Outstanding Graduate award at the annual Teachers Day Awards this year. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nikki, a Flinders University student, has joined us this year as a pre-service teacher, and her genuine care for our students and her enthusiasm for teaching has been commendable. She has made many valuable contributions to the school in the short time that we have had her with us. Her work in our adventure space program and her curriculum development and teaching in the stage 2 Biology and Psychology classes have been outstanding. She cares deeply about teaching and will be an asset to any school should they be so lucky to have her. We wish her all the very best in her very bright future in education.

Nikki says β€œI had not actually realised the extent of the positive impact that I have made on my colleagues and students at both my placement schools over the last two years,” she says. β€œI was so honoured, and offer thanks to the many mentors who have been there for me, to shape me and help me grow in my practice.

β€œFor me, the most rewarding part about teaching is the adrenaline that occurs when I see my students experience a light bulb moment. In that moment, I know that the tools I have been able to provide them with will help them shape their learning experience.”