A lifelong passion for sport and interest in health, combined with high school teachers and family inspired Jacqueline Barr to become a physical education and health teacher.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education)
Placement starts semester 1, year 1. You don’t learn from being told how to teach, you learn from getting out into the field and learning through mistakes.
I’ve enjoyed sport and had an interest in health my entire life and always enjoyed working with children and seeing them succeed. It was my high school teachers and family inspired me to become a physical education and health teacher.
I chose RMIT because it was more hands on than the other universities I looked at, making it more enjoyable and allowing for kinaesthetic learners like myself.
Placement starts semester 1, year 1. You don’t learn from being told how to teach, you learn from getting out into the field and learning through mistakes. You’re thrown in from the start, gaining an abundance of learning experiences and preparing you for the future.
While studying I took part in University Games. I made a fantastic group of friends and met so many people from RMIT and other universities. It was a great way to get to know those at my university as well as making some great friends.
I love what I do because it allows me to provide youth of today with knowledge to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Being a teacher is such a rewarding career. It is a great feeling when you see your students have a ‘light bulb moment’ and understand something that they previously struggled with. This makes what I do so enjoyable.