This term we have been thrilled to host two pre-service teachers who also double as Old Collegians. In their short time here, they have already made an impact on the students they have taught and we are loving having their friendly faces around the College.

Welcome back, Eliza-Jane Rundle from the Class of 2012 who is currently undertaking a pre-service teaching placement here at Clonard working in the Physical Education, Health and Mathematics Learning areas.

After Clonard, Eliza-Jane began an undergraduate degree in Podiatry at Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga, living there for 3 years before returning to Geelong to pursue other avenues. Eliza-Jane gained employment at St Joseph’s College as an Education Support Officer, where a passion for helping students came to life and prompted her return to study at Deakin University, undertaking a Secondary Teaching degree specialising in Physical Education, Health and Mathematics.

‘I am very proud to be back doing my rounds at Clonard. A school that was very good to my sister and myself and we have some amazing memories to support that. The classes I have are amazing and very welcoming. It is special that Sarah Fish was teaching me in Year 12 and now is my mentor teacher when I am learning to teach. Best Role Model’. – Eliza-Jane Rundle

Welcome back, Lauren Jovanovski from the Class of 2017 who is currently undertaking a pre-service teaching placement here at Clonard working in the Physical Education and Mathematics Learning areas.

Since leaving Clonard, Lauren has continued study and part-time work. She is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Physical Education at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus and majoring in Health and Physical Education (PE) and minoring in mathematics.

‘It has been a full circle experience, leaving Clonard as a student in 2017 and coming back as a pre-service teacher in 2021. It has been amazing to be back and so welcomed by all staff and students’. – Lauren Jovanovski