Sharing passion for education with interested students

IGS Scholar Bridget Farkos couldn't have imagined a better place to begin her teaching career than at IGS.

The 22-year-old University of Sydney student, who was awarded the competitive scholarship at IGS, will complete the practical component of her degree here during Term 4.

“I really like how individual, creative and open the students are at IGS,” Bridget said.

“IGS is a very nice environment. Everyone is so passionate about their own things and everyone has been so welcoming and open to helping me grow as a teacher.

“IGS is a very good environment to try new things. Here I have been given the opportunity to create new things, and run the classes how I want to run them.”

Bridget will be teaching students in Years 7 and 10 throughout Term 4 and will also join students in SAGE Week in Week 5.

“It’s been really nice to see that the students at IGS want to learn. They have had such good discussions and ideas and have been so open with what they think,” she said.

The young teacher’s mother also works in Education, and Bridget is proud to follow in her footsteps.

Bridget said she loves working with students and finds it “rewarding seeing them grow and learn, seeing them become young adults has always been inspiring”.

“While I was at school I loved learning. I love being able to think and talk about new ideas and I want to help students foster and develop that same love of learning.”