Hi, my name is Chloe Murray. I am a born and raised Darwin girl currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Mathematics and Physical Education) at Charles Darwin University.
My passion to become a teacher was initiated by the many teachers I had growing up. I was inspired by their willingness and ability to help all students believe in themselves. As a future teacher one of my many long term goals is to be able to teach in places where students aren’t always able to access quality education opportunities. Therefore my decision to stay in Darwin and study at Charles Darwin University is due to the experiences and opportunities I know I can receive, such as opportunities to gain practical experience in remote communities.
My favourite pastime growing up has always been sport. I have always enjoyed being involved in a range of different sports including swimming, tennis, surf lifesaving and volleyball. My preferred sport however has always been netball. I began playing netball at 11 years of age and have continued to play ever since. Being involved with a range of team sports has allowed me to create lifelong friendships and develop skills which make me a committed team player. I believe working with others is the best possible way to learn and develop skills that benefit each individual.
Growing up in Darwin and being part of its small, friendly multicultural community I have learnt to take advantage of the many opportunities that present themselves. One of the most rewarding opportunities I have ever experienced personally was being part of a community service team in 2013. As a team of students we fundraised the money to travel to Laos where we helped re-build a school, donated toys and learning resources and taught English to some of the students there. Being able to interact with the Lao community and learn about their culture expanded my perspective of the world and contributed to me wanting to teach in places where children aren’t as likely to receive an education.
I am a student committed to the Darwin community, my work and future career pathway. I aim to be the best possible teacher I can be and hopefully that is someone which the younger generation can look up to and be inspired by.