From Property to Primary

Stewart Simpson decided to make a career move from property valuer to a primary school teacher.

“My wife is a primary school teacher and I had been toying with the idea of teaching for a few years. Last year we did a teacher exchange to the UK. This gave me the opportunity to experience a real classroom– I loved it.

I decided to take the plunge and leave my job as a property valuer to study primary teaching. It has been a massive lifestyle change, but I’m comfortable it has been the right move. It’s a more rewarding career for me – I want to contribute more to the community.

The course is challenging, you have a really full workload, but everything you learn is relevant to the practical placements. The practical elements of this course really set it aside from other courses. You will know pretty soon after starting this course if teaching is for you!”

Stewart Simpson is due to complete the Master of Teaching Primary in 2013.