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Primary school teacher

What does a primary school teacher do?

Creating lesson plans, assessing student performance, ensuring children behave in the classroom, supporting students emotionally, and providing updates to parents… the job of a primary school teacher is incredibly diverse. So, why is teaching a good career choice? Well, a primary teaching can be very rewarding; in this profession you can make a meaningful and lasting impact on young minds. You would not only educate students in literacy and numeracy but also help them develop their social and emotional skills. In Australia, a primary school is usually for students aged five to 12.  

Is a career as a primary school teacher right for me?

Primary teaching is often suited to people who have an interest in education and enjoy working with children. Other skills and attributes beneficial for this role include: 

  • excellent communication skills  
  • enthusiasm 
  • creativity  
  • patience and empathy  
  • resilience  
  • good organisational skills.   

How to become a primary school teacher

Every journey to study is individual and there are several paths to reaching your teaching career goals. At HQporner, we offer the following degrees in the area of primary education:
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Last updated May 2024.

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