Teacher Trainee Opportunity

Over the last two years, Baradene has provided opportunities to train as a secondary teacher at the College and is doing so again in 2023. It provides a wonderful and innovative teacher training programme that two alumnae have taken part in for 2022, Lucy Fuller and Emelina Glavas. 

If you would like to learn more about this programme, set up by the Auckland Schools Teaching Coalition in conjunction with the University of Waikato, please refer to the website: https://www.schoolbasedtraining.org/ 

To apply for the teacher training opportunity at Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, please complete the application form on the University of Waikato website https://www.schoolbasedtraining.org/apply.html and send this form along with your transcript to the Principal’s Executive Assistant – Donna Francis [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 19 September.


I left Baradene in 2016 and have returned in a different capacity as a trainee teacher this year. It has been the most wonderful experience being able to train as a teacher in such a supportive environment. Being at Baradene all year meant I was fully immersed in the school environment. This has provided great insight into both the full role of a teacher and the wider school community. The practical experience that the programme offers is second to none, and I am very grateful to have been supported by so many staff members this year. It truly has been a full circle moment, including with one of my teachers as a student at Baradene now being my mentor teacher! 

Lucy Fuller (Class of 2016)

Receiving the opportunity to return to Baradene and complete my teacher training this year has been a blessing, surpassing all my expectations. The staff have been unbelievably supportive of both my teaching within the classroom and learning throughout the university courses, encouraging me to grow into a reflective, empathetic teacher passionate about their subject content and the wellbeing of their students. As I reflect upon nearing the end of my first school year returning as a staff member, I believe the idea of a full-time practical is extremely valuable as part of this course. It allowed me to gain authentic experience in a school environment and strengthen whanaungatanga with staff and students. Looking forward, I feel confident going into my first year of teaching in 2023, knowing that wherever I am, I have the strong support system of Baradene behind me, something for which I will always be grateful.

Emelina Glavas (Class of 2017)