Veronica Malinao

Primary Teacher


My personal philosophy of teaching

 I have been drawn to the realm of teaching largely due to the incredible support and values instilled in my own children regarding their schooling life and the challenges they have faced early on to become more confident, independent learners. I have developed a passion for providing educational opportunities for all learners to engage with subjects and to promote a lifelong love of learning. I want to instil in my students that applying themselves and taking responsibility for their learning will provide them with the tools to succeed in all aspects of life. I will endeavour to provide a supportive, safe and nurturing environment for my students to develop confidence in their abilities, strengthen their self-esteem and encourage their potential.

As an educator I would extend children’s natural curiosity of learning through inquiry based learning projects and provide opportunities to engage in productive group work. I would create fun and engaging lessons to cater for all students utilising ICT's and hands on learning while supporting the needs of the learners. 


Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

Practicum Teacher

St Kieran's Primary School

Grade 1

Mentor: Natalie McKeon and Lara Maunder (4 weeks)

Mar 2015 - May 2015

Praticum Teacher

Kallangur State School

Grade 2

Mentor: Raewyn McKenzie (5 weeks)

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014

Practicum Teacher

Bounty Boulevard State School


Mentor: Heidi Clark (3 weeks)

Apr 2014 - May 2014

Practicum Teacher

Bounty Boulevard State School

Grade 4

Mentor: Megan Pickford (3 weeks)


Jul 2015 - Present

Graduate Certificate of Religious Education

Australian Catholic University

Currently enrolled

Feb 2014 - Dec 2015

Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning

University of Southern Queensland

Primary Qualified Prep - 6

Jan 2003 - Nov 2010

Bachelor of Social Science

Southern Cross University

Majored in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development


Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

Thrass Foundation Level Course

Thrass institute

Personal Skills

While studying and raising my family I have been a volunteer for STEPS as a Peer Support leader for people with an Acquired Brain Injury. I have also volunteered at St Benedict’s within the classroom as a parent helper through the multi-lit program and for a few days a term in addition to my required practical experience. Prior to my studies I worked in various roles as an enrolment officer, office co-ordinator, editorial assistant and receptionist for companies including Macarthur Anglican School, Perpetual Investments and Emap Australia. I feel being highly organised in my personal and professional life will help with my role as a teacher as well as my caring and compassionate nature to go above and beyond to help my students to reach their potential. My professional experience reports are available upon request.


2014 - 2015        St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School Mango Hill

                               Referee: Gabriella Lonzar

                               Grade 1 (Volunteered while studying)

                                Mary Donaldson Learning support (Volunteered for Multi-lit program)
                                Phone: 3481 4600

2013 - 2015         STEPS (Skills to enable people and communities)
                                Referee: Areti Kennedy
                                Peer Support Leader (Voluntary position)
                                Phone: 3406 2399