Philip O'Callaghan

Geography and Music Teacher
Education, Geography, Music
BA Geography and Music
Professional Diploma in Education

Critical thinking and the formulation of opinions and ideas.

2012-Present: Music & Geography teacher in Colaiste Pobail Setanta in Ongar, Dublin 15.

Currently I teach Music, Geography and Student Leadership, these respective subjects are a nice combination to teach. Along side this I was asked by the Principal to act as a Class Tutor. A Class Tutor has the social, academic and emotional responsibility for a group of 30 students.

Everyday in school there is something new, a new story, a new challenge and a new, ʻdramaʼ this for me is the one thing that makes my job so interesting. No one day is like the last and this keeps you on your toes and keeps you moving. Teaching is a job that is certainly dynamic and ever changing. There is no doubt that it does have its challenges however for me the rewards far out way these challenges. For when you teach you teach for the students in your care and this for me is what the job is all about.

(submitted November 2013)