There’s lots to think about when you first start any new job, let alone your very first teaching gig! It’s natural to be nervous and maybe feel a little overwhelmed, but the good news is there’s lots of support to help you get on your feet. Here’s our advice for tackling your first few weeks on the job.
1. Get started
We’ve put together a useful website to help with your
beginning teacher induction. You’ll find all the information you’ll need to get started in your teaching career with us, including some orientation checklists to guide you on what to do before you start, on your first day and week, as well as procedures for your school and relocation.
2. Soak up support from the department
If you’re starting in a Queensland state school, you’ll have access to our specially-curated intranet page for beginning teachers. With inspiring messages of encouragement plus plenty of details on professional requirements, professional learning opportunities and ongoing support including mentoring, it will be your go-to source of information while you get settled.
If you’ve got time up your sleeve, get your brain into gear for the year with some courses on The Learning Place. You might also want to get to grips with OneSchool, the software used in our schools, using our online training environment, or check out our other professional development opportunities for staff.