Amber Wheatley from Lismore 2022-2024

Amber was awarded a Southern Cross University Scholarship to assist with her studies in a Bachelor of Education.

Thank you, Lord’s Taverners, for selecting me to receive this assistance, being grateful is an understatement. In receiving the scholarship, it has lowered my anxiety levels going into my first placement, as I and my family are facing some hardships at this current time. I am presently living at my sister’s house with my two children, Sophia who is five and my son Chaise, who is eight and has a diagnosis of ASD. We have been affected by the recent floods, losing our home and all our belongings, so every little bit of help is greatly appreciated at the current time.

This assistance will allow me to purchase study resources that I lost in the floods, so that I can rebuild my learning space. In turn, this will encourage me to continue studying my great passion for education and support me to focus on being the best preservice teacher I can be for our local students.