Ash

“I love seeing how much students enjoy the lessons and seeing the ‘lightbulb’ moment go off when students persevere through challenges and create something amazing.”

— Ash Otuana


Q: Name of the program you are enrolled in at UniSC

Bachelor of Primary Education

Q: Where did you go to primary school?

Kuluin State School


Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in Primary school Years 4 – 6?

I was a bit of a shy kid still learning about the world around me but I enjoyed Maths, HPE and Science subjects each year. I looked forward to meeting new people and making friends in each year but my favourite thing to do was go to the library and read books or play a board game with a friend and you could always find me in the corner of the library trying to read during lunch time.

Q: Where did you go to high school?

Maroochydore State High School

Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?

Maths, Science, Technologies, Health & PE

Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in High school?

In High school, I really started to come out of my shell and became more confident with who I am. I became more outgoing and spent a lot of time playing sport with my friends. I loved learning about Science, Biology, Digital Technology and playing Rugby League right up till year 12.

Why did you want to become a MIE Lab presenter?

Because of the opportunity to develop my teaching skills in classrooms.

What do you like about being a MIE Lab presenter?

I love seeing how much students enjoy the lessons and seeing the ‘lightbulb’ moment go off when students persevere through challenges and create something amazing.


If you could offer students in primary school and high school one piece of advice, what would it be?

Always have an open and happy mind to learning new things.

“Always have an open and happy mind to learning new things.”

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