Patrick

“Always pick the subjects that you love most, and the teachers that you work well with. Then doing well will be much easier! If you haven’t tried your hand at a technology class, give it a go! Everyone can be good at using technology.”

— Patrick Bailey


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

Bachelor of Primary Education (graduated 2022)

Q: Where did you go to primary school?

Gympie East State School


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

Soccer, hand ball. I also was an avid user of run3 on Cool Maths Games.

Q: Where did you go to high school?

James Nash SHS

Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?

English, Science, Technologies, Languages & Music

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

I played saxophone in two different high school bands. My favourite was the stage band which focussed more upon jazzy and funky music. I also loved physics, specifically electrical physics as this was an area I knew directly related to my life and I was interested in how electricity works.

Why did you want to become a MIE Lab presenter?

To gain more experience in schools and teaching technology is fun and exciting!

What do you like about being a MIE Lab presenter?

I love visiting lots of schools in different locations around Southeast Queensland. I also love bringing fun and interesting coding and robotics to students and being taught new things by students and their ingenuity.


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

Always pick the subjects that you love most, and the teachers that you work well with. Then doing well will be much easier! If you haven’t tried your hand at a technology class, give it a go! Everyone can be good at using technology.

“Coding and robotics is so fun and practical for my life. Just the other day I built a small robot that would turn on and off my washing machine when I want it to.”

Patrick Bailey