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Aileen Murray has been teaching French language in the PLC Junior School for the last seven years. We asked Aileen a few questions to get to know her better!

What led you to be a French Teacher?

I have so much love for languages, culture, travel and The Arts. What I love even more is sharing this passion with others!

What’s an accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Prior to moving to Australia, I spent a few months teaching Junior School students in Mombasa, Kenya.

My friends and I fundraised for the School, and with the money raised, we equipped them with two toilets, where they previously had none. We were so proud to be able to give something back to the wonderful children who shared their joy and energy with us every day.

What’s one of your favourite memories from the past year at PLC?

Languages Week is always a fun time in the Junior School. I especially enjoy seeing students engaged in the various competitions, and excited about the activities which occur outside the classroom.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

I love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit many beautiful places in the world. It’s impossible for me to choose one place, but where I grew up in East Cork, Ireland; the south of France; and of course, Perth, all hold very special places in my heart!

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

I would like to have dinner with a few good comedians like Michael McIntyre and David O’Doherty, as I love a good laugh! I think Albert Einstein would be a very inspirational dinner guest, and Barack and Michelle Obama would have some interesting stories to tell. It would also be great to have all my grandparents back for dinner so I could appreciate their life stories.

What aspect of your role at PLC do you enjoy the most?

I love the relationships we create, through collaboration with other staff members, and of course, getting to work with children across different Year levels with their infectious enthusiasm for everything they do!

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

Get involved in everything you can, and seize every opportunity!

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