Spotlight On: Mr Bundi Dingjan

Posted May 31, 2024 in Teacher Spotlights, The 澳门最快开奖 By Sophie Foster

Middle School teacher Mr Bundi Dingjan has been at the College for nearly 10 years, in a wide range of roles. He鈥檚 proudly Wesley to his core.

 

What was your route to teaching at Wesley?

My professional teaching journey began at Wesley before I even finished my undergraduate degree. In 2015, I commenced working in the Boarding House as a resident on duty and as the activities coordinator. In 2018 I was very fortunate to complete my final 10-week teaching placement in the HPE department under the mentorship of Mr Paul Deegan. In 2019 and 2020, while still working in the Boarding House, I took a relief teaching role and covered teachers on leave. At the end of 2020 a full-time position became available for the Year 8 Science and Maths teacher, and I was extremely happy to be offered the position. I鈥檓 still happily in that position today.

Tell us about being Director of Swimming.

I love being Director of Swimming at Wesley because it鈥檚 a team sport. Swimming is notoriously an individual sport requiring athletes to focus solely on themselves. However, swimming within the PSA is all about team strength. A school could have the fastest swimmer in the country, but that鈥檚 only one person of the 96 that are required. I love that the strength of the team comes from the brotherhood of banding together to achieve a common goal. It truly exemplifies what Wesley is all about and the spirit we share.

What鈥檚 your favourite sport?

I am obviously very biased in this: swimming! I was an elite swimmer for a long time. I love the sport; I鈥檝e raced some of the best in the world, had amazing experiences overseas, and I鈥檓 incredibly grateful for the dedication it has instilled within me.

Do you have a favourite quotation?

鈥淣ot only are you wrong, but you are wrong at the top of your voice. Raise the quality of your argument rather than your volume.鈥 I like this quotation and I say it all the time in my classroom. I love encouraging my students to argue with me, as long as they think about what they want to say and articulate correctly rather than simply yelling.

What鈥檚 your guilty pleasure?

On Friday evening, you鈥檒l find me parked on the couch with a block of 90% dark chocolate and listening to my dad鈥檚 old records, which could be anything from The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd, or Led Zeppelin.

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