What do you teach?

I teach Humanities and specialise in Economics. I really love teaching each of these subjects, but the Year 12 ATAR Economics is my favourite. I loved Economics at school, studied it at UWA and I love teaching it at TC.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?

Well, it’s a massive year for me at TC. I am proud to be the Year 9 Cricket Manager and I am excited to be coaching the 8A Football team. The biggest event, however, is in Term 3 when we host the PSA Chess Tournament. We have progressively got better in the four years I’ve been coaching, but this year on home turf we have a good chance of taking home the championship.

Can you describe one of your favourite teaching moments at Trinity?

In Year 8 Course 3 Humanities, the curriculum includes the Middle Ages in History. I teach the students about castles and we set up a mock castle along the walkways between the A and S block buildings. We then use tennis balls to simulate arrows and set up a mock moat. The boys must pretend to wear armour. It’s a great hands-on learning activity and the students have a great time.

As a PCG teacher, the Year 12 Graduation in 2018 was fantastic. The Year 7 Becoming Brothers Camp in 2019 was a great time to get to know my new PCG students, and I especially enjoyed all of the team building activities. 

Who or what inspired you to be a teacher?

I was brought up in a family of teachers, with aunties, uncles and cousins working as teachers and principals in various schools across WA. Hearing them speak about their experiences definitely helped drive me toward teaching. 

I was also inspired by my teachers at Albany Senior High School - Mr Gillies and Mr Lucas were my biggest inspirations and I hope to be something like them in the future.

Outside of teaching, do you have any hobbies?

Outside of teaching, I love to podcast. Andrew Osnain (a former Trinity teacher) and I started a Fremantle Dockers review show about four years ago called the Purple Reign. 

Our first episodes were recorded at TC in the VET office. Last year we joined with the Fremantle Football Club to produce a preview show called the Purple Patch. This year we have had the privilege of sitting down and interviewing new head coach, Justin Longmuir, so we’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings!

If you'd like to listen to any Mr Aylmore's podcast with Justin Longmuir, please visit: https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=580439.