Announcing 2017 Teachers
We are thrilled to announce our 2017 teaching staff. The field of applicants was rich with great teachers, and we feel confident that moving into 2017 we have a strong teaching team with a good base in Steiner Education. We are appointing a full-time Kinder/Prep teacher and three part-time Class Teachers who will share the teaching load for the primary composites. Daily Main Lessons will be delivered consistently by two teachers. Our teaching staff for 2017 are as follows:
Helen Bagworth: Kindergarten/Prep teacher
Helen is an experienced Steiner Early Childhood Teacher, and will come to us from Lorien Novalis (Sydney). Helen is dedicated to studying and teaching Steiner Educational philosophies. In her current position, she has experience as a member the Senior College of Teachers and as the Early Childhood Coordinator. Helen is a gentle, calm and loving teacher who works with passion and enthusiasm to create learning programs, class rhythms and activities to suit each child and the needs of the whole class. As part of each day, Helen likes to make sure that each child has the sense of being seen and understood. Helen is passionate about children’s connection to nature and is enthusiastic about our Bush School program. As a school community, we are very lucky that Helen visited an Educator’s conference (Vital Years) earlier in the year, and felt strongly drawn to living and working in our beautiful state. Helen is excited about joining our growing school community and offering her knowledge and skills to develop Steiner Education in Launceston. Helen’s daughter will join in our older primary composite class.
Monique Huyskens: Class 1/2 Main Lesson Teacher
Monique will take on the care of our Class 1/2 students in 2017, and deliver the Main Lesson every morning as well as some specialist and practice lessons. Monique is passionate about Steiner Education and has a long association with the School having been instrumental in forming Rainbow Garden Steiner Playgroup. Monique undertook Steiner Teacher training with Jean Hearn in 2006, and subsequently completed her teacher qualifications. From her teaching positions in Broome (WA) Monique has experience teaching composites and tailoring learning to a diverse range of children. She has specialized knowledge in literacy and learning support. Most recently, she has worked with professionalism and dedication to develop the learning support program at Waverley Primary School. Monique is passionate about developing Steiner Education in Launceston and has supported our school in 2016 in a voluntary capacity as Secretary of the School Council.
Lynda Wood: Class Teacher - Specialist
Lynda is an artistic, warm and practical teacher who has most recently worked at Trevallyn Primary School on their Kitchen Garden program. Lynda has been involved throughout her children’s younger years with Steiner Education through playgroup, and practices at home. Now that her children are becoming more independent, Lynda is excited about continuing her journey as a Steiner classroom teacher. She brings a wealth of understanding of working with parents and school communities having been a key part of the Trevallyn Primary School Association for years. Lynda also served on the Tamar Valley Steiner School Council in 2016 and was a key contributor to the school’s vision. Lynda also has a breadth of artistic and handicraft skills. Lynda will take our Primary School children for specialist lessons such as Art, Craft and Gardening and support our Main Lesson teachers.
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