Sally Colburn is an accomplished teacher, rich in experience from teaching R-7 at various schools in her 15+ years as a teacher. Sally completed her Bachelor of Education (JP & P) at the University of SA and has taught at schools in the Adelaide Hills, Southern and Eastern suburbs.
Sally has followed her passion to learn more about Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Education, enjoying the challenge of sharing the Assistant Principal role in 2017. She thrived on the Wellbeing and Student Services experience in helping students and their families with Individual Learning Plans, writing support applications and assisting students with ‘big feelings’ and challenging behaviours. Sally has studied to develop a plethora of strategies that can be incorporated into her classroom, and children’s lives, to assist when needed most.
Sally has completed ‘Positive Education’ and ‘The Wellbeing Classroom’ training which have enriched her teaching pedagogy to further assist students and their families in times of need. Sally has trained in the MiniLit program which supports students to develop their reading skills. Sally has a keen interest in student voice and provides many opportunities for students to have their say and make informed decisions.
Sally is a proud Rose Park Primary School Old Scholar with long family connections to the school.
Jo Ferguson has been an Early Years classroom teacher at Rose Park for 5 years. She completed her Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary and Primary) at UniSA in 2009. Jo has a passion for teaching and learning through authentic inquiry, where students build upon deep, conceptual understandings of the world.
Jo’s experience and knowledge of inquiry learning, play based learning, and Reggio Emelia educational principles foster children’s innate curiosity and the idea that we (teachers, parents, and children) are all explorers of the world. She encourages students to express their opinions and feelings through visual arts with a focus on the process of creativity as much as the end product. Jo grew up in a creative family and continues to enjoy her own artistic pursuits outside of teaching.
She loves the great outdoors and enjoys taking time in school holidays to pack a bag and head out into the bush for overnight hiking or bush walking. Jo takes many opportunities to bring nature into the classroom or to take learning outside to experience learning beyond the classroom.
Angela Klenke is an experienced and dedicated teacher, she is compassionate and a genuine nurturer. Angela has been teaching at Rose Park PS since 2003 and thoroughly enjoys the community culture at Rose Park. She has taught in a variety of schools in differing demographics; including Milingimbi (an Aboriginal Settlement in the NT), and country and inner city schools in SA.
Angela has had 2 very successful and special teacher exchanges to Canada, followed by being involved in the SAETL committee (S. A. Exchange Teachers League), and being the editor of the SAETL magazine, published through the Ed Dept quarterly. These experiences have motivated Angela to continue travelling and be a global citizen.
Angela has a passion for Maths – both learning and teaching! She empowers and inspires students to enjoy and excel in Maths. A previous student was quoted saying “Angela engages her students to have fun and learn during Maths lessons.”
Angela believes “WE ARE ALL LIFE LONG LEARNERS!”