Jane Hopper is excited and honoured to be part of the Rose Park Primary School community in 2018. She graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland with a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Primary Education in 1996. Electives she majored in were English Language and French.
For the first ten years of her teaching career, she gained experience working with a variety of year levels in a co-educational school in Edinburgh. In 2006, Jane secured a position in the International Teacher Exchange Program, which brought her to Adelaide. She has resided in Adelaide since and in that time worked as a relief teacher for six months before winning a permanent position at an all-girls independent school where she taught in the Middle School for nine years.
Through team teaching, she has gained experience in planning collaboratively with teaching staff. Collaborative by nature, she works productively to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to curriculum, assessment, teaching philosophies and methods with specialist experience in the core subjects of English, HASS, Maths and Science.
With a passion for facilitating and enabling positive learning outcomes for all students in her care and guidance, she upholds the highest of professional and personal values that are foundation stones to the development of highly responsible local and global citizens. Teaching and being part of the learning process is the ultimate reward for any educator. Jane looks forward to working with Rose Park students, helping the learners of today become the writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists and inquirers of tomorrow.
Following working in information technology in higher education for 16 years, Karsan Hutchinson returned to postgraduate study to achieve a long-held ambition to become a teacher. Completing his Master of Teaching (Primary & Middle) in mid-2016, he has enjoyed teaching at a number of schools in the eastern suburbs, before joining the 6/7 team at Rose Park Primary School in 2017.
Karsan is committed to developing and supporting a safe learning environment, where students are open-minded risk-takers in their learning, which is underpinned by the IB PYP programme. Along with his IT knowledge and background, he is a Council Member of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, which is dedicated to literacy and English language learning.
Adopted from Sri-Lanka, Karsan is the youngest of four children, growing up on a fruit orchard in the Murraylands. He enjoys playing the guitar and piano, eating Greek food and maintaining an encyclopaedic knowledge of The Beatles.