Alicia Carr

Alicia (Miss Carr) commenced teaching at Rose Park Primary three years ago and has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this thriving learning community. She taught at Burnside Primary and at St Peter’s Girls Early Learning Centre. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts with majors in History and English.

She believes that developing trusting and open relationships with students and families is fundamental in achieving positive learning outcomes.

Her teaching philosophy stems from a Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. This means having a strong image of childhood, one where every child is seen as a competent and capable active participant in their learning. She has high expectations of her students and supports them to achieve their personal best by guiding and supporting children to become independent problem solvers.

She aims to provide a learning environment that is safe, inclusive, open-ended and flexible, whereby children are naturally inclined to take more risks in their learning, challenge higher order thinking, and co-construct knowledge with each other creatively. She enjoys fostering curiosity and a love of learning, and encourages her students to respect others and themselves.

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Clare Rodger

Clare is a Reception teacher at Rose Park Primary School. Clare has over 20 years teaching experience. She has taught Reception to year 7 students in Australia, Scotland, Sweden and Spain; in both public and private schools. 

Clare’s invaluable exposure to a wide variety of teaching methods and strategies has been instrumental in the establishment of her strong and effective teaching pedagogy. Clare is a passionate teacher and loves to inspire students to wonder, question, imagine and create.  She finds it very fulfilling to watch her students learn, grow and flourish.

Clare values excellent relationships with students, parents and colleagues. She also thoroughly enjoys working as part of an effective, collaborative Reception teaching team. Clare feels very privileged to work in such a dynamic school that always seeks to provide the best for student learning and wellbeing.

Clare graduated from Glasgow University with an Honours Bachelor of Education degree. In her spare time Clare enjoys reading, kayaking, walking, and spending time with her family.

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Karyn Byles

Karyn is a dynamic, collaborative, highly organised Early Years educator with twenty years’ experience, teaching in small, large metropolitan and regional schools. Her engaging pedagogical approach has enabled her to provide a learning environment that has high expectations with flexibility to cater for the diverse backgrounds of students, staff, parents, and school community. Karyn is committed to developing resilient, environmentally aware, and creative lifelong learners who have an ability to engage with a growth mindset approach.

Karyn builds strong and trusting relationships with students, by listening and acting on their feedback. Through promoting a positive and caring classroom climate, students feel valued because learning is celebrated, and everyone has a sense of belonging. She empowers students by co-developing personalised classroom essential agreements and having class meetings to discuss issues in preparation to validate student voice. Karyn develops professional and collaborative relationships with parents by employing an ‘open door’ approach with a service culture orientation.

Karyn feels honoured to teach at Rose Park Primary School and is passionate about the school’s future direction. She is a valuable member of our school community and as an educator strives to inspire students to achieve their full potential, in all aspects of a holistic education.