Wendy lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband Michael and their interesting cat, Wilbur. Wildlife surrounds their home including koalas who may wander through the yard at night, and ringtail possums that love the shed. Having a strong connection to nature, and a passion for the beauty of the natural world, Wendy feels privileged to be a part of it. This passion extends into her teaching philosophies with a strong belief that every child is competent, and she views the environment as the third teacher. This is the belief of the Reggio Emilia approach which has inspired teachers the world over.
Wendy wants her students to connect with the past, present and future, to access the different communication technologies available while still connecting with the natural world, and to make informed choices that will affect their lives. She has a strong belief in supporting students to be the best they can be, now and in the future. She sees her role to foster within her students, through the attitudes they adopt and the choices they make, the belief that they can achieve.
Wendy has a diploma in teaching, and is an Advanced Skills Teacher 2. She has taught for thirty five years from Port Lincoln, Tarlee, Balaklava, Prospect, Stirling, Basket Range, Heathfield and Rose Park. She has written published educational resources in the curriculum division, working with university academics and authors of current educational thinking. Throughout this her best assessors have been her students,
“Wendy I like the way you learn from us and we learn from you” student, Wyl Godfrey, Rose Park Primary School. The message, we all learn together and it never stops.
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!”
Tom is a graduate teacher who has been working in the Rose Park Primary School community since 2017; he has previously worked as an SSO (Curriculum Support) at Rose Park Primary School and at the Rose Park OSHC as Assistant Director. Tom completed his primary teaching degree at the end of 2019.
Tom is a passionate and energetic teacher who has a strong emphasis on building relationships with his students. Tom strives to be the best he can be, in all aspects of his life, and tries to inspire students to do the best they can do in their learning and life.
Away from the classroom, Tom is a passionate sportsman and plays SANFL football for the West Adelaide football club at a Semi-professional level. He loves travelling, and all sport. Tom feels extremely excited and honoured to teach at Rose Park Primary School in 2020.