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.
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 is an Advanced Skills Teacher 2 and has taught for thirty-eight years including Port Lincoln, Tarlee, Balaklava, Prospect, Stirling, Basket Range, Heathfield and Rose Park. Throughout all of these teaching experiences the best assessors of her teaching effectiveness have been her students. “Wendy, I like the way you learn from us and we learn from you” student, Wyl, Rose Park Primary School. The message: we all learn together, and it never stops.
Angela is an experienced and dedicated teacher, who is a compassionate and a genuine nurturer. Angela has taught at Rose Park PS since 2003 and thoroughly enjoys the community culture. She has taught in a variety of demographic schools, including Milingimbi (an Aboriginal Settlement in the NT), plus country and inner-city schools in South Australia. Angela has thoroughly enjoyed two teacher exchanges to Canada. These experiences have motivated Angela to continue travelling and increase her awareness of being a global citizen.
Angela has a passion for Mathematics – both learning and teaching! She empowers and inspires students to excel and enjoy 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 teacher who has been working in the Rose Park Primary School community since 2017; as a School Support Officer in Curriculum, as OSHC Assistant Director and currently year 1 classroom teacher.
Tom is a passionate and energetic teacher who has a strong emphasis on building relationships with his students and working collaboratively with the Early Years’ teaching team. Tom strives to be the best he can be, in all aspects of his life, and aims 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 enjoys playing football. He loves travelling, and the outdoors. Tom feels extremely excited and honoured to teach at Rose Park Primary School in 2021.