I have wonderful memories of my time at Subiaco Primary School; so good
that I think they were definite contributors in my decision to become a primary
school teacher. Currently I am living in Kemsing, a small village in the UK,
whilst teaching at 'The Schools at Somerhill'; a large private school situated
in a beautiful Jacobean Mansion near Tonbridge. I have been there for over
five years now, the longest I have been in one place since my time at Subiaco.
I teach a Year Four class but am also responsible for the pastoral care of
the 220 boys from Year Three to Eight. When I arrived at the school I was
the ICT (computer) coordinator but gave this up after three years to experience
teaching within a classroom.
Prior to teaching at Somerhill I have had a wide range of jobs in the
child care spectrum whilst also trying to travel:
Child care worker and babysitter whilst training to be
Teacher at Kondinin Primary School, which is situated
in the Wheat Belt near Wave Rock.
Counselor / Supervisor and President for/of The Children's
Holiday Association, which used to run camps for children of single parent
Male nanny in London in 92/93, before it became popular
to have a male nanny (I would expect 20% of the nannies or au-pairs of
families at Somerhill are male).
Camp America councelor.
Boarding School supervisor at Kent Street High School.
Family Care Worker for Mofflyn - training parents how
to look after their children after either exposing them to abuse or abusing
Teacher at Scotch College: In charge of the Junior School
Computer Department and Games/PE Department.
Private Tutor to a very wealthy English family.
Favourite Travel Destinations
- Turkey - I have been there twice: once whilst backpacking on
a very tight budget with a cousin and once in Five Star comfort.
- New York - I went to Long Island and New York City for five
summers in a row and had a lovely time there staying with a famous
US director and his family. I was in New York when the Twin Towers
were hit - a very sureal experience.
- Camping anywhere.
Memories of Subiaco