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ROOM 18 - YEAR 1

   

ROOM 4 - YEAR 1/2

   

ROOM 18 - YEAR 2

Welcome to Room 8, Year 1. We, Mrs Leanne Hopkins and Mrs Pelagia Glasgow, as class teachers believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.  In our classroom we provide a caring, secure and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can grow and mature intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. It is our desire to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites sharing of ideas.

It is our belief that in order for students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations.  Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied creates an opportunity for individual discovery and construction of knowledge to occur.

It is important for the children to have the opportunity to study things that are meaningful and relevant to one’s life and interests.  Developing the curriculum around students interests fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates passion to learn.  Given the opportunity for input, students generate ideas and set goals that make for much richer activities than we could have created or imagined by ourselves.

 For us, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. Finally, in showing children how to become responsible for themselves as well as their own learning, we are giving them the tools to become successful in life and to believe in themselves.

Email: pelagia.glasgow@education.wa.edu.au or leanne.melvin1@education.wa.edu.au

 

 

 

ROOM 11 - YEAR 3

The students in Room 11 are taught by Mrs Rosemary Fountain (Monday, Tuesday) and Mrs Kasey de Boer (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).

Mrs Fountain  

I have been teaching for over 30 years in Perth, Tom Price, Karratha and Cocos Islands before coming to Busselton.  I believe if I can provide a safe and happy environment within my class room my students will be unafraid to make mistakes and will learn from them. Progress and effort will be celebrated and appreciated. 

I recognise that not all students progress at the same pace, so individuals are catered for and encouraged. One of my favourite things about teaching is forming relationships with students and helping them reach their potential.

Email: rosemary.fountain@education.wa.edu.au 

 Mrs de BOER

I bring to this position over ten years’ teaching experience incorporated with additional studies of a Master of Education and a Post Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Management.  I am dedicated to improving student learning and offering students a supportive and caring environment to create academic achievements.

An expert in Behavioural Management and Special Needs I have the ability to reinforce positive behaviours within the classroom. I can share my knowledge and offer assistance by working in collaboration with colleagues to develop Individual Education and Behavioural Management Programs.

I have developed many strategies to maintain a supportive and safe learning environment. My repertoires of strategies have included the use of Rigor and You Can Do It (YCDI) in the classroom on a regular basis. To support student participation in the classroom, I ensure that I listen to questions effectively and appropriate and supportive responses are given. While using Rigor, the expectations of higher learning are set, with clear communication of learning intentions. I implement strategies that allow for effective classroom management by having a well-organised lesson plan and by maintaining consistent classroom routines which the students can respond to and are familiar. 

Email: kasey.deboer@education.wa.edu.au

 

 

 

 

ROOM 10 - YEAR 3/4

My name is Kim Hennessy-Darke and I teach the Year 3/4 class in Room 10.  I have been teaching at West Busselton Primary School since 2003 which I thoroughly enjoy.

I believe in nurturing children academically, socially, physically and emotionally to help them to reach their full potential and be productive citizens in our community.  In the classroom I follow the I do, We do, You do approach to ensure that all students are fully supported in their learning and that they understand what they are learning and why they are learning it.  I foster an environment which encourages children to share their ideas and take risks without fear of ridicule or embarrassment and instil in them that everyone’s opinion counts and is valued.  I provide opportunities for the children to practise mindfulness and gratitude to develop their resilience and recognise that when things aren’t going their way that there is always something they can be grateful for in their life.

Finally, I believe school is a place where every child should want to be and so I endeavour to teach with compassion and kindness and a good dose of humour.  Because everyone likes to feel like they belong and most importantly be happy.

Email: kim.hennessy-darke@education.wa.edu.au

 

 

ROOM 6 - YEAR 4

   

ROOM 3 - YEAR 4/5

I have been a teacher at West Busselton Primary School since 2011. As an educator, my role is to guide each individual student to reach their potential and succeed; academically, socially and emotionally. I engage and motivate students by developing learning experiences that encourages them to become independent thinkers and learn the importance of initiative and responsibility. I do this by creating a learning environment within the classroom where students feel safe and valued and in which learning is accessible and enjoyable. My classroom is a place where students are confident to try, recognising that errors are an imperative part of the learning process. This methodology allows students ownership of their learning and facilitates their development of skills as life-long learners. My approach to teaching is student centred and this is relevant to our technological, fast paced world and vital for both student success and engagement within the classroom.

Creating a classroom environment that is energizing and inspires students to be creative and lifelong learners is one of my strengths. I have clear expectations which are always displayed and discussed prior to beginning a task. A classroom which is tidy and uncluttered, full of children’s work promotes a caring environment which students are proud of. An open door policy for parents to come in and view their child’s work is also encouraged.

 For me, teaching is ongoing learning and reflection. Showing genuine interest and care is paramount in engaging with all students and I thoroughly enjoy coming in each day and hearing what my students have to say. It is a real pleasure being a facilitator of learning and experiencing the children’s joy as they reach academic or personal milestones regardless of how great or small they may be.

   

ROOM 5 - YEAR 5

   

ROOM 15 - YEAR 6

   

ROOM 16 - YEAR 6

   
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

KINDY 1 & KINDY 2

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ECE3 - PRE PRIMARY

ECE3 is a great place to be with so many things to do and learn and new friends to be made. During the year your child will play with friends or independently; will develop and master new skills; learn to be an individual but also learn to be a team member. During the year your child will also have fun.

Feel free to come and help as there is always plenty to do!!  Our door is always open if you have a problem or a query. 

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ECE 4 - PRE PRIMARY

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 ROOM 18 - YEAR 1

Welcome to Room 8, Year 1. We, Mrs Leanne Hopkins and Mrs Pelagia Glasgow, as class teachers believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.  In our classroom we provide a caring, secure and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can grow and mature intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. It is our desire to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites sharing of ideas.

It is our belief that in order for students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations.  Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied creates an opportunity for individual discovery and construction of knowledge to occur.

It is important for the children to have the opportunity to study things that are meaningful and relevant to one’s life and interests.  Developing the curriculum around students interests fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates passion to learn.  Given the opportunity for input, students generate ideas and set goals that make for much richer activities than we could have created or imagined by ourselves.

 For us, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. Finally in showing children how to become responsible for themselves as well as their own learning, we are giving them the tools to become successful in life and to believe in themselves.

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 ROOM 4  - YEAR 1/2

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 ROOM 8 - YEAR 2

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 ROOM 11 - YEAR 3

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ROOM 10 - YEAR 3/4

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ROOM 6 - YEAR 4

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 ROOM 3 - YEAR 4/5

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 ROOM 5 - YEAR 5

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 ROOM 15 - YEAR 6

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ROOM 16 - YEAR 6

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