As you know we have been very busy creating each new edition of SchoolTV and we are now planning for the next series. We talked to some of our users to get their thoughts about SchoolTV. We asked them how they use it, what their parent community is saying and what topics or features they would like to see in the future. This video is a synopsis of what they said. Below you will find the full versions of interviews.
Stuart joined St Leonard’s College as Principal in 2010 following a career in which he had the privilege of working with many great educators in some of Australia’s leading independent schools. His first appointment was to Trinity Grammar School where he was a Head of Year 9 and 10, Geelong Grammar School where he was a Housemaster and Director of Pastoral Care, Scone Grammar School as Principal and Wesley College where he was the Head of the St Kilda Road Campus.
Keturah is the Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Nowra Anglican College and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of student Pastoral Care in Years 7 to 12 . She also provides leadership in managing and developing the Pastoral Care program at the College. She has 18 years’ teaching experience and a particular interest in Christian Education and Positive Psychology.
Margie works full time in the not-for-profit sector. She has three teenagers, 2 girls and a boy, in Years 12, 10 and 8. Her eldest daughter is in Year 12 and studying the International Baccalaureate and has high expectations. Her other daughter is in Year 10 and is artistic, the complete opposite to the other daughter. Her son is in Year 8 who is very active but also loves computer games. Margie feels that pressure is a big issue with teenagers. Pressure to achieve at school, fit in, socialise, etc. A lot of this stems from the peer groups. Knows of many Year 12s that are having anxiety attacks.
Dr Deborah Trengove is the Director of Pastoral Care at St Leonard’s College. She is also the Senior School psychologist and counselling team leader. Deborah began her career in education as a secondary mathematics teacher. She returned to study to undertake a Masters Degree of Educational Psychology and later on, completed a doctoral thesis on adolescent self-discipline. Deborah has worked in a number of schools, in both the government and independent sectors. She has also undertaken some research work and wrote a column for parents in a well-known women’s magazine.
Professor Bronwyn Kingwell is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow and at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne) is head of the Physical Activity Program and the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology Laboratory. She is also a graduate and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has adjunct Professorships at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, James Cook University, the University of NSW and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris.