Ant Lewry

YEAR 4 PROGRAM
Sharing, Shifting and Shaping
Ant Lewry

Ant Lewry

CF-4 (Year 4 Teacher)

My dream for Living School is for it to raise the bar; to set the tone for the future and show the world what happens when the power is shifted and shared.

Education is the most powerful tool that we have access to, so my mission/mantra/goal is to responsibly wield that gift. I want to build and foster authentic relationships with the children, families and community with whom we are co-creating. With relationships at the heart of my practice, I’ll be able to share meaningful learning experiences that will help the children of Living School figure out who they are, what they have to give and what they can achieve.

I want to empower all learners to contribute to the people, communities and world around them. I want to learn with them, growing each and every day.

BACKGROUND

Ant is a standout from his university. Over the course of his degree, he received multiple accolades, including the Vice Chancellor’s Medal, Primary Education Award and various Letters of Commendation from the Dean. Whilst awards and grades are not what drives Ant, his success represents his passion for and dedication to the vocation. Concurrently, he completed the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

Ant believes that education is the key to making the world a better place and is a natural fit for Living School because his values align with our vision. He aims to help young people discover their agency by igniting the fire within them and helping them develop ways to sustainably fuel that fire. An interest in Inquiry and Project Based Learning has helped shape his educational philosophy, as it provides a framework to engage students in the deepest kind of learning through authentic and meaningful learning experiences that are driven by them. He believes that children will become active and empathic global citizens if they are encouraged to develop their self-efficacy through discussion, reflection, application and risk-taking; with the ultimate aim of self-determination.

Ant has experience teaching across Kindergarten to Year 6 in both government and independent primary settings.

Prior to commencing his teaching degree, Ant worked in various management positions in different contexts, and attributes his success in these roles to his focus on relationship building.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Tertiary Qualifications

2016 – 2019: Notre Dame University, NSW, Australia
Awards: Bachelor of Primary Education
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
  • Vice Chancellor’s Medal: awarded to the student with the highest GPA across the School of Education
  • Primary Award: awarded to the student with the highest GPA within the Primary cohort
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation (awarded multiple times)
2006: Massey University, NZ

Award: Certificate of University Preparation

 

Work Experience

  • 2019: Casual Relief Teacher (K-6) – Camdenville Public School
  • 2019: Classroom Teacher (Internship) – Stanmore Public School
  • 2018: Learning Support Teacher (Volunteer) – International Grammar School & Darlington Public School
  • Undergraduate Practicum Teaching:
    • 2019: Hunter Valley Grammar School
    • 2019: Camdenville Public School
    • 2017: Darlington Public School
    • 2016: Leichardt Public School
  • 2011-2015: Key Account Manager and Subscriptions Team Leader – Bauer Media
  • 2007-2011: Team Leader (various campaigns) – Salmat
  • 2006-2007: Centre Supervisor (before, after and holiday care) – Holiday Fun, NZ