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.
Award: Certificate of University Preparation