Vicky Purser

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Vicky Purser

Vicky Purser

K-6 Visual Arts Teacher

I believe our role as educators is to support learners in equipping themselves with the skills, curiosity and passion necessary to become the best humans they can be. Student centred holistic education should see that every student feels empowered and able to succeed. As a facilitator I must be equally well planned and prepared as I am adaptable and free to follow the students. It
is my role to provide authentic purposeful learning opportunities that excite and challenge. My love of the arts permeates my practice, using movement, song and drama, not only to create an
atmosphere of fun, but to benefit all learning styles and to challenge all students.

I have been fortunate enough to work in a number of unique educational settings around the world. Each and every one of these experiences has shaped the educator I am today.

BACKGROUND

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS

BATHSPA UNIVERSITY, U.K.
P.G.C.E (General Primary) 2004

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH, U.K.
BSC (Hons) Psychology 2002

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRIMARY DRAMA SPECIALIST
Jan 2020 – Current – Mt St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Murwillumbah. Part-time (0.2 Tuesday)
Jan 2019 – Current – St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, Pottsville. Part-time (0.4 Wednesday and Thursday)

CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER
March 2015 – March 2016 – Montessori School Bali, Bali, Indonesia – Age Range: 3-12

DRAMA TEACHER
August 2012 – November 2014 – Canggu Community School, Bali, Indonesia – Age Range: 3-18
2014 – Whole School Drama
2013-14 – Whole School Drama and Year 8 English
2012-13 – Secondary Drama and Year 7 Generalist (Maths, English and Science)

HEAD OF PERFORMING ARTS
August 2011 – June 2012 – The International School @ ParkCity (ISP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Age Range: 3-14
I was involved in the start-up of this dynamic new school. I was responsible for overseeing the resourcing and curriculum development of the department.

PRIMARY CLASS TEACHER
Dec 2009 – July 2011 Green School, Bali, Indonesia. Grade 4 Class Teacher – Green School Bali is a unique international school aiming to deliver a generation of environmentally conscious
global citizens through holistic, learning by doing, mud between the toes education.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS TEACHER
July 2009-December 2009 The Essington School, Darwin, Australia
Year 7 class teacher (temporary contact – long service leave)

PRIMARY CLASS TEACHER
Sept 2008 -Dec 2008 Oranga Primary School, Auckland, NZ.
Year 5/6 Class Teacher – This was a fixed term contract in a multicultural primary school.

PRIMARY CLASS TEACHER
Sept 2004 – July 2007 Friar’s Grove Junior School, England.

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Tertiary Qualifications

  • 2019: Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.
    Award – Masters in Applied Anthropology (tbc)
  • 2015: Yoga Nidra Instructor, Mangrove Yoga Ashram, NSW, Australia.
    Award – Diploma of Yogic Studies (Module One),
  •  1992-1993: University of East Anglia, U.K.
    Award – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary), Specialised in Visual Art and Design.
  • 1989 – 1992: University of Warwick, U.K.
    Award – B.A. Hons. Comparative American Studies

Work Experience

  • 2019: Visual Arts Teacher Years Prep-6, Firbank Grammar School, Sandringham, VIC, Australia.
  • 2015 – 2018: Visual Arts Teacher Years 1-12; LOTE Teacher Years 3-8, Green School, Bali, Indonesia
  • 2012 – 2015: Visual Arts Teacher Years K-2, Shore Preparatory School, Northbridge, NSW, Australia
  • 2011: Learning Support Teacher (Literacy, Numeracy) Years K-2, Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, St Ives, NSW, Australia
  • 2004 – 2009: Form Master Years 2-5; Art Master Years 3-6, Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, St Ives, NSW, Australia
  • 2003 – 2004: Tutor – Literacy and Numeracy, Kip McGrath Education Centre, Harbord, NSW, Australia.
  • 1996 – 2002: Class Teacher, Art Specialist Years 3-6, Beckenham School, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1993 – 1994: Class Teacher Year 6, Costessey Junior School, E. Anglia, U.K.