Wattle

Teacher: Graham Robinson

Education Assistants: Sam, Jenny, Tash, Daniel & Ingrid

Wattle in 2017.

As the new 2017 classroom teacher of Wattle I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about myself and the support staff within the classroom. For the past 6 years I have been working as a Consultant Teacher with the School of Special Education Needs: Disability in both the Disability High Support Service and Autism Education Service. In his capacity I was fortunate to be able to travel to WA public schools across the state supporting students with a variety of learning and complex disabilities. This was a very rewarding role for me and allowed me to support numerous students develop their individual capacity emotionally, academically and socially. I believe every student has the capacity to learn and become the best they can be regardless of the obstacles they may have to face and overcome. I have a passion to teach and develop effective communication strategies to promote a better future for my students.

During 2015 I was seconded to work at Applecross Senior High School as the Transition Teacher to support 19 Autistic year 7-8 students. In this capacity I was able to support the full time inclusion of all students in the regular mainstream setting throughout the school year. Never working as a mainstream teacher this was an extremely challenging role but one I am grateful I had, with all my students achieving some level of academic success, greater inclusion, self-regulation and all developed friendships.

Now to introduce my staff joining me are four fabulous Education Assistants they are Sam, Jenny, Ingrid and Tash. All these ladies bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom and together we look forward to developing and creating a positive, engaging classroom for all students. Additionally the onsite specialist teachers and therapists conclude the team here at Carson Street and we all have the one common goal to ensure all students develop and shine.

I look forward to meeting with all my parents and getting their insights in working with the each and every child to create a united team.