Meet Port’s new staff

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

PORT Dou­glas State School wel­comes three new staff mem­bers. Mr Dave Kruger (HOC), Mr Jesse Miller (5/6 Teacher) and Mr Phill Kil­foy. Our new mem­bers have given a brief in­sight into who they are: My name is and I will be the Head of Cur­ricu­lum for 2017. I re­cently moved here with my wife from Warwick. Last year I was the HPE teacher at Warwick Cen­tral State School. Prior to that I spent five years in Charleville hav­ing many roles. I have taught years 3-6 in the class­room and in my last year there sup­ported stu­dents with en­gag­ing in their learn­ing. I en­joy fish­ing, sport, cook­ing and read­ing.

My name is and I will be teach­ing Year 3 this year. This is my sec­ond year liv­ing in Port Dou­glas. My pre­vi­ous po­si­tion was teach­ing Prep at St Au­gus­tine’s Moss­man. Prior to Moss­man I spent 3 years teach­ing on Thurs­day Is­land where I held a Cur­ricu­lum Sup­port Teacher role and teach­ing Year 3/4 class teacher. I have ex­pe­ri­ence across all Pri­mary school years and have ex­pe­ri­ence in both State and In­de­pen­dent schools as well as teach­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally in Lon­don, UK and work­ing in com­mu­ni­ties such as Ba­m­aga and Morn­ing­ton Is­land. I have a strong pas­sion for cur­ricu­lum de­vel­op­ment and teach­ing ped­a­gogy and I am com­plet­ing a Masters in Ed­u­ca­tion – Ex­pert Teach­ing Prac­tice at Monash, which I will fin­ish at the end of the year if all goes to plan. I en­joy get­ting out on the wa­ter as much as pos­si­ble from div­ing to fish­ing, sail­ing and other wa­ter sports.

My name is and I will be teach­ing year 5/6 in 2017. I have re­cently moved to the lovely Port Dou­glas from the Sunshine Coast, where I com­pleted my teach­ing de­gree. I am look­ing for­ward to es­tab­lish­ing a pos­i­tive and en­gag­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. I am also hop­ing to work on the school veg­etable gar­den and teach the stu­dents about sus­tain­able prac­tices. In my spare time I en­joy surf­ing, fish­ing, climb­ing and mo­tor­bike rid­ing. Say hello if you see me around the school.

All three new mem­bers of staff have had a fan­tas­tic start to the school year and are start­ing to make an im­pact.

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