This is the final instalment of the three-part series that has focused on the Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn. Across the 3 episodes, I have delved into Catalyst which is the term used that encompasses their approach to teaching and learning across the system.
Today, you will hear about how the messages from Catalyst are being translated into the classroom. Throughout the episode, Johanna Wain (Principal), Jennifer Smith (Coordinator) and Rebecca Brady (Teacher) describe St Bernard’s Primary School’s transformation, what they have done to support staff in the change journey and how they have benefited from Catalyst.
- Teach Well
- Lorraine Hammond
- Brooke Wardana
- Let’s Decode
- Think Forward Educators
- RSiS FB group
- ERRR Podcast
- Bringing Words to Life – Beck, McKeown and Kucan
About Johanna (Jo) Wain
Principal of St Bernard’s Primary School Batemans Bay. I have held this position for 5 years.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Primary Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Major in Indonesian & Minor in Linguistics)
- Accreditation to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools.
- Masters of Education (Major in Religious Education)
I am passionate about education and leadership
It has been wonderful to see student growth across the classrooms at St Bernard’s and I am very proud to be the Principal and work with such a dedicated staff.
You can connect with Jo on Twitter @JoWain6
About Jennifer (Jenny) Smith
Year 2 Teacher/ Coordinator curriculum- Literacy/Catalyst
Held various leadership and classroom roles.
Love teaching Creative Arts and English
Passionate about Science of Reading and Learning and seeing all students thrive.
Proud of St Bernard’s achievements and change of pedagogy through the support of the
You can connect with Jenny on Twitter @BjawsSmith
About Rebecca (Bec) Brady
I am a Kindergarten Teacher at St Bernard’s Primary School in Batemans Bay. I have held this position for seven years.
I am passionate about education, particularly in the early years. My key interest areas include Literacy, PE and Indigenous Education.
I feel privileged to be working with the highly motivated team at St Bernard’s to implement the Catalyst project.