At the end of 2020, I got a call from Kindlehill. Would I be interested in writing a book about the history of the school? Yes! Yes Please!
As a career-stretching project it appealed immediately, but little did I know how the tireless generosity and unstoppable willpower of the parents and teachers who conceived, supported and built this school would inspire me so. Would get under my skin. Would help me more deeply understand how unique this place is. Would so thoroughly blast apart my beliefs about education and rebuild them into an exciting new kind of story.
Told in the words of those who mixed the mud and carved the beams, who built the cubbies and wrote the songs, who tend the gardens and light the fires, Kindling the Light is a joyful and optimistic antidote to all the crises we face. It proves the power of community and offers a glimpse of a different and more beautiful future. I hope you enjoy!
If you are interested in more copies, please contact the school office at email@example.com or 47574402. Copies are $30.
Click the following link to see a short video by Penny about the book.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).