On Sunday we celebrated the Year 10’s as they transition to the next phase of their schooling. It was a beautiful ceremony, a collaboration of love by teaching staff and families around our young people.
An extract from a student paints the picture. “I’ve learnt so much from everyone here and I’m accepted for who I am and not what I’m expected to be. Lynn, Steph, Leanne, Libby, Sarah, Adam, Shino, Erica, Georgia, Sayoko and Curt you all have made a difference in my life. I now love to learn and surprise; I actually complete assignments and do my class work. I’ve started a documentary, I’ve written songs, and I’ve drawn a self-portrait. I’ve overcome my learning disability, and my life is changed. I’ve had adventures camping and being trapped on an island in a storm. I never want to eat pasta again! I’ve swum with turtles, sharks and sting rays but my biggest adventure has been to actually develop relationships with teachers who I respect and respect me.”
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).