When I walked into the “Bubs” classroom at St Marys Convent School, Sale, I knew I was in a wonderful place. My teacher, Sister Monica, was a playful, clever woman who loved books, music, art, God and children. She is still my hero and I wanted to stay in school forever.
Later in Grade 3 I discovered another sort of teacher, cruel, with no love of learning or children. I still wanted to be at school forever but I understood school could be a place of beauty and learning or misery and failure.
This knowledge informed my desire to start a school for my own children who were encountering a lack of belief in learning, happiness or goodness in their local primary school.
The school I founded allows me to live a privileged life of learning and creativity among students with whom I have made deep connection through learning.
Cheryl is a graduate from the University of Tasmania and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Majors in History & Sociology and a Bachelor of Teaching. She has been teaching for 14 years, 10 years teaching in SA and Northern Territory. She specialises in Curriculum and Pedagogy and has worked as part of a team to research Teaching for Effective Learning practices and coached teachers and leaders in SA and the Tiwi Islands.
Full time employed at Lambert School.
Primary role- Administrator.
Other roles- Camp co-ordinator, Work Place Health and Safety Officer, First Aid and Maintenance.
History-Registered Nurse, Household Maintenance and Repairs, Photographer, Festival Construction/DJ and Hospitality.
After an injury ended my nursing career a new employment direction was needed. My enjoyment of construction and the outdoors was heading me down the path of a building apprenticeship but the desire to assist Wilma and Neville with the running of Lambert School took over after observing the difference the school made to so many families. Furthermore the compliance requirements associated with running a school had grown exponentially and I felt there was a need for someone with intimate knowledge of the school to fill this role.
Bob Fletcher BSc(Hons), MTeach : Science (primary and secondary) and Mathematics (secondary).
I grew up in Leicestershire and graduated from the University of Sheffield then UTAS. I have always had a fascination with the natural world and the universe beyond. From photographing iguanas in the Galapagos to discovering a new star, I have been lucky to experience things in new ways and see nurturing curiosity as the most noble aspect of teaching. My degree was related to ecology, although I have worked with semiconductors and lasers as well as in the tourism industry. I am an alumni of the STEM X academy, one of the leading science and mathematics professional development programs in Australia.
Eleanor is a graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and holds a Masters of
Teaching from the University of Tasmania.
Professionally, Eleanor has sung, both as a soloist and with several ensembles in Australia and Europe. She has worked across a broad range of genres and ensembles composing and performing for jazz, cabaret, Latin big bands and a capella ‘world’ music ensembles. Her aim as a teacher at Lambert is to enable students to engage in a wide range of music making and appreciation activities in a non-competitive environment, encouraging independence and lifelong participation in the subject.
Eve(Qin) Xia always believes education can shape people’s minds and open doors to a different life. She graduated from a Bachelor of Arts degree in China in 2011 and was qualified to be a teacher. In 2012, she came to Australia and finished her Master of Teaching degree (LOTE – Chinese, Mathematics) at the University of Tasmania by 2014 and a Master of professional accounting degree at UTAS by 2016. She has been approved for Registration in the State of Tasmania since 2014. Her passion for teaching is to make a difference to students’ lives and bring a global perspective on learning in order to train students as future global citizens.
French teacher at Lambert School for Primary and High School students.
The courses introduce students to the French language and culture of the French speaking world. French and English are the only two languages that are official languages on all continents of the world, as well as Antarctica!. Lambert French students have the opportunity to participate in the Alliance Française competition each year (the largest language competition in Tasmania).
Lambert students may also be eligible to undertake student exchanges/ study time in France, through the organisation Students of the World. Caroline has been teaching modern languages for over 35 years and is the class co-ordinator for the Alliance Française de Hobart. She is also an enthusiastic member of the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Tasmania.
With her experience teaching at College level and being the current Chief Setting examiner for TASC’s French 3C exam in years 11 & 12, Caroline is well able to prepare Lambert students for life after Lambert, whether they continue with French or not.
Anoushka Hughes graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Performing Arts (Theatre) in 2008. She went on to complete her Masters of Teaching in 2013 through the University of Tasmania. 2018 is Anoushka’s fifth year of teaching where she is delighted to return to Lambert School having been a student here some twenty years earlier. Anoushka feels her own teaching philosophy is in alignment with the vision of Lambert School, The Arts, culture and an emphasis on community spirit are all important aspects of her work and life. Patience, kindness and a sense of humour make up her underlying ethos as a Visual Art and Drama teacher.
Anita Matzke gained a Bachelor of Arts (English) Journalism Major. After traversing the globe, she decided to harness her love of learning and passion plus compassion for our youth and formalised this through a Graduate Diploma of Education. She followed this with and Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics to explore her love and interest in bilingualism and morphology. She is currently completing a Master of Arts and completed a novel two years ago.
She firmly and lovingly believes life is about learning. Indeed, she feels that time given to others is one of the greatest gifts we can bestow. Time spent engaging with children in a general and good humoured manner goes a long way to engender both trust, knowledge and wisdom.