Wilma Lambert

Principal of the Lambert School and teacher of Secondary/ Primary English, Writing and Literature.

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.

Nina Penfold

Nina is the Deputy Principal at Lambert School. She has been teaching in the public system and internationally since 1981. She has worked from Foundation to Grade 12 in a variety of teaching and management roles. Her specialist interests are in the areas of Literacy and Learning Disability Support. Nina worked 16 years at Taroona Primary and 3 years in the Learning centre at Hobart College before joining the Lambert staff. She has been teaching at Lambert for the past four years and most recently teaches Primary HASS and Literacy as well as being the support teacher working with individuals and monitoring students’ individual learning plans.

Caroline Jackson

Caroline is the 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!

Caroline has been teaching modern languages for over 40 years and is the co-ordinator for the Alliance Française de Hobart. She is the President of the Alliance Française de Hobart and the organiser of the annual Alliance competition. 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.  ‘A study of other languages greatly helps with the development of and knowledge about one’s own language’.

Dr Tai Gardner

Tai teaches Science, Drama, and Math at Lambert School. Tai started teaching in 2021 and has worked in the school as a teacher’s assistant and administrator since 2017. Tai is currently undertaking his Master of Teaching (Secondary) specialising in Drama and Science. Tai’s qualifications include Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Hons), and a PhD in microbiology. Tai has worked professionally as a researcher at the University of Tasmania, as well as being an actor, director, and producer of local theatre.

Lili Christie

Lili teaches Chinese Language to students from Primary to Secondary at the Lambert School. With a Master degree in Teaching (Maths Chinese Language), Lili has been teaching Chinese language in both Primary and Secondary schools in Tasmania for 6 years. Lili’s additional educational qualifications include degrees in Civil Cost Engineering, Tourism and Hospitality, and Chinese language teaching.

Lili enjoys teaching Chinese language and culture to students. Lili believes learning an additional language allow the learner to connect with other cultures, foster an appreciation for tradition and history, promote greater empathy and the acceptance of others.

Carron Peterson

Carron has spent much of her career managing and directing projects and people in the creative and IT sectors. After the birth of her son, she turned her attention to education, starting her training at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, California, before returning to Australia, where she completed a Master in Teaching (Early Childhood) at the Australian Catholic University. Carron pulls from her professional understanding to provide direct, explicit, structured, and systematic teaching and learning. She is a warm, practical teacher who thoroughly enjoys using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways to enhance memory and learning and is thrilled when the students are joyfully engaged in their education.

Ekkehart Mundana

Ekkehart is the music teacher at Lambert School, teaching grades 3 to 10 two days a week.

Originally from Germany, he immigrated to Australia in 1988 and started his own family in Hobart.
He is a fully trained music teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience in public and private
schools across several Australian states and overseas, including working as a volunteer teacher and
teacher trainer for two Australian NGOs in Nepal.

His formal qualifications include a Dip.Ed in Music (TAS), a Bachelor Degree in Music and the Arts
(Germany), and a TESOL Cert IV qualification (Cairns).

His teaching expertise includes all ages from foundation through primary to secondary and adult
education, the Humanities, German, ESL, and Steiner Education. Within the realm of music he
specialises in music improvisation, rock band, contemporary music, and has been involved in
composing, performing, and marketing. He returned to Hobart in late 2021 after 22 years of
travelling and working on the mainland, and joined Lambert School in September last year.