Name: Tim Ravenscroft
Title/Subject: HSC Music and Drama Teacher
Career background: After studying Music Performance at Monash University in Melbourne, I completed my Diploma of Education at SCU. I enjoyed my studies, especially my time in Melbourne, taking in the cultural expanse of that wonderful city. I have always had a keen interest in teaching, starting my teaching career even before I finished my studies with small music classes in primary schools across Melbourne. When I finished studying, I moved to London where I got to experience the full extent of the teaching tradition. I call it my baptism of fire into the teaching world as my eyes were definitely opened. It wasn’t too long before I had the opportunity to come to Summerland and I have enjoyed this time immensely. What a great place to work! The students and staff have been wonderful and my teaching has grown and developed every year. At Summerland, I have gained further experience in Music, and developed in other areas such as Drama and Technology.
My teaching approach/style: I have always been relational in my personality so this comes across in my teaching also. I love seeing students succeed and feel like they are accomplishing. I balance this relational approach with a firm set of boundaries in order to foster the best possible learning environment for the students. I believe students should be able to enjoy their time at school while learning much in the process.
I love: The students, the staff and the environment we share and create together. It truly is a wonderful place to spend much of my day.
Favourite Quote: ‘Love God, Love people’ – I try to live my life by these words.
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