Kindergarten 

 

Fiona Campbell teaches our dedicated Kindergarten class in a colourful classroom which combines initial learning with play. 

"I have a passion for helping others understand and appreciate our world and my approach to teaching encompasses the importance of valuing differences and diversity. I encourage fair opportunities and positive perspectives so that everyone feels safe and ready to learn. Through my creative streak I lead students towards developing their own motivation to learn and discover what interests them. Our beautiful learning environment, nestled among old rainforest trees and burbling creeks, demands exploration and creative games. These treasured adventures spark a connection to our natural environment and its importance to all our futures." 

Years 1, 2 & 3 

Ishta Wilson teaches the composite lower primary class of Years 1, 2 & 3. 


“I have lived on the North Coast for over 20 years and love being on beautiful Bundjalung country. I am passionate about facilitating children’s learning through practical creative projects where the kids are free to express themselves, experiment, and find their own solutions. I strongly believe in giving children the tools they need to have every opportunity in life, the confidence and self-assurance to ask questions, make informed choices, take risks, and follow their dreams.”

Years 4, 5 & 6 

Joe Landers is our Teacher Coordinator and teaches the composite upper primary class of Years 4, 5 & 6 and presents the performing arts activities.

"Having taught all ages over 25 years of teaching, I believe that a sustainable education is one that sets children up to live a healthy and satisfying life with the resilience to face all of life’s challenges and changes. I see awareness of each child’s developing abilities and interests, as the crucial building blocks for facilitating a positive engaged connection to learning. What I aim to nurture in each student is their natural sense of wonder, curiosity, creativity, empathy, imagination, play and connection to nature." 

2021 - A New Class! 

Our little school is growing. We are currently recruiting for a new primary teacher for the additional class we are now able to accomodate. 

 

In 2021 our composite primary classes will be divided up into Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. This will allow class sizes to remain small, which affords teachers the flexibility to support each child's unique journey and nurture their individual gifts and learning styles.   

 

Watch this space to meet our new teacher. 

2021 - A New Class! 

Our little school is growing. We are currently recruiting for a new primary teacher for the additional class we are now able to accomodate. 

 

In 2021 our composite primary classes will be divided up into Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. This will allow class sizes to remain small, which affords teachers the flexibility to support each child's unique journey and nurture their individual gifts and learning styles.   

 

Watch this space to meet our new teacher. 

Sustainable &

Environmental Education (SEE)

Ginger O'Brien works with each class group using the garden, ethno-botany trail, makerspace and kitchen to deliver her curriculum in Geography and History.


“As a born and raised Tuntable Falls Community girl, I have a deep-rooted connection with the local environment and the beautiful area of Nimbin. This love is embedded into every aspect of my teaching. My work enables me to share my passion for engaging with the environment, and allows me to introduce the children to their rich and diverse local community.”

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Emily Jett leads our children on adventures into the wonderful world of STE(A)M powered learning – aka Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  


“In our project-based learning we focus on the practical application of scientific thinking to solve problems, experiment with the world around us, and communicate our findings through artistic mediums. This is hands on science where students are encouraged to really question and discover. As a team we formulate big questions and explore the scientific process. Our primary aim, as with all good science, is to build on and challenge existing understanding and hopefully end up with many "Eureka!" moments.”

Learning and Support Teacher (LaST)

Lisa Boyd is our specialist Learning and Support Teacher who assists teaching staff to assess students' progress and gently guide individual children through any learning hurdles.

"I have been teaching for 19 years in a variety of settings and roles. I am passionate about Early Childhood, early literacy, and ensuring curriculum is accessible and relevant, so school feels like a safe and successful place for all kids.

I love working at Tuntable because of the strength and autonomy of students and how the culture of the school nurtures this. I feel fortunate to be part of a staff that is dynamic, and committed to innovative education for students."

Circus

Simon Adams is an extracurricular teacher who provides the most amazing circus skills with the assistance of Freya Barber.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science, is a dancer and independent artist. He has toured the world professionally, worked as the head of dance at Lismore Conservatory, been the Artistic Director at Spaghetti Circus and now coaches Circus at Circus Arts in Byron Bay.

Freya has holds a Certificate 4 in Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts. 

Teacher's Aides

Between them, our amazing teacher’s aides have decades of experience working alongside children. Amanda King, Freya Barber and Cath Smith engage with students in a multitude of learning activities, such as one-on-one literacy support, small-group numeracy support and assisting teachers in class, art projects, science lessons and gardening sessions. They also provide support in sports and on excursions and camps.

 

“We all love the culture of the school, the students, parents, working alongside our colleagues, and the nurturing natural environment.”

Other Support Staff

In the office we also have a wonderful administration officer, René Norwie, a long time bookkeeper and former parent at the school, Roger Chester, as well as a passionate maintenance person, Donovan. 

The Committee

A management committee, made up of elected parents, runs the school as a cooperative. 


The current members of our Management Committee are - Amanda Collien, Alison Southey, Jacintha Duivenvoorden, Nicole Devery, Cushla Lobb, and Romany Pike


As parents of enrolled students at Tuntable Falls Community School, our Committee Members have a long-term commitment to the success and growth of the school. The Committee meets weekly and, with the support of the Teacher Coordinator, they are responsible for the overall management of the school. Our teachers and support staff report directly to the Committee.


Please feel free to contact a committee member if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

Tuntable Falls Community School

117 Upper Tuntable Falls Road, Nimbin, NSW 2480

Tel: 02 6689 1423

Email: tuntableschool@gmail.com

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