I am privileged to hold the post of Head of Kindergarten here at Phoenix School and join my fellow
teachers who endeavor to make sure that there are opportunities for all our children to shine.
At Phoenix School, there will be many opportunities for children to make the best possible
progress in their learning by building new skills each year and taking part in many special events
that enrich our exciting curriculum.
Phoenix Kindergarten has a philosophy to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate
childcare for children with a focus on the individual child’s age.
Lastly, I would like to say, that although many things in the educational landscape change, some
things don’t need to change. Our focus is to stimulate social, cognitive, physical and emotional
Phoenix School is a busy, vibrant school with the focus being that our students enjoy learning. We
really do want all of our children to ‘Enjoy, Believe, Achieve’… enjoy learning, believe anything is
possible and achieve the very best they can!

Kind Regards

Craig Hobday

Craig Hobday
Head of Kindergarten / Homeroom Teacher KG 2/1
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. I provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. I believe that a teacher is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest of expectations for each and every student.
Ms. Desiree Onofre
Homeroom Teacher KG1
I believe that a classroom should be a safe and engaging environment for students to blossom and grow. In my classroom, I enhance problem solving skills, creativity, and structure. It is important to maintain a positive, open mind as an educator. I ensure all my students are respected, work hard, and feel inspired. Using a variety of different techniques in the classroom is important, this includes; incorporating technology, project and problem based learning, and setting challenging yet achievable individual goals for all students. Ultimately, my students will be engaged and encouraged to be successful learners inside and outside of the classroom.
Sarah Waddicor
Homeroom Teacher KG2/1
Education is not just learning to read and write. It is learning how to use these skills for personal knowledge and growth. I am a strong believer that all students are unique and have great potential. It is essential to create an exciting, challenging and stimulating environment to allow students to grow and learn according to their own individual needs. My aim is to create a learning environment in which students can think for themselves and feel confident in doing so. I do this by reinforcement learning and motivating the students to always strive to be the best that they can be. As an educator, my role is not only to teach, but to listen to student questions and stories. This allows me to discover what motivates them to learn, and enables me to provide them with opportunities to explore these interests further through a variety of teaching methods.
Beth Leigh Davies
Homeroom Teacher KG 3/1
My Teaching Philosophy is to embrace the holistic development of each individual child. It is my desire to create the kind of atmosphere where students are able to reach their full potential and develop their creativity and natural talents whilst creating positive, respectful relationships with others. I aim to provide a safe environment where students are invited to express themselves, take risks and above all have fun whilst learning.