Robyn is a registered primary school teacher with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Her qualifications are a Bachelor of Social Science – Majoring in Children and Family Studies and minoring in Psychology. She also has a Diploma in Education – Early Education.
Robyn has 20 years+ experience working with children in primary schools across both metropolitan and rural areas. She has taught four years in the Goldfields region WA, including experiences with the indigenous Australian culture, and a year living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada teaching at a fine arts elementary school as part of an approved international teacher exchange program.
Robyn’s early teaching career started out in the historical towns of Leonora followed by three years living and teaching in Kalgoorlie. She has many rich and wonderful experiences working in the country and many amazing memories made. In recent years Robyn has worked in many different schools across the Perth metropolitan area and is still actively teaching in schools today in a part-time capacity.
Robyn has worked for Anglicare WA for the past 10yrs in relationship education, separation services, facilitating workshops and seminars that focus on educating family members with tools and strategies to enhance the quality of their relationships. These sessions cover such themes as raising emotional resilience in children, positive discipline techniques, understanding and coping with strong emotions, negative thinking and self-esteem and assertive communication to name a few. She has attended many training courses along the way most recently completing the Resilient Doughnut Model with Lyn Worsley, The Mum’s and Dad’s Forever facilitator training with Anglicare, and the Rhythm to Recovery Training with Simon Faulkner.
She is a wife and mother of two teenage boys and is a valued and active member of the Woodvale Community for over twenty years.
She has a strong passion for personal growth and positive education. She believes that for children and adults to achieve better academically and to have increased wellbeing they need to develop a strong emotional intelligence. She believes in encouraging a growth mindset so that individuals learn that mistakes are an opportunity to grow and develop, improvements can be made with persistence and effort and that challenges can be worked through. Through the acquisition of skills, tools and strategies and expanding knowledge through education, children and adults will be empowered to not only cope better with life challenges but to thrive in today’s world!
She holds a current working with children check.