I created this blog way back in 2008 to extend my professional knowledge, share my teaching and learning journey and build a professional network with other like minded educators.
My teaching journey starting in 2003 when I graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Mathematics and Computing. Since then my learning curve has been exponential, and I am currently psyched about leading education in the digital age and engaging with digital learners.
* The contents of this site are my views and may not reflect the views of Education Queensland or Cleveland District State High School.
2015: Living it.
2014: The family moves to Ormiston.
2013: Twins turn 2, Sophie turns 5 and I get promoted to Deputy Principal.
2012: Brisbane Lions finish outside the top eight (again). Our house continues to get trashed by our three little cherabs.
2011: We welcome our twin boys Thomas George and William Myles into the world.
2010: A change of role at school which means I am now Head of IT. Joined the Brisbane Lions.
2009: Loving life watching my new daughter grow. Proudest dad ever!
2008: Welcomed our beautiful Sophie Joy into the world, bought a house and received my Head of Mathematics/IT promotion at school. (Actually all that happened in the same week… the other 51 weeks were pretty uneventful)
2007: Self-imposed kebab ban after the large number that were consumed all around Europe during Dec 06/Jan 07. Appointed Acting Head of Mathematics/IT.
2006: Went on European Adventure with Kathy. Met up with friends and family while we were there and had a great time!
2005: Married my beautiful wife Kathy Joy [wedding album]
2004: Teaching at Cleveland District State High School
2003: Completed University (don’t ask what my GPA was) and got my first teaching job at Cleveland District State High School, where I am still employed. In my first year I taught IPT, Business Computing and Mathematics.
2002: Looking at options to actually finish university. Probably realising that taking on a second degree (Bachelor Science majoring in Physical Mathematics) was a big mistake and was really killing my GPA.
2001: Still at uni. Great times.
2000: Became a residential advisor at Mt Gravatt Residential College. Met and fell in love with a beautiful girl who one day I would be able to call my wife.
1999: Second year university. Probably more hangovers in this single year than all other years of my life combined.
1998: Went to Griffith University and moved onto Campus at Mt Gravatt Residential College.
1997: Continue working at Kingston’s Office Equipment and recovering from major car accident. Spent half of the year on crutches.
1996: Working at Kingston’s Office Equipment. Had a head-on collision while driving on the Bruce Highway near Traveston. Put 4 people in hospital and wrote-off two cars. Broke my right leg in 6(?) places and put myself in hospital for a few weeks. I still have a serious amount of metal in my leg.
1995: Final year of high school.
1994: Year 11.
1993: Year 10.
1992: Year 9. Riding my bike fast to school seemed less appealing and was in no rush to get there each day.
1991: First year of high school at James Nash State High School. We only lived around the corner so I used to walk to school, sometimes with my sister. When I started riding my bike to school I marveled at the fact that if I pedaled flat out I could get inside the school grounds within a minute.
1990: Year 7.
1989: Year 6.
1988: World Expo 88 was happening in Brisbane. I was lucky enough to visit it on 3 separate occasions. I was 10 and it was an amazing experience. I still remember lots of it including the Queensland and Canada pavilions and getting my Expo passport stamped.
1987: Grad 4. Mrs Wooding was my teacher.
1986: Grad 3.
1985: Grad 2.
1984: First year of school at Gympie West State School (only the best for Gympie West). Stayed at this school right through to Year 7.
1983: Pre-school. Memories of show and tell, story time, naps and dressing up like the characters from “A Country Practice”.
1979: Living life in the crazy 70’s. Had such a whacked out, crazy time that I can’t remember anything. May have moved to Gympie this year?
1978: Born September in Southport Hospital, Gold Coast, Australia