Helen Hardy

Personal Philosophy

Show me and I learn how you do it, let me try and I learn how I can do it!!

Every child has the right to access the full curriculum regardless of ability (or disability), sex, or religion. The role of the educator is to ensure that access. I aim to deliver engaging, hands-on collaborative education that values each student and respects their individual needs, learning styles, and background. Providing hands on activities encourages students to try, achieve and succeed for themselves.

My personal philosophy

E mpathy

A ppreciation

R espect

T houghtfulness

H armony

Passionate about holistic education, I believe in sharing my enthusiasm for nature by encouraging students to explore and understand the animals with whom we share our world. Education that includes all species builds understanding and acceptance.

“Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other.

Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies, more humane, more law abiding, in every respect more valuable citizens” (Peta, 2014).

The Australian Curriculum suggests that students develop personal and social capabilities as they learn to understand themselves and others, manage their relationships, regulating emotions and develop empathy for others.