Meet our teachers: Aimee Lipczyk (Yr 6/7), Sarah Vinall (Japanese)
Konnichiwa! Hello I’m Sarah (pictured above). Some of you may have heard me called Vinall sensei if I am teaching your child Japanese this year here at Woodend. I have been studying and teaching Japanese for many years and have visited the wonderful country 8 times. I look forward to sharing many of my experiences with Woodend students. I am also looking forward to being involved in the many great Japanese related activities Woodend offers to its students.
Fell free to pop into the Japanese Room in the atrium (Rm 22) and say konnichiwa any time.
As an educator, I am committed to the social and academic growth of the young people I work with. I believe that classroom programs must be relevant and meaningful, designed in a way that supports students to make connections with the real world application of their learning.
In our classroom there is a focus on students understanding how learning happens, encouraging young people to set goals, take supported risks, and make choices about the direction of their learning. We focus on developing a sense of community that exists within and beyond our walls where mutual respect among all community members is the key.
To say I am excited be a part of the Woodend community would be an understatement. I look forward to sharing your childrens’ journey with you in 2015 and beyond! Aimee Lipczyk