To our families and friends of MPW,
You are invited to attend an Information night on Wednesday 2nd of May in the Performance space at 7.00pm through to 8.30pm.
We are very happy to announce that David Hornsby will be presenting and speaking about the teaching of English and the importance of a balanced approach.
Some of the things he will talk about include:
- What do we actually do when we’re reading? How does the reading process work?
- How can we help our children with reading at home?
- Why is phonics always a ‘hot topic’?
- What is phonics, and what place does it have in a literacy program?
- How does our spelling system work? (It’s not all about sound.)
This is David’s 51st year in education. He is passionate about teaching and learning and doesn’t want to retire!
David was with the Victorian Ministry of Education for 28 years and taught at every year level from Prep to Year 6. During that time, he also lectured at La Trobe University, the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. For 4 years, he was an Education Department consultant in both primary and secondary schools and then returned to the primary classroom. He was the principal of Ringwood Heights Primary School, a school he loved, for 5 years.
He is currently in demand as an education consultant in schools and in conference centres across Australia and in many parts of the world. He has completed many lecture tours of the USA and the UK, and has also worked with teachers in China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, New Zealand and Singapore.