Our Teachers in Focus

Mrs Ginetta Ito Cannon

Mrs Ginetta Ito Cannon

Art Teacher

Ginetta is a passionate art teacher who loves inspiring and challenging her students to express themselves creatively.  This year she has embarked upon many innovative projects with the girls and has also given attention to our wider school community with the Create like she creates, See what she sees, Learn what she learns program.

Read more about Ginetta here.

Mr Gavin Smith-Pill

Mr Gavin Smith-Pill

Advanced Learning Teacher, Junior School

A member of Strathcona’s Advanced Learning Team,  Gavin Smith-Pill has introduced a number of STEM exploration programs in the Junior School in 2017. These STEM explorations include the Awesome Architecture Association and Enthusiastic Engineering Experience. These programs encourage students to apply computational thinking and work collaboratively to design houses, townships, Pachinko machines, working cranes and suspension bridges.

Read more about Gavin here.

Ms Karen Whelan

Ms Karen Whelan

Psychology Teacher

Performing the dual roles of educator and researcher, Karen is both a Senior School psychology teacher and the school’s Metacognition Teaching Strategies Research Lead. As a psychology teacher, she has always been passionate about teaching the process of thinking and interested in encouraging students to become more aware of their own thinking processes.

Read more about Karen here. 

Ms Liesl Woods

Ms Liesl Woods

Head of Health & Physical Education

As the Head of Health and Physical Education and a lover of both recreational and competitive sporting and outdoor activities, Liesl really practices what she preaches. She plays sport socially and competitively and has even been selected to represent Australia in indoor soccer at the World Cup in Barcelona in November.

Read more about Liesl here.