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In this edition of Meet the Team we introduce you to Brianna Metagesha, our Primary Visual Arts Teacher/Teacher Librarian at Mt Ridley.

Brianna began working at Hume Anglican Grammar in 2014. She had just moved home to Australia after living and teaching overseas at international schools in Ethiopia and Namibia. Brianna has taught many year levels.

In 2023, after returning from parenting leave, Brianna had the exciting opportunity to work as a Specialist Teacher in the Visual Arts Team. Brianna embraced this opportunity to combine her creativity and love of art and craft with her teaching. โ€œI have enjoyed seeing the school grow and change in so many positive ways.โ€

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ?
I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience such a wide variety of teaching environments within the one school. Iโ€™ve been able to use my broad range of skills to support and educate students in a number of areas, from Health to Performing Arts, from Science to Literacy and from Physical Education to Inquiry, to mention just a few.

Some of the most enjoyable and unique experiences included leading the Prep Ballet Co-Curricular group, playing flute in the Staff Band for Hairspray and The Addams Family musicals, and teaching Japanese to Years 3 - 6 in a past iteration of the language program.ย 

Along with professional growth and leadership opportunities, what I like about Hume Anglican Grammar is the collaborative work environment and the opportunity to make some lifelong friends. It is a special community.ย Also, my involvement with the School goes beyond that of being a member of staff, as this year with my daughter commencing Prep I also became a parent of a child attending the school.ย 

๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป?
Iโ€™m very excited to be transitioning to teaching in the School Library in 2024. I canโ€™t wait to be able to share my love of literature and reading with Prep โ€“ Year 12 students. This term Iโ€™ve been involved in a lot of planning and preparation with the Library team to ensure we deliver a great program teaching research skills alongside a love of reading.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐˜†?
As a student I was lucky to have had a number of fantastic teachers, both at primaryย and high school levels. Iโ€™ve tried to adopt elements of their personality and teaching styles to improve my own teaching. I also have many colleagues who continually encourage and inspire me with their imaginative and engaging teaching ideas.

๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ:

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ?
Creative or organised.

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ, ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ?
I have a passion for reading and writing, in particular childrenโ€™s stories. I would love to have dinner with Alison Lester, the amazing Australian childrenโ€™s author and illustrator so that I could engage her in conversation about her inspirations, life experiences, and passion for working with Indigenous communities.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜?
New York or Egypt.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚?
I love to study! I have a Masters in International and Community Development and am currently undertaking a Masters in Teacher Librarianship.

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  • Brianna Metagesha