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In this edition of Meet the Team, we are pleased to introduce you to Jon Parks, Head of Student Wellbeing (3-6) and Year 4 classroom teacher at our Kalkallo campus.

Jon began his journey at Hume Anglican Grammar last year, teaching Year 3. Before Hume, Jon worked at Carey Baptist Grammar School for 20 years in a variety of roles including Physical Education, Head of Sport (Junior School), classroom teacher across various levels, Head of House and Upper Primary Coordinator.  

What do you like most about working at Hume Anglican Grammar? 
Coming from a school that is 100 years old, I am thoroughly enjoying the youthfulness of our school. Being a part of a school that is growing in every way is incredibly rewarding. There is a feel about Hume that is really special. We have and continue to build a wonderful culture.

Can you tell us about a project you are currently working on?
Creating our school’s Vision for Student Wellbeing and developing a school-wide Primary Wellbeing Curriculum that we have rolled out this year has been a special achievement for us all.

Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why? 
This is a tough one because I believe in gathering little nuggets of wisdom from every person I work with. Probably the biggest impact was from a teacher I worked alongside when I first moved into the classroom. She introduced me to the neuroscience of learning, mindsets and teaching students how to think; areas I am still passionate about today.

Fast Four:

If your friends could describe you in one word, what would it be? 

Where is your favourite travel spot?
The High Country.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? 
The power to shift a student’s mindset with the click of my fingers.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? 
I co-created and performed in a children’s entertainment group.

  • Jon Parks