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Mr Darryl Griffiths

Junior Years Teacher

How many years have you been teaching?
19 years

Which subject/s do you teach?
Primary - English, Maths, Science, History, Technology, Health

What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood

Which other subject areas are you interested in? 
Physical Education

Why are you passionate about girls education?
I am always so grateful that parents have trust in us to educate their girls. I am passionate about giving the girls a well-rounded education. This includes their academic improvement and their social and emotional well being. Teaching all girls, allows us to cater more directly for their needs and interests. The girls are always very positive and embrace the opportunities they are given. Their behaviour and attitude are always of a very high standard, allowing us as teachers, to focus more on building their core skills and abilities, without unwanted distractions.

What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
The 'Glennie Hug' is something that is hard to describe but it is present from the moment you walk through the gate. You get a sense that this is a very special place, from the amazing grounds to all of the wonderful people you encounter. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the involvement of the whole community gives the school a family feel. The girls are also given so many opportunities across a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

What is something others may not know about you?
I lived in England for three years, where I taught in a school in Essex.

What excites you about teaching?
The great thing about teaching is that every day is different and presents new challenges. The thing I enjoy the most is trying to make a difference in each child that you teach. I work hard on making connections with the students. It is so rewarding to watch the children grow and improve throughout the year.

What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
We are living in an ever-changing world, so as teachers we are constantly examining what we do to make sure that we are preparing the students for this new environment. This includes giving them the skills and abilities they will need to be the best they can be. Using and embracing changes in technology is obviously going to continue to be important. However, it will be equally important to continue to develop students' social and emotional attributes as well.