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Mrs Cathy Somerfield

Junior Years Teacher

How many years have you been teaching?
8 years

Which subject/s do you teach?
Prep

What qualifications do you hold?
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Which other subject areas are you particularly interested in?
All subject areas

Why are you passionate about girls education?
I love the energy and enthusiasm our girls bring.

What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
There is definitely a special Glennie feeling. I felt it when I completed part of my teacher training here, and that created in me a desire to teach here. The connected and supportive community, involving staff, students and their families is pretty special. While having established traditions, Glennie continues to show innovation with facilities and learning opportunities.

What is something others may not know about you?
The beach is my happy place. Time by the ocean is like a reset button for me. I had a short story published in a university textbook.

What excites you about teaching?
Connecting with students and fuelling their desire to learn and grow in a supportive and engaging learning environment. I love the delight we see when they believe in themselves and discover new things. Their excitement is energising. I love that classrooms are influenced by teachers' unique teaching styles and personalities.

What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
Whatever changes we may be presented with, I believe teaching will always require strong connections. As a teacher of young children, my teacher-student relationships support a secure learning environment where they can take risks as they learn and explore through curiosity and imagination as they progress on their learning journey.