Robin's teaching career began at around the age of eight, when she regularly gathered friends together in the cubby house in the garden and, chalk in hand, stood in front of a small blackboard roleplaying the teacher.
Later, as a newly trained Primary teacher, she began teaching in an inner Melbourne state school where the majority of students were newly arrived migrant children who, together with their parents, spoke little or no English. The learning curve was steep and she quickly realized the necessity for teamwork.
She went on to teach English at a Secondary College in rural Victoria, as Head of English and Head of Year Seven before completing a Graduate Diploma in Special Education at Griffith University and working as a Learning Support Teacher north of Brisbane.
Interest in Japan led to three years in Tokyo, teaching both English as a Second and Foreign language to different groups of Japanese and foreign exchange students and studying Japanese at the International Christian University (ICU), as well as exploring the many aspects of that beautiful country.
She believes that our school’s ethos is unique. She is even more enthusiastic now than at the age of eight, constantly challenged by exciting new teaching ideas and technology, and privileged to work with so many truly dedicated, talented, exceptional children and adults who inspire her on a daily basis.
She considers herself fortunate indeed to have spent two amazing years travelling throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia, mostly overland, at a time when the world was a far gentler, more peaceful place.
Singapore has been home for her family since 1997 and living here has enriched them in countless ways. Their family 'time out' is spent close to nature, together as often as possible, and spoiling their precious dog, Charlie.