"Redlands is an exciting, dynamic, teaching and learning environment. The students are enthusiastic in their approach to learning and arrive at class eager to explore and learn. Visual Arts students at Redlands are offered a challenging, varied curriculum. Students are required to be active participants in their learning and not to expect to simply receive answers. Students' areas of interest are used to help develop subject matter, which ensures students are interested in their studies and find learning relevant and beneficial. I believe I cater for the individual needs of all my students. I seek to understand their strengths and weaknesses and use these to help students to achieve their best. I have respect for my students and their opinions and in return receive trust and respect from them."
Mark Harpley, Visual Arts Coodinator
"As a teacher I try to create an environment based on mutual respect which is conducive to creative discussion and exchange of ideas. I have high expectations of students and encourage them to consider difficult and often abstract concepts. Above all, like all members of my Department, I try to get the best from students by example - that is, by my enormous love of language and literature, and its capacity to broaden our worldview, to allow us to make connections between things and to be constantly surprised, delighted or moved. I like to see myself as a person who opens doors and allows students to experience the joy of discovery - of new ideas and, more importantly, their own capacity for understanding and expression."
Sandra Hamilton, Coordinator English
"It is important that all students feel heard and are treated as individuals. Students know that I am a teacher who expects them to do THEIR personal best. I am not interested in the fastest or the best - but rather the student who strives to do well, overcome an obstacle or try something new - all of this is possible at Redlands."
Nicky Sloss, Sports Teacher
"I enjoy the enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge which the students have, which extends far beyond the syllabus. Science is something that is alive. I enjoy engaging my students emotionally in that. If I can show them how much fun it really is, the students will want to learn and enjoy coming to class. It is important to have a good working relationship with your students. A lot of time is spent with my students and therefore knowing their likes and dislikes enables me to help them learn and develop as successful and happy young adults."
Matthew Lloyd, Chemistry Coordinator