Terry Jacka is Head of Mathematics. She is an experienced educator with a passion for inspiring students and improving student engagement and learning outcomes via the use of technology. Our school’s iPad and MacBook initiatives has created exciting opportunities within all our Mathematics classes.
Terry has presented at conferences and workshops in Queensland and overseas such as BEAQ 2013, AAMT 2013, iwbNET 2013 (Gold Coast and Auckland), ISTE 2012 in San Diego, USA and the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference Australasia 2012 at Bond University.
She holds a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma of Teaching and is a St Hilda’s Athena Fellow 2008.
Karen McNamee is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of Mathematics and Science, with a passion for inspiring young people to love learning and achieve to the best of their ability. Over the past 30 year, Karen has taught Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Biology and Multimedia in a range of Schools, and Research Methodology at Victoria University. She has held positions such as Head of Year, Head of House and Subject coordinator. In her current position of Head of Year 9 and Middle School Mathematics teacher, Karen is focusing on providing supportive and engaging Middle School experiences, developing students’ learning and leadership skills, and assisting both students and parents to navigate the emotional, social and academic challenges of adolescence.
Karen holds a Masters of Mathematics and Science Education (Curtin), Diploma of Education (UQ), Bachelor of Science (UQ) and a Certificate IV in Fashion Design.
Way back in primary school, Matt Krenske decided that he wanted to be a Health and Physical Education teacher. He enjoyed learning about the many factors that influence the development of wellness, and found the ON YOUR FEET approach towards problem solving to be engaging and motivating.
Skip forward 25 years or so, and Matt is still passionate about encouraging others to adopt healthy and active lifestyle choices. Co-ordinating the Health and Physical Education department has been an exciting challenge for him, particularly recently with the arrival of the Australian Curriculum. Matt and his team strive to help students develop as ACTIVE AND HEALTHY PROBLEM SOLVERS in HPE, where the theoretical content taught holds lifelong relevance, and as INTELLIGENT PERFORMERS in our elective subjects SPORT SCIENCE and SENIOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
Matt recently wrote a short poem for his students describing his ultimate goal here at St Hilda’s School and beyond… good luck to Matt and the HPE gang!
You are our pebbles
We teach you about health, then we throw you into the pond of life
The ripples you create when you share your new knowledge could enhance or even save a life!
Tim Crowe is the Head of Year 11. He is an experienced educator of Mathematics and passionate about the welfare of his students. Tim began his teaching career in Sydney and held many and varied roles such as Head of Mathematics, Acting Head of Year 12, Acting Deputy Principal and Acting Principal. He spent a good deal of time developing Gifted and Talented Programs in Mathematics and his students have been very successful – one such student came first in the State in Mathematics.
Since moving to Queensland, Tim’s focus has been on the Pastoral Care of our girls, developing relationships with the students in his classes and the Year 11 cohort. In addition, he has held roles as a Mathematics B Panel member and marked the Queensland Core Skills examination.