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Trinity News : November 2008
10 12 2 9 7 11 8 1 4 3 6 13 5 1 > MICHAEL LEADBEATTER | Head of Department Born in Lismore, the son of an Industrial Arts Teacher, I moved to the city when I was four years old. Following in my fathers’ footsteps I trained as an Industrial Arts Teacher. After teaching for six years I was fortunate to gain a position as a lecturer at Sydney Teachers College, which became part of Sydney University where I trained Industrial Arts Teachers for 15 years. Sadly the Teacher Training course was discontinued in 1999 when I was lucky to be offered a special position at PLC Croydon to help set up their Design Centre. From PLC I moved onto a short stint as Co-ordinator at a school in Western Sydney when I grabbed the opportunity to take up a position at Trinity in 2004, I have since moved onto the Head of Department and share the position as the Firsts Tennis Coach. I am happily married with three grown-up children. 8 > MICHAEL SPRATT Being guided by the subjects I enjoyed the most at School I completed a Bachelor of Education (Industrial Arts) at Sydney. Following a lengthy overseas holiday that incorporated teaching predominantly CDT in London, in 1995 I was fortunate to gain a position at Trinity. I was immediately impressed by all that Trinity offered to the boys and staff, who are indeed fortunate to be a part of the Green and White machine! The Technology and Design Department at the School provides quality education in a diverse range of subjects. My main passions, departmentally, include working with wood, and sound and creative design. I was also fortunate in finding my wife, Jessica at the School, and we have two children, Thomas and Liliana. 10 > BEN TRELOAR I am the newest recruit to the Technology and Design department and look forward to the years ahead. I studied at Sydney University and have a Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology). While at Sydney University I furthered my studies at Enmore Design Centre and received a Cert IV in Design Fundamentals as well as studying at Loftus TAFE. I received a Cert IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations). I have come from Port Hacking High School, Miranda. While spending only two years at Port Hacking High School, I was heavily into basketball, coaching the 15 years boys’ and girls’ teams to both become area champions. I am looking forward to coaching basketball and football at Trinity and I am also keen to be a part of the Cadet Unit. 12 > MARK WATERS Prior to becoming a school teacher, I spent 24 years working in the electrical industry as an Electrician. During this time, experience was gained in the fields of power generation, aviation, domestic, commercial and industrial installation and repairs. In 2005 I graduated from Newcastle University with a B.Ed. in Design and Technology and commenced teaching at Trinity in January 2006. While working as an electrician, my desire was always to work more with people, and I believe that I can make a difference in the lives of young people in the teaching profession, by sharing my industry experiences with students in the classroom. 9 > HARRY TAYLOR Although my sporting passion has remained tennis for half a century, I was recently reminded that I had once been given “a pound of nails and a hammer” as a present for a single digit birthday. As a direct result of this gift, I held a hammer before I held a tennis racquet. The blur of growing up followed and, somewhat unexpectedly, I had a degree in Mining Engineering. This degree is something of a melting pot of many disciplines within Engineering and Applied Science. Just as my degree had been a broad based synthesis of many areas of technology, so teaching in the technology field is a broad based synthesis of reading, writing, arithmetic, and especially, making. Since my area of education offers so much, and can be such good fun at the same time, it is an ideal way to spend at least part of my time between sleeps! 11 > SCOTT TRUDGEON As the son of a Pattern Maker it has become second nature since a young age to be ‘tinkering’. Such tinkering developed my appreciation and passion for the Subject of Technology and Design. Finishing my HSC saw my having to decide between pursuing a career as a shipwright or completing a university degree as a Secondary Technology teacher. I chose the latter because it enabled me to pass on knowledge and skills, while undertaking work for which I am enthusiastic. Having taught Technology and Design for seven years, it is obvious the subject fosters the development of problem solving skills and the ability to think critically, all the while gaining fulfilment through the realisation of a functional product. 13 > LACHLAN WHITE I started my teaching career at Trinity in 1998 where I arrived straight from university and completing my teaching degree. I was employed as a Design and Technology and Food Technology teacher. Privileged to have some time off from teaching in 2000, I spent some time living and travelling in Europe; travel remains a keen interest of mine. At Trinity I have thoroughly enjoyed the professional experiences undertaken, often the sessions outside the classroom more so than those within it! I have experiences at the School that include Master in Charge of Snow Sports, Water Polo and Sports Experience and coaching Basketball and the 2nd XV Rugby. Currently I am the Middle School House Master of School House and teach Senior Design and Technology, VET Construction and Technology. At present I am engaged to Jayne and love living in Balmain where I enjoy Rugby, Cricket and socialising with friends. TRINITY NEWS 11