Stephanie Banks

I have immersed myself in the art of teaching for over 14 years and believe that instilling a ‘love of learning’ and a healthy sense of self are at the forefront as a teacher. I truly believe that we must be the change we want to see in the children and with this notion I am constantly looking at ways to improve myself spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically and in turn this shapes my teaching strategies and ways of being able to nurture children. I have a deep connection to nature and the connectedness that we all have to it. I encourage children to always find a connection of what they are doing or learning back to nature, the elements and themselves. I feel that this gives them a sense of purpose deeper than that of achieving a grade on a piece of paper and provides motivation to discover more ways of being connected to the world we all live in and contribute to. I often look to indigenous perspectives, not only from Australia but around the world to inspire this in me and the children. 

My passion is to inspire children, their families and teachers to honour the journey of learning as an individual life long process, not a grade on a piece of paper. It is my personal belief that being able to connect with the children on a soul level through their birth stories and the potential imprints that they may have is vital. This awareness allows for nurturing and fostering a love of learning and a deeper connection to who they are and their potential at the highest possible level.

“You’ve taught me more in the classroom in two terms than I have learnt over the past ten years. I’ve watched your fun, respectful, responsive teaching style in awe. I love how you hold space for the kids to have normal, healthy emotions in a sustainable, safe and beautifully imperfect way”.

M. TA, 2021

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Mum to two amazing beings and wife to the most supportive man ever
  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood/Education – Southern Cross University
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