Sammat Education’s training courses are conducted by professional accredited trainers. All our trainers are experienced teachers who have successfully conducted professional development for teachers in a range of different settings.
Matthew completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation & Human Movement) in 1997 and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) in 1998. In 1999 he began his teaching career at Grantham High School (now known as Hills Sports High School) before moving to Quakers Hill High School in 2000 to take up a permanent teaching position. In 2001 he qualified for the award of “Teacher’s Certificate” from the NSW Department of Education & Training and in 2004 was promoted to the position of Head Teacher – Computing Studies. In 2007 he completed a Graduate Certificate in Information & Communications Technology Education. He has also been a relieving Deputy Principal on several occasions. Since 2009, Matthew has undertaken the role of “Senior Education Manager” and trainer at Sammat Education.
Over the last 20 years Matthew has had many experiences in providing professional development to teachers including:
- TILT Plus PDHPE
- Child Protection
- First Aid & Resuscitation
- Water Safety
- Various computer software programs
- Computer Hardware
- Integration of technology into the classroom with a major focus on STEAM education
Skills that have been developed through these experiences include:
- Effective presentation skills
- Practical computing skills
- Development of effective learning principles
- Readings and reflections on the general principles of technology in an educational environment
He has also conducted over 1000 STEAM incursions in schools working with students since 2009.
Michelle completed a Diploma of Teaching (with Distinction) in 1993 specialising in Environmental Education and a Bachelor of Education in 1995. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Counselling at the Institute of Counselling.
For over 23 years Michelle has taught K-6 classes in the Sydney, Broken Bay and Parramatta Catholic Dioceses. In 2005 she was selected to be the first CSIRO Catholic Education officer, teaching science education programs to students in Preschool to Year 10 across NSW. As part of this role she created and facilitated many teacher PD courses. These courses were designed to build teacher confidence when teaching science and technology. Michelle has a passion for teaching Science and STEAM to primary students.
Michelle also has a great interest in helping and catering for students with special needs as she has a son with ASD, sensory issues and a communication delay. Using her knowledge gained from attending years of speech and occupational therapy, with her son, has opened her eyes to a new way of teaching students with sensory and special needs. She loves bringing technology into classrooms, helping students and their teachers engage in STEAM experiences with success and in a meaningful way.