About Me

I’m Ashley Azzopardi and I am a primary school teacher in Sydney, NSW, Australia. I am passionate about teaching and wellbeing.

I have taught Year Five (2013-2014) and I currently teach Year Two. I have also been the ICT reference teacher / eLearning coordinator since 2014.

I have completed a Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies (2008-2010) and a Master of Teaching (Primary) / Graduate Certificate of Religious Education (2011-2012) at Australian Catholic University, Strathfield.

I have also taught tutorials for EDTS240 Technologies Education at ACU in Semester One, 2017.

My Vision Statement

As a teacher, I aim to create an atmosphere that encourages curiosity and sheer determination. Our classroom is a place where students feel important, respected, cared for and believed in. I am a teacher who makes it possible for her students to reach their full potential, ask questions, learn from their mistakes, give and receive feedback, create and try their best. In our classroom, real-world problems are solved and each student believes that they can make a difference in this world. Together, we celebrate each other’s success and inspire each other to be the best person that we can be.

 

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    1. Hello are you looking for a teaching position,and would you like or would be interested in teaching in the republic of Suriname as a volunteering ESL teacher,if so,and if you also know of other experience teachers who might be interested/is looking for ESL volunteering opportunity could you please make immediate contact with me at my email:osemple@hotmail.com,so that i can send the full information you.
      Respectfully
      Oral Semple,

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  1. I went to ACU as well, but in Melbourne. I also completed their 2 year then titled Bachelor of Education Graduate Entry. Loved the course and loved ACU. I definitely felt it gave me a good grounding a Education that I’ve been able to build on over the last 4.5 years. I hope you are loving ACU and the course as much as I did. Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you for sharing such a positive story! I’m really happy to hear you had such a great experience which you are continuing to build upon. I am enjoying the course and I don’t think I would want to be at any other uni!

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    1. Hi Kendall,

      That is so great to hear! I’m really happy to hear that I have inspired you. Starting this blog has been an amazing experience and I hope it will be the same for you. Good luck and I look forward to reading your posts.

      Ashley

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  2. Hi, great blog, very inspirational with some fantastic ideas. I’m from England, currently traveling and have written a blog for the kids in my school to read whilst I’m away mrwhite81294.wordpress.com. Check it out if you get chance 🙂

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  3. I love your blog, it has really inspired me. I am in my second year of a four year Bachelor of Teaching-Primary at LaTrobe and loving it so far. Your blog is so good! I think the best thing about it is how you link to the graduating teacher standards. I just might have to start doing that it is such a good idea! I have started my own blog at http://toteachandlearn.weebly.com and I hope that as I continue blogging that I will be able to reach the high standard that you have set.

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    1. Thank you for such an encouraging comment! It is great to hear that I have inspired you! I’m glad that you have found the teacher standards useful, I myself need to read up on them again. I hope you enjoy blogging and please feel free to comment any time, I would really appreciate your thoughts and feedback. Have a lovely day.

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  4. Hi Ashley; I am also studying at ACU (Primary). I have been a secondary teacher for a few years and now inspired by young teachers such as yourselves to complete retraining as a primary teacher. If I can take even a small fraction of what you have been teaching me in the last few weeks; my students will enjoying their classroom experience with me.

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    1. Hi Claudine!

      That is excellent, if you ever see me, please say hello! That is quite a change, from high school to primary. I’m so glad that you have found my blog beneficial. Have a lovely Easter and thanks for commenting. Please comment anytime.

      Ashley

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  5. Thanks for sharing the great details! You will make a great teacher. I hope you can be my student teacher one day. You are very pretty
    Love JessB 😆

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  6. If you ask me what questions I have for you, I will answer: Just one. …and the one question will be: Do you have a Master’s degree in personal productivity and organisation? I suppose your response wouldn’t be positive.

    I am sure you are an organized teacher. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have time for a well-styled and content-rich profile blog like this. It speaks who you really are.

    …and that is why I don’t need to ask you that single question anymore.

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  7. Hey Ashley, I came across your site through another teacher friend. It’s very encouraging to see your blogging skills and passion for teaching shine through! I’m currently Supply Teaching in the Brisbane area, and whenever I do, I usually sneak in a poetry lesson and post it on my site for the students to enjoy. Example: http://versesoftheinnerself.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/hatton-vale-ss-4b-haiku.html. I wandered how you created the “Your Comments Are Appreciated” Link and the “Useful and Inspiring Blogs and Websites Link in your blog page? Best, Vuong.

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    1. Hi Vuong,

      Thank you. To make the ‘your comments are appreciated’ image, I simply found the frame image online and created the inside using the computer program ‘Paint’. The links on my blog page can easily be made using the links tool WordPress provides.

      Thanking you,
      Ashley

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  8. Dear Miss Azzopardi,

    Nice Blog Miss.I have learnt lots about you over the past 3 terms and I have loved spending my learning journey with you. You are a great,kind and caring teacher who is supportive and very nice. I wish you were my teacher every year but I don’t think that is going to happen.
    Thanks Miss.

    King Regards,
    Tony

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    1. Hi Tony,

      That is such a kind comment! I am really glad that you have enjoyed the year so far, I definitely have! You are also a very kind and caring student. I wish 5W could be my class every year too!

      Enjoy your weekend,

      Miss Azzopardi

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  9. Hi Miss Ashley
    I am very much impressed to see your blog.I wish you will be a best teacher like your dream.I am working as a Instrustor in Upazila Resource Centre.I am to do as a trainer in various aspect like as inclusive education.So would you give me some tips about inclusive education.
    Thank you
    Nazrul

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  10. Hello Ashley. My name is Stephanie, 20 years old, 3rd year Software engineering student in Asia Pacific University, KualaLumpur. I am doing on my final year project which has “Educational Test Designer” as its title. My project is about developing a web application which provides questions template for the teacher in creating the exam to save their effort and time.

    I’ve seen your blog and your inspiration really admire me. If you don’t mind, I would like to ask for your cooperation to be my interviewee from a teacher perspective. If you are interested, please e-mail me on step_hs7@yahoo.com and I will be sending you some questions. I have followed you on fb, and I will be really glad if you can follow me back on facebook (Stephanie Li)

    I will really appreciate it if you are willing to help me. Thank you very much in advance 🙂

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  11. Hi Ashley, I have been loving reading your posts. I am in my 3rd year of teaching in Canberra. I have had a look at your class blog (which looks great!) and was wondering… what kind of media permissions did parents need to complete for you to use student pictures/worksamples etc on the blog? I am interested in beginning a class blog but am unsure about the security/privacy issues that may go with it. Any help/suggestions would be most welcomed.

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    1. Hi Samantha,

      Thank you for your kind words. Our school sends out an Acceptable Use Policy which parents need to read and agree to. The policy outlines the acceptable use of technology their child needs to follow when using technology at school. We also send out a media consent form which parents sign to provide permission for their photo to be used for educational purposes.

      I have also learnt a lot from Kathleen Morris. She has shared a lot of information and resources about blogging. Click here to take a look. I hope this helps you as much as it helped me. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

      Kind regards,
      Ashley

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