My name is Tina, and I am the coach of this ThinkQuest team. I have been a primary school teacher for the past 27 years. I specialise in both the teaching of Greek in the Primary Years as well as in general classroom teaching.
Upon our return to Australia, Carol and I decided to form a team and so I approached the Year 6 and 7 students at my school. The students were very enthusiastic about forming a TQ team and we chose some hard working and focused students. After a slight setback, Eleanor from Newcastle joined us and so we have 5 wonderful students in our team who are to be commended on being a truly collaborative group. We have Chloe, Jordan and Tyler from Norwood PS, Harshita comes from another school and Eleanor comes from Newcastle, in New South Wales.
I wish to thank the team for their hard work and positive outlook at all times. They worked very well together, even with Eleanor being so far away and were very creative in their approach to the making of this site. The students wanted to present a website to the world that would highlight the unique animal life here in Australia. They met regularly and with enthusiasm, producing this wonderful website that you see here!
I would also like to thank Carol for her support and guidance with our team. She kept up the lines of communication and made sure that the students were really clear on what was expected.
I would also like to thank the parents of the students in the team, and especially Robin and Preeti, who tirelessly supported us and encouraged us to keep on going. To Mark and Daniel, we are truly in awe of your knowledge and patience in teaching us about the technical side of web pages. We truly thank you for both for your support and guidance with our team. Also, thank you to my principal, Rob Harkin, and my colleagues Sue, Marissa, Heather and other staff, for their ongoing support.
It was a wonderful and enriching experience!