Episode 38: So you want to be a govie?
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
This episode is a solo one, where I give my personal advice of what to look for when searching for a governess job. As I mention in the episode, I do not know everything about this job, so I would love for my community to contribute. Head over to our Instagram or Facebook pages and comment with your advice ..read more
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Episode 37: Vanessa Williams
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
Vanessa was a born and bred Adelaide girl, but after a trip to Central Australia, she found herself moving to the Northern Territory to governess. While she is still governessing many years down the track, that doesn’t mean that she has felt like every family has been the right one for her. This is a vulnerable chat and I love that we have had an opportunity to discuss this ..read more
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Episode 36: Georgia Luscombe
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
While teaching wasn’t Georgia Luscombe’s first choice of career when she finished school, after finding herself in the Early Childhood sector for a few years, she decided she wanted to further her study and went to university. Now a first-year teacher in North West Queensland, Georgia and her partner took the massive leap to move their from Brisbane. She speaks candidly about her first year in the classroom and some of the challenges, and successes she has had over the past 3 terms! You can find Georgia on Instagram at @teachinginthenorthwest ..read more
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Episode 35: Amanda Ferrari (Boarding Expo Australia)
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
Amanda Ferrari knows first hand what it is like to choose a boarding school for her children, but her business, Boarding Expo Australia, takes some of the stress away from this important decision. I encourage you to share this with any families you know who may be sending their children off to boarding school, and take a look at their website, https://www.boardingexpo.com.au ..read more
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Episode 34: Miss Megan
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
After starting off her teaching career in Melbourne, Megan took a massive jump and not only move to be with her partner, but also start teaching in the remote town of Alice Springs. Our chat covers a very real side of moving and teaching and some of the struggles that Megan had to face. Please remember that there is always some you can go to for help, and if needed, make sure you reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are needing a professional to speak to. It is not weak to speak! You can find Megan on Instagram @megan.in.melbourne ..read more
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Episode 33: Kylie Jones
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
From growing up in Tasmania, to then taking a massive leap as a graduate teacher and moving to the Northern Territory, Kylie Jones knows what it’s like to not miss an opportunity. Kylie is now the Founding Director of RAISEducation, a service that provides individualised support to isolated families. To find out more about the amazing work they do, including how to support them, head over to https://raiseducation.org.au ..read more
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Episode 32: Lucy Grant
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
Welcome back to the podcast! After a break, I am excited to bring this week's guest, Lucy Grant, onto the show. We had a wonderful chat about what her life looked like after leaving school, and how it now looks.  ..read more
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Episode 31: Emma O’Shaughnessy
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
From starring on Masterchef, to working as a teacher at School of the Air, you could say that this week’s guest, Emma, has had a wide variety of experiences. The passion she has for her job is so clear in our chat and I just loved chatting to Emma and getting to know her better ..read more
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Episode 30: Hannah Richardson
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
From growing up in Sydney, to nannying in western Queensland, this week’s guest, Hannah, has made a few huge life changes over the past two years. I loved her perspective after being out west and how she has been able to connect with the people around her on a deeper level.  ..read more
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Episode 29: Meg Irvine
Laughter, Dirt and Education
by Amy
6M ago
I have my very first Tasmanian teacher on the podcast, and I have loved listening to Meg Irvine’s story of her childhood and her teaching career in Tassie. You can find Meg on Instagram, @learningto_teach  Make sure you give her a follow ..read more
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