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Our Teachers

Liz Bennet at Hurstbridge Learning Co-op


Liz has been part of the furniture at Co-op for the last 20 years: First as a parent as her three boys went through Co-op and then on to Eltham High School, and more recently as a teacher. She has been Co-ordinator at Co-op since 2014.


Liz is a fantastic musician and she has inspired countless of children to explore and enjoy music over her time at Co-op. Liz teaches Italian and enjoys finding different fun ways of developing numeracy and literacy skills.


Liz is also passionate about nature. She leads the camp program at Co-op and has taken children on countless camps throughout Victoria. The camps play a vital role in developing children's independence, confidence and resilience and they love them.


Liz is instrumental in co-ordinating the annual Co-op concert, a drama and music extravaganza which is one of the highlights of the school year.


Liz is a very experienced teacher in the alternative sector and plays a very active role in networking with other alternative schools. Liz loves teaching at Co-op and wouldn't be anywhere else. Thank goodness. She is the heart and soul of Co-op for many. Liz works with all the children at Co-op but has a particular focus on the middlies and biggies (grade 3-6).


At the time of writing, Amy has been at Co-op for 5 years. Initially as a parent and, since 2018, as a teacher. Amy has a PhD in ecology and is passionate about nature and environmental science. She was involved with Forest Schools in the UK and worked as an outdoor teacher at the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne before becoming a teacher at Co-op. She particularly loves taking the children for bush walks, setting up opportunities to support nature play and exploring science in fun ways.


Amy loves teaching at Co-op; she really enjoys the freedom of play based learning and seeing how the children develop their individuality and confidence in a close community setting. She really enjoys multi-age teaching and seeing the benefits to children of the Co-op environment and philosophy. Amy works with all the children at Co-op but has a particular focus on the littlies (preps-grade 2).

If you're interested in joining the team, see our available positions

Amy Rogers at Hurstbridge Learning Co-op
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