Apple Seed Education
Published on September 21, 2014
Welcome to Kip McGrath Bellarine Peninsula The Kip McGrath Education Centre on the Bellarine Peninsula is located in Ocean Grove, and owned and operated by husband and wife team, Simon and Jade Collier, who also own Apple Seed Education - which provides a variety of classes for babies through to six year old's. Jade’s teaching background is in the primary sector and she received her teaching qualifications from the Australian Catholic University in 2004. Jade is a passionate teacher with experience in teaching students from Grades Prep to 6, and specific expertise in teaching children in the Junior years (Prep, Grade 1 & 2). Jade’s teaching abilities are highly respected and as a leader in her field she has had experience in mentoring and training her colleagues. Jade loves to learn and extend her training. She has been involved in and led a number of research projects and has been featured in educational presentations used by both Deakin University and the Catholic Education Office. Simon has had teaching experience in both the primary and secondary setting. During his tertiary training he completed a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science with a first class honors in Biological Science. Simon currently teaches at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, where, as the Colleges Curriculum Leader he implements innovative teaching and learning practices. In addition he is the co-founder of ‘Teaching Generation Now’, a professional development provider, and through this has built a respected reputation for being a wealth of knowledge in the area of ICT. He is a sought after presenter on 21st Century Learning skills and Curriculum development and regularly presents at a range of Professional Development days both locally and Internationally.