This year Rainbow Club are thrilled to have 4 of our amazing teachers nominated for the AUSTSWIM Awards.
Arthur teaches at Maroubra Rainbow Club. He is also an AUSTSWIM assessor. He successfully encourages his colleagues to attend after hours events. He serves on the committee for the Rainbow Club Family Carnival and this year volunteered to lead the Magic Rainbows team of Rainbow Club children providing after hours training and support. He gives talks on the clubs activities and water safety to local schools and surf clubs. He encourages students and parents to work together to help the children achieve their best.
Cathy is the Lead Teacher at Warringah Rainbow Club. Cathy always greets everyone with a smile and a warm hello. She knows all of the club families personally and has an amazing rapport with her students. She is always looking at new ways to individually cater for lessons, taking into account interests and ability. Cathy finds fun and exciting ways for the children to learn and ensures they are happy and having a good time. She is positive and leads by listening and supporting her staff.
Jen is the Lead Teacher at Revesby Rainbow Club. As Lead Teacher she creates a happy and harmonious working environment which creates a wonderful atmosphere in and around the pool. Her personable manner enables her to develop a lasting rapport with students and families alike. She is interested in the children’s individual strengths and tailors her approach to
complement every member of the club.
Jen researches various activities, asking questions from more experienced staff, and their families to help encourage the students. She gives a prize each term to one student to acknowledge their hard work and enthusiasm.
And Our Final Nominee is……
Cheryl is the Lead Teacher at Penrith Rainbow Club. At all times, Cheryl is professional and compassionate and has created a positive environment. She is highly respected by both parents and teachers. She goes out of her way to ensure that all her teachers are happy and working as a team including celebrating birthdays and organising activities outside of work. She develops individualised programs after discussion with parents and therapists on the needs of their child. She has her own system of picture symbols, written text, photos, signs and social stories to communicate and interact with students across all classes which has increased student engagement, decreased confusion, and has provided students with multiple sources of the same information to increase their understanding.