At PLC, our students are encouraged to be life-long learners – always seeking new and deeper understanding in whatever path they take. The same applies to our teaching staff who continuously extend themselves from a professional development standpoint to garner an expertise-level of knowledge, which further enhances themselves as educators and the educational experience for our students.
Head of Science, Ms Lesley Kaye, has recently completed a Masters in Education by Research at UWA. Her research investigated an ‘Adolescent’s Response to Meditation’ by identifying how her Years 11 and 12 Physics students responded to daily meditation at the start of each lesson.
Ms Kaye was acknowledged for achieving the top marks in the Masters Course by being awarded the Francis George Bradshaw Prize in Education at the University of Western Australia.
Last year, Ms Kaye was also nominated as an Honorary Fellow at UWA and last week she was awarded a two-year appointment as an Honorary Fellow in the Graduate School of Education. Her appointment has been awarded in recognition of her excellence in education and the work she has done for the UWA School of Education Master of Teaching programme where she presents lectures for post graduate teachers on how to teach Science and Physics.
“I feel humbled by the recognition and excited about what I can continue to offer the Graduate School of Education to ensure that teachers have success in the world of Science teaching,” Ms Kaye said.
Ms Kay is now embarking on a PhD at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she will be investigating ‘Psychoacoustics and the Therapeutic Nature of Sound’.
“I am excited to bring together all of my passions – fusing physics, sound, mediation, neuroscience, education, and wellbeing,” Ms Kaye said.Back to news list