Spotlight on Learning – Amanda Luttrell

In 2022 we welcome Amanda Luttrell to the Senior Campus as an Agricultural Science and Grade 7 teacher.
Amanda has completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (Majors Science and PDHPE K-12) at the University of Tasmania and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Theology with Broken Bay Institute.
Moving from Newcastle, NSW for the role, Amanda also brings a wealth of Professional Development in the fields of STEM, Spirituality, Implementing Faith, Learning Focus and Student Engagement. There are many important social areas such as Transforming Trauma, Gender Identity Workshop and Implementing Faith that Luttrell has undertaken training in since graduating from the University of Tasmania.
In her own words, “some of the highlights of teaching for the past 7 years in Newcastle has been teaching and building an Agriculture and Marine Aquaculture faculty at my last school which involved:
  • Building and managing fish tank ecosystems (freshwater, saltwater and tropical)
  • Organising and taking Grade 9 and 10 students on a study tour to Moreton Island in QLD.
  • Managing livestock and horticultural processes within the school including controlled farming.”

Community involvement and volunteering is very important to Amanda with a varied selection of projects and activities outside of teaching. A national representative at the Ulitmate Frisbee Championship in Adelaide in 2015 and at Newcastle Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club she has held positions as the Treasurer, Vice-President and President. Before moving to Tasmania Amanda also volunteered with the local Toy Libraries and Hunter Multicultural Community Garden.

Since arrival in Tasmania, she has been an organiser of the Northern Tasmanian Primary Schools Basketball teams.

We welcome Amanda and her enthusiasm warmly into our teaching team and look forward to her influence in the school.