About Myself and This Website

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another”. Nelson Mandela

Hello and welcome to my Professional ePortfolio for Primary Teaching. This site contains my philosophy of teaching, self developed lesson plans and program and evidence of achieving specific aspects and elements set by the NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT).

My name is Jessica Mayhew and I am currently studying a Masters of Education specialising in Primary Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, New South Wales.

I currently hold a Bachelor of Environmental Science and work as an Environmental Scienstist. My aim as a teacher is to integrate my knowledge of science concepts to engage students and promote an interest in learning about science and technology.