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Standard 7

Engage Professionally With Colleagues, Parents/Carers & Community

7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities

PROFICIENT: Meet codes of ethics and conduct established by regulatory authorities,  systems and schools.


My publications show that I give appropriate credit to sources. The attached pdf is my most recent article, showing in-text citation in the APA7 style and a list of references.

Although I have no evidence for this, I have also had many conversations with colleagues about the importance of ordering the correct number of choral scores so that we are not photocopying illegally, and with heads about ordering language books for the same reason.

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

PROFICIENT: Understand the implications of and comply with relevant legislative, administrative, organisational and professional requirements, policies and processes.



The deidentified email correspondence to the left shows that I have complied with mandatory reporting requirements, in particular, to advise parents of a fail result in exams and to copy these emails to Heads of Deparment. These emails were also logged in OneSchool.

7.3 Establish and maintain respectful collaborative relationships with parents/ carers regarding their children’s learning and wellbeing.

PROFICIENT: Demonstrate responsiveness in all communications with parents/carers about their children’s learning and wellbeing.


The document to the right shows de-identified correspondence I had with the mother of a student who failed French in Term 3 and who, after I had met with the mother in early term 4, improved his grades to pass. There was no requirement for me to write to the parent, since the student passed according to the generous grade boundaries. However, I decided to continue my communication with the mother in the interests of supporting the student in his final year.

Please note: The communication was initiated by me (see the last page, as email saves conversations in reverse chronological order).

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Sydney Chamber Music Festival
Woodford 2019
Sydney Chamber Music Festival

Engaging with professionals, teaching networks & broader communities at Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2018, Viva Vivaldi Festival 2019,
Woodford Folk Festival 2019

7.4 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

PROFICIENT: Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice (see below).

HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED: Contribute to professional networks and associations and build productive links with the wider community to improve teaching and learning.

LEAD: Take a leadership role in professional and community networks and support the involvement of colleagues in external learning opportunities.


As evidence of Lead capacity, I include the cover of my book, which was published last year, and is based on my PhD, which is necessarily an original contribution to knowledge.

My most recent article (see Focus Area 7.1, above) also indicates leadership in the realm of education, making a plea for a whole and holistic direction in vocal pedagogy, rather than a parts-oriented and purely scientific one.

I have published widely in the field of music education and attended and presented at international conferences. Below is a list of relevant publications in the field of education. These activities have formed part of my contribution to professional networks and associations (such as ATI, ANATS, ANCA, ANZARME). I have taught performance and pedagogy locally, nationally and internationally (online and in person) to professional teaching musicians. Recently I have been asked to supervise a PhD on constructive language and body-mapping in instrumental/vocal pedagogy.

This task also satisfies standards: 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1

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For the proficient descriptor, I have uploaded eight certificates indicating professional learning, knowledge broadening and improvement of practice. These are:

1. DELF B2 Diploma Certificate

2. Trinity College London Grade 8 Piano Certificate (this is my second instrument; on my first instrument I am professional level)

3. Dalcroze Workshop Attendance Certificate (Music Teaching)

4. ANCA Workshops Attendance (Repertoire Reading)

5. AUSTAQ Workshop Attendance for Leadership in Music (strings repertoire). Viola is my third instrument.

6. IB Professional Development Workshop Attendance

7. Management Course, Johns Hopkins University

8. Voices of Birralee (Choral Conducting)

In addition, I have uploaded a photograph of my participation in the vocal ensemble FUSION, which I joined to improve my choral direction skills.

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