The Southport School
Fergus Trevethan approaches all his pursuits as an educator with an underlying commitment to excellence – whether they be teaching, research, or community based.
As the leader of The Southport School’s academic honours program, Fergus completed a research project with two colleagues in 2015 that investigated the teaching of writing to highly gifted students.
Fergus and his colleagues then applied their research discoveries to develop a whole-school writing policy and procedure that the whole student body and teaching staff could benefit from.
After completing a Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2015, Fergus adapted what he had learned into positive psychological practices that could be applied to all stages of the learning cycle to introduce fun, positive reinforcement and shared learning experiences to his classes.
Fergus clearly has a strong commitment to the extracurricular life of The Southport School and its wider community, coordinating volunteer events designed to enhance engagement on the part of students and staff equally.
He currently leads the community service and wellbeing programs at the Preparatory school, which sees him organise events such as monthly healthy breakfasts for staff, community visits to local hospitals for students, and fun sporting events which children in the wider community suffering from disabilities are invited to attend and participate in.
Congratulations Fergus on your nomination.
By Claudia Farhart.