In this episode of The PDHPE & CAFS Podcast, I'm taking you on a journey to break free from the isolation of Community and Family Studies (CAFS) education and explore new horizons. Discover the "messy middle", the power of professional learning, and exciting opportunities in the world of CAFS education. Plus, learn about our upcoming CAFS Conference that promises to be a career highlight!

Join us as we navigate the seas of CAFS together and unlock the potential for more efficient and supportive teaching.

Episode Takeaways:

  • A check-in on staying afloat in the world of PDHPE and CAFS education.
  • The importance of getting off your "Community Family Studies Island" and seeking more efficient ways to support your CAFS journey.
  • Reflecting on where you are in your CAFS teaching journey and understanding the concept of the "messy middle." 
  • My personal journey of strategic career planning, starting in the mid-2000s.
  • The significance of professional learning in CAFS and the value of connecting with other CAFS teachers.
  • Information on how you can be a part of The CAFS Conference on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales.
  • Join me as I guide you towards a more connected and impactful CAFS teaching experience. Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your journey in Community and Family Studies!

Show Notes 

If you're ready for ongoing support, resources and training on how to enhance your CAFS classroom in your school, grab your ticket to The CAFS Conference!

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Looking for resources to help student's improve their assessment and exam results? 

Check out my full collection of resources & MasterClasses to ensure your students are spending their valuable revision time on meaningful & strategic activities!

Working with Year 11 and 12 CAFS students is something I have done since 2007, so if you would love me to join you in the classroom (where absolute magic happens) get in touch.


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Since 2004 I have been teaching PDHPE and Community & Family Studies. I love learning. It lights me up. I am so passionate about supporting you to be the best educator you can be.

My Purpose
To grow a lively and connected community, where Community & Family Studies teachers can network, learn and share with each other.

My Mission
To build on the knowledge, understanding and skills of Community & Family Studies teachers to set their students up for success with confidence.



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