Head of English
Ormiston College (QLD)
Peter Hoens has a reputation for an encouraging management and teaching style and for being forward-thinking. Hoens has led the innovative integration of ICT into teachers’ work in English, with one example being the reinvigoration of a unit on Myths and Legends: The Hero’s Journey, for which the assessment is now a collaboratively planned, multi-narrative ebook. With kind support, guidance and encouragement, and a ‘wisdom beyond his years’ at 35, Hoens successfully manages a staff aged between 28 and 60 years of age, despite the challenges that come from varying degrees of ICT competencies, years of experience in the teaching profession and varying attitudes to change. Staff know him for empowering teachers to take risks with his blend of instructional and shared leadership.