Steve Bannister

Mr S Bannister B.Ed. (Primary)

Tertiary Qualifications / Memberships

Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Curtin University, Western Australia
Cert III in Education Support
Member of British MENSA

Professional Development Courses/Certificates

English / Literacy
Primary Seesaw and Literacy Hand-in-Hand
Effective Grammar Instruction

Science for Primary Engagement
5E Science Method
Engaging & Exploring Science for Primary Schools
WA Science Project – Ensuring Engagement for Learning

Mathematics Workshop – Integrating Problem Solving into Lessons
Problem Solving Framework and Strategies
Number and Algebra in Multi-Level Classes

Whole School

Differentiating the Curriculum
Developing Effective Assessment Strategies for Learning
Behaviour Management Strategies (BMS) and Classroom Management Strategies (CMS)
School Canteen Association – Food Service Traffic Light Training Certificate
Environmental Health (Aus.) – Food Safety and Food Handling Certificate
First Aid – Senior First Aid (Ages 0 Upwards) (St John Ambulance)
First Aid – Paediatric First Aid (Bostock Healthcare)

Safeguarding Professional Development
School Drug Education and Road Aware – Challenges & Choices
Protective Behaviours (Safeguarding)
Team-Teach – De-escalation and Positive Handling (Safeguarding)
SG1 – Safeguarding Introduction
SG2 – Identifying Abuse
SG3 – Safeguarding (Test Your Knowledge)
Safeguarding Children Refresher
CBC Safeguarding Annual Assessment
Identifying and Dealing with Self Harm
Talking to Children about Emotional Resilience and Self-Harm
Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

Steve Bannister, B.Ed., teaches middle and upper primary school students, is a proponent for STEM integration across school curriculums and has presented at science workshops and forums. Steve joined British MENSA in 2004 and has written many workbooks and school programs incorporating both critical and inquiry thinking. He is an author and contributor of science understanding, critical and inquiry thinking, and has collaborated in the writing of maths dictionaries used in the UK and across Asia. Steve also helped to write and develop the Problem Solving Framework and Strategies technique for mathematics used in school across Australia. Philanthropically, Steve funds the annual salaries of two teachers in Malaysia to enhance the opportunities of students in the area.


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