Tyson McNamara – Campus Principal Yarra Junction
Tyson McNamara’s “why” in life, is to create a learning environment that is safe, productive, welcoming and most of all engaging for all students and staff.
Having worked with young people from diverse backgrounds, he has a wealth of experience in a range of educational settings including university, TAFE and schools, delivering online and in-person education.
As campus principal at Yarra Junction, Tyson is committed to a holistic approach that aims to give students a well-rounded education that supports their development as healthy, community-minded leaders in the 21st century. He strongly believes that students should spend their time learning skills that will support them in everyday life, not just learning to complete a test
Tyson’s is constantly inspired by a quote by Bob Ross, an American painter and art instructor, that while we all make mistakes, it is only a failure if there is nothing learned from it. Tyson applies this philosophy to all his interactions with students and staff at Cire.
According to Tyson it is important to ‘find “learnings” in everything we do at school’ whether it be in class, in the kitchen, in the gardens and outdoor spaces at Yarra Junction, at camp and external activities and through interactions and connections with others.