Workshops: Closing the gap between the theory and the practise.

The following notice was posted on 21.3.12

When this website first came online Robyn Cox, Producer / Director of the ‘Get Ready for School’ DVD and qualified Primary School Teacher, was offering workshops based on the ‘Foundation Skills’ model as shown on the DVD. But a great many changes have happened since the website first came online.

In April 2009, Robyn was given the opportunity to run a ‘Foundation Skills’ classroom at Takapuna Primary School, North Shore, Auckland. This Foundation Skills programme reflects the principles from the Get Ready for School DVD.

Because Robyn is teaching full-time she is no longer in a position to offer workshops around the country, but, she is still keen to share with you. Her classroom at Takapuna Primary is a working model of a ‘Foundation Skills’ classroom and is open to all - if you wish to visit her you would be most welcome. Just send her an email and she will let the school know that you are coming. Email:

Gill Connell, from Moving Smart still offers workshops throughout New Zealand and Internationally. Gill features in chapters three, four and five of the DVD. Check out her website: for information about her PMP courses and Pre-school Learning to Move, Moving to Learn courses.

Louise Dempsey offers support and teacher training for the Smartwords – Word Study programme featured in chapter six of the DVD. Louise can be contacted via email:

Sales of the DVD continue to go well in New Zealand. Companies in Australia, North America, Bahrain and Japan are now promoting and distributing the DVD as well.

If there is anything more that Robyn can do to help you get started with a ‘Foundation Skills for Formal Learning’ approach please email her, she would love to hear from you.

Kindest regards,
Robyn Cox

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