Gillian McAuliffe is the founding director of Bold Park Community School, in Perth Western Australia, which has been established by parents to provide children from three to eighteen years with the opportunity to engage with a social constructionist learning environment.
As Founder of Bold Park Community School, I have been dedicated to building an educational environment for children in the Western Suburbs of Perth Western Australia. Bold Park Community School started as a kindergarten in 1994 before pursuing the goal to become a school which would provide education for the whole child and a model of excellence for education in the 21st century. Understanding the challenges of a changing world but keeping hold of what it means to live in a community, successfully and with respect. By studying many educational philosophers and pedagogies, integrating nature education and applying practical Wisdom, the school has come to be known for it’s cutting-edge environments.
Bold Park Community School became my life’s work which in 2016 I have left to allow the community to continue to develop passionate and dedicated educators. Now I am enjoying with other groups of educators to help them follow their dreams.