My name is Wendy O’Hanlon. I grew up on the North Shore in Sydney and went to Pymble Public School until the age of 8. I then went to PLC Ingleholme until year 6 and then transferred to the main school at PLC Pymble for my High School Years. I loved going to school and always felt that my school was an extension of my family. I felt I belonged. My passion from an early age was to teach and I followed this passion, first by attending Teacher’s College and then Macquarie University where I obtained a BA DIPED and had also majored in English and Linguistics. I have taught in a variety of schools in the Catholic System, Private System and with the Department of Education. I have also attended a two year course in Process Psychology and I have also completed a Certificate 1V in Training and Assessment. I also trained with “I Can Read” and teach with I Can Read Centres in Sydney.
Over the years, I have dealt with many physical and emotional issues in the class room and have dealt with each individual student according to their special needs.

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Case Story

“Mrs (Wendy) O’Hanlon was my year six teacher in 2005 and since then she has been a huge help to me. She has always been there to help me get through my problems. When I started running away from home, she was there to help mediate between me and my parents and to get me