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Michaela Mizzen

Founding Prep Teacher, The Village School

About Michaela Mizzen

Michaela Mizzen is the Founding Prep teacher at The Village School Gold Coast, the newest and smallest independent school on the Gold Coast. She works alongside Bianca Nuss, Founding Principal and their small team with a shared vision of “Changing the Face of Learning”. 


Michaela loves to take learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and out into the community where her students climb tall trees, jump off large boulders and splash into the ocean…fully clothed! She believes that students thrive when they are given opportunities to learn through their natural environment, to get messy and to challenge themselves both physically and mentally through this type of risky play- often referred to at The Village School as ‘Courageous Play’.


Michaela has shared her passions, presenting at the Independent Schools Queensland’s Big Ideas conference in both Brisbane and Cairns in 2022 on the necessities and benefits of daily risky play and is dedicated to sharing her experiences and the undeniable benefits with other educators and truly changing the face of learning.


Thriving School Communities | Saturday 24th of June - 12.15pm | Roma Room

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