Welcome!

Renowned in her field, Penny Willoughby is an Australian primary teacher, tutor, professional learning faciliatorand educational consultant who is passionate about gifted education, personalising learning, creativity, numeracy, problem-solving anddifferentiation.

Penny's vision is to help gifted children find their place in the world.

Inspired by excellence, Penny believes that:

  • Every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential
  • Every parent should have the information they need to best encourage and support their child
  • Every educator should have the specialised guidance they need to enable them and their school to succeed

Founded by Penny in 2006, Thinking Outside The Box professional education services gives life to her beliefs by providing quality, personalised services to parents, schools, educators and, of course, to children!


Term 2, 2018 - Thinking Outside The Box programs

We are once more delighted to offer a range of stimulating programs running in Term 2, 2018, for high ability learners.

Bookings are now openand you can read information, or book your child in, by clicking the links below.

We suggest you get in quickly as these programs usually fill fast! Early Bird bookings close onFriday, 30 March 2018.

Bookings close on Thursday, 26 April 2018.


Narre Warren North Primary School

Oatlands Primary School (Open only to Oatlands students)

The Patch Primary School


Two Years of Programs

Click here for the full list of programs planned for 2018 and 2019.


2018 - Professional Learning

Penny particularly enjoys helping classroom teachers to build confidence and know-how in gifted education, differentiation, teaching open-ended maths, and maths problem solving.

For more details of Penny’s services - including sample sessions and feedback received - please see this page. To book a date, contact Penny directly.

Penny has a number of opportunities available for the second half of the 2018 school year. Please contact her to discuss your needs and how Penny may be able to help your school.


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