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If you are searching for Alatus School, the proposed new Independent School specialising in gifted learning, please click the following link:

Alatus School website

Otherwise, for Thinking Outside The Box programs, please continue on this website below.


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!

2019 - Thinking Outside The Box programs

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There are no programs running in Term 1, 2009. We’ll advertise here when the next round of programs are open for bookings.

In the meantime, contact Penny if you would like to discuss your child’s needs, arrange a parent advisory consultation or find out about having your child’s aptitude assessed.

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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