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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!

Term 2 2019 - Thinking Outside The Box programs

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Programs for Term 2, 2019 are now open for booking.

We anticipate these programs will fill fast and recommend you book inquickly to avoid disappointment.

Early bird bookings close on Friday,5 April 2019.

The closing date for all bookings is Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Narre Warren North Primary School

Grades 1 & 2 -Martian Maths (Open-ended Numeracy)- Book Now

Grades 3 & 4 -Maths Problem Solving Club(Numeracy) - Book Now

Two Years of Programs

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

2019 - 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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