Testimonies

Read below to discover what other teachers are saying about the workshops or view the full list of schools Cameron has visited.

 

"Hi Jenny, I would like to also say thank you to you for your precision in organisation, and to Cameron for the wonderful work he did with our students. Everyone had a wonderful day and lots of buzzing excitement for days after. I am very sorry I missed the day but am hoping to get Cameron out again next year. This was great PD for staff and students. Thankyou!" Master Teacher, Nashville State School, QLD

 

"Thanks for the NAPLAN Writing Strategies workshop. The kids had a ball and got so much out of it." Master Teacher, Carina State School, QLD

 

"What a GREAT DAY!!!! Just thought I'd pass on some feedback from the students in years 5/6. We had such an awesome day and the students and staff are raving about Cameron and how interesting the workshops were. Thank you so much!" Teacher Librarian, Stockton Public School, NSW

 

"I wanted to thank Cameron enormously for the work he did with our students.  His tailoring of the workshops to suit the students in front of him was terrific.  We greatly enjoyed his visit and the students have been inspired.  Please pass on our gratitude." Literacy/Mathematics Leader, St Luke's Catholic Primary School, VIC

 

"Please thank Cameron for his time yesterday. The feedback I have received from both students and teachers has been very positive. We loved the way Cameron's approach to Persuasive and Narrative writing fit in 100% with our whole school writing program and strategies. Cameron also took the time to speak with and draw for our students during their lunch break. This was very kind and his patience was remarkable." Head of Curriculum, Oxley State School, QLD

 

"I really enjoyed your workshop. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself and your lovely family and making it so accessible for my class. It was a really practical, relevant and fun workshop. Thanks." Year 2 Teacher, Minimbah State School, QLD

 

“An amazing visit! Cameron certainly had a wonderful impact on our students. There was a buzz around the school for the week. Cameron, thank you so much for the way you engaged the students and talked about your work. There may have been a seed sown that one day may grow into a new author or illustrator.” Teacher Librarian, Wallsend Public School, NSW

 

"Thank you Jenny, We love having Cameron here every year. He always makes the lessons interesting. Some of our new teachers commented on how he kept even our largest group of senior students engaged and interested for the whole session. The children see him as someone really special and look forward to his visits." Teacher Librarian, Caroline Chisholm Junior Campus, ACT

 

"Good morning Jenny, Just a quick email to provide you with some feedback around our visits from Cameron last week. The workshops he delivered to all of our students from Prep-Year 6 were very well received by all. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops stating that they were entertaining, engaging and relevant to the curriculum. Words used to describe Cameron and his workshops included; awesome, great, fantastic, inspiring, exciting, excellent! We wish to thank you for assisting with the organisation of two very successful days and thank Cameron for delivering such wonderful workshops to our students. We look forward to having Cameron back to our school again." Deputy Principal, Narangba Valley State School, QLD

 
"Dear Jenny, I would just like to express my appreciation of your support in the lead up to yesterday’s presentation and workshops with Cameron. The girls had a fantastic day!" Teacher Librarian,
St Hilda’s School, QLD

 

"Thank you, Thank you , Thank you !!!!! Could you also please pass on my thanks to Cameron. He was amazing and the children loved him. Thanks for everything. Hope to work with you again another time. Thanks again." Teacher Librarian, Booragul Public School, NSW

 

"Cameron’s visit was very successful, the children and teachers learnt a lot. The library had a real buzz about it, with the children being totally engaged in what they were doing."
Teacher Librarian, The Good Shepherd Lutheran School, VIC

 

"Fantastic news for Cameron! His work continues to make an impact on our students (nearly 12 months later). The books are never in the library as there is always someone waiting to borrow them. We would certainly love to have Cameron come back out in the future." Teacher Librarian, Kent Road Public School, NSW

 

"Feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive.  Cameron’s workshops were engaging and linked nicely to various curriculum areas we have covered in writing (in particular, teaching children how to gather ideas prior to writing.) Thanks also for your excellent communication during the organisation of the incursion- much appreciated." Andy King, Ocean Grove Primary School, VIC

 

"Cameron’s presentation and workshops were fantastic and I heard great feedback from staff and students." Leading Teacher, Brookside College, VIC

 

"Hi Jenny and Cameron, Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing work at Mitchelton SS.  I have had so many positive comments from the kids, parents and staff about the workshops. Thanks." Year 1 Teacher, Mitchelton State School, QLD

 

"I was amazed at the detail and quality of work the senior students developed. Thank Cameron again for me." Executive Teacher, Charnwood-Dunlop School, ACT

 

"Hi, I was a teacher at one of Cameron's workshops today at Bald Face PS. I just wanted to say how much my students enjoyed the discussion and drawing activities. Cameron very kindly gave me permission to take photos and some video to publish on my class blog." Teacher, Bald Face Public School, NSW

 

"We are all excited. The kids that attended the writers' camp last year loved it and can’t wait to do another workshop!" Writers’ Group Coordinator, Walkervale State School, QLD

 

"I must say, between your communication and the amount of work Cameron has provided to us, I think this is shaping up to be the best author visit we have ever had. Yesterday my Principal asked for a blurb to put in the newsletter about Cameron’s visit. I was able to say how wonderful the communication from you had been and how you had already sent a document for the newsletter. Once again thanks." Teacher Librarian, St John the Baptist Primary School Maitland, NSW

 

"The workshops Cameron delivered to all of our students from P-6 were very well received by all. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops stating that they were entertaining, engaging and relevant to the curriculum. Words used to describe Cameron and his workshops included; awesome, great, fantastic, inspiring, exciting, excellent! We wish to thank you for assisting with the organisation of two very successful days and thank Cameron for delivering such wonderful workshops to our students. We look forward to having Cameron back to our school again. Deputy Principal, Narangba Valley State School, QLD

 

"Cameron, I am an LSA and work with a student (male 10 yrs old). He has found connecting with text impossible. When you came to Macquarie Primary School and talked to the 3/4 group he was so excited that he sat on the floor for your entire hour, which was HUGE! He had decided on a question two days before and when you pointed at him and he got to ask, "Why do you have fairy tales in your stories?" And you answered him with a full explanation he sat up straighter, again, HUGE! He talked about it for most of the next day."
Learning Support Assistant, Macquarie Primary School, ACT

 

"Dear Jenny, Thank you for your help in arranging Dr Stelzer's visit today. He has been a big hit with both students and staff. Could you convey our thanks to him too. We are already looking forward to his next visit." Teacher Librarian, Canterbury Christian College, QLD

 

"Just letting you know that we had a great day with Cameron today.  The workshops were terrific - exactly what we needed! The students thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks so much. We look forward to getting him out next year!!!" Year 4 Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Booval QLD

 

"Dear Jenny, I would just like to let you know that our school was very impressed with Cameron’s visit. We had follow up lessons in the library based on Cameron’s visit and we found the student’s had learned so much and that they really enjoyed the experience (the year 5’s loved Cameron’s finished watercolour painting). We also had great positive feedback from staff. Could you please pass this information on to Cameron. Thank you as well for your excellent communication and organisation." Teacher Librarian, St Pauls Lutheran Primary School Caboolture, QLD

 

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Cameron's visit - our school is still buzzing including the big kids AND teachers! The workshops were certainly imaginative, creative, fun and exciting! All teachers were thrilled and have eagerly been following up Cameron’s visit. WOW Thanks again." Teacher Librarian, Tyalla Public School, NSW

 

"I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic day the students, teachers and I had yesterday with Cameron's visit.  He had all the kids enthused by his stories and his development of the Stroogle character.  His activities were well received by all and even the reluctant students were writing some amazing pieces using his ideas and inspirations. We really look forward to having him back again next year. Thankyou for all of your assistance throughout and please let us know when bookings start for next year as we definitely want to have him back!" Junior School Teacher, Brisbane Boys' College, QLD

 

"We really enjoyed having Cameron visit us – and he was a tremendous hit!  The children have all been VERY excited. And thanks for your superior organizational skills!"Teacher Librarian, A.B. Paterson College, QLD

 

"Hi Jenny, I'd like to let you know that the feedback from our teachers in regards to Cameron's presentation has been excellent.  All the teachers involved commented on how informative and valuable educational experience it was for both the students and themselves. Can you please pass on our gratitude to Cameron and we look forward to seeing him in the future at Coolnwynpin State School. Thankyou." Head of Curriculum, Coolnwynpin State School, QLD

 

"Hi Jenny, I hope Cameron enjoyed his day at West.  We were really thrilled with the experience that he was able to give our kids.  His generous attitude towards sharing his time, talent and resources is very much appreciated.  I am attending a School Library Association of Queensland meeting this afternoon and a Library Network meeting next week with the intention of passing on my very positive praise for his work.  Please pass on our thanks to Cameron and best wishes for the future." Teacher Librarian, Warwick West State School, QLD

 

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for such a great day when Cameron visited Wellington Christian School. The students are still talking about the visit . My K-2 class loved the workshop with Cameron and love the Stroogle books. Every time I get them out to read I hear their enthusiasm. My daughter, in Year 6, went to the extension workshop with Cameron. She has a real passion for writing and wants to be an author. Cameron not only gave her guidance and direction about her stories but inspired her even more. I can hardly get her to stop writing now! On the day of the visit I had two student teachers with me in my class, both were very impressed and asked about the books, workshops and website. So thank you once again for such a great day." Teacher, Wellington Christian School, NSW

 

"I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic author visit.  The pre-visit preparations were efficient, friendly and professional. It was because of this attention to detail that the visit went so smoothly and was such a huge success. The teachers and I were very impressed with how Cameron engaged all the students and catered his presentations perfectly for the various age levels.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and remained engaged for the full session.  It was a wonderful way to encourage the enjoyment of reading, picture books and drawing. We certainly intend a repeat performance either this year or early next year." Teacher Librarian, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School, QLD

 

"We have had Cameron visit our school on a number of occasions and they have been a fantastic experience every time. He offers a variety of workshop options. Cameron's flexibility in his presentations means that his programme can be tailored to your specific needs which means great relevance to school/class curriculum priorities. His rapport with students is fantastic! Our students still talk about Cameron's lunchtime handball competitions and his books just will not stay on the shelf in our library. Cameron's ability to bring out the creative side of everyone, even those of us who feel we don't have a creative bone in our bodies, has been reflected in the work of our students. Cameron inspires students to imagine, explore and believe in themselves." Head of Curriculum, Bethania Lutheran School, QLD

 

"Thank you so much for your help when Cameron visited us.  All of the classes and teachers saw it as a very valuable experience and really enjoyed every moment.  If fact they were so impressed our year three teachers are very keen to have Cameron visit them." Curriculum Coordinator, Mudgeeraba State School, QLD

 

"It was a great experience for the students.  After Cameron showed the Yr 4 and 5 classes how to draw interesting animals, for weeks that followed, students were trying their own.  The books were a great success and are always popular for borrowing each week - can never find any on the shelves. I would recommend Cameron for any workshop from Prep to Yr Seven. Cameron kept their interest for the whole session." Teacher Librarian, Coomera Springs State School, QLD

 

"Thankyou so much for organising Cameron's visit.  The children were absolutely enthralled throughout the entire visit, and one of our most wriggly boys sat with his mouth open in wonder!  Cameron really has a lovely rapport with the kids. Thanks again." Teachers, Kimberly Park State School, QLD

 

"It was wonderful having Cameron in our school to share his unlimited talents. The kids had a great week." Assistant Principal, St Mary's Primary School, QLD

 

"I just wanted to let you know that Cameron was great on Monday. All the children from all the different year levels loved listening to his stories and listening how the books were made. He has inspired a new generation of authors which is great. Please let Cameron know that we appreciate him visiting the school and taking the time to share his knowledge. Thanks again." APRE, St Flannan's Catholic Parish School, QLD

 

"Just a short note to Thank you for Tuesday. It was a great day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you for all your help in organising the day and making it very stress free! I have started practicing my drawings for next time Cameron!" Teacher Librarian, Corpus Christi Primary School, NSW

 

"Please convey our thanks to Cameron for another great Author's workshop at our school. I have heard nothing but great reports. The students love the new book. Thanks again." Deputy Principal, Acacia Ridge State School, QLD

 

"Our students loved Cameron's visit. I was in the P/1/2 class and his audience was enraptured. Apparently the Year 6/7 boys, who are generally "too cool" for anything , were hanging on his every word. Seemed to be enjoyed by all students. I was interested to see his original art works. I am glad we were included in the tour." Principal, Anakie State School, QLD

 

"A few days before Dr Cameron Stelzer arrived at our school we brainstormed what we thought his book The Stroogle's New Home was about. Then we read the story. This story was shared at a perfect time because our class is talking about our local environment and how we can reuse, reduce and recycle. When Cameron arrived we got to create our own recycled shoe cars from the story! We all had a great time and enjoyed making decisions for ourselves about how each car would look. We loved our time with Cameron and would recommend a visit to any school.” Stage 2 Students, St Joseph’s School Murwillumbah, NSW

 

“Last week Dr Cameron Stelzer, the inventor of the Stroogle, came to our school. It was amazing! Dr Stelzer showed me and the whole school the adventures of Stroogle. He even taught us how to make our own story. I got to make two stories! It was fun having him at our school and it was a great experience. It made me want to be a writer myself.” Stage 3 Student, St Joseph’s School Murwillumbah, NSW



"Our students loved Cameron’s visit and many parents took the time to say how much their children talked about the visit at home! I will certainly recommend him as a visiting author to any schools in our area." Teacher Librarian, Caroline Chisholm Junior School, ACT

 

"Recently Cameron visited my son’s school. My lounge room has been filled with books since the visit! Lachlan has started writing and illustrating his own books……wow! Thank you for awakening my son’s love of reading again!" Parent, Calamvale Community College, QLD

 

"I have always found that Cameron has an excellent rapport with the children and parents. The workshops are always well run and well planned and they are always popular at our libraries." Young Peoples Librarian, Logan City Council Libraries, QLD