There are many advantages to a whole school approach.

We all know that consistency is key!  

When staff all learn together, they share their enthusiasm. They collaborate, problem solve and support each other.  

Students benefit from using shared language and the cumulative power of building on the previous year's knowledge and understanding.


I have been looking for a GOOD whole school approach to spelling for a long time.  Once I had done Michelle's SMART Spelling PD I just had to get it for the whole school.  Her presentation is VERY engaging, and we learnt so much about how language works and how to teach this to all children.  SMART Spelling covers all the bases.  It is inclusive, differentiated and finally we have spelling rules that make sense!

Ree Rogan, Barwon Heads Primary School

The Whole School Package Explained

There are 2 ways to do the SMART Spelling course.  Either face-to-face with Michelle or online.  It is exactly the same course, same notes and slides.

Online: There are no minimum numbers for whole schools when done online.  If you are training just some of your teachers, then the standard prices apply, however, if you are training your whole school (we consider whole to school to be at least all of your classroom teachers - 3 or 303!) you are eligible for the whole school package price.  It's only available once per school at this price.

Face to Face: For Michelle to come in person to your school the minimum change is 40 participants + travel from Melbourne.  You may have people from other schools to make up the numbers, if you wish.

To order a whole school package, please email Freddy in our office [email protected]

Intro Video

You might be interested in a 9 minute intro video and a 'sneak peek' of the video course?

Click here to access it.

For $187 each person gets 3 things: 

1. The course (either face to face or online)

2. The 264 page SMART Spelling manual

3.  Access to the follow up for 12 mths


The online follow up has:

*10 short videos on specific topics

*10 quizzes with feedback

*Comment boxes to type in questions that Michelle answers.  

Access to the follow up is for 12 months, to develop mastery and confidence!


"We cannot praise the online SMART spelling course enough! The videos were clear, informative and the most fantastic part was re-watching certain clips to really master the information that was presented. It has been a terrific platform which we would highly recommend to other schools."

Mary Swoffer, Head of Junior School, Cobram Anglican Grammar

Kialla Central Primary School is moving into our third year of implementing the SMART Spelling Approach.  Our staff have found a new passion for teaching spelling. It is practical way to teach spelling and it just makes sense!  Our students talk the talk, walk the walk & are transferring it to their writing, reading and across other curriculum areas.  We are massive fans of Michelle, her work and generosity in sharing her resources!  Thanks Michelle! 
Debbie Humphries, Principal, Kialla Central Primary School

Lemnos is a small school of 9 students who all have social and emotional needs, we have a high indigenous population and our kids were very reluctant writers. It was to the point where writing sessions would be a trigger for meltdowns for a lot of our kids. So much has changed as a result of Smart Spelling and our students are having a go at writing and producing written work! We made a class book the other day, it was so exciting! I truly believe that this is due to their increased confidence since they have begun your program.

Robyn Niclasen, Lemnos Primary School

 I recently completed the SMART Spelling Video Course online, and can highly recommend it. I found it very user friendly and easy to follow. It is a great program and something I have already stated implementing into my classroom. Michelle is so relatable, and her program really makes sense! It was great to be able to make comments as ask questions after each video and I also found it helpful to re-watch the concepts I wasn’t too sure about. Thanks Michelle.

Laura Rawnsley, Tecoma Primary School

 The SMART spelling online course is extremely informative and engaging. You are able to work through the course at your own pace, as it is broken into 14 short video segments which are supported by clear notes. Not only does this training improve your professional knowledge and understanding of teaching spelling, but it provides you with excellent practical lessons, strategies and ideas that you can use in your classroom straight away. No longer is spelling seen as a never-ending list of rules and exceptions for both you and your students to learn.

Jude Griffiths, Singapore

At St. Joseph's we have a whole school approach to spelling. All our teachers and learning support have been trained with Michelle to make a whole school impact on our spelling, reading and writing results. All our children have an understanding of the process each week that goes on in spelling sessions. The how to teach the words has made a huge impact on our learners. We have noticed a massive difference to our learners with their spelling using SMART spelling. 

Lucy Keath, Principal, St Joseph's Cobram

At California Gully P.S. back In 2016 the school was in desperate need of/for a common understanding and language around spelling and a whole school approach. Two teachers had an opportunity to attend Michelle’s PD in November of that year. Both teachers came back from the professional learning opportunity excited at what they saw as a logical and sequential spelling program. As a result I booked Michelle to present the SMART Spelling approach to the entire staff in March of 2017. Following the professional development staff were 100% committed to following the SMART Spelling approach and the spelling results are steadily increasing. The SMART Spelling approach is not only limited to teaching and enhancing spelling skills. It has had a great impact on the student’s oral language skills and in turn their writing. The grade F-6 teachers found the SMART Spelling approach efficient in its routines, vocabulary, rules and implementation. The word lists provided a range from simple to more complex words (green, orange, red). This enables the learning focus (graph, diagraph, trigraph etc) to be the same for the whole class, while differentiating the lists for students of differing abilities.  I have now moved schools and with similar needs at Huntly Primary School have started implementing the SMART Spelling approach across the school, as the evidence of its success at my previous school cannot be disputed.

 Jason Lee, Principal, Huntly Primary School

Our school has instituted the SMART Spelling programme for the past two years and have found it to be very beneficial. Testimonials from teachers are always available, but the viewpoint of administration with new programmes may be of benefit. As a leader, it is exciting to see teachers empowered to adequately cater for all ability levels of their students. The programme is school wide, so handovers at the end of the year are easily understood and the students may begin the new year from where they left off. Because it is so teacher friendly, staff have found it easy to implement. Finally, my personal favourite is that spelling rules are still explicitly taught – the children are not expected to learn by osmosis. Yes, I am very happy with this programme.

Bruce Horman, Head of Junior School, Covenant College Geelong

Schools who have done whole school training

2020 (newest at top)

South Melbourne Park Primary School (Online)

Pearcedale Primary School, Vic (Face to face)

Broadmeadows Primary School, Vic (Face to face)

St James, Brighton East Vic (Face to face)

St Finbar's, Brighton Vic (Face to face)

Deepdene Primary School, Vic (Online)

Louth Public School, NSW (Online)

Seaford North Primary School, Vic (Online)

St Stephen's College, QLD (Online)

Moree Public School, NSW (Online)

Merredin Public School, NSW (Online)

Cundletown Public School, NSW (Online)

Tyrrell College, Vic (Online)

Mackenzie State Primary School, QLD (Online)

Wee Waa Public School, NSW (Online)

Wanaaring Public School, NSW (Online)

Narrabri West Public School, NSW (Online)

St James the Apostle, Hoppers Crossing, Vic (Online)

Morwell Central Public School, Vic (Online)

Strathmerton Public School, Vic (Online)

Resurrection School, Keysborough Vic (Face to face)

Tallimba Public School, NSW (Online)

Hamilton Public school, Newcastle NSW (Face to face)

Viewbank PS, Vic (Face to face)

Ascot Vale Specialist School, Vic (Face to face)

St Paul the Apostle North, Endeavour Hills, Vic (Online)

South Grafton PS, NSW (Online)

Wandin Yallock PS, NSW (Online)

Murrurundi PS, NSW (Online)

St Joesph's PS Chelsea, Vic (Online)

Perseverance Primary, French Island, Vic (Online)

Crib Point Primary School, Vic (Online)

Lennox Head PS, NSW (Online)

Plenty Valley Christian College, Vic (Online)

Claremont Meadows PS, NSW (Online)

St Michael's Manilla, NSW (Online)

Kulkarriya Community School, N.T. (Online)

Trinity Catholic School Richmond, Vic (Online)

Tamworth West PS, NSW (Online)

Anderson's Creek Primary School, Vic (Online)

Blacktown South Public School, NSW (Online)


Wodonga West Primary School, Vic (Online)

Tallong Public School, NSW (Online)

St Francis de Sales College, SA (Online)

Bonnyrigg Public School, NSW (Online)

St Mary's Hamilton, Vic (Online)

Orana Heights Public School Dubbo, NSW (Online)

Jindabyne Central School, NSW (Online)

Hunter School of the Performing Arts, NSW (Online)

Tea Gardens Public School, NSW (Online)

Trinity Anglican College, Wodonga (Online)

St Mary's Seymour (Online)

Tongala Primary School (Online)

Investigator College, SA (Online)

Lakelands Public School, NSW (Online)

Natimuk Primary School (Online)

Saint Stephen's College, QLD (Online)

Hillview Public School, NSW (Online)

Newport Gardens Primary School (Online)

Dingley PS (Face to face)

School of the Good Shepherd (Face to face)

St Joesph's, Warragul (Face to face)

Katandra West Primary School (Online)

Binnaway Public School, NSW (Online)

Spreyton Primary School, Tasmania (Online)

Holy Family, Mount Waverley (Online)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Newborough (Online)

Nazareth PS, Grovedale (Online)

Binalong Public School, NSW (Online)

Glenwood Public School, NSW (Online)

Pinewood Primary School (Face to face)

Moree East PS, NSW (Face to face)

St Bernard's, Bacchus Marsh (Online)

Lockwood Primary School (Online)

St Francis of the Field, Strathfieldsaye (Face to face)

Moama Public School, NSW (Online)

Heany Park Primary School (Face to face)

Selby Primary School (Face to face)

Woorabinda State School, QLD (Online)

Kalista Primary School (Face to face)

Hebersham Public School, NSW (Face to face)

Williamstown Primary School (Face to face)

Bellbrae PS (Face to face)

St Paul's, Coburg (Online)

St Paul's Primary School, Bentleigh (Face to face)

Rosemeadow Public School, NSW (Online)

Ivanhoe Grammar (Online)

Gagebrook Primary School, Tas (Online)

St Francis of Assisi, Mill Park (Face to face)

St Mary's, St Kilda East (Face to face)

Aspendale Gardens Primary School (Face to face)

Echuca Specialist School (Face to face)

Rochester Primary School (Online)

St Brendan's, Flemington (Online)

Loreto Normanhust, NSW (Online)

St Mary's Bellingen, NSW (Online)

Caulfield Junior College (Face to face)

Footscray City PS (Face to face)

St Brigid's, Gisborne (Online)

Elwood Primary School (Face to face)

St Brigid's New Norfolk, Tas  (Online)

Toorak College (Online)

Echuca Primary School (Face to face)

St Peter's, Keilor East (Face to face)

St Mary's, Whittlesea (Face to face)

Sacred Heart, Kew (Face to face)

St Cecilia's Glen Iris (Face to face)

Mount Eliza North PS (Online)

St Michael's Traralgon  (Online)

Mallacoota P-12 College (Online)

Wideview Public School, NSW (Online)

Sacred Heart Diamond Creek (Online)

St Mary's Rutherglen (Online)

John Paul II, Hobart Tasmania (Face to face)

Kurrajong Public School, NSW (Online)

Greenwell Point Public School, NSW (Online)

Werrimull Primary School (Online)

Carrathool Public School, NSW (Online)

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School, QLD (Online)

Puckapunyal Primary School (Online)

Humpty Doo Primary Northern Territory (Online)

St Anne's, North Albury, NSW (Face to face)

Greenwell Point PS, NSW (Online)

Birmingham PS (Face to face)

Billanook Primary School (Face to face)

St Kilian's Bendigo (Face to face)

Lutheran School, Wagga Wagga, NSW (Online)

Gippsland Grammar, Sale (Online)

Sacred Heart School, Corryong (Online)

Marlborough Primary School (Online)

Somers Primary School (Online)

Boggabri Public School, NSW (Online)

St Michael's Deniliquin NSW (Face to face)

St Francis Tannum Sands, QLD (Online)

 Prince of Peace, QLD (Face to face)

Exeter Public School, NSW (Online)

Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris (Online)

St Peter Chanel Primary School (Online)

Carrathool Public School, NSW (Online)

Curlewis Public School, NSW (Online)


Warialda Public School, NSW (Face to face)

Southern Cross Grammar (Face to face)

Mathoura Public School, NSW (Online)

Holy Rosary, White Hills (Face to face)

Mentone Grammar (Face to face)

St Mary's, Malvern East (Face to face)

St John Bosco, Niddrie (Face to face)

St Oliver Plunkett, Pascoe Vale (Face to face)

Concongella Primary School (Online)

Delungra Public School, NSW (Online)

Belgrave Christian School (Online)

St Anthony's, Lara (Online)

The Geelong College (Face to face)

Hohidiai School, Indonesia (Online)

Eltham East Primary School (Online)

St Arnaud Primary School (Face to face)

Echuca Twin Rivers School (Face to face)

Lloyd Street PS, Malvern East (Face to face)

Bethesda International Christian School, Moldova (Online)

Grandchester State School Queensland (Online)

Alexandra Primary School (Online)

Westbourne Park Primary School, South Australia (Online)

Good Shepherd Wheelers Hill (Face to face)

St Patrick's Albury, NSW (Face to face)

John Palmer Public School, NSW (Face to face)

Cobram Anglican Grammar School (Online)

St Thomas More, Hadfield (Face to face)

Emmaus Catholic Primary School, Sydenham

Guthrie Street Primary School, Shepparton

Leitchville Primary School

Castlemaine Primary School

Eastside Lutheran College, Hobart, TAS

Tecoma Primary School

St Mary's Greensborough

Manor Lakes P-12 College

Murrumbeena Primary School

Mary Mackillop Primary Narre Warren

St Gabriel's Traralgon

St Clare's Truganina

Lowther Hall

Waverley Gardens Primary School

Cana Hillside

Ruyton Girls' School

Beaumaris North Primary School

Huntly Primary School

St Liborius, Eaglehawke

Specimen Hill Primary School

Elmore Primary School

Boort District School

Our Lady of the Nativity, Aberfeldie 

Nathalia Primary School

St Francis Nathalia

Tallygaroopna Primary School

St Joseph's Numurkah

Lemnos Primary School

Katunga Primary School

St Robert's Geelong

Apollo Bay P-12 College

St Joseph’s Cobram

Table Top PS NSW

Windsor Primary School

Caulfield South Primary School

Leibler Yavneh College

Colac West PS

Templestowe Park Primary School

St Francis of Assisi, Wodonga NSW

Christ the Priest, Caroline Springs

St Patrick's Stratford

St Mary's Bairnsdale

Hillcrest Christian College

Gilson College

Torquay Coast Primary School

South Melbourne Primary School

Lake Boga Primary School


Fintona Girls' Grammar 

Islamic College of Melbourne

Al Iman College

Tatura Primary School

Southmoor Primary School

Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

St Patrick’s Camperdown

Seaford Park Primary School

Colac Specialist School

St Michael’s Heyfield

Ballarat North Primary School

Lauriston Girls School

Billanook College

Ballarat Grammar

St Monica’s Wodonga, NSW

Our Lady Help of Christian’s Wendouree

St Margaret’s East Geelong

Lysterfield Primary School

Kilmore Primary School

St Peter’s Sunshine

St Paul’s Sunshine West

Al Siraat College

California Gully Primary School

Victory Christian College, Bendigo

Nunawading Christian School

Berwick Primary School

Barwon Heads Primary School

St Mary’s Ascot Vale

St Leo The Great Altona North

St Patrick’s Kilmore

Mentone Girls’ Grammar

Cathedral College Wangaratta

Camberwell Girls Grammar

St Leonard's College


Axedale Primary School

Covenant College Geelong

St John’s Preston

Chario Christian Pakenham

Lightning Reef Primary School

Oatlands Primary School

Gardenvale Primary School

Flowerdale Primary School

Euroa Primary School

Creek Street Christian College

Korowa AGS

Education Department in Vanua Lavu, Fiji

St Brigid’s Mordialloc

Kialla West Primary School

Kialla Central Primary School

Ilim College

Melbourne Grammar

Kilvington Grammar

Yea Primary School

Yarra Valley Grammar

Middle Park Primary

St Carlo Borromeo

Good News Lutheran College

St Simon’s, Rowville

Xavier Brighton

Carey Donvale

Sussex Heights Primary School

Wesley College, St Kilda Rd

Solway Primary School

Yeshiva College

Avenel Primary School

Adass Israel

Overnewton College

St Columba’s, Ballarat

Hillcrest Christian College

The Scots School, NSW


Oxley College

Deutsche School Melbourne

Good Shephard Croydon

Brighton Grammar

Our Lady Southern Cross, Wyndham Vale

Mentone Park Primary School

St Joseph’s, Boronia

Westbourne Grammar School

St Thomas More, Ballarat

St Alipius, Ballarat

Sandringham East Primary School

Glenroy Private

Our lady Help of Christians, Warrnambool

Aitken College

St Paul’s Anglican Grammar

Loretto College, Toorak

Cranbourne Park Primary School

East Bentleigh Primary School

Newhaven College

St Augustine’s, Maryborough

Ballarat Christian College

Kaliana Specialist School, Bendigo

Beaconhills College, Berwick

Mount Evelyn Christian College

Casey Grammar School, Cranbourne



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