The Fiftysix 'Core' Family

 
 

Taj Pabari

"The little ceo" / founder & chief executive officer

Taj Pabari is a seventeen-year-old inventor, social entrepreneur and educational pioneer passionate about inspiring children discover and embrace the world of creativity through technology and innovation.

Contact via love@hellofiftysix.com

John Tse

"director of first impressions" / head of communications - San Francisco 

John Tse is a lateral thinker who loves to provide out-of-the-box solutions for nearly impossible challenges by optimising existing resources, networks and building on relationships to effect positive and lasting change.

Contact John at love@hellofiftysix.com

Tia Niarhos

"miss organised" / office manager - Brisbane

Tia Niarhos is an early-years teacher, facilitator and assistant administrator. She enjoys shopping, travelling and teaching. Tia is also the Office Manager for our Brisbane Campus. 

Contact Tia at tia@hellofiftysix.com

Emily Hancock

"The teacher" / opportunities officer - Brisbane

Emily Hancock is a teacher and facilitator. She enjoys sports, exploring and working with disengaged young people. 

Contact Emily at chicks@hellofiftysix.com

Manu Verma

"Cheerleader" / School consultant - Sydney

Manu Verma is an enthusiastic and motivated individual with the aspiration to learn as much as possible. He live by a simple philosophy: "our achievements are only limited by what we can conceive". 

Contact Manu at sydney@hellofiftysix.com

Sohil Tangri

"cheerleader" / School consultant - Sydney

Sohil Tangri is a budding facilitator and sales consultant. He enjoys collaborative problem solving and mentoring younger school students. 

Contact Sohil at sydney@hellofiftysix.com

Aimee Watt

"The office girl" / opportunities officer - Brisbane

Aimee Watt is a budding facilitator and administrator. She enjoys exploring the world of performing arts and building strong school relationships.

Contact Aimee at chicks@hellofiftysix.com


Advisors

Professor John Hedberg

Professor of ICT and executive director at the macquarie ict innovations centre - SYDNEY

Dr John Hedberg holds the Millennium Innovations Chair of ICT and Education in the School of Education. He has taught postgraduate courses on cognitive strategies, interface design for learning, and implementation and evaluation of technology-based learning. He has also taught strategic planning for technology implementation in schools and has also written on policy aspects of new technologies in education. He has designed training needs assessments, evaluation systems and conducted workshops on the instructional design and evaluation of e-learning environments. He has been keynote speaker at numerous conferences on the educational technologies in Canada, United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Europe, and many states in Australia.

Julian Bluett

Educator and teacher - MELBOURNE

Julian Bluett is passionate about helping individuals, organisations and communities to learn and grow. In his work as a classroom teacher he helps students to become passionate and self-driven learners of maths, science and technology. Outside of the classroom he helps work teams to be actively engaged in their own growth and development and in the progress of their organisation. Julian is currently completing his Masters in Teaching at the University of Melbourne and is a Board Member at Youth Without Borders.

Jock Fairweather

El capitano & founder of little tokyo two - BRISBANE

Jock Fairweather is a game changing thought leader, speaker and entrepreneur. Jock is taking collaboration and co-working to the next level in Australia. He is the Founder of Little Tokyo Two Australia’s fastest growing co-working network and a personal mentor to Fiftysix Creations Founder, Taj Pabari.

Michael Milford

PROFESSOR AT THE QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - BRISBANE

Michael Milford is a leading robotics researcher who is conducting interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision, and is also a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, as well as Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator on the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.


Facilitation Squad

Anisha

Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Bodhi

Workshop facilitator - Gold Coast

Ebony

Junior Workshop Facilitator - Gold Coast

Hannah

Junior Workshop Facilitator - melbourne

Isbael

Junior Workshop facilitator - Perth

Jacob

Junior Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Kirsten

Junior Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Lucy

Junior Workshop facilitator - Melbourne

Madeleine

Workshop facilitator - Melbourne

Melantha

Junior Workshop Facilitator - melbourne

Priyanka

Junior Workshop facilitator - brisbane

Sara

Junior Workshop facilitator - Melbourne

Scott

Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Shannon

Lead Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Stephanie

Junior Workshop Facilitator - Sydney

Stacey

Junior Workshop facilitator - Brisbane

Tanisha

Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane

Zara

Junior Workshop Facilitator - Brisbane


Student Ambassadors

Ethan Butson

inventor & Scientist- Sydney

Aqeel Camal

Designer & entrepreneur - canberra

Yash Dutt

Blogger & Entrepreneur- Brisbane

Dunija Ariyaratne

Blogger & Entrepreneur- Brisbane

Scott Millar

inventor & Entrepreneur- Brisbane


Interns

Aman Jain

marketing - Brisbane


Notable Alumni

Mr Ben Mandeville-Clarke

Chief Operating Officer - 2013 to 2014 

Mr Isuru Wanasinghe

Chief Creative Officer - 2015 to 2016