The Fiftysix Family


Taj Pabari

"The little ceo" / founder & chief executive officer

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

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Tia Niarhos

"miss organised" / office manager - Brisbane

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

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Emily Hancock

"The teacher" / opportunities officer - Brisbane

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

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Aimee Watt

"The office girl" / curriculum officer - Brisbane

Aimee Watt is a budding facilitator and administrator. She enjoys exploring the world of performing arts and leads the research and development of our workshop programs.

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Tanisha Nair

"The HUMAN MANAGER" / opportunities officer - Brisbane

Tanisha Nair is a teacher passionate about indigenous youth and empowerment. She enjoys travelling to rural areas and teaching students about the importance of enterprising skills for success.

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Jacob Stemp

"The ACTIVE ONE" / Lead Classroom Coach - Brisbane

Jacob Stemp is a Lead Classroom Coach responsible for ensuring workshop curriculum outcomes are met. He is passionate about the future of education and getting young people thinking about soft skills.

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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.

Michael Milford


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.

Classroom Coach Squad


Junior Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Lead Classroom Coach - Gold Coast


Junior Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - Gold Coast


Junior Classroom Coach - Melbourne


Junior Classroom Coach - melbourne


Junior Classroom Coach - Perth


Junior Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Lead Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - Melbourne


Junior Classroom Coach - Melbourne


Junior Classroom Coach - melbourne


Junior Classroom Coach - brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - Melbourne


Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Classroom Coach - Brisbane


Junior Classroom Coach - Sydney


Classroom Coach - Brisbane

Student Ambassadors

Aqeel Camal

Designer & entrepreneur - canberra

Yash Dutt

Blogger & Entrepreneur - Brisbane

Dunija Ariyaratne

Blogger & Entrepreneur - Brisbane

Scott Millar

inventor & Entrepreneur - Brisbane