Australia and New Zealand

Newest Australia and New Zealand additions to the Arrowsmith community.

Top Row (left to right): Tim Wells, Nicole Bush, Suzanne Mammone, Karen Arnst
Middle Row (left to right): Jessica DaSylva, Carey Bouwer, Kelli Gibbs, Sue Worthington
Bottom Row (left to right): Sean Hanrahan, Lynn Whitney, Karen Coleman, Penelope Phillott, Debbie Gilmore

Australia and New Zealand Tour - June 2014

Barbara has recently completed a tour of New Zealand and Australia, visiting six cities and presenting to approximately 3500 people.

Barbara commenced the tour as the keynote speaker at the Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.  While in Wellington she also spoke at a Parliamentary Breakfast to parliamentarians and invited guests, about the impact of learning difficulties. There were public appearances in Wellington and Christchurch. After ten days in New Zealand, Barbara toured Australia and completed a total of eight presentations in Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

During the tour three of our new sites were visited – Samuel Marsden Collegiate school in Wellington, New Zealand, Holy Trinity Parish in East Bentleigh, Melbourne and The Illawarra Grammar School in Wollongong, both in Australia. Thank you to everyone who supported the tour through attendance at one or more of Barbara’s events or by sharing information with friends, family, colleagues and online.

Barbara intends to visit Australia and New Zealand again in August 2015. She is expected to visit Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland. If you are interested in having Barbara speak for your organization or at your event, please contact Stephanie Ferguson at

To learn of upcoming events and to monitor future events please visit Barbara's website

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young’s book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain will be sold at each event, and Barbara will be available to sign books.

A new way to help kids with learning difficulties August 13, 2015,
The Australian
Jewish News
Students break through learning barriers with new program June 1, 2015,
The Educator, NSW
Pilot program puts focus on special needs education in Victoria May 1, 2015,
The Age, Victoria
Brain "Workout" Program Scores Dramatic Results in Sydney CEO Trials
Jan 12, 2015,
Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese
Arrowsmith hits the bulls-eye for Toowoomba students December 6 2014,
The Chronicle
New program brings 'change I haven't seen in 30 years of teaching' November 28, 2014,
ABC News Australia
60 Minutes Australia Main Story
June 1, 2014
Child brain training program moves closer by Bethany Hiatt May 30, 2014, The West Australian
Arrowsmith program delivers astonishing results June 6, The Chronicle
Why TIGS is considering the Arrowsmith brain program June 13, Illawarra Mercury

Arrowsmith Program Schools in Australia and New Zealand

All Australia and New Zealand schools offering the Arrowsmith Program will be expanding in 2015.

The Arrowsmith Program is currently available at the following schools in Australia and New Zealand:


New Zealand

New South Wales


Please visit the Participating Schools and Prospective Schools pages of our website to learn more about the programs being offered and for up to date contact information.