All Testimonials

Maria Perrella Huntingdale Primary School

Thankyou Reptile Encounters for 2 memorable sessions with our Japanese High School students, visiting from Japan. They had a great time being introduced to Australian animals. The highlight was being able to hold the huge python called Tiny. Lots of squeals and laughs from our Foundation students who also joined the sessions. Thankyou once again. Highly recommend.

Templestowe College Templestowe College Animals Program

On Friday the 4th the TC reptiles class was treated with a reptile encounter from the great guys out at Reptile Encounters. They sent out some beautiful animals from crocs to stick insects; there was great variety. All students seemed to enjoy the show and learn something new.

Deb Varkevisser Director, Tootgarook Preschool

Dear Josh,
I just wanted to communicate with you, regarding our recent Reptile Encounter. I have to say it was the best show, of this type, I have experienced over my many years of teaching. The children, staff and parents, who were present, all thoroughly enjoyed your informative and well-thought-out presentation. The children were totally engaged throughout the show. Our four-year-old groups have done some great follow up literacy work, sharing their impressions and emotions regarding handling the animals. There has been much talk about cold-blooded reptiles, warming themselves in the sun. Charlie, the crocodile and Tiny, the Olive Python were definitley the favourites, though Pancake, the turtle, figured in many of the discussions too. Thank you so much for your sensitivity towards the more timid children and your “super encouraging” attitude, which led several children to touch animals they had initially refused to interact with.
We will be looking to book your company in 2014 for future visits to our centre.

Dhanisha

Hi Josh
Just want to let you know that everyone of the kids and adults had a awesome time during the reptile presentation on Saturday. Simon was absolutely fantastic with the kids and the way he had us all captivated. Everyone at the party commented on what a great presentation it was and how great Simon was.

Please thank Simon again for us because he really made my sons party memorable!

Donna Squids Family Day Care

Squids Family Day Care would like to thank Reptile Encounters so much for an awesome show. The children had the best time and I would highly recommend this show to other Educators and Early Learning providers. We had 19 children aged from 3 and under and Bronte made sure they were all included and got to have a touch/hold of the animals. She answered all questions with patience and knowledge and was very good with the little people. We will definitely get you back for another show. So again thanks for an awesome experience, from Donna and the terronaughts xx

Laurimar Primary School

Hi Adam and Josh, I’d like to convey my thanks to the pair of you for the excellent presentation last week. All the prep teachers were similarly impressed and asked to send their thanks as well. The writing, drawing and talking that took place after the show was amazing. The kids are still buzzing. The amount of information they retained has also amazed us. Thanks again. See you in 2 years. Robyn Greenwood

Neralie Thorp Public Relations Manager

Dear Josh
Just a formal thank you following our phone call today. The Kids Christmas party on Saturday was a huge success in the most part due to your involvement. It’s sometimes a little hard to think up new concepts but ringing you was the best thing. Easy to organise and engaging for one whole hour as well as educational with a huge wow factor. Thank you for helping make my job an easy one and for engaging with our staffs children and we hope to see you again sometime.

Blair Colwell City of Whittlesea

I first came across Reptile Encounters when you delivered a show at my work place for young people with a disability. I was so impressed that I thought I would hire your show for my nephews third birthday. In many families, the position of favourite uncle is highly coveted, and competition can be ruthless. This is particularly the case in my family.
I am happy to say the show was a hit enjoyed by the whole extended family, not just the children. Simon, our facilitator, was able to keep the children engaged and entertained while still relating to the adults. He skilfully involved the whole party, even those reluctant. I would highly recommend your show to friends and colleagues, for a whole range of events. I wish you all the best in the future.
P.S. I particularly liked Simon’s comment about Collingwood football club supporters having two heads when he removed the shingle back lizard from the bag. That was a nice touch.

Emily and Tammy EACH Social and Community Health

Just wanted to thank you again for your generosity. We really wanted to offer the girls a special way to celebrate the completion of a therapeutic group which involved exploring how depression and anxiety affects their relationships and self esteem- what better way to do it then by letting them challenge their fears and preconceived ideas of who they are. The girls were able to touch, learn about and have photos taken with the reptiles. Dan was extremely engaging and was great at getting everyone involved in some capacity. Our girls provided us with awesome feedback, were extremely proud of themselves and had a memorable experience to take away.

Madeleine Vezis

I booked Reptile encounters for my son’s 3rd birthday party after finding them online. My son LOVED the show even if at first he was a little scared. All the kids got to touch all the animals and really enjoyed the show. Us adults also found the light humour in show entertaining. My son enjoyed the show so much, that we booked Reptile Encounters again for our Mother’s Group Christmas party!