About Helen Astarte

I look for the gifts in life and take delight in what I find. 


I am constantly exploring creative outlets and at the moment I devote time to painting and writing.  I love pomegranates; to draw, paint and eat!

Professionally I have worked in the education sector.  As a teacher I loved the vibrancy of the classroom. It’s a privilege to be in such a dynamic space helping to form young adults – academically and emotionally.


From the classroom I moved into the central office of the Victorian education department.  My dedication to making a difference to the lives of children moved from teaching children to supporting teacher learning. Communicating, including public speaking, was a significant part of this role. The foundation of good communication is respect and trust; this forms the basis of how I approach my work as a celebrant.


Being a celebrant had been a hidden desire for quite a while. My interest in being part of such a joyful event lingered and led to training as a marriage celebrant.  

Amanda & Tim's wedding
Me, in the act.
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