Meet OUR St. Alban's Family

 

Our team of qualified educators work closely together on all aspects of the program and care of the children.

 

The St Alban’s Wilston Director/Nominated Supervisor is a university qualified Teacher, working alongside a University qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Together they program and plan for the whole centre regarding the curriculum, learning activities, routines, and rosters. These two positions are supported by three qualified educators that assist in all aspects of education and care for the children and families.

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Karin Ankerson

Early Childhood Teacher
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Certificate in Tikanga Māori (Level 3)

Let the child be the scriptwriter, director and actor in his own play” (Magda Gerber)

 

I believe that through the context of secure, warm relationships, children are free to be themselves, make connections and develop skills for life long learning. I know that in order for a child to reach their full potential, learning must be meaningful and relevant to each individual child, an dthat it is through the contet of their family and community that we as teachers can shape learner identity. I am inspired by the philosophies of Magda Gerber and Reggio Emilia, which informs and guides my practice. We as teachers are so lucky to get to share in the joy of your childs learning journey.

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Laila Barneuvo

Educator
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Cert III Education Support

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 ALY BARRASS 

Director
Nominated Supervisor
Educational Leader 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master of Education (Junior Primary/Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor Visual Art (current)

I believe that we need to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to explore, discover, learn, and create. If we facilitate this space in the right way, then who knows what or who our children will become. The possibilities can be endless, if only we take that risk for them to grow. Yawar Baig, international speaker and author has said that “Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.” At St Alban’s Wilston, I want to open those doors for them to move through.

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Premie Marrable

Educator
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (current)
  • Cert III Early Childhood studies
  • Bachelor of Science & Commerce (major Accounting)

I believe that we must always maintain strong, positive relationships with the children we teach and care for, alongside their families and our colleagues. It is essential that we motivate young children to learn and develop by providing high quality care and education in a warm caring manner.

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Amiee-Lea Tomai

Educator
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education
    and Care (current)
  • Cert III Early Childhood Studies

Every child is unique and therefore every interaction is unique. In this way, it is essential that we respond to children with full focus and attention to not only what they are doing but what they are saying.