Hi, I'm Al.
I have two wonderful children, Asher and Kaylee.
I have a Diploma of Children’s services as well as a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education through Deakin University.
I have worked within the early childhood field with Pre-School aged children for 13 years and have been teaching and leading the team at MPRPSK since 2017. In this time I have worked extensively with additional needs children, created progressive ways of programming and been involved in creating policies and procedures. I have focused my training on areas of science, family inclusion, supporting, children with additional needs, music and movement, bush kinder and planning for outdoor environments.
I have worked as a consultant in supporting Education Services through their NQS Assessment and Ratings.
I am constantly exploring the way educators implement ICT in the Early years and I have been fortunate to present on this at conferences and independent school network meetings. I currently sit on the Masters of Education Board for Deakin University as the Early Childhood representative.
Hi, I'm Kelly-Anne.
I have been at MPRPSK since 2011 and thoroughly enjoy my job of educating young people and believe this is a real privilege. I also feel very fortunate in being able to follow the children's journey through to their Primary School education through partnerships with the school.
I have two adult children - Brittany and Callum, and two grandchildren, Kai and Finn, who are a big delight and joy in my life.
My interests include; reading, documentaries, history of any topic, bush walking, the beach and collecting tea pots and cups.
My favourite colours are blue and-purple and I love learning about other cultures and trying all foods from around the world. I am originally from New Zealand and have so far been to China and have big plans to someday travel the world (I love browsing travel websites to indulge this plan).
I am looking forward to collaboratively working with all families to create a community that enhances all our cultures and abilities and to enjoy our journey together.
Hi, I'm Julie.
I have been with MPRPSK since 2010. I started in the After-school Care Program then joined the 3 year old kindergarten and I am now working in the 4 year old kindergarten full time.
I am married to Chris and I have twin daughters, Simone and Carmen.
I enjoy walking around Lilydale Lake, reading, taking photos of family and friends, gardening, working on projects and catching up with friends for coffee . I also love to visit the city of Melbourne when I can.
I look forward to investigating, imagining, learning and laughing with your children.
Hi, I'm Mardi.
I have a son Cooper, who is 8 years old and it was his kindergarten experience that has led me to pursue my interest in education. I have completed a certificate III in Educational support and am about to complete my Diploma of Early Childhood and Care.
I am passionate about supporting children to learn through their interests and strengths and am excited to be working with the three year old class and A group on a Wednesday. I feel that MPRPSK will provide an amazing place to put this learning into practice and I am looking forward to being a part of the whole school community.
I enjoy going to the beach, gardening, creating items that bring joy to others and cooking. I am looking forward to bringing these passions into the kindergarten environment.