Our Teachers

All educators observe, reflect, plan and share curriculum decision-making during both formal and informal meetings and discussions. Educators use observations and documentation tools such as a anecdotes, smart board, individual reflection, group planning and photographs as developmental summative assessments on paper, following the ELYF.

Maryann

Maryann

Director Maryann has been the lead educator at Canossa for the past 35 years. Maryann strives to provide a loving & caring environment for all the children and their families.

Leanne

Leanne

Lead Educator Green Room Being a devoted family woman, it is incredible how Leanne has time left to dedicate such love & attention to all the children in her care. Leanne's passion for early learning has made a long lasting impression on children past & present.

Lili

Lili

Lili is a talented and dedicated educator. She is known amongst her colleagues for how well she connects with children and their families. Lili's talents also include speaking other languages.

Karen

Karen

Karen is Canossa's educational leader in which she oversees the curriculum for the centre. Her knowledge & expertise comes from many hours of research carried out in her own time. Her work & dedication to our curriculum is invaluable to the development of our programs & teaching methods.

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie has been a part of the Canossa Community since 1985, joining the staff in 2005 as an assistant educator. Debbie brings not only her diploma in early childhood studies but a wealth of practical hands on knowledge.

Louisa

Louisa

With experience in both Primary School & Early Childhood education environments, Louisa believes in creating a space for children and families to feel safe and respected. Each child is unique and it is a privilege to be able to support them along their own special journeys of growth & development as they explore, create, imagine & have fun!

Sam

Sam

Sam has been a part of the Canossa family for the past 21 years. Sam is an enthusiastic & extremely energetic educator. Her dedication brings out the best of the children in her care.

Maribel

Maribel

Maribel has been part of the Canossa family since 1999. Maribel is multilingual which is an asset to families who have English as their second language. Maribel is sensitive, not only to the needs of the children in her care but also the families needs in the early stages of the children's learning.

Sister Trish

Sister Trish

As a Canossian Sister, Sister Trish has been teaching in a Canossian early child care setting for over 20 years. She enjoys helping each child discover and learn through play as well as being able to implement strategies that assist them in their growth & learning. Sister Trish loves finding the "teachable" moments and being part of each child's daily discoveries.

Sister Belen

Sister Belen

Sister Belen Aguila is a Canossian Sister and has worked in early childhood education for 44 years. Sister was the Director of Canossa Kindergarten for 34 years. Now retired Sister still has a strong presence around the Kindergarten, greeting families morning & afternoon.

Sister Melissa

Sister Melissa

Sr. Melissa is the approved provider for Canossa Kindergarten. She is dedicated to providing the very best of care to children and families of Canossa. Sister Melissa is an integral part of the Canossian order, working to ensure the charism of Magdalen is present through the education ministries.