Meet Our Teachers
All educators observe, reflect, plan and share curriculum decision-making during both formal and informal meetings and discussions. Educators use observation and documentation tools such as anecdotes, smart board, individual reflection, group planning and photographs as developmental summative assessment on paper, following the ELYF.
Maryann has been a lead educator at Canossa Kindergarten for the past 35 Years. Maryann strives to provide a loving and caring environment for all the children and their families
Assistant Educator Blue Room B
Maribel has been a 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 children in her care but also to the families needs in the early stages of their child’s learning.
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 and afternoon.
Lead Educator Green Room
Being a devoted family woman, it is incredible how Leanne has time left to dedicate such love and attention to all the children in her care. Leanne’s passion for early learning has made a long lasting impression on children past and present.
Assistant Educator Yellow Room
Debbie has been 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 also a wealth of practical hands on knowledge.
Canossa Delegate Assistant
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.
Lead Educator Blue Room
Sam has been a part of the Canossa family for the past 21 years. Sam is an enthusiastic and extremely energetic educator. Her dedication brings out the best of the children in her care.
Assistant Educator Green Room B
Lili is a talented and creative educator, she is known among her colleagues for how well she connects with children and their families. Lili’s talents extend to her to speak languages.
Lead Educator Yellow Room
Karen is Canossa’s educational leader in which she oversees the curriculum for the centre. Her knowledge and expertise come from many hours of research carried out in her own time. Her work and dedication to our curriculum is invaluable to the development of our programs and teaching methods.
Julia is a dedicated member of the Canossa family and recently joined our teaching team. Julia brings an absolute dedication and love of children to the classroom. Her energetic and creative ability will be an asset to the classroom environment.