Name: Mrs Gray
Title: Pre-K 'Trindy' (Transition to Kindy) Teacher
Career background: I studied to be a primary teacher and then had an opportunity to teach preschool in Queensland. I loved working with the preschool age group so much I studied early childhood education and continued to work in early childhood settings for over 10 years, ranging from babies to preschool.
My teaching approach/style: As soon as a child walks in the room they should feel as though they matter and they are important. I believe teaching should come from the heart and should be child focused. We use play based learning in Trindy, and create an environment where they can build up relationships and self confidence.
I love: The sense of connectedness at Summerland. That teachers will go out of their way to ensure a child is able to reach their full potential. They have genuine concern and love for each of their students. (I say this as a teacher and as a parent within the school).
For fun.. Teacher inspiration: My own preschool teacher from when I was a kid! She made me feel important just as I am and encouraged me in the things that I loved to do at that age. It helped me find confidence in myself and I wanted to do the same for the young children I teach.
Click here to find out why Mrs Gray loves teaching Trindy or here to find out more about our Pre-K 'Trindy' program.