Wendy – Deadly Kindy Jajumbora Teacher
My name is Wendy and I’m the Deadly Kindy Jajumbora teacher.
Before joining the Deadly Kindy team I was a teacher aide in a Prep room and then in 2011, I took the leap into further education to become an Early Childhood Teacher. During my ten years as an ECT I had many proud moments where I saw children shine. I also designed and implemented programs. The first taught children to express themselves through art and enabled me to connect children and families to support services. The second program taught children to make animations using an iPad. I was so proud to train other teachers about these programs who implemented both programs in their rooms.
I’ve got a big family. I have four adult children and two grandchildren and my husband has four teenage children. They keep us on our toes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I also love nature. Whether that’s switching off and going camping, swimming in the ocean or just enjoying a sunset. I’m so excited to join the Deadly Kindy team because I love and highly respect ATSICHS Brisbane’s core values and how the community is at the heart of everything our team does. I’m very passionate about supporting families to be proactive by connecting them to early intervention services. I firmly believe in the value of kindergarten for children. I can’t wait to be able to support families in enrolling their children in a Deadly Kindy program.
I’ve already seen the real difference the team makes within the community through our wraparound services. From early education, health checks and playgroups to Elders’ lunches, art classes and people to just listen. I feel privileged to be a part of a team who are passionate about supporting our community just like I am.
For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be surrounded by children. My children would bring their friends home with them and they knew our home was always a safe place. Studying for my Bachelor in Early Childhood Education provided me with the skills to educate our little people, prepare them for their big step into school and have the privilege of supporting their families.
I am looking forward to getting out and meeting the community, learning from Elders, supporting families through their early childhood education journey and being able to teach young children when I fill in for the teachers at our Deadly Kindys. I can’t wait to meet all our wonderful families and all the gundoos and jarjums who will be joining our kindergarten program.