Changes to Gems Prep School in 2017!

Submitted on 17/01/2017

January 2017 ~ After more than two years servicing the local community, successfully retaining passionate Educators and being awarded an “Exceeding the National Quality Standard” rating last year, we are continuing to strive for excellence in the our delivery of quality educational programs at Gems Prep School.

At the end of last year, we identified and recognised both the need, and desire for our educators to work with different colleagues, as well as an opportunity to build relationships with all of our families. When we re-opened after the Christmas holiday break, the rooms looked quite different visually, however this was not the only change;

Kyra has joined Rachel and Katie in our Baby Gems room. This will be a great opportunity for Kyra, who is currently working through her Certificate III at TAFE, as both Rachel and Katie have an abundance of knowledge and insight to share.

Kathy, Stacey, Shona and Kate, join Nora in the Toddler Gems room. With the addition of these passionate educators, the room has a wealth of knowledge (Kathy has worked in child care for 30+ years!) plus the added bonus with Stacey studying her ECT degree. Newly certified Shona and Kate add a youthful vibrancy and vision to the room, which will prove helpful in keeping up with our active Toddlers!


Chantelle and Charlee join Lisa in the Pre-Kindy room. Lisa has a wonderful rapport with the children and families in the room already, which will be a great support to the Educators joining her. When the school term commences, we have an Early Childhood Teacher joining us at Gems, providing an educational program focussed on preparing children for Kindergarten.


Kaye will remain at Gems despite a full study load this year. Kaye will provide valuable relief cover to our educators.

Our Educational Leader, Emma, will now be working at Gems two days per week as programming support and inspiration to our Educators.

We thank everyone for their continued support of Gems Prep School, as we strive to improve our service and engage with the local community, through various events. Check out our educational play spaces, created by our Educators, as they transition in to their new rooms.

Dana Anderson
Director ~ Gems Glen iris