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Donna Walker

Centre Manager – Greenwood Point Cook

“My teaching philosophy follows that of Reggio Emilia as well as Tikanga Maori whereby every child is respected and included regardless of their background. "

Kia ora and warm greetings. My teaching philosophy follows that of Reggio Emilia as well as Tikanga Maori whereby every child is respected and included regardless of their background. I have genuine love for children and wish to inspire those around me through adapting practices derived from New Zealand. Children are born innocent and without hesitation and judgement, it is their surroundings and environment that teach them perspectives. 

I believe in utilising the environment as the third teacher and basing our practices around respectful relationships and inclusivity. Cultural diversity and an aesthetically appealing learning environment rich with meaningful inquiry-based learning opportunities are of utmost importance. 

I have a Bachelor of Education and I’ve been working in the education sector since 2010. I relocated to Australia from New Zealand with my husband and two children in 2015. 

At Greenwood Point Cook, we strive to acknowledge every child’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development, allowing them to blossom through inquiry and real-life experiences within a social context. Love is a strong pillar that lays the foundation to respectful relationships and positive mindsets within the culture of our centre. We have a dedicated and culturally diverse team, genuine and authentic in their approach, committed to making connections and a positive difference in the world around us. 

We continue to provide support to our families who enrol at our centre with our dedicated family room complete with coffee station and snacks to grab made fresh from our kitchen. Throughout the year we also host regular events to bring together our community from seasonal events right through to date nights. We love being able to give back to our families. 

We have a saying that we love at Greenwood Point Cook, “If there is one thing in the world you can be, be kind”. I look forward to being part of your child’s learning and development at Greenwood Point Cook. 

Call to enquire 1800 413 921