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Our Staff

Below is information about our staff, including a link to our role statements and responsibilities with Aranda Afters.

Staff Roles and Responsibilities

Director – Amie Arthur 

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“I have been blessed with a career in Childcare for over 20 years and am fortunate that working with children and educators has given me so much joy.
I am an advocate for children to be the best they can be and to have the opportunities to explore their world in a safe and secure environment.

My advocacy for children has seen me elected to the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) ACT board, coaching children in self-defence through Capital Wing Chun, and supporting many services through the assessment and rating process receiving exceeding at Aranda Afters in 2018.I am honoured to be a part of the team at Aranda Afters and proud of the outcomes we foster for each child.”

Education Leader and Assistant Director – Leon Mason 

DSC_0219“I began working in Out of School Hours Care in 2012 and have since then thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to provide guidance and support to learning and well being as an Educational Leader, as well as be inspired by the creativity shown by students that we work with each day.

What brought me to Aranda Afters was the excitement to build successful, supportive and collaborative relationships with our students and families and the opportunity to support the learning and development of a strong and enthusiastic Educator Team.”

Program Coordinator – ​​Sam Hoppitt

DSC_0218“I first joined childcare in 2010 and then became an Aranda team member in 2013. After a year long absence in London I am excited to be part of such an amazing team again.

Coming back as a Program Coordinator has got me excited about building a fun new program that incorporates inclusion, enjoyment and education =)”

Program Coordinator – Brooke Jarman

DSC_0222“I’ve been working in Childcare since 2014 where I began in Early Childcare centres and I have a Diploma of Education and Care from Optimum Training Services.

I look forward to expanding my skill set with an older group of children while building positive relationships with our children, families and community.”

Sam and Brooke

Educator Team​

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Staff Stars

Our three most recent Staff Stars are displayed here!

Shavaun Andreou and Caterina Pangallo – Term 3 2020


Term 3 sees a rare tie for Staff Star! Congratulations to both Shavaun and Caterina! Caterina and Shavaun are absolutely amazing team members and have consistently supported and improved our after school and vacation care programs. Caterina and Shavaun are both involved in the Aranda Afters Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) squad, that aims to produce and publish a form reconciliation statement to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and a plan of action for the future.

Both stepped up during our July vacation care and displayed leadership, assertiveness and positivity during challenging times throughout the program. Thank you Cat and Shavaun!

Alex Howitt – Term 2 2020

Our Staff Star for the end of Term 2 goes to Alex Howitt! Alex is one of our newer educators and has approached the position with great enthusiasm and positive energy. Alex can often be found on the basketball court leading active games, which our active community of students certainly appreciate! Always with a smile and good cheer, Alex is consistently helps keep our afternoons running smoothly!  Thank you Alex and keep up the amazing job!

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