The Southbank Berwick Team
Nirosha PereraCentre Manager
Nirosha was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia in 2000. In Sri Lanka she completed a Diploma in Montessori education. She worked in the Montessori school in Sri Lanka with the 2 ½ to 6 year olds for 3 years. Nirosha has since completed her diploma in Montessori education with MWEI. She has three young children of her own and has been working at Southbank Montessori since July 2005. Nirosha is currently the centre manager for Basinghall.
Helen became involved in Montessori education when her daughter started in a Montessori class at 2 ½ years old. She then changed careers and joined a Montessori school where she worked for 8 years. During that time Helen obtained her Diplomas in Montessori Education and Preschool Education. In 2009 her family migrated to Australia and she began working in a Montessori child care centre before joining Southbank Montessori in 2011. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of New England.
Jeya AnthonyAssistant Directress
Jeya became interested in Montessori education when her children started school. Her interest in the Montessori methodology and her passion for children led to her completing the Diploma in Montessori Education. In 2004, her family emigrated to Australia and she joined Southbank Montessori in 2005. Since then she has gained invaluable experience working with young children in the Montessori environment. During this period Jeya obtained the Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of New England
Tiarna graduated high school in 2010 achieving her WACE certificate. She has always enjoyed working with children and went on to study her Bachelor of Education at Murdoch University. Tiarna decided to defer after completing her first year feeling that she would learn a lot more by gaining experience directly in the classroom.
Breanna LeggettAssistant Directress
I’ve worked at Southbank Montessori since April 2013. Prior to working at Southbank I worked Technology Park Childcare centre for a year, where I obtained my certificate III in childcare. I attended Santa Maria College where I had the opportunity to work and receive my certificate III in teacher assistance. While working at Southbank Montessori I completed a Diploma in Montessori Education from 3-6 years. Education and working with children is a passion of mine. I also have a love for music and animals whichI implement into the classroom and environment as much as possible. To be able to teach children is, in my eyes one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
Neeru Kanhwal – Assistant
Chathurika Ekanyake – Assistant
Liz Song – Assistant
Andrene Anthony – Assistant
Vijayata Chouhan – Assistant