Staff

Children’s Service Coordinator

Shelley Reither is the Service Coordinator of the Oak Park Kindergarten and the current Teacher for the 4 Year Old Purple Group and the 3 Year old group.

Shelley joined the Kinder in 2000 as the Director and 4 Year Old Teacher. She has close to 30 years experience in the Early Childhood industry, in both Kindergarten and Child Care. She is also a mother of three children.

She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, a Diploma in Administration (Business Management) and an Associate Diploma in Social Science in Child Care.

Shelley has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management, Anaphylaxis and Food Handling and Safety.

Teachers

Shelley Reither (see above)

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Marni Silverwood is currently the 4 Yellow group teacher.

She is a mother of two, who lives in the local area and has done all her life. Both her daughters attended Oak Park Kindergarten and one of the local Primary Schools. 

Marni has been in the industry for the past 21 years, working the last 15  years at Oak Park Kindergarten as a Kinder Teacher.

She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and a Diploma in Community Services – Childcare.

Marni has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

Teaching Assistants

Sharon Kearns is currently the Diploma Assistant for the 4 Purple group.

Sharon was born in Oak Park and has resided in the local area for 24 years. She is the mother of four adult children. 

She has been involved with the Oak Park Kindergarten since 1994, as a parent, parent helper, integration aid and relief teaching assistant.  Sharon commenced as the kindergarten’s 3 year old as a teaching assistant in 2006.  In 2012 Sharon assisted in both the 3yo & 4yo A Group.  Now Sharon currently assists in the 4 yo Purple Group only.

Sharon holds a Diploma of Children’s Services.

She has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

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Sue Ouyang is currently the Diploma Assistant for both the Yellow 4 year old group and the 3 year old Green Group.

Sue joined the Oak Park Kindergarten in 2017 with 5 years experience in the early childhood industry. She is the mother of two boys.

Sue holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and is working towards her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching).

She has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

Sue is bilingual and can also speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).

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Emriya Demirel is currently the Certificate III Assistant for both the Purple 4 year old group and the 3 year old group.

Emriya was involved with Oak Park Kindergarten as a parent in 2017 and she commenced working here as a lunch Time Relief Assistant in 2018.

Emriya is the mother of two children.

She holds a Diploma of Children’s Services and she has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

Emriya is bilingual and can speak Kurdish and Turkish.

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Shreya Bhandari is currently the Certificate III Assistant for the Yellow 4 year old Group and is working towards her Diploma in Children’s services.

Shreya has joined the Oak park Kindergarten team in 2020 with 4 years experience in the Early Childhood industry.

She has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

Shreya is bilingual and can also speak Hindi.

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Salwa Mohamed is currently the Lunch Time Relief Assistant for the 4 year old Yellow Group. Salwa is also a Relief Assistant for the 4 year old Purple Group and the 3 year old Green Group.

Salwa holds a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Salwa is the mother of three children – all of whom have been enrolled at Oak Park Kindergarten from 2014 – 2019.

She has current certificates in First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

Salwa can speak English, Arabic and French.