Our Team  :   Our Teachers

Marisha

Director
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (University of Cape Town) 1996
  • Certificate in Professional Development for Chinese Community Language Teachers Methodology Phase I (R.M.I.T.) 2009
  • Certificate in Professional Development for Teachers (CLS, Monash University) 2011
  • Certificate III in Children's Services 2012
  • Diploma in Children's Services 2012
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 2015

Marisha was born in Taiwan (formally Formosa before WWII), and she is a qualified trainer and an experienced teacher fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English.

As a migrant herself, Marisha moved to Melbourne with her husband and first born child in 2001 when she experienced the difficulties involved in settling in a new community first hand. Joining a local playgroup, she felt frustrated and isolated as cultural differences made the acceptance of her and her family difficult amongst the local members. She realised that although the local playgroups offered opportunities for social gathering, they didn't meet the needs of a growing child. It was with this understanding that she set out to use her early childhood teaching expertise and developed Jo Jo Bilingual Education Program to encourage migrants and local communities to come together and understand each others cultures and languages through a fun, engaging, and stimulating play based language riched learning environment. Using the program Jo Jo Bilingual Education has designed for these young stars produced the best outcome for families with young children.

Under her leadership, in 2012, a new phase of bilingual early education was established: Kimmba Bilingual Early Learning Centre. It is Melbourne's very first Multilingual Early Learning Centre. With a government funded 4 year old Kindergarten Program, it is not only the next step in her dream, but will also be of benefit to the whole community in Australia.

Marisha believes that quality early childhood education should be available to all preschool age children, not just children of working parents who are on the top priority list to access child care. All children are equally valuable in our society and the establishment of Kimmba Play School in 2016 is here to offer every child the opportunity to access its quality Early Childhood Language Program.

Marisha is keen to get the message through to the community: Kimmba supports your language and culture and is looking forward to welcoming more languages on board in its new establishments, involving Kimmba families in a true multicultural society, one in which we would love to see our children grow and thrive to become the citizens of the world.

Elodie

AEAS Mandarin and English teacher

Hi everyone, my name is Elodie. I am one of the English and Chinese teachers in Kimmba Play school. I am studying Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts honour double degrees. I am majoring in Chinese and English linguistic.I have experience teaching AEAS and Chinese language. I am an outgoing and patient teacher, I love to interact with children. I know that learning a language is a precious skill and it does not only improve children’s personal literacy skills, but also allow them to experience and interact with different people and culture. I am looking forward to seeing you in my classroom.Let’s explore the charm of learning Chinese together
 

Echo

Mandarin Teacher

Hello, Ni Hao, my name is Echo and I am one of our qualified Mandarin teachers at Kimmba Play School. I graduated from Master of Teaching in Early Childhood at Monash University in 2018 and in addition to my Mandarin teaching skills, I am also specialised in teaching Chinese calligraphy to children aged five years upwards. I am looking forward to have your children in my class learning the beauty of writing chinese characters with traditional paint and brush.

  • Monash University Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) 2018
  • Level II First Aid 2019
  • CPR 2019
  • Emergency Asthma Management 2019
  • First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis 2019

Marie-Aude

French Teacher

Bonjour, My name is Marie-Aude. I joined the Kimmba team in May 2018.I am the French Teacher in Southland. I have my diploma in Early Childhood services and care ; I have been teaching Bilingual classes in Cambodia for 6 years. I hope to meet you soon at Kimmba Southland .

  • Diploma in Children's Services 2017
  • Certificate III in Children’s Services, 2012
  • First Aid Level II, 2012, 2017, 2019
  • CPR, 2017, 2018, l2019
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management, 2017, 2019
  • Amy

    Mandarin and English teacher

    Ni Hao, I’m Amy, one of the Mandarin and English teacher at Kimmba play school Southland. I’m currently studying bachelor of early years and primary education in Monash. Before I studied visual communication design in China, so I enjoy teaching children Chinese calligraphy and writing in a fun way. I’m glad to introduce Chinese culture and language through hands-on activities to all my students!

    Angela

    Mandarin and English teacher
    Ni Hao, my name is Angela, an English and Mandarin teacher at Kimmba Play School Doncaster. I am studying certificate III in Early Childhood Care and Education and majoring in Master of TESOL(Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) at Monash University. I have three years teaching experience in China and I love to see children learn and progress in a relaxed atmosphere. I like singing and drawing with children, their happiness is my greatest satisfaction.
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