Centre Manager - First Grammar Hurstville
"Seeing children grow and flourish under the guidance of my care is such a rewarding experience."
Every child is individual and has individual needs, the best teacher is the person who cares and looks/explores all these needs and applies their knowledge to guide and scaffold children’s interests, needs and overall development. My aim is to support children to grow in confident and secure persons who will be able to cope with all life’s circumstances.
Hi, my name is Gordana Karoglan and I am the Centre Manger here at First Grammar Hurstville. I have been surrounded by children my whole life, I began working as a Primary School Teacher and then decided to move to Australia and become an Early Childhood Teacher here. I have been in child related industry for more than 10 years. I have always been very passionate about teaching and supporting children in their growth and development.
I believe that every child has unique set of skills and sometimes they are misunderstood. I love to guide them and teach them life skills. I am very passionate about the Transition to school program, as it is a huge milestone in children’s little lives, I focus on building their confidence, self-esteem, public speaking, social skills, persistence and resistance. As a centre manager, I love to mentor and lead the team to provide the best possible quality care to our children and families.
Making a difference in the lives of children is my main goal of being teacher in early childhood, seeing children grow and flourish under the guidance of my care is such a rewarding experience. My role in childcare will most definitely have an impact on a child’s entire life and to me that is the most important fact. Being a mother of two amazing children it has been the most rewarding experience, but they are my biggest achievements and I am so thankful for them. They inspire me every day to be a better person.
As a Centre Manager, I believe that having a great team is very important in delivering a high quality service to our children, families and community, and that I have here at Hurstville – where all educators are dedicated and passionate individual to teach all they can. So far, being a Centre Manager has been a wonderful experience and cannot wait to see what the future holds as every day is a new day working with children and families.
We would love to meet you and your children so please feel free to drop in four a tour of our centre and to meet our lovely Educators here at First Grammar Hurstville.
Fun facts: I love to read and my favourite book is Oh, the places you’ll go!!!! I love to play tennis and I named my puppy Rafa after my favourite tennis player.