Hayley Clearihan (Bachelor of Education and BA in Psychology)
Hayley has fifteen years experience in the education system and has worked with hundreds of homeschooling families Australia-wide. She has developed a strong sense of the academic and social/emotional needs and requirements for students and children, depending on their developmental stages.
She has worked with students from PREP to year ten in her capacity as a teacher and has developed and worked with many solid literacy and numeracy programs. She has a deep understanding of the Australian Curriculum having taught all subject areas including history, science, and Mathematics.
Hayley has two gorgeous children of her own and lives on 2 acres in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland.
Skye Warner (Bachelor of Education (post grad) and Bachelor of Social Work. Skye has 8 years full-time teaching experience in the private sector, working with children from prep to year 7, and experience in learning support, curriculum development and teacher mentoring. She has worked with Sunshine Bridge families since 2018, and hosts a variety of casual classes with children and young adults.
Skye also worked as the Nature Play teacher at a local Lady Gowrie affiliated community kindergarten (3-5year olds). Skye enjoys finding ways to teach creatively and has special interests in music, art, storytelling and learning in nature. She has two special children of her own and lives on the Gold Coast Hinterland.
For the past year our tutor, Jess, has built and maintained strong relationships with students, gently encouraging them and fostering a love of learning. She brings laughter and joy to our centre!
Jess was born in Melbourne, but has lived on the Gold Coast for the majority of her life. After finishing school she joined her dad in the family business running a restaurant. Here she completed her Chef apprenticeship and worked along side her family until she had her little girl, Rubi.
This is when Jess discovered her love of working with children and young people, and as time went on, she realised that it was time for a career change. Jess
spent last year volunteering as a tutor at Sunshine Bridge, and the staff and students knew she was the right fit!
Jess plays netball and loves being outdoors especially the beach. She also loves volunteering at a local retirement village which she and Rubi started at when Rubi was just two years old.
Amanda Driessen (Cert / Diploma/ Advanced diploma Early Childhood Studies) Bachelor Child & Family Studies & a Post Grad Education Early Childhood.
Amanda has 26 years experience working with children in a variety of different educational settings. She connects strongly with Rudolf Steiner's educational indications and also integrates more progressive and contemporary approaches in her teaching methods. She worked at Fingerprints Children’s Centre for the past 10 years. She has a strong
understanding of child development and uses creative learning experiences to instil and impart a LOVE OF LEARNING and to build strong rapport with the children. She uses oral, therapeutic and puppet storytelling, music and creative arts. She is very excited be a part of the Sunshine Bridge Team.