Sarah Waller is originally from London, England, and a Junior Primary trained teacher. She has been teaching for almost 13 years; of which, 2 years have been with IQRA College, and she is loving her time in IQRA.
Her passion lies in teaching children through real-world experience and play. She believes that talk, hands-on engagement, rich inquiry, and children having ownership of their learning, provide an excellent foundation for early education.
She is known as the high-spirited teacher and currently serves as the Junior Primary Coordinator.
Carmen Leung has been with IQRA College since 2018. Born and raiseding Adelaide, she graduated from Flinders University in 2017 with a master’s degree in teaching.
She loves teaching young children thus enjoying her time working with the rest of the team in the Junior School. She enjoys inspiring the students to learn and strive for their goals.
Outside of work, her favourite things to do are spending time with her partner and 2-year-old son, exercising, trying new restaurants, going to new places and watching movies.
“My philosophy of teaching is to create a safe and welcoming environment where students feel comfortable participating and pushing themselves to try new things.”
Cate Sangster began teaching in 2009. She has worked at a number of schools around Melbourne, before returning to Adelaide at the start of 2022.
Cate has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Adelaide University, a Master of Arts (Communication) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from La Trobe University.
“I believe in providing a safe and happy learning space for all children where they feel valued, and their voice is heard. In this way I am able to bring out the best in their learning and ensure that every child can reach their full potential.”
Joanna McShane is originally from Glasgow, Scotland. She has lived in Australia for many years now and in June 2020 was very proud to become an Australian citizen.
She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a post-graduate in Primary Education in 2008. Since then, she has taught many different age groups, from kindergarten to high school, which has made her journey in teaching a very interesting experience.
She is passionate about the teaching of early literacy skills and the use of cross-curricular approaches, giving students ample opportunities to play, explore, investigate, and discover. Having completed TESOL in 2016, her other passion is English language teaching and she continues to utilise the skills that she learned to the benefit her students.
When she is not kept busy by her lively daughters Maisie and Zoe, she loves to garden, paint and spend long, leisurely days at the beach.
“It is a delight to be a part of the IQRA College community. I find it a pleasure to work at IQRA and to see the students and school grow and improve every day.”