– Harty Street Management Committee President
Approved Kindy Program
Our play-based learning is developed and delivered to ensure that children leave Harty Street Kindergarten C&K prepared for school with a love of learning, as well as socially ready and equipped with newly developed skills useful for life.
Mrs Karen Austin
Teacher at Harty Street since 2023
I have worked in the Early Childhood profession for 20 years with 11 of those years working at Harty Street Kindergarten. Harty Street Kindergarten is a special place where children are seen as individuals and learn through play. The beautiful connections that children, families and educators make is what allows our kindy to be such a wonderful early learning community. I feel very privileged to be able to work in such a place. I enjoy forming relationships with all families as I provide a play-based program for the children.
Mrs Sara Keneally
Dip. Teaching (EC) and B.Ed (EC)
Teacher at Harty Street from 1987 – 1992 and 2009 onwards
I have a strong connection to both the Harty Street Kindergarten and Coorparoo community, having attended Harty Street myself as a child, began my teaching career here and was also a parent here when my three children all attended.
I particularly enjoy building strong partnerships and relationships with families and honouring and advocating for play in early childhood.
The best part of my job is inspiring curious minds to investigate and discover the world around them.
Pre-Kindy and Thursday/Friday Group
Mrs Hayley Neal
Teacher at Harty Street since 2007
I really value what Harty Street Kindergarten has to offer children in terms of the expansive natural surrounds, experienced and knowledgeable staff, consistency of children within each group, a centre that is well resourced, and most importantly a place where childhood and learning through play is highly valued. I love the creative aspect of my work with children, and value the uniqueness and diversity of working with young children and families.
I have gained a wealth of experience as an Early Childhood Teacher across a variety of kindy, preschool and early primary settings and have been part of the Harty Street staff since 2007. I am also connected to Harty Street Kindy as a past parent.
Monday/Tuesday Group and Thursday/Friday alt. Wednesday Group
Mrs Mel Schaefer
Assistant at Harty Street since 2023
Mrs Liz Colston
Assistant at Harty Street since 1990
Mrs Karen Austin
Assistant at Harty Street since 2012
Mrs Yukiko Steley
Assistant at Harty Street since 2022
After-Kindy Care Staff
Mrs Jenny Green