- School name: HEI Schools Emerald
- Location: Emerald, Australia
- Open date: February 2019
- Number of children: 60
- Number of educators: 16
Meet the HEI Schools Manager
My commitment to providing a high-quality early learning center comes from an emotional commitment to give the families in the community somewhere that they can trust and depend on for their children’s education.
HEI Schools has a great reputation in the community
Educators are highly skilled and proud of their profession
Enrollment is at full capacity with a wait list
HEI Schools Emerald celebrated its second birthday at the end of February, and when asked what made her most proud in the past year, Amanda’s answer was simple: “Surviving COVID. And not just surviving, but thriving.” The team came together during that challenging time to maintain connections with the community, from hosting weekly video meetings with their children’s groups to sending them letters, photos and homework to providing materials for the families to pick up outside the center. When HEI Schools Emerald reopened, every single child returned to the center, and some even returned with siblings born during the lockdown.
More than anything, Amanda credits her team with HEI Schools Emerald’s success: “Everyone is united to provide a high-quality program, and it has created a subculture of educators who really care about each other and the children. The team is the strongest part of the community, and I’m so proud of the work we’ve done together."