~Kevin and Megumi
“We were literally waiting at the door for St Mary’s Preschool to open in 2015 and our then 3-year-old daughter Saoirse was one of the first students to enroll. She has loved it and we have loved it since day one, and we all cherish the time she gets to spend with Ms Pey, Miss Jenny, Miss Lorelei and Joey each day.
The teachers have encouraged Saoirse to develop into a confident and articulate individual, and they have instilled wonderful values like sharing, being responsible for her things, tidying up and looking out for the well being of others. Her Mandarin is amazing, especially considering she does not naturally get to speak any at home, and she appears to be able to read in Chinese almost before she can read in English.
We trust all the staff at St Mary’s implicitly and would not hesitate to recommend this incredible place to anyone – whether you are interested in Chinese or not. The caring and nurturing school, with an incredibly varied curriculum to challenge and inspire, is such a joyful, warm, hygienic secure and fun place that we smile every time we drop Saoirse off and see her start to go about her daily jobs with her friends: washing her hands, selecting what activity to do, getting ready for circle time, eating her snack and listening to stories.
In addition to the incredible teaching staff and management, the other parents have developed a real sense of community in such a short time; St Mary’s was the perfect choice for us and we are privileged to be part of the wonderful Preschool family.”
~Ben and Oonagh