Degree-qualified teachers

Both Shire Prep teachers have a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and have enjoyed teaching Prep since the program began in 2007.

Teachers are supported by teaching assistants, who both have extensive experience in engaging with and caring for pre-school children.


Prep 1

Monday and Tuesday (plus Wednesday for three-day students)

Leanne Bentley

Leanne Bentley has been an early-childhood teacher for more than 30 years, including teaching Prep, kindergarten and Year 1.

She also teaches Kindergarten at the school.

Emma Davidson

Emma has a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and has previously taught Kindergarten and Year 1.

Prep 2

Thursday and Friday (plus Wednesday for three-day students)

Suzanne Ishak

Suzanne Ishak has more than 30 years teaching experience. She has taught a variety of subjects over many grades and has consulted in the development of preschool programs in a long-day care setting.

Chantal Sciacca

Chantal Sciacca has worked in a variety of roles in her career including teaching dance to pre-school children, and as a Zumbatronic instructor in pre-schools and primary schools. Chantal has three children at Shire Christian School.

Shire Prep offers a Christian early-childhood environment, coupled with a kindergarten-readiness that only an on-site prep class can provide.