Peregian Beach College

Kindy Staff
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Alita Carpenter

Kate Vanderpoll

Director of Early Learning

Pre-Kindy Room Leader

Kindy Teacher
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education/EC

Early Childhood Teacher, Director and Nominated Supervisor. Alita is responsible for the overall running of the service and the delivery of our high quality Kindergarten program, meeting the childrens individual needs. Alita has a passion for Play Based Learning and is particularly inspired by the Walker Learning  Pedagogical approach developed by Kathy Walker. Alita thoroughly enjoys creating inviting play spaces for children to learn and develop within. Alita has been in the Early Childhood arena for 20 years. She prioritises ensuring that all parents stay well informed about how their children are progressing.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Childrens Services

Kate is the Lead Educator in the Pre-Kindy Magpies room. She has spent over 10 years educating and caring for children in swim schools, vacation care centres, primary schools and early learning centres. One of Kate’s main goals and passions is to assist all of children in their ongoing development and learning journey. Kate is fabulous at recording children’s learning and development and enjoys creating exciting programs based on the Walker Learning Approach. Kate is integral in ensuring all parents to stay informed about how their children are progressing.


Katie McDonald

Kindy Support Educator

Bachelor of Learning Management (Early Childhood)

Katie's role is to support & assist our lead teacher and Director in the Kindy.  Katie has taught for the past twelve years over a variety of settings in Queensland public schools, Family Daycare, Preschools and Long Daycare Centres.  Katie's teaching & educator style is all about empowering children to become confident, independent learners.  Her role is to support, facilitate and encourage children's learning while valuing routine & play-based learning through the Walker Learning Program.  Kate feels privileged to guide & support children in their precious and magical early childhood years.