Meet the BASC Team!

Management

Matt

(Director)

Hi my name is Matt or as the kids call me ”G”, I am the  Director of Bondi BASC.
I have worked at Bondi BASC for the past 7 years and have loved every moment of it! 
I have a Certificate 4 in Mental Health .I am currently Studying a diploma in school age education and care, I have 3 years of experience working as a Student Learning Support Officer at Bondi Public School and Rose Bay College. I have a passion in developing children’s interpersonal & intrapersonal skills, fine and gross motor skills as well as supporting them through their everyday experiences. I will end with a quote that I have been fortunate enough to fulfill ”Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life”.

Li

(Managing Director)

I have been lucky enough to work in this amazing community for over 15 years, in my role as the BASC Director and as a School Learning Support Officer, supporting children in the classroom. During this time I have seen our centre grow from just 15 children per day to up to 200. Despite being a large service we aim to create a home like atmosphere where all children feel they belong to a big family. I love being able to provide children with exciting, meaningful experiences where they can learn through play, develop positive self-esteem and discover their unique identities all while having fun! I am passionate about wellbeing, inclusion, sustainability & the natural environment, and love nothing better than connecting with children over afternoon tea, an art activity or a game in the sun. I am so grateful to work in such a supportive 

Benni

(Coordinator)

Hi I'm Benni, I have been part of the BASC community for two awesome years and have recently been lucky enough to join the leadership team and help run the service behind the scenes. Before joining the team, I worked in local health food cafes where I developed my passion for cooking and developing delicious, healthy recipes. You'll often find me in the kitchen bringing the kids ideas for afternoon tea to life, getting messy in arts and crafts like in our slime making activities or participating in nature play with the kids in one of our outdoor environments. I am currently studying a diploma in school aged care and education which has developed my passion for supporting children in gaining knowledge about the world around them and developing positive self identities and relationships through play. 

Kindy Green Educators

Maddy

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Hey! My name is Maddy and I have been lucky enough to recently join the BBASC community. Alongside other work such as hospitality, I have been nannying regularly for 8 years, driven by my passion for looking after kids. I study Psychology and Philosophy at The University of Sydney, and hope to work as a Child Psychologist in the future. Other things I love are swimming in the ocean, spending time with friends and family, and Spanish! I am so excited to meet you all, and hope to make the transition into big school as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!

Woody

Hi! My name is Woody and despite popular belief I was not in Toy Story. I have recently left the world of advertising to join the teaching profession and am in my first year of my education degree. When i'm not studying or being referred to as a kids movie character i am in the surf or skate park pretending like i'm a teenager again. My family has been a part of the Bondi community since the 50's when my grandad opened up a pharmacy on hall st so i'm really enjoying the opportunity to give back to a community that has given me so much. I’m excited to share the new kindy groups' first experience at school and getting to see them all turn into amazing students!

Susan

Hi my name is Susan and

I have be working at BASC since 2016
I have over the years helped with all age groups and I think they are all wonderful. I am a practicing artist specialising in printmaking and teach printmaking classes and workshops in Sydney and throughout Australia. Art is my passion and I often take on art workshops during vacation care which is always fun. The BASC children are so talented.
I feel very proud to be a part of the BASC team doing amazing work with the children and providing a very high standard of care.
I am also a mother of 2 children and totally relate to parents concerns and interest in their children. I am always up for a chat and look forward to meeting you. Here is to another fun year at BASC with our wonderful community.

Kindy Blue Educators

Luke

WHS Officer

Hi, my name is Luke and I have been working at BASC for 11 years. I have a certificate 3 in Education & Care. I enjoy working with children and helping them develop. You will most often find me getting involved with the children in sports & games. I love working at BASC as I believe everyone in the service and community has the children's interests at heart. One of my favourite quotes is from Albert Einstein - “failure is success in progress".

Chloe

Hey! My Name is Chloe. I am an ex Bondi Public School student. I joined at the beginning of 2020 and the children, families and educators have been so welcoming and helpful. I'm privileged to work in such a great space. I am currently in my first year of university, studying a Bachelor of primary education with early childhood specialisation. I enjoy working with children and have built some good relationships with the children and families already and look forward to making more.I enjoy a day at the beach, chilling with family and friends and few puzzles every now and then. I'm always approachable and happy to help. Don't hesitate to ask or have a chat with me, I'm keen to meet you all!

Year 1 Educators

Frankie

Hey! My name is Frankie and I joined the fabulous BASC team at the start of 2019 and have loved every moment of it. I’m currently in my second year of studying politics and international relations at university which I am absolutely loving. I love spending time in the ocean and am a sucker for a good book. Over the last year, I have learnt that I am also incredibly passionate about working with children. This year I will be with the year 1s, who I was also with when they were just kindys. I am so excited to continue their schooling journey by their side and watch them grow into the independent, interesting and kind people they are!

Tash

Educational Leader

Hola! My name is Tash and I am currently the Educational Leader and the Year 1 Educator. I have been fortunate enough to be part of the BASC family for 12 years and counting. I also have 9 years of experience working in the classroom as a learning support officer. This is where my passion to assist and guide in the healthy development of children, through laughter, patience and kindness began. I am a big believer in learning through play and taking every opportunity to make all experiences memorable. *Something you might not know about me: I speak fluent Spanish *Favourite thing: Laughing until my tummy hurts. *Favourite quote: While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. I look forward to meeting you all and making this very important year unforgettable.

Val

Hi there, my name’s Val and I’m lucky enough to be one of the year 1 educators for 2021–my second year with this incredible group of kids! I spent a good few months last year backpacking up the coast, learning how to scuba dive, skateboard, play the ukelele and talk to pretty much anyone. But I have to be honest...I missed my job! I love working with kids because everyday they teach me a little more about perseverance, kindness, and how to have fun. My personal focus as an educator is on making sure that kids feel they are being heard, whether it be a concern, a suggestion, a joke, or something they did on the weekend. I believe that active listening is the key to boosting someone’s self-confidence.

Year 1/2 Educators

Eddie

Heya! My names Eddie and I’ve been at BASC since October 2019. I absolutely love working here as I am so passionate about educating children. I have completed a bachelor degree in Arts majoring in education and am currently completing my Master of Teaching (Birth-12) at university. I am a bubbly and confident person who strives to make the best connections I can with the kids to ensure they have a comfortable and happy time here at BASC. I have been with senior groups since I’ve been working here, so I’m really looking forward to being with the 1/2 group this year! I’m also looking forward to making meaningful connections with their families so please don’t hesitate to approach me!

Jarrah

Hey! My name is Jarrah and I only recently started working at BASC at the beginning of term 3, 2020. Since working here I have had the most amazing time and realised how rewarding working with children can be. Getting to know all the kids different personalities and interests has brought a smile to my face everyday I’m at BASC. I am currently studying exercise physiology at USYD, and have a passion for sports. I have played soccer all my life and love getting involved in a soccer game on the top field with the kids. Since working at BASC I have developed many connections with both the children and staff here and can’t wait to continue to grow as an educator as I support the kids throughout their schooling adventures. I’d love to meet you all, so come have a chat :)

Year 2 Educators

Arran

Hey! I'm Arran and I'm the Inclusion Support Officer at BASC. I arrived at BASC around the same time the current year 2s started kindy and have had the pleasure of working with them ever since. While initially I was studying psychology, BASC soon swayed me and I found myself transferring to primary education. I'm really passionate about developmental psychology (which helps in my inclusion role), as well as the ocean, having grown up in Bronte in a family of keen ocean-swimmers. I love getting to know the kids as well as their amazing families so please feel free to approach me any time.

Vivienne
Educational Leader

Hey, I’m Viv, also known as “Vib” by some children.  I have been working at BASC since January 2016, but I watched my 4 younger siblings thoroughly enjoy their years at BASC before becoming part of the team of Educators. I am an Educational Leader and currently studying for my Diploma in Out of School Hours Care.  I am a zumba enthusiast, passionate about pottery and live for the sunshine and ocean swims. I love getting to know your children by taking the time to have meaningful conversations and planning activities inspired by their passions and interests. Please introduce yourself to me if you see me at the front desk or on the playground, I am always happy to help :)

Jordi

Hi! I'm Jordi and I've been lucky enough to work at BASC since July 2020! I'm in my second year of studying to be a High School teacher, but working here has really made me reconsider and I think I might want to work in Primary!! I am super passionate about creating a space where your children have heaps of fun but are also learning a lot too. I love working with children and in my spare time I am the chairperson of a youth movement - so I spend a lot of time with kids!! Excited to meet you all and I hope your kids have the best time at school and at BASC :)

Year 3 Educators

Matty

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Mikko

G’day! My name is Matty and I have been working at BASC since October 2016. I am currently in my last semester at university so hopefully I can boast a bachelor of business by the end of the year! In previous years I have had the opportunity to take care of the older year groups which has been a fantastic experience. I am so excited to start a new chapter with this amazing kindergarten group where I will help them in anyway possible as they embark on their schooling journey. Feel free to approach me and ask any questions, I’d love to meet you all!

My name is Mikko! My hobbies include playing soccer, basketball and cricket but I also like to sit down and use my imagination to draw, play games and chat. I’ve been working at BASC for 5 years now and have loved every moment of it. The kids are great, especially the year 3s  as they are always caring and inclusive to everyone and especially the  new kindy kids.

Year 4/5/6 Educators

Geordie

Poppy

Hey, I’m Geordie and I’ve been working at BASC for 10 years! I’ve previously worked with kids as a surf coach, swim teacher and I’ve also taught gymnastics, skating and more! I’m currently studying primary teaching and I love working at BASC as it allows me to explore my passion for teaching in a fun and active environment. I’m particularly passionate about helping children achieve their goals, whether it be in the classroom or on the field.

Hello my name is Poppy! I joined the BASC team about a year ago now and am loving it more and more each day. I went to a performing arts school specialising in drama, since graduating in 2017 I’ve done plenty of travel and really enjoy seeing new things and meeting new people. I am currently studying journalism and international studies at UTS as well as completing a cert 3 & 4 in personal training. I love working at BASC because of all the kids and my co workers here, the cultures great and makes it super fun to come to work