Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Katrina Baines, the new Head of Early Childhood. I am so excited about this role at PCS and look forward to working with the youngest members of our school community. I have worked in early childhood for 14 years as a teacher and director in child care.
I have been married to my husband, Stuart, for 16 years and we have three beautiful children. Caleb is in Year 5, Jonah is in Year 2 and Eden is in Prep. We have been so blessed by the support and encouragement that PCS has provided as our children have moved through the years. We are members of Imagine Nations Church where I am a key leader with the 1-3 year olds. For children to know, from infancy, that there is a God who loves them and that He has a purpose for their life, is what drives me to do what I do. It is the purpose God has placed on my life and I am so excited to see it in action on a daily basis.
I am so blessed and honoured to have joined the PCS school community this year. God has opened the doors for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity He has bestowed upon me. The early years are crucial to a child’s development and the quality of experiences in the first five years of life shapes how a child’s brain develops; 90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 5. I believe that quality interactions and learning through play are fundamental in developing a child’s ability to succeed in school and life.