Head of East & Early Years: Shahnaz Alkaff

Name: Shahnaz Alkaff
Role: Head of Early Years, Head of East Coast Centre, Outside Schools co-ordinator

  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education from South Australia University
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Froebel Academy
  • Diploma in Science Technology from Singapore Polytechnic

Background: As Centre Stage’s very first staff member – asides from Pete and Ali of course –  Shahnaz joined the team way back in 1999 as an assistant teacher, and really values the school’s learning pedagogy, “I had worked in other schools before but I wanted to get involved in enrichment programmes – drama and learning through play looked like a lot more fun. I remember coming into Centre Stage thinking..this is a very different way of teaching. There was no restriction in how children were learning.” She is passionate about working with kids in a creative environment and leads our Early Years and Outside Schools Programmes. She is also Head of East Coast Centre at Marine Parade, which has grown to over 150 students.

Fun fact about Shahnaz: She was Centre Stage’s first employee besides Pete & Ali

Check out the rest of the team here

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