Hailey moved to Australia 15 years ago with her family, including her two, now-adult, children. Hailey has been in the education field for 31 years and has worked with students from Prep to Year 12, in teaching and in leadership roles, in independent schools in South Africa and Australia and in international schools in the United Arab Emirates. She has a passion for education and believes in educating the whole child. Hailey believes that children learn best when their social, emotional and cognitive well-being converge. Children also need to feel a strong sense of belonging to their community and be active participants in their learning. Hailey’s aim is to create a learning environment where each child learns to thrive as an individual and as members of our Yavneh family, and can develop the dispositions to become a life-long, independent learner, who cares about all people and the environment.