Rebecca Tyson

4 Year Old Teacher, Educational Leader & Nominated Supervisor

Bec joined the Highmount Preschool community in 2020. With a Bachelor Degree of Education in both Primary and Early Childhood Teaching, she takes pride in offering a high-quality kindergarten program that brings joy to the children and families. Deeply passionate about early childhood education, Bec’s dedication shines through every aspect of the kindergarten program.

“I aim to provide children with meaningful and engaging leaning experiences and foster a life-long love of learning. I like being part of the Highmount community and providing a high-quality kindergarten program for the children and families to enjoy. I know that together we will learn, gain understanding, be challenged, and inspired, experience adventure and wonder, and most importantly we will form connections and have fun!”


                              Sonya Pertile

3 Year Old Teacher

Sonya has a wealth of knowledge and experience in early childhood education, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing, fun, and engaging learning environment for all children.

“With a passion for education and a commitment to helping each child reach their full potential, I believe that every child is unique and deserves to be nurtured, supported and encouraged.  I strive to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where every child feels valued, respected, motivated and most of all have fun.

I believe that open communication and collaboration between teachers and parents are essential for the best outcome for children.”

Hilda Cousins


Hilda joined Highmount Preschool as a volunteer in 2016. With her passion for early childhood education Hilda decided to leave her 30-year corporate career to study and attain a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Hilda works as an assistant educator with both the three- and four-year-old groups. 

“I love being a part of the Highmount community and working with the children and their families. Seeing the children learn and grow together through their learning experiences is so rewarding!”


Steph Glass


Steph joined Highmount Preschool in 2022 after taking time off to raise her own family. As a passionate educator, she invests time in forming strong connections with the children, fostering a warm and nurturing learning environment.

“I am a passionate educator and put time into forming strong connections with children. I love hands-on learning and have a particular interest in the creative arts. I am a strong believer that children learn best through play.

I’m a mum to three young boys and when I’m not running around after them, I enjoy spending time lunching at cafes, catching up with friends and enjoying the outdoor environment.

Maddi Daly


Maddi joined the Highmount Preschool team in 2023 as an Early Childhood Educator.  When Maddi has some free time, she enjoys spending it with family and friends, walking and adventuring the outdoors.

“I love being a part of the Highmount community and developing strong connections with families and children.
I have always had a passion for providing education and meaningful experiences that are inclusive of all children and their development; fostering children’s growth, and inspiring young minds for a love of learning and play.”

Kavita Adhikari


After 15 years in the corporate sector, Kavita made the inspiring shift to follow her true passion: teaching. With a freshly completed Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education, she joined Highmount Preschool in 2023. Outside the classroom Kavita enjoys exploring the great outdoors, indulging in the world of art and letting her creativity flourish through graphic design.  

“I firmly believe in the significance of early childhood education; it’s where the journey begins.

I see children as capable and curious learners, and cherish the cultural diversity that enriches their experiences.”