Leanne Mits – OAM 2022

Photo from J Roberts ‘The Sector’ article.

Leanne Mits –  Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia 

The Pope Road Kindergarten community congratulates Leanne Mits on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her commitment, innovation and exemplary service to early childhood education over more than 35 years. 

This award acknowledges Leanne’s extraordinary contribution to Pope Road Kindergarten, early childhood education and the local community – and is a great source of pride for us all!

Leanne is not only our PRK Director, Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader and Teacher, she is also the National Secretary for Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange and active with Early Childhood Australia.  Her commitment to reconciliation, and the championing of the Reggio Emilia Approach, have helped shape Pope Road Kindergarten into the incredible education experience that our children enjoy. It is apparent to anyone who enters Pope Road Kindergarten that Leanne holds a strong passion for the education of our young people. Her commitment to the quality of that education does not cease at the end of each session, but extends to the broader education sector through her care, volunteering and advocating – and flows into the lives of our kindergarten families and wider communities.

For further details about Leanne’s OAM, click below: