Speaker Bios: Is there a right age for starting school?

Damon Cooper, Director of Teaching and Learning at CCGS, talks to our panel about school readiness. Is there a right age to start school and how do you know your child is ready?

Speaker Bios

Ross McIntosh - CCGS School Psychologist
Ros McIntosh

Ros is a school psychologist who has supported children and families at CCGS for the last five years and at other schools for over 20 years. She has been a primary school teacher, a Student Welfare Consultant and a Principal Education Officer in the Newcastle/Central Coast area.  

CCGS Kindy teacher - Tracey Gray
Tracey Gray

Tracey has been welcoming CCGS's youngest students into Kindergarten for six years. She holds both a Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education. Tracey is passionate about helping students reach their potential, thrive in kindergarten, become effective global citizens and develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Simone Brand - Mother at CCGS
Simone Brand

Simone's first child started school in 2019 and she's passionate about providing a fun and positive experience for children in the early years of life. Owner and Director of Sprout Early Learning Centre in Terrigal, she has worked in Early Childhood for ten years, and has been recognised for her achievements in leadership and STEM education.