Harmony Early Learning Journey celebrates 2022 achievements with Harmony Awards
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Harmony Early Learning Journey celebrates 2022 achievements with Harmony Awards

by Freya Lucas

December 20, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Harmony Early Learning Journey has celebrated its Queensland and New South Wales teams at the 2022 Harmony Awards which were held on the Gold Coast earlier this month. 


Achievements across 12 different categories were recognised at the event, including: 


  • Educator of the Year, 
  • Early Childhood Teacher of the Year, 
  • Educational Leader of the Year, 
  • Centre of the Year, 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award, and 
  • Outstanding Leader Award.  


Over 450 attendees from 13 services walked down the red carpet at the gala event which was held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.    


“Our educators dedicate themselves to others and are truly passionate about fostering positive futures for the younger generation. Our awards night is all about celebrating and recognising all they do, and to give back to those who give so much of themselves to others,” Harmony’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Warner said.


“This event is about more than just the awards; it commemorates all we’ve achieved over the past year at Harmony, of which all our employees have been integral to,” he added. 


Harmony has over 3,000 children currently enrolled, with a team of 550 educators and support staff, which Mr Warner says will continue to grow, with four services on track to open in 2023. 


“We added more than 100 new positions to the business in 2022 and most recently appointed a new Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy to really bolster our curriculum and pedagogy expertise,” he added. 


Award winners 


Award winners at the 2022 Harmony Awards were: 


Centre of the year – Yarrabilba Drive, QLD 


Student of the year – Georgia Tapp, Everton Park, QLD


Educator of the year – Hayley McDonell, Bangalow, NSW


Lead Educator of the year – Bruna Rocha, Lennox Head, NSW 


Early Childhood Teacher of the year – Jacquie Stone, Hope Island, QLD


Educational Leader of the year – Maddison Cross, Broadbeach, QLD 


Centre Cook of the year – Cally Kong, Springfield, QLD 


Relationship Manager of the year – Emily Ashcroft, Yarrabilba Drive, QLD 


Support Team member of the year – Bevan Kahukuranui, Hope Island, QLD


Diversity and Inclusion award – Rhyse Hadland, Yarrabilba Drive, QLD


Harmony Advocate of the year – Nicole Savino, Bangalow, NSW


Outstanding leader – Allin Sheehan, Coorparoo, QLD 


Learn more about Harmony Early Learning Journey here

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