Hijuan Lin

Huijuan Lin (Miss Jane)

Miss Jane

Educator

Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Senior First Aid and CPR
  • First Aid Management of Asthma and Anaphylaxis

My Inspiration:

True happiness is a state of fulfilment.

My Interests:

Travel, writing, yoga

Who is your favourite cartoon character and why?

My favourite cartoon character is Chi-bi Maruko. She is cute, smart and optimistic. It was one of my most favourite cartoon when I was a kid. Even when I grow up now, I still watch the cartoon. I think the reason I loved it most is no matter how old I am, it makes me laugh and relaxed every time. And I want to be a girl like Maruko.

Statement of Philosophy

I believe childhood is the most precious time in a person’s life, so it is important for children to feel happy and safe at this stage. I believe that when children feel loved by their teachers, they will feel safe and secure, and develop a sense of belonging.

I believe each child is unique. As an Educator, we should treat them as individuals according to their strengths. In this way, we can help build up their confidence and develop their strengths.

I believe in allowing children a chance to develop a sense of autonomy in their life, and develop self-reliance and resilience, and also to help them develop self-help skills and assist them when the need arises.

I believe it is necessary for children to become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing, from which they can understand, self-regulate and manage their emotions in ways that reflect the feelings and needs of others, and hence they can make choices, accept challenges, take considered risks, manage change and cope with frustrations and the unexpected.

I value multiculturalism which helps develop the child’s identity, and also helps them to appreciate and embrace differences in others. 

I believe nature is magical. It teaches the children and helps them to be socially responsible and show respect for the environment. It also nurtures the child’s mind and helps them to appreciate the beauty of life.

I believe play is the most important part of life for children, so letting them be engaged in different kinds of play is essential.