Casino West Public School

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Passionate Educators, Happy Jarjums

Preschool Teacher, Mrs Amy Clark

Our Educators are passionate at Little Jarjums Preschool.

Our Jarjums feel safe, secure and happy at preschool. Check it out!

Read on to learn more about our staff.

"Hi my name is Amy Clark. I am the Preschool Teacher.

I have completed a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood and Primary. I will be delivering the Preschool Education Program 5 days a week. I have lived in Casino all my life and feel privileged to be able to carry out my career in my home town.

I really value Early Childhood Education and believe that Preschool is the perfect place for children to strengthen their social, emotional and cognitive development. My goal as a Teacher is always to have the children in my care feel safe, respected and valued and to build an environment that is reflective of our current children, families and wider community.

My interests include playing sport, in particular netball and football, trips to the beach and spending quality time with my family and friends."




Educator, Leanne Davis

"Hi my name is Leanne Davis. I am an Educator. 

I support Aboriginal families and their children to engage with early learning. I also share knowledge of culture with all the children at Casino West Little Jarjums.

I have completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

I am a Bundjalung woman and was born in Casino. I have always had strong ties with Casino West Public School. My children attended this school and my nieces, nephews and grandchildren still go to primary school here.

I enjoy reading, travelling, singing and spending a lot of time with families. I am really looking forward to working with you all this year.

If you need to chat with me I am at the preschool everyday."




Educator, Astoria Chapman

"Hi my name is Astoria Chapman. I am an Educator.

I am passionate about working with children and for as long as I can remember wanted to be a teacher. I have attained my Certificate III in Education Support at TAFE and I am now studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) at Southern Cross University.

I love to dance. Tap is my favourite style but I also enjoy ballet, jazz and hip hop. I teach dancing some afternoons at Casino Dance Academy and also to some of the older students at CWPS so they can perform at the Gold Coast.

In my spare time I like to garden and look after my indoor plants, make all kinds of things with my sewing machine and do lots of DIY projects around the house!"


Casino West Public School Principal, Lesley Mills

"Hi my name is Lesley Mills and I am the Principal at Casino West Public School. 

I have a deep passion for equity in education and believe that our schools should be an engaging and stimulating learning environment for all of our children. I enjoy teaching children to build on their strengths and realise the opportunities available for them to follow their dreams in today’s world.

 have over 30 years experience in education and was recently awarded an Australian Teaching Fellowing for innovation and improving learning outcomes for children.

In 2020 I was awarded the NSW Primary Principals Association Aboriginal Education Award for commitment to Aboriginal education in the Bundjalung Nation of Northern NSW.

My interests are dancing, travelling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to working with the whole school community to provide our children and their families with a positive and caring educational experience."



Early Stage 1 -Stage 1 Assistant Principal, Preschool Supervisor, Karen Campbell

"Hi. My name is Karen Campbell and I am an Assistant Principal at Casino West Public School. Part of my role includes supervising our Little Jarjums Preschool.

I have a Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood and a Bachelor of Education – Infants/Primary. I believe in creating a learning environment that is a safe, secure and fun place for children to explore their world and engage in creative thinking, all the while developing their social skills and independence.

My interests include reading, singing, cooking, gardening and hunting out treasures while op-shopping.

I thoroughly enjoy being part of our Casino West Public School – Little Jarjums Preschool team.  Helping to ensure children and families receive the best early childhood learning experience possible is always one of my priorities."