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2019 WSUELL Vice Chancellor Early Learning Excellence Awards

Winner of the Vice Chancellor Early Learning Excellence Awards is Katelyn Parkyns

Katelyn is a leader and champion for Early Learning. Katelyn advocates for continual learning and growth and encourages the educators in her team to undergo professional development to ensure they are up to date the latest research and trends.

Katelyn undergoes her own continuum of ongoing professional development and uses strategies of personal reflection to assist her in developing her own objectives and goals for future learning to ensure she continues to expand her skills and knowledge to lead the team towards success. Katelyn ensures

that professional standards guide her practices and the practice of the educators at the Campbelltown service at all times.

2019 WSUELL Service Champion Awards

  • Bankstown - Allysa Campbell
  • Blacktown - Nicole Johnson
  • Campbelltown - Katelyn Parkyns
  • Hawkesbury - Catherine Dunk
  • Parramatta - Silvana Quiroz
  • Penrith - Danielle Azzopardi
  • Trainee of the year - Clair Allara

2018 WSUELL Excellence in Service Awards


Vanesssa Sultana - “Vanessa has a leading role in developing collaborative partnerships with the community, including our families , the university community and the broader communities.   Vanessa has inspired and supported the whole team to develop an ongoing commitment to building curriculum that links with family culture, local community awareness and become a vital part of the university community.”

2018 WSUELL Service Champion Awards

  • Bankstown - Aamna Imtiaz
  • Blacktown - Yun Sun
  • Campbelltown - Marnie Murphy
  • Hawkesbury - Vanessa Sultana
  • Parramatta - Debbie Simula
  • Penrith - Monique Frances
  • Trainee of the year - Alice He

2017 WSUELL Excellence in Service Awards


Jacqueline Coleman - is a long term employee of Western Sydney University Early Learning, she is an exceptional educator whose dedication and commitment is unquestionable. Jacqueline goes above and beyond to ensure best outcomes and high quality care for all children and families. This dedication combined with her enthusiasm, professionalism and outstanding knowledge of childhood development enable Jacqueline to be a leader in the field and a great advocate for Western Sydney University Early Learning and the Early Childhood Education and Care community.

Highly Commended

Tracy Ryan - Educator Penrith Service

Brooke Burke - Educator Campbelltown Service

2017 WSUELL Service Champion Awards

  • Bankstown - Karen Ollerenshaw
  • Blacktown - Jacqueline Coleman
  • Campbelltown - Brooke Burke
  • Hawkesbury - Catherine Dunk
  • Parramatta - Faith Timothy
  • Penrith - Tracy Ryan

2014 UWSELL Excellence in Service Awards


Tegan Spencer

"I thought the physical initiative was an outstanding innovation"  "Experiences such as these are likely to have a lasting impression on the children involved"  "Great use of the Gym for the benefit of the children" "excellent healthy focus with initiatives involving kids Gym and walk a thon"

Highly commended

Katelyn Parkyns - Educator Campbelltown

Saira Mirza - Educator Hawkesbury