At Green Valley Languages and Arts School, we are proud to be able to distinguish ourselves from the crowd with a team of qualified, professional teachers who have proven themselves by delivering a high quality of teaching and an engaging, fun learning experience for their students.
All of our teachers are qualified to teach in their field, are registered with the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools, and have valid employee Working With Children Check clearance from the NSW Children's Guardian.
Hindi language is the foundation for keeping our culture and traditions alive and positively contributing to Australian multiculturalism. Learning Hindi Language is not a waste of time, and in this day and age it can be especially empowering for young people forming their identities to help remember their roots and learn to proud of their ancestry.
GVLAS urges parents who wish to make their children Hindi-literate to talk to the enrolments committee at the school for further information.
Mrs Vandana Gupta
Years 10-12 Teacher
Mrs Gupta is the Principal of GVLAS and one of the founding teachers. She has a Master of Sanskrit and teaches HSC-level Hindi, and has helped many students achieve outstanding results.
She has a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience in teaching and learning. Mrs Gupta is pleased to see more of today’s youth taking an interest in learning their root language and promoting Hindi language and arts.
Mrs Uma Prasad
Years 2 Teacher
Mrs Prasad has extensive teaching experience, and is a qualified teacher registered with the DEC. She has been teaching at GVLAS since 2003 and is currently teaching the new enrolments in Kindy.
She was a teacher in Fiji for 14 years, and has since accumulated over 25 years of experience in language and teaching from Kindergarten to Year 8 level.
Mr Abhishek Mishra
Junior Harmonium Teacher
Mr Mishra is currently studying a Bachelors in Arts (Pathway to teaching secondary) majoring in English and Business studies from the University of Western Sydney. He completed his HSC in 2016, including Hindi.
He feels privileged to be teaching junior Harmonium at Green Valley Languages and Arts School, and enjoys providing the younger students with the basics and fundamentals of music. He focuses on helping them to learn the foundations and fundamentals of raags, sargam, the functioning of a baja, good posture for playing harmonium and help them explore the different types of harmoniums and playing styles they can use.
arts (music and dance)
The arts are a critical part of cultivating depth in the culture. In the Hindu culture, harmunia and tabla are core to the teaching of music and help students understand their culture to a greter depth.
Bharatnatyam is a traditional classical Indian dance form, and conveys storytelling with grace and poise.
GVLAS encourages students taking Hindi language classes to explore these arts to broaden their knowledge of Hindu traditions and culture.
Mr Aakash Prasad
Years 10-12 Assistant Teacher and Junior Tabla Teacher
Mr Prasad is an alumnus of GVLAS, having graduated in 2011 after completing his HSC in Hindi with outstanding Band 6 results coming 3rd in NSW.
He enjoyed his time at Hindi School and made some great friends. He feels that now it's time for him to give back and pass on the language and life lessons that he has been fortunate enough to gain from his teachers, and ensure that our communities values, culture and heritage are entrusted to and appreciated by the next generation.
Miss Shirleen Chand
Bollywood Dance Teacher
Shirleen started off as one of the first students at the School. Since then, Shirleen has completed her Bachelor in Business and Commerce in Hospitality Management. She is currently a Marketing and Events Coordinator, where she manages various events and looks after the marketing component of the business. She also owns her own business where she runs the only Indian Bridal Expo in Sydney.
Shirleen is the daughter of Mukesh Chand (Treasurer of the School), and seeing her father contribute to the school from the very beginning inspired her to give back to the school and community.