HOW OUR JOURNEY BEGAN...
Beyond Distinction is founded by Joyce Lee. Joyce is passionate about supporting our next generation of budding leaders & innovators to gain the skills, confidence & drive to achieve their own success in adulthood.
As we all know, the path to success in adulthood is not just based on academic results.
Children who develop a variety of interests & pursuits aligned to their own natural talents have more chance of developing strong foundation skills.
Skills which are not only important to a child's development throughout their formal academic career, but will also serve them well for greater success and satisfaction in adulthood.
JOYCE LEE, DIRECTOR
Joyce is the founder of the Beyond Distinction Academy. She has a strong background in business management, with an extensive career in Financial Services & Investment Management. Joyce has 2 school aged boys and is actively involved in her local school community and banking committee. The best part of her day is sharing afternoon tea with the students and hearing about their day. Their successes and stories are much better than TV news!
SABRIA SYSTERMANS, MUSIC TEACHER
Sabria studied at the Sydney Conservatorium where she gained her Bachelor of Music in Performance (Classical Guitar). She has extensive experience teaching music to students in many Sydney schools, including private schools. Her goal is to always spark the joy of music in her students, whilst patiently supporting their musical journeys.
STEPHANY TADROS, EDUCATOR
Stephany is a pre-service Teacher with a double degree in B. Secondary Teaching / B. Arts. Stephany has a passion for teaching children and Art in particular. She is keen to share her of love education with others and always strives to ensure all her students are performing to the best of their abilities.
LUXSHA JAYADEVAN, EDUCATOR
Luxsha is an enthusiastic educator currently in her 3rd year of B. Education (Primary). She has over 3 years of experience tutoring children and believes that with the right support and environment, all children can go beyond their comfort zone to achieve their next personal best. Luxsha also enjoys playing tennis and sharing Maths, Literacy and Chemistry concepts with children in a fun and engaging way.
CHRIS WILLARD, HEAD GOLF COACH
Head Coach, Chris Williard is a PGA qualified member and professional player. Our junior golf programs are designed to introduce students to the game of golf, where skills and techniques are taught & reinforced through practice & play over the school term. Classes are held on a full-size golf course with a driving range and custom sized equipment for junior players.
STEPHEN FLERI, MUSIC TEACHER
Stephen is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he gained his Bachelor of Musical Studies. Stephen has enjoyed playing piano from a young age and has over 5 years of experience in teaching piano to a wide range of students in music schools around Sydney. Stephen is a creative teacher who enjoys engaging with his students - from inventive games on musical theory, to tailoring pieces for our more adventurous students to motivate and challenge their musical talents.
SUNA FLYNN, MUSIC TEACHER
Suna's passion for music started at the age of 5 and she went on to pass the Victor Piano and Music teaching exam at the age of 16. With over 18 years of music teaching experiences, Suna has successfully nurtured numerous students (children & adults) through their AMEB, ABRSM and Trinitiy music exams. Suna is a classical pianist, singer, composer and music educator, who also enjoys playing other instruments including the violin (Grade 7), harp, recorder and Pipa (Chinese Lute). Suna also regularly makes appearances in musical festivals, performance events and dinner theatres. Music is her life!
JELENA OLSSON, ART TEACHER
Our art classes are led by Jelena Olsson. Jelena is a commercial illustrator and graphic artist with a large portfolio of works across multiple art genres. She has a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge gained from illustrating children's books, cartoon animations on projects like the "Magic Pudding" for the ABC, costume designs for Belgrade Opera, as well as numerous commercial design projects for major corporates over the years.
Jelena loves inspiring children to learn about art and helping them find their creativity to express their imagination.
AIQI LU, MANDARIN-CHINESE TEACHER
Our Mandarin teacher Aiqi is currently studying a Master of Education degree (Primary). She has over 3 years of experience working with children from different age groups.
Aiqi enjoys teaching Mandarin in a fun and creative environment, as Mandarin is not only about speaking, listening, reading, and writing. When learning a language, it is just as important to enrich the children's learning with the underlying history and traditions too.
Our aim at Beyond Distinction is to achieve 3 simple goals:
To foster children’s interests & help them identify their natural talents and passions in life;
To provide a comprehensive program of activities that is fun and fulfilling for children after school, so parents can have the time & space to pursue goals that enrich them and their family's lives;
To support community engagement, by leveraging the services in our local area and providing opportunities for families to spend more quality time together.
All Beyond Distinction staff and instructors have undergone the required Working With Children checks.
All of our support staff hold current First Aid & Anaphylaxis certifications.