Dawna Leung – Founder & Director
B.A. (Hons), TEFL, M.Ed.
As the Founder & Director of Mandarin Stars since early 2008, Dawna has pioneered the Mandarin Stars programs in Australia as a true labour of love. Motivated to create the Mandarin Stars programs for her own children, Dawna and the Mandarin Stars team now deliver our curriculum across Australia and also in Europe.
Having launched Mandarin Stars Online this year, our Mandarin Stars classes are now also taught to children in both regional and rural Australia with plans to also share our program with students across the globe. Passionate about inspiring in our students a love for learning- Dawna’s hope for all of her students is that they can develop the capacity and confidence to communicate in Mandarin, thus connecting with a wider global community… and also engaging with 1.5 billion other Mandarin speakers worldwide!
Rachael Goh, Franchisee for Mandarin Stars – South Perth
Rachael is our Franchisee for Perth South and has a wealth of experience in teaching within early childhood settings for over 15 years as a Preschool teacher and as an amazing Mandarin Stars educator. Mum to two beautiful girls, Rachael is originally from Malaysia and loves to share all things Chinese… be it culture, language or food! Rachael loves to share her love and appreciation for the learning of Mandarin and is a wonderful contributor to our team as a Franchisee and teacher.
Nita Yang, Franchisee for Mandarin Stars – Chadstone
Nita is our Franchisee for Melbourne-Chadstone and has been teaching and leading our Melbourne classes since 2018. Mum to Jaslyn and Josh, Nita is also passionate about making the learning of Mandarin fun and engaging for her own children, and also our young Mandarin Stars learners.
Peggy Liu, Franchisee for Mandarin Stars – St. Ives & Gordon
Peggy is a trained language teacher specialising in the teaching of Mandarin and Korean. She is passionate about foreign language teaching and learning, Peggy is an avid Mandarin teacher and a wonderful addition to our franchising team.
Sanny Lee, Franchisee for Strathfield
Sanny is our Franchisee for Strathfield and has been teaching with Mandarin Stars since 2012. Sanny has a Masters in Early Childhood from the University of Sydney and is a dedicated and qualified early childhood educator at Mandarin Stars. Sanny is also a passionate dancer, specialising in K-POP and Latin Dancing.
Jin Chang, Enrolments and Business Operations Support
Jin has been working and teaching at Mandarin Stars since 2014 and is our Enrolments and Business Operations Support staff. Jin knows many of our Mandarin Stars students and parents and is our friendly representative at Mandarin Stars Chatswood.