Our School

Meet the Principal

Welcome to Wedge Park Primary School where we have been nurturing young minds for over four decades! As the proud principal, I Brian Slatter extend my personal welcome to you on behalf of our school community. At our school, we believe in fostering a positive and inclusive environment.

Our commitment to positive relationships is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise the importance of a strong connection between the school, students, and families. Together, we form a supportive community that encourages open communication and collaboration.

We are passionate about enabling students to become literate, numerate, and curious learners. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive education that, encourages creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning. Our knowledge-based curriculum ensures that students receive a well-rounded education, preparing them with the skills and knowledge needed for success in an ever-changing world.

Our team of committed and skilled staff is dedicated to the holistic development of each child. We aim to nurture articulate, socially responsible, and resilient individuals who not only excel academically but also contribute positively to society.

In alignment with our mission, Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts, we strive to create an environment where students feel valued, supported, and empowered. Our School Values – Responsible, Respectful, Learners – are the guiding principles that shape our school culture.

Our vision is to see every child at our school thriving – happy, safe, expressive, creative, and fully engaged in their learning journey. As we embrace the future, we remain focused in our dedication to achieving the best outcomes for our students.

Wedge Park is a school were “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts”.

Warm regards,
Brian Slatter
Principal

Staff

Principal Class

Brian Slatter

Brian Slatter

Principal

Laura Siu

Laura Siu

Assistant Principal | P - 2

Jennifer Stevenson

Jennifer Stevenson

Assistant Principal | 3-6

Jodie Leetham

Jodie Leetham

AP - WB & Disability Inc

Leading Teachers

Cassie Mason

Cassie Mason

P - 2 Literacy

Briegh Willcox

Briegh Willcox

P - 2 Numeracy

Shannon Rees

Shannon Rees

3 - 6 Literacy

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

3 - 6 Literacy

Amber Kirk-Jambor

Amber Kirk-Jambor

WB & Disability Inc

Teaching Staff

Collen Hardwick

Collen Hardwick

PCH

Rebecca Cauchi

Rebecca Cauchi

PCS

Laura Schuliga

Laura Schuliga

PCS

Sree Sivadas

Sree Sivadas

PSS

Kristy Taylor

Kristy Taylor

PTN

Bonnie Norman

Bonnie Norman

PTN

Chelsea Bowman

Chelsea Bowman

1CB

Cassie Crawford

Cassie Crawford

1CC

Michelle Howson

Michelle Howson

1MH

Jamayka GODDARD

1MW

Kristine LORENC

1MW

Maddy James

1PJ

Lisa Pickles

Lisa Pickles

1PJ

Tayla Odzovska

Tayla Odzovska

1TO

Stefanie Tsotsos

Stefanie Tsotsos

2ST

Aden Buhagiar

Aden Buhagiar

2AB

Georgina Aquilina

Georgina Aquilina

2GA

Karyn Woolley

Karyn Woolley

2KW

Nathan Apps

Nathan Apps

2NA

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

2SB

Shannon Rees

Shannon Rees

3SR

Natalie Zammit

Natalie Zammit

3NZ

Angee Ozanne

Angee Ozanne

3AO

Jasmine Bezanko

Jasmine Bezanko

3JB

Tina Polistena

Tina Polistena

3TP

Christal Fulton

4CF

Jordan Kirk

Jordan Kirk

4JK

Tarhnie Brown

Tarhnie Brown

4BC

Kirralee Carter

Kirralee Carter

4BC

Jenny Huynh

Jenny Huynh

4JH

Marilyn Kerr

Marilyn Kerr

4MK

Rachelle Holland

Rachelle Holland

4RH

Craig Turner

Craig Turner

5CT

Liam Kenny

Liam Kenny

5LK

Justin Belovitch

Justin Belovitch

5JB

Mel Vella

Mel Vella

5MV

Taylah Small

5TS

Karen James

Karen James

5TS

Rob Bess

Rob Bess

6RB

Bec O'Donnell

Bec O'Donnell

6RO

James Payne

James Payne

6JP

Michelle McRae

Michelle McRae

6MM

Rickie Camilleri

Rickie Camilleri

6RC

Specialists

Robert Lake

Robert Lake

PE

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

PE

Jenny Velja

Jenny Velja

Music

Fiona Briscoe

Fiona Briscoe

Science

Laura Schuliga

Laura Schuliga

LOTE

Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

LOTE

Lorraine Sternberg

Lorraine Sternberg

Intervention

Chris Downing

Chris Downing

Digital Tech

Kristine Lorenc

EAL Intervention

ES Staff

Brinley Keep

Brinley Keep

Business Manager

Kay Looby

Kay Looby

Admin Assist

Lyndal Lewis

Lyndal Lewis

Exec Assist

Cassidy Pettigrew

Cassidy Pettigrew

Receptionist

Rebecca MacMillan

Rebecca MacMillan

School Nurse

Jade Petri

Jade Petri

Library Technician

Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon

Psychologist

Racheal Abela

Racheal Abela

MHIPS

Niccolle Walker

Niccolle Walker

Student Admin

Divya Gautam

Divya Gautam

Disability Inc

Tyla Kearney

Tyla Kearney

Welfare

Education Support Staff – Integration Aides

Jasmeet Kaur

Jasmeet Kaur

PCH

Julie-anne Williams

Julie-anne Williams

PSS

Brooke Docherty

Brooke Docherty

PTN

Alyssa Scotto

Year 1's

Mel Maroun

Mel Maroun

Year 1's

Teressa Tobin

Teressa Tobin

1PJ

Penny Cameron

Penny Cameron

2GA

Kira Gregory

Kira Gregory

2NA

Anu Gunarathna

Anu Gunarathna

2SB

Tracey Fletcher

Tracey Fletcher

2ST

Karol Bruzzaniti

Karol Bruzzaniti

3AO

Lauren Kontic

Lauren Kontic

3ET

Brenda Castrignano

Brenda Castrignano

4BC

Jo Jogi

Jo Jogi

4JH

Kelly James

Kelly James

4JK

Rebecca Sorensen

4RH

Jade McMaster

Jade McMaster

5CT

Julia Niemczyk

Julia Niemczyk

5JB

Shelby Lawson

Shelby Lawson

6JP

Kathy Mauriohooho

Kathy Mauriohooho

6MM

Tamieka Ierardo

Tamieka Ierardo

6RB

Gemma Stemp

Gemma Stemp

6RC

Sarah Dickson

Sarah Dickson

6RO

Anu Yadav

Anu Yadav

Maintenance

Alan Farr

Alan Farr

(M-Th)

Scott Farr

(Th,F)

IT

Ravi Kanneganti

(M,Th)

George Zipevski

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

Every student matters, every moment counts

Vision

As a school community, we create an environment where every student matters and every moment counts.

We aim to:

  • Ensure high quality teaching through professional learning, feedback, teamwork, collegiate support and communication.
  • Respect and develop the unique and individual strengths, talents and needs of every child through fostering a positive growth mindset.
  • Develop every students Literacy, Numeracy and 21st century skills to enable students to be successful in a changing world.
  • Promote a positive working and learning environment where contributions are recognised and celebrated.
  • Welcome community involvement through an open, supportive and consultative environment where contributions are valued.
  • Create an environment where everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence in an atmosphere of confidence, safety, enjoyment and active participation.
  • Challenge students to grow academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively to their full potential whilst demonstrating the core values of the school: Responsible, Respectful, Learners

Values

We are Respectful
We are Responsible
We are Learners

Plans, Reports & Policies

The Child Safe Standards 

The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools to ensure they are well prepared to keep children and young people safe and protect them from abuse. Ministerial Order 1359 – Implementing the Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools (PDF) provides the framework for child safety in schools. 

Victorian schools can continue to build on their existing child safety strategies, policies and practices to strengthen their culture of child safety and protect children and young people from abuse. 

The Child Safe Standards include requirements to keep children, young people and students safe, including: 

  • involvement of families and students in child safety 
  • schools’ focus on safety for Aboriginal students 
  • better management of child abuse risks in online environments 
  • governance, systems and processes for keeping students safe. 

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority is responsible for regulating the compliance of schools with the Standards. Schools are required to comply with the Standards as part of the prescribed minimum standards for registration. 

There are 11 Child Safe Standards: 

  • Standard 1: Culturally Safe Environments – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued. 
  • Standard 2: Leadership, Governance and Culture – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture. 
  • Standard 3: Child and Student Empowerment – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously. 
  • Standard 4: Family Engagement – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing. 
  • Standard 5: Diversity and Equity – Equity is upheld, and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice. 
  • Standard 6: Suitable Staff and Volunteers – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice. 
  • Standard 7: Child-Focused Complaints Processes – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused. 
  • Standard 8: Child Safety Knowledge, Skills and Awareness – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training. 
  • Standard 9: Physical and Online Environments – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed. 
  • Standard 10: Review of Child Safety Practices – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved. 
  • Standard 11: Implementation of Child Safety Practices – Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students. 

The Child Safe Standards are changing 1 July 2022. Guidance and resources have been developed to support schools transition to the new Standards. 

The department’s PROTECT website contains guidance to support schools to implement the new Child Safe Standards including a new Child Safe Standards Action List for government schools: 

Bullying Prevention Policy

Child Safety And OHS Induction Pack Volunteers

Child Safety Code Of Conduct

Child Safety Policy

Child Safety Responding And Reporting Obligations Policy And Procedures

Complaints Policy

Digital Learning Policy

Student Engagement And Wellbeing Policy

Visitors Policy

Volunteers Policy

Yard Duty Supervision

 

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Student Leadership

A variety of roles and responsibilities are available across our School to support and promote the development of student leadership skills. In light of our commitment to equity through a distributive leadership model, students have the opportunity to hold one leadership position at a time.
Formally, these include:

  • School Captain
  • School Vice-Captain
  • Student Representative Council (SRC) – yearly position, Years 3 to 6
  • Sports Captains / Vice-Captain

In addition, all children have the opportunity to lead initiatives – fundraisers, clubs at lunchtime, assembly presentations – by either taking their ideas to the SRC or to their classroom teacher.