Our School

Meet the Principal

May I extend to you and your child a very warm welcome to our school. My name is Paul Schwartz and I am the Principal of Wedge Park Primary School.
Wedge Park Primary School is a great place to work because of the positive relationships and values shared by staff, students and parents.
We have 950 students enrolled for 2021. There are 41 classes. Class size in Years Foundation to Yr 2 = 20 – 24 and in Years 3 to Yr 6 = 22 – 28 students.
Wedge Park Primary School’s academic results are very positive and continue to improve yearly. In the classroom, we plan and deliver engaging lessons in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy where whole class instruction and independent learning time is strengthened by teachers facilitating focus groups during each session. Students are also supported during student conferencing which enables them to learn alongside their teachers and peers. Students learn at their level by building on their prior knowledge, to develop their skills, to challenge their thinking and to make new connections. We work closely with our students so they have a voice as they set their individual learning goals to support the direction of their learning.

With a team of committed and highly skilled teachers, Wedge Park Primary School fosters a community of life-long learners. We strive to develop articulate, socially responsible and resilient individuals who are working towards achieving their full potential. We see our central purpose as giving students a comprehensive education enabling all students to become literate, numerate and curious learners who have the capacity to contribute to society now and in the future as global citizens.

Our school values (Responsible, Respectful, Learners) describe the guiding principles and beliefs of the school community, and are designed to underpin all that we do. These values will assist the school to provide an environment where our children can be happy, safe, expressive, creative and engaged in learning. We expect staff, students and parents to model these values in all interactions.

Paul Schwartz
Principal

Staff

Principal Class

Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz

Principal

Sara McKee

Sara McKee

Deputy Principal

Melissa Lake

Melissa Lake

Assistant Principal | Prep - 3

Jennifer Stevenson

Jennifer Stevenson

Assistant Principal | 4-6 and Spec

Leading Teachers

Michelle Trimboli

Michelle Trimboli

Prep/Intervention

Kathy Jungfer

Kathy Jungfer

Year 1/2

Belinda Vaughan

Belinda Vaughan

Year 3/4

Jodie Leetham

Jodie Leetham

Year 5/STEM

Carolyn Murray

Carolyn Murray

Year 6 /ART/SVAL

Teaching Staff

Natasha Naidu

Natasha Naidu

PNN

Sree Sivadas

Sree Sivadas

PSS

Madeline West

Madeline West

PMW

Amber Kirk-Jambor

Amber Kirk-Jambor

PAK

Cassie Mason

Cassie Mason

PCM

Mel Vella

Mel Vella

PMV

Stef Tsotsos

Stef Tsotsos

1ST

Jamayka Webster

Jamayka Webster

1JW

Bonnie Norman

Bonnie Norman

1BN

Natalie Zammit

Natalie Zammit

1ZN

Colleen Hardwick

Colleen Hardwick

1CH

Briegh Willcox

Briegh Willcox

1BW

Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

1ET

Racheal Abela

Racheal Abela

2RA

Amy McQualter

Amy McQualter

2AM

Karyn Woolley

Karyn Woolley

2KW

Belle Kurulic

Belle Kurulic

2KT (M,Th, F)

Kristy Taylor

Kristy Taylor

2KT (Tu, W)

Marnie McColl

Marnie McColl

2MM

Sarah Lochhead

Sarah Lochhead

2SL

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

3TH

Michelle McRae

Michelle McRae

3MM

Rebecca O'Donnell

Rebecca O'Donnell

3RO

Angee Ozanne

Angee Ozanne

3AO

Madeleine James

Madeleine James

3MJ

Ebony O'Connor

Ebony O'Connor

3EO

Sarah Bogle

Sarah Bogle

4SB

Craig Turner

Craig Turner

4CT

Paige Banks

Paige Banks

4PB

Kirralee Carter

Kirralee Carter

4KC

Nafoose Curmi

Nafoose Curmi

4NC

Rachael Best

Rachael Best

5RB

Liam Kenny

Liam Kenny

5LK

Tarhnie Brown

Tarhnie Brown

5TB

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

5SB

Toan Phan

Toan Phan

5TP

Jordan Kirk

Jordan Kirk

6JK

Rickie Chase

Rickie Chase

6RC

Zoe Thompson

Zoe Thompson

6ZT

Rob Bess

Rob Bess

6RB

Shannon Rees

Shannon Rees

6SR

Ash Aghan

Ash Aghan

6AA

Specialists

Daniel Perkins

Daniel Perkins

PE

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

PE

Jenny Velja

Jenny Velja

Music

Fiona Briscoe

Fiona Briscoe

Science

Yvette Champness

Yvette Champness

Art

Tina Polistina

Tina Polistina

Art

Lorraine Sternberg

Lorraine Sternberg

Intervention

Belinda Williams

Belinda Williams

Intervention (M,Tu,F)

Skye Thompson

Skye Thompson

Tutor

Anthea Makings

Anthea Makings

Tutor

James Payne

James Payne

Library

Laura Schuliga

Laura Schuliga

Digital Tech (M,TH,F)

Chelsea Bowman

Chelsea Bowman

Digital Tech- (Tu,W)

Rebecca Harmon

Rebecca Harmon

Digital Tech (W)

ES Staff

Lexie Rust

Lexie Rust

Business Manager

Kay Looby

Kay Looby

Admin Assist

Lyndal Lewis

Lyndal Lewis

Exec Assist

Brinley Keep

Brinley Keep

Receptionist

Rebecca MacMillan

Rebecca MacMillan

School Nurse

Nicole Donehue

Nicole Donehue

Library Technician

Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon

Psychologist

Kate Hannett

Kate Hannett

Welfare (M,W,F)

Teresa Tobin

Teresa Tobin

Speech Assistant

Education Support Staff – Integration Aides

Georgina Aquilina

Georgina Aquilina

1JW

Penny Cameron

Penny Cameron

PCM

Julie-Anne Williams

Julie-Anne Williams

1BW

Karla Williams

Karla Williams

2RA

Tracey Fletcher

Tracey Fletcher

3MJ

Ashley Stefanile

Ashley Stefanile

1ST (M,W,Th,F)

Lauren Waldie

Lauren Waldie

4KC

Tamieka Ierardo

Tamieka Ierardo

3AO

Jade McMaster

Jade McMaster

2SL

Jade Petri

Jade Petri

6AA

Brenda Castrignano

Brenda Castrignano

Various

Susanne Waterson

Susanne Waterson

4CT

Lucia Storrar

Lucia Storrar

6ZT

Niccolle Walker

Niccolle Walker

6SR

Melissa Maroun

Melissa Maroun

2AM (M,Tu,Th,F)

Mikkayla Ashdon

Mikkayla Ashdon

5TB (M,Tu,W,F)

Sam Storer

Sam Storer

5RB

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

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.

Photos

School Tour

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