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2023 Staff

Terry Keilar

Mr. Terry Keilar
Principal

Josh McDougall

Mr. Joshua McDougall
Assistant Principal
Wellbeing Co-ordinator

My name is Mr Terry Keilar and I am the Principal at Ararat West. I have been a member of staff at Ararat West for 21 years and I am very proud to be a part of a strong, friendly and supportive community.

Tahnee Walker

Tahnee Walker
Foundation Classroom Teacher
Leadership Team
PLC Leader
Learning Specialist
Disability Inclusion Coordinator

Emily Borrelli

Emily Borrelli
Foundation Classroom Teacher
Unit Leader

Melinda McAdie

Melinda McAdie
Foundation Classroom Teacher

Melissa Fithall

Melissa Fithall
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher
First Aide Officer
PLC Leader

Tianee Hurst

Tianee Hurst
Business Manager
Consultative Committee
School Council Member

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Jessica Albert
Foundation Classroom Teacher

 

Kimberley Crabtree

Kimberley Crabtree
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Dee Reynolds

Dee Reynolds
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Lisa Nash

Lisa Nash
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher
3-6 Unit Leader

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher
Numeracy Leader
Maths Improvement Team Leader
PLC Leader
Leadership Team

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Mark Thompson
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Renee Walls

Renee Walls
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Laura Maconachie
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher
& Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

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Alana Newberry
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher
PLC Leader

Jess Tweddle

Jess Tweddle
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Emily Hanns

Emily Hanns
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Bree Harris

Bree Harris
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher
Literacy Leader
Literacy Improvement Leader
Leadership Team

 

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Alistair Johnson
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Karin Rethus

Karin Rethus
Visual Arts Teacher

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Richard Tucker
Physical Education Specialist Teacher
Physical Education Coordinator
Science Specialist Teacher
Skipping Team Coach

Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd
Literacy Tutor Program
High Abilities Coordinator
JSC Leader

Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly
Languages Specialist Teacher

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Karly Harris
Numeracy Tutor Program
Cultural Performance Coordinator

Leanne McCready

Leanne McCready
Choir
Production
Education Support

Kim Preston

Kim Preston
Education Support
Office Administration
Library

Megan Wood
Fiona McLoughlin
Tracie Laidlaw

Megan Wood
Education Support - Integration Aide

Fiona McLoughlin
Education Support - Integration Aide

Tracie Laidlaw
Education Support - Integration Aide
Breakfast Club Coordinator

Sri Kalluri
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Sri Kalluri
Education Support
IT Specialist

Andy Kalluri
DET - IT Specialist

Tracey Townsend
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Our Philosophy 

Developing in our children an interest in learning and desire to be their best; utilising their skills and attitudes to enable them to reach their full potential in society.

Our Values

The following values are central to the life of our school and how all members of the school community should conduct themselves:

We are Respectful:

We Respect our self, others, the school and the community.

We are Resilient:

We keep trying and work through challenges.

We are Aspiring:

We always do our best and encourage others with positive behaviours.​​

Tracey Townsend
Speech Pathologist

Patrick Cavanagh
Behaviour Therapist

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