2021 Staff

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Mr. Terry Keilar
Principal

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Mr. Joshua McDougall
Assistant Principal

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 15 years and I am very proud to be a part of a strong, friendly and supportive community.

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Jessica Albert
Foundation Classroom Teacher
Literacy Leader

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Jess Tweddle
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Samantha Champion De Crespigny
Foundation Classroom Teacher
F-2 Unit Leader
Consultative Committee

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Tahnee Walker
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher
Leadership Team
PLC Leader
Learning Specialist
School Council Member

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Lisa Madex
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher
Koori Champion
Cultural Excursions Coordinator

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Natalie Neville
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher
Primary Maths Specialist
School Council Member

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Emily Hanns
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

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Corey Taylor
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher
Primary Maths Specialist
SWPB Team Member
Consultative Committee

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Lisa Nash
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

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

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Helen Kirkpatrick
Grade 4/5 Classroom Teacher
First Aide Officer
Bus Coordinator
Camps Coordintor

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Amy Lloyd
Tutor Program
Student Excellence Program Coordinator

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Karly Harris
Tutor Program

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Jessica Frampton
Languages Specialist Teacher

Kim Dohnt
Education Support
Office Administration
Library

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Tracie Laidlaw
Education Support
Breakfast Club Coordinator

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

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Leanne McCready
Choir
Production
Education Support

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Megan Wood
Education Support

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Sri Kalluri
Education Support
IT Specialist

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Sonja Hooke
Visual Arts Teacher

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Tianee Hurst
Business Manager
Consultative Committee
School Council Member

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Fiona McLoughlin
Education Support

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Andy Kalluri
DET - IT Specialist

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Tracey Townsend
Speech Pathologist

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Patrick Cavanagh
Behaviour Therapist

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.​​