2022 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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Emily Borrelli - Photo to come
Foundation Classroom Teacher

Tahnee Walker
Foundation Classroom Teacher
Leadership Team
PLC Leader
Learning Specialist
School Council Member

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Jess Tweddle
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Melissa Fithall
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Tianee Hurst
Business Manager
Consultative Committee
School Council Member

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Jessica Albert
Foundation Classroom Teacher

 

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Hannah Down
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Dee Reynolds - Photo to come
Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

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Helen Kirkpatrick
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher
First Aide Officer
Bus Coordinator
Camps Coordintor

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Lisa Nash
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

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Alana Newberry - Photo to come
Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

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Amy Lloyd
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

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

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

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

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Emily Hanns
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

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Alistair Johnson
Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

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Jessica Frampton
Languages Specialist Teacher

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Tari Jensen - Photo to come
Visual Arts Teacher

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Karly Harris
Tutor Program

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Leanne McCready
Choir
Production
Education Support

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Kim Dohnt
Education Support
Office Administration
Library

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Megan Wood
Education Support

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Fiona McLoughlin
Education Support

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Tracie Laidlaw
Education Support
Breakfast Club Coordinator

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Sri Kalluri
Education Support
IT Specialist

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Tracey Townsend
Speech Pathologist

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Andy Kalluri
DET - IT Specialist

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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.​​