2019 Staff

Principal - Mr Terry Keilar

Assistant Principal - Mr Joshua McDougall

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.

Lisa Madex

Foundation Classroom Teacher

Luke Kane

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Helen Kirkpatrick

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Bree Harris

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

PLC Leader

Richard Tucker

Physical Education and

Science Specialist

Sri Kalluri

Information and Technology Manager

Kristy Fenn

Education Support Officer

Fiona McLoughlin

Education Support Officer

Bec Cavanagh

Behaviour Therapist

Jessica Albert

Foundation Classroom Teacher

Tahnee Walker

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Learning Specialist & PLC Leader

James Laidlaw

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Sonja Hooke

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher and

Visual Arts Specialist

Melissa Fithall

Classroom Teacher

Andy Kalluri

Information and Technology Manager

Tracie Laidlaw

Education Support Officer

Megan Wood

Education Support Officer

Patrick Cavanagh

Behaviour Therapist

Nelson

K9 Behaviour Therapist

Karly Harris

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Breanna Wright

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Corey Taylor

Grade 4/5 Classroom Teacher

Amy Lloyd

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Tianee Hurst

Business Manager

Kim Dohnt

Education Support Officer and Librarian

Leanne McCready

Education Support Officer and Choir Director

Tracy Townsend

Speech Pathologist

Daisy

K9 Behaviour Therapist

Zaija

K9 Behaviour Therapist In Training

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.​​