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Avalon Public School

Avalon Public School

Opportunity, Learning, Community

Telephone02 9973 1439


Our staff

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Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

In 2023, we have 32 classes from Kindergarten to Year 6. The total school enrolment is 810 students.

The Avalon School community is fortunate to have such an experienced and dedicated school staff to guide our students in their learning. Our outstanding teaching staff enjoys the support of a wonderful team of administrative personnel who oversee the office and grounds operations.

In addition, the school has specialist staff as follows; a teacher-librarian,  a music teacher, 2 physical education teachers and a teacher to support the learning needs of students in literacy and numeracy.

Our Principal, Andy Rankin is assisted by Deputy Principals Lisa Weber and Bianca Howarth in the overall administration of the school as the Senior Executive. They are joined on the School Executive team by Assistant Principals, Jen Shlager, Samantha Bateson,  Marcelle Balt and Hayley Trevor. The School Administration Manager, Kylie Jarrett, assists Mr Rankin with the management of the office staff.

Principal - Andy Rankin

Deputy Principals - Lisa Weber (Years 3-6) and Bianca Howarth (Years K-2)

Assistant Principals -  Jen Shlager (Stage 3), Samantha Bateson (Stage 2), Marcelle Balt (Stage 1) and Harley Trevor (Early Stage 1)

Kindergarten Teachers: 

KC – Stephanie Coote

KT - Hayley Trevor (M-F)   Rachel James (W)

KT - Hayley Trevor

KR - Kathy Reid

KP-  Katrina Pearce

Year 1 Teachers: 

1CE  -  Josie Conn (M-W)   Jane Egan (Th-F)

1AC- Alyce Castaing

1HH -Matilday Heys (M-T)  Daisy Hodgson (W-F)

1MB -Marcelle Balt (M-F)  Robyn Ginty (W)

1TB - Ebony Tales (M-W)/Emily Bush (Th-F)

Year 2 Teachers: 

2EJ Annette Evangelinides (M,T,W,F)  Rachel James (Th)

2ES Elly Stitt

2MB - Mandy Bussey

2KP Kirsty Pears

2/3AG Alex Geary

Year 3 Teachers: 

3GM - Kylie Martin (M-T)  Michelle Garrard (W-F)

3BR - Bronte Rowe

3MS - Megan Steell

3JE - Sam Jelf (M,T,Th,F) Kara Egerton (W)3JP - Jo Poynting

Year 4 Teachers: 

4SB - Sam Bateson (Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri) Joel Seaton (Wed)

4LC  Lily Curtis

4AS - Ashleigh Sparks

4NC Nathan Casey

4/5MD Megan Dunbar

Year 5 Teachers: 

5TE - Teva Evans

5KJ - Clare Johnson (M-T) / Georgia Keresi (W-F)

5LF - Lily Fayle

5JH  Clare Johnson (M-T) / Georgia Keresi (W-F)

Year 6 Teachers: 

6AN Anna Nicholl

6CW - Cory Whitaker

6JS – Jenny Shlager, Kym Charles (Wed)

6KL - Kate Lewis

Specialist Staff:

Music - Jen Cincotta

School Psychologist - Poss Logan (Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri)

Library - Elleni Christie (Mon - Fri),  Debbie Lowe (Thu,Fri)

Instructional Leader - Ashlea Simonetti

Physical Education - Joel Seaton

Reading Recovery - Leone Cake

Learning & Support Teacher - Tamar Stewart (Tue, Wed, Thurs) Emily Hobson (Mon,Tue)

School Administration Manager - Kylie Jarrett

School Administration Officers -  Cathy Crutcher, Christine Black, Nicole O'Grady and Jodi Newton

General Assistants: Phill Perks

IT Technician - Alan Moran