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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 2024, we have 29 classes from Kindergarten to Year 6. The total school enrolment is 756 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 Amanda Summers. 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 Amanda Summers (Early Stage 1)

Kindergarten Teachers: 

KC – Stephanie Coote

KS - Amanda Summers (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)   Rachel James (Wed)

KR - Kathy Reid

KP -  Katrina Pearce

KPD - Jo Poynting (Mon-Wed) Taylor Dowd (Thu-Fri)

Year 1 Teachers: 

1MB  -  Josie Conn (Mon-Wed)   Jane Egan (Thu-Fri)

1AC- Alyce Castaing

1HH -Matilday Heys (Mon-Tthu)  Daisy Hodgson (Wed-Fri)

1GH Matilda Heys (M-R) Senem Griffiths (W-F)

1AC Alyce Castaing 

1JC Josie Conn

1/2AG Alex Geary

Year 2 Teachers: 

2ES Elly Stitt

2JR Jill Robinson

2MS Megan Steel

2HJ Clare Johnson (M-T) Daisy Hodgson (W-F)

Year 3 Teachers: 

3KM Kara McCombe

3GM - Kylie Martin (Mon, Tue)  Michelle Garrard (Wed-Fri)

3SJ Sam Jelf (M,T,Th,F) Emily Hobson (W)

3/4SB Sam Bateson (M-F) Clare Johnson (W)

Year 4 Teachers: 

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

4LF Lily Fayle

4AS - Ashleigh Sparks

4NC Nathan Casey

4/5MD Megan Dunbar

Year 5 Teachers: 

5KP Katrina Pearce

5NC Nathan Casey

5KL Kate Lewis

5/6JS Jen Schlager (M-F) Lauren Harris (W)

Year 6 Teachers: 

6AN Anna Nicholl

6CW - Cory Whitaker

6LC Lily Curtis

6KH Georgia (W-F) Emily Hobson (M-T)

Specialist Staff:

Music - Jen Cincotta (Mon, Tue, Wed), Robyn Ginty (Thu,Fri)

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

Library - Elleni Christie (Mon - Thur),  Annette Evangelinides (T, F)

Instructional Leader - Ashlea Simonetti/Alice Lovett

Physical Education - Joel Seaton

Reading Recovery - Leone Cake (M,W,Th 1/2 day) (Tues full day)

Learning & Support Teacher - Tamar Stewart (Mon-Thur)

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