Our School

Vision & Values

At Woodlands we are passionate about providing each and every student with the opportunity to learn and succeed. Our staff are dedicated and committed to developing a learning environment which maximises the educational needs of every child. At the heart of the educational program of learning and experience at Woodlands is the welfare and happiness of our students.

Woodlands offers a stimulating learning environment that aims to nurture responsible, confident and caring students who have high self-esteem, self discipline and respect for others. We aim to ensure that our students become resilient, compassionate, adaptable and well-informed members of their community.

We provide a welcoming, friendly and caring learning environment where individuals are encouraged to live by the values reflected in our school house names; Loyalty, Friendship, Endeavour and Perseverance.

Our School Vision of ‘BE YOUR BEST’ permeates every aspect of school life at Woodlands. It is a belief, attitude, philosophy and way of thinking that pervades every thing that we do and at every level.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to Woodlands.

Our school provides a welcoming, friendly and caring learning environment where individual are encourage to live by the principle of ‘BE YOUR BEST’.

At Woodlands we strive to;

  • Celebrate success
  • Have high expectations in everything we do
  • Develop a community of active learners, with a love of learning
  • Teach children how to learn
  • Constantly build positive, productive relationships
  • Develop, guide and challenge or students to become model citizens and future leaders
  • Develop resilient and positive students.

I invite you to share in and contribute to the uniqueness of Woodlands.

Staff

School Leadership Team

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Principal

Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher

Assistant Principal

Kristy Miller

Kristy Miller

Curriculum Coordinator

Katrina Hooke

Katrina Hooke

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Administration

Sue Droscher

Sue Droscher

Business Manager

Jenny Walsh

Jenny Walsh

Michelle Mogyrossy

Michelle Mogyrossy

Kellie Absolom

April Van Winkle

Foundation Team

Kristy Wheeler

Kristy Wheeler

Lynne Norman

Lynne Norman

Lisa Hallal

Lisa Hallal

Poppy Hunter

Poppy Hunter

Rachel Caveny

Rachel Caveny

Justine Whyte

Justine Whyte

Year One Team

Ally Gaiser

Ally Gaiser

Dianne Gordon

Dianne Gordon

Lindsay Ponchard

Lindsay Ponchard

Emma Davis

Emma Davis

Petra Morton

Karen Truman

Karen Truman

Year Two Team

Helen Senysyn

Helen Senysyn

Chloe Barnes

Chloe Barnes

Jessica Allan

Jessica Allan

Devin Walker

Devin Walker

Anna Whelan

Anna Whelan

Emily Eldridge

Emily Eldridge

Year Three Team

Moira Hill

Moira Hill

Claire Beardsley

Claire Beardsley

Kellie Gallagher

Jade Dahlstrom

Jade Dahlstrom

Catherine Lancaster

Catherine Lancaster

Year Four Team

Kim Brnjac

Kim Brnjac

Adam Salerni

Adam Salerni

Nick Allan

Nick Allan

Jane Jones

Jane Jones

Sandy Salpietro

Sandy Salpietro

Paul Schaus

Paul Schaus

Year Five Team

Rick Damiano

Rick Damiano

Sammie Simmons

Sammie Simmons

Lucy Anderson

Lucy Anderson

Joel Hodson

Joel Hodson

Ros Kingston

Ros Kingston

Year Six Team

Eve Campbell

Eve Campbell

Rob Van Winkle

Rob Van Winkle

Jane Whitehead

Jane Whitehead

Rebecca Borham

Rebecca Borham

Kara Brereton

Kara Brereton

Specialist Team

Josh Dowling

Josh Dowling

Physical Education

Rob Birnie

Rob Birnie

Physical Education

Jon Watson

Science

Angela Muehllechner

Angela Muehllechner

Performing Arts

Lisa Block

Lisa Block

Visual Arts

Glenn Clough

Glenn Clough

Visual Arts

Laurence Hall

Laurence Hall

ICT & Library

Jaqcui Jahn

Jaqcui Jahn

Italian

Kristen Clowes

Kristen Clowes

Performing Arts

Kirsty Livera

Kirsty Livera

Enrichment Program

Elise Miller

Science

Classroom Support & Integration Team

Kerry Hann

Kerry Hann

Robyn Sheppard

Robyn Sheppard

Andrea Gigl

Andrea Gigl

Cindy Miles

Cindy Miles

Laura Accary

Laura Accary

Karen Burke

Karen Burke

Facilities & Grounds

Rob Brnjac

Rob Brnjac

School Council

What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within centrally provided guidelines. In doing this, the Woodlands School Council plays a key role in:

  • supporting the principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students
  • school accountability and improvement processes, and
  • the endorsement of key school planning, evaluation and reporting documents.

Membership
Our School Council consists of 8 elected parent members, 4 elected members of staff, and the Principal, with two optional School Council appointed community members.

Terms of Office
The term of office is for two years.

Who is on the school council?
There are three possible categories of membership:

  • A mandated elected parent category.
    More than one third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be parent members at their child’s school.
  • A mandated elected DET employee category.
    Members of this category may make up no more than one third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
  • An optional community member category.
    Its members are co-opted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be community members.

 

The term of office for members is two years. Half the members must retire each year and this creates vacancies for the annual school council elections.