Meet The Teachers

The wonderful bunch here at St Paul’s would love to say hello!

Meet Our Teachers

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. St Paul’s is beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Michael Watt

Michael Watt

Principal

It is a privilege to be Principal at this amazing school.  There is a true sense of shared responsibility at St Paul’s where we work in partnership with families in order to help each child reach their full potential. Our staff truly put students and families first in everything we do.

Stephenie

Stephenie

Deputy Principal; Learning and Teaching Leader; Literacy Leader; Intrevention and Year 4/5 teacher

I love finding great ways to engage students in the curriculum in fun and active ways through hands on learning.  I also like the opportunity to work with students across the school finding out what they are learning.
I enjoy time in the classroom with 3/4, as the students are curious, fun and really hard workers!

Helen Dinkgreve

Helen Dinkgreve

Business Manager

Joining the St Paul’s team in 2006 I firmly believe I have the best job in the school. I love the
diversity of my role which includes anything from welcoming families, keeping teeth safe for the
tooth fairy, putting band aids on grazed knees, supporting our wonderful staff and all finance and
admin tasks required to keep our school running smoothly on a daily basis.
Sarah Kleverkamp

Sarah Kleverkamp

Student Wellbeing Leader; Learning Diversity Leader

I thoroughly enjoy working with the wonderful families at St Paul’s Primary. In my role I’m lucky to experience relationships through all levels of the school and watch those with diverse needs grow and flourish over time. We have an amazing Wellbeing team that I can rely on to support me in my role and the students within our school. It is so important for everyone to feel valued and connected to school, and I believe that we are fortunate to be able to really ‘know’ every child (and family).

Junior School Staff

Maree

Maree

Year Prep/1 Teacher; Year 2/3 Teacher

I have worked at St Paul’s for years and wouldn’t work anywhere else! I love the children, families and community. The staff are a fantastic team who have a shared responsibilities for all our children. I work hard and always strive to do my best for the children. I have one daughter and love spending time in my garden.

Maria

Maria

Prep/1 Teacher; Languages - Italian Specialist Teacher

What I love the most about teaching Prep/One at St Paul’s is that students at this level have a passion and eagerness for learning and discovering. It is so rewarding seeing them develop socially and academically throughout the year.
When I’m not at work what I enjoy doing is gardening, shopping, going on long walks with my dogs and going to the footy to watch the mighty Tigers play.

Julie

Julie

Prep Support Teacher; Literacy Intervention Teacher

This is my 6th year at St Pauls and I love working with the families and children. My role is to support children as they learn to read and I love seeing them develop a love of books and the confidence to use this knowledge in all parts of their lives. I also enjoy supporting the staff in classrooms and my role allows me to teach in all areas of the school.

Middle School Staff

Cathie

Cathie

Year 2/3 Teacher

I have been a staff member at St. Paul’s for the past 18 years, taking on a variety of roles in that time.
I strive to provide a classroom environment where students become active learners, striving to achieve their personal best.
When not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time at home with family and friends.

Senior School Staff

Carolynne

Carolynne

Year 5/6 Teacher

Since starting at St Paul’s in 2001, I have felt I have been a part of a warm, welcoming community. It has always amazed me just how supportive and accepting the students at St Paul’s are of each other.  I consider building relationships with the students and parents vital in my role as an educator and believe the social and emotional wellbeing of students is an area of focus that helps develop the whole person – mentally, academically and spiritually. One of the most rewarding things about being a Year 5/6 teacher is watching the students develop their independence and take on leadership roles throughout the school.  

Greg

Greg

Year 5/6 Teacher

After previously teaching English in Japan and working as a CRT in Melbourne, I am very excited to be working with my own class full-time.
5/6M (formerly 5/6P) been fantastic so far with having a new teacher and I’m looking forward to working with them for the rest of the year.

 

Specialist Staff

Emma-lee

Emma-lee

eLearning Leader; Visual Arts Specialist; Physical Education Specialist

When I teach Art, I love seeing all of the students creativity and passion coming through their masterpieces. Through a range of mediums, students get hands-on making and creating, expressing their own ideas. In PE, I endeavour to provide students with every sporting opportunity and be engaged in a wide variety of sports expanding their skill set and knowledge.

Paula

Paula

Music & Performing Arts Teacher

I love that my role at St Paul’s school gives me the opportunity to share my passion for music and the Performing Arts with our students. I am inspired by their enthusiasm to learn and I endeavour to foster in them a wide appreciation of the arts and to help them to recognize and develop their individual talents in this area.
I particularly love to sing with the children as I believe it has physical, psychological and social benefits. A high light for me is our weekly choir session, which is not compulsory but well supported by students from Year 2 to Year 6.
It is very rewarding to witness the growth in confidence and skills in individual students and to share their joy and excitement when presenting a whole school performance.

Learning Support Officers

Paula

Paula

School Counsellor; Youth Worker; Learning Support Officer

I am very lucky in my role to be able to build such strong relationships with our students’ school through counselling and students’ social justice groups. I feel privileged to be able to make a difference and value the opportunity to be

there for students/parents, even just to be a listening ear. This may sound simple, but feeling heard and being validated can be very powerful and is important to a child’s mental health and mindset. As a Monbulk local I am also involved in MADCOW (Monbulk & District Community Opportunities Workingroup) Youth Services and being the Trainer for the Under 18s at Monbulk Footy Club).

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

I love working one on one with students. I love seeing and celebrating their achievements over the years. I work in different classrooms and with various teachers so I get to know students and staff throughout the school.
Away from school I enjoy time with my children and grandchildren and, when I can, doing patchwork and cross stitch.

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