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About Our School

Yokine Primary Independent Public School was founded in 1959. Today, as a school community, we are proud to be building on the excellent reputation that the school has developed in that time. We have a longstanding academic tradition, focusing on supporting students’ needs academically, socially and emotionally.

Over the last four years we have seen an increase in our student population increasing by 60 students in 2017.  With approximately 32 different cultural backgrounds, Yokine PS embraces and celebrates its diversity. Children’s individual differences are provided for through an inclusive approach to education. As an Independent Public School, Yokine Primary is shaping the future of our children with a focus on collaborative learning, and the use of technology to augment current “best practices” in teaching and learning.

At Yokine Primary, our school community – parents, teachers and students - are true partners in the learning process. We support students to become lifelong learners; to participate, to be considerate and supportive of others, and to value the pursuit of knowledge. Our School Board and Parents & Citizens’ Association play an active and important role in our school.

Yokine Primary School: Executive Team
Principal: Jenny Hirsch
Associate Principal: Helen Pynes
Learning Support Coordinator: Naomi Matthews
Curriculum Manager: Lorraine Manning

Administration Team
Manager Corporate Services: Michelle Vandenhelm
School Officers: Julia Crosweller, Claudia Barbaro
Community Officer: Shannon Davies

Teaching Staff
Kindergarten Wombats : Naomi Matthews
Kindergarten Possums : Louise Brewster
PrePrimary 1 : Meghan Morton & Cordelia Warn
Pre Primary 2 : Ellen Channon & Elettra Schipp
Year 1/2 Room 2 : Jade Eaton & Paul Butler
Year 1 Room 3 : Wendy Goodwin & Alicia Carman
Year 2 Room 4 : Elle Demasi
Year 3 Room 5 : Richard Amery & Heather Dexter (Jayne Griffiths Week 1 - 4 Term 3)
Pre Primary Room 6 : Rachel Bartlett & Joanna Morgan
Year 3 Room 7 : Louise Gibson & Heather Dexter
Year 4 Room 8 : Julia Pember
Year 4/5 Room 9 : Hanan Hafza
Year 5/6 Room 10 : Joanna Greenway & Anna Pilpel
Year 6 Room 11 : Lorraine Manning, Courtney Wood

Specialist Staff
Music: Justine Banning
EAL/D: Debbie Moll                                     
LOTE (Japanese): Anna Pilpel
STEM : Paul Butler

School of Instrumental Music (SIM)
Flute : Emily Ruddock                                 
Clarinet : Jacqui Edwick
Classical Guitar : Steven Sutherland

Support Staff: Special Needs Assistants
Pamela Stott                                                 Lynette Fitzpatrick
Carmel Milici                                                 Flaviana Vaz Filion
Sylvana D'Ascenzo                                       Kim Prast

General Education Assistants
Felycia Surya                                                Diane Honey
Cassandra Mune                                          Nicole Lyons
Rowena Letts                                               Jenny Phillips
Natasha Tulloch                                         

Library Officer
Julia Crosweller

Support Staff
Grounds: Peter Dalkin
Cleaners: Janet Sukhawarawet                     Emmily De Camargo Junior
Judy Pham


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