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About Our School

Yokine Primary School was founded in 1959.  Today, as a vibrant and proactive school, we are proud and excited to be charged with the responsibility of building upon the excellent education reputation that has been established over many years.  In 2011, Yokine Primary School achieved Independent Public School status, creating positive momentum for change and new opportunities across the school.  There is a strong sense of community and tradition, focusing on supporting students' needs academically, socially and emotionally.

Our school is inclusive and embraces its rich multicultural identity.  With over 40 different cultural backgrounds and almost 50% of students with language backgrounds other than English, Yokine Primary celebrates and benefits from this significant diversity.  Children's individual differences are provided for through an inclusive and personalised approach to education, and a commitment to engage with families and the wider community. 

We recognise that parents teach, guide and motivate their children through their learning journey, and contribute significantly to their overall educational success.  Our School Board and Parents & Citizens' Association play important roles and are proactive across our school.  Together we nurture and support students to participate, be considerate, and value the pursuit of knowledge. 

Our school is committed to achieveing excellence through innovative teaching and learning, and an agreed expectation that all staff will collaborate and engage with colleagues as part of a professional learning community.  Staff members are committed to furthering their own professional learning and are supported in pursuing career aspirations.  We work as a team to deliver a curriculum that fosters independent learning and promotes critical and creative thinking.

The school's direction is clearly articulated to achieve a professional learning community where students are successful, teachers are highly effective and parents are partners in their children's education.

Yokine Primary School: Leadership Team

Principal: Jenny Hirsch
Associate Principal: Helen Pynes
Learning Support Coordinator: Naomi Matthews
Curriculum Manager: Lorraine Manning
Student Support and Engagement: Tina Van Maanen

Administration Team
Manager Corporate Services: Michelle Vandenhelm
School Officers: Julia Crosweller, Rachel Wenham
Community Officer: Alice Pearce

Teaching Staff
Kindergarten Wombats : Naomi Matthews
Kindergarten Possums : Louise Brewster
Pre Primary 1 : Meghan Morton & Joanna Morgan
Pre Primary 2 : Ellen Channon & Elettra Schipp
Year 1/2 Room 2 : Jade Eaton
Year 1 Room 3 : Wendy Goodwin & Paul Butler
Year 2 Room 4 : Elle Demasi
Year 3 Room 5 : Richard Amery & Heather Dexter
Pre Primary Room 6 : Laura Mickler
Year 3 Room 7 : Louise Gibson & Heather Dexter
Year 4 Room 8 : Bek Terry
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: Louise Brewster                                     
LOTE (Japanese): Anna Pilpel
STEM : Paul Butler
Physical Education: Heather Dexter

Instrumental Music School Service (IMSS)

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                                                Natasha Tulloch
Cassandra Mune                                          Nicole Lyons
Rowena Letts                                               Jenny Phillips

Library Officer

Julia Crosweller

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


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