Gowrie St Primary School serves a community of approximately 200 students and their families. 38% of our students identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and 14% speak English as an Additional Language. This diversity is something we are very proud of.
Gowrie St has a large staff of amazing adults - over 50 of them! We have many staff who have been at Gowrie St for a long time, along with some more recent additions to our team. All of our staff care immensely for our students, and prioritise forming strong relationships with them.
Our Leadership Team is comprised of:
Eron Chapman, Principal
Tim Davis, Assistant Principal
Michelle Conley, Leading Teacher
Melinda Brodie, Early Years Leader
Bronwyn Huggard, Wellbeing Leader
Loz West- Education Support Manager
Our School Teaching Teams are :
F/1 Rebecca Byrnes and Leanne Martin
1/2 Eden Maunder
3/4 Hannah Hoskin, Breanna Russell and Natasha Goldberg
5/6 Alex Peace, Ahmed AlHameli and Sam Sharpe
PE Jack McCormick
Yorta Yorta Language Annette Tricarico
STEM Michelle Conley
Our Education Support Teams are :
Cherrie Power, Business Manager
Jo Steen, Office Manager
Kerry Matthews, Family Liason Officer and office admin
Our Education Support Teams is :
Jorjia Dempster, Karl Koelman, Damon Sanders, Cooper Hall, Lola Afolabi, Chelsea Smith, Jayne Corso, Alla Duke,
Cass Ahmet, Ingrid Tarantino, Steph D'elia, San Soakimi
Our Kinder Team is
Excellence in teaching & learning
Fundamental to our students seizing life's opportuniites is excellent teaching & learning.
We are supporting our teachers to implement best practice that propels our students to improved outcomes - we have invested heavily in Literacy and Numeracy consultants and additional leadership positions.
We have strong focuses on:
Instilling a love for reading and writing in our students
Providing our students with the best possible start through our Foundation Intensive program
Developing oral language
Promoting student voice in a rich & engaging curriculum
A productive and positive learning environment
We prioritise providing a productive and positive learning environment for our students. Central to this is entrenching school wide positive behaviour supports. This includes a matrix that sets out the school's values and expected behaviours - we then set about explicitly teaching these to students and acknowledging the positive behaviours we see.
Our School's values of Determination, Excellence, Empathy and Pride underpin all of our work.
Finally, we focus on establishing strong relationships with all of our students - we really care for them!
Additional supports for students & families
Gowrie St has a long history of providing additional supports to students and families - we are commited to them being able to seize life's opportunities no matter the challenges.
We provide a range of learning interventions, including Reading intervention programs at all year levels, our Foundation Intensive, and education support staff in each classroom.
We also provide some outstanding Wellbeing supports, with a large Wellbeing team and our amazing paediatric clinic and play therapy program.