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Staff

Kerry Coffey – Principal

I am an experienced principal of seven years at Fleetwood Primary School in Narre Warren. I have over 25 years of active educational experience. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in various leadership positions before my principal role. I held coordination and Leading Teacher roles including Numeracy Coordinator and Literacy Coordinator, prior to becoming an Assistant Principal then Principal. I have also been the Casey North Principals’ Network Chairperson. I have taught all year levels except Foundation and Year 2 and I have taught the specialist programs PE, Music, EAL, literacy support and Reading Recovery.

My career is a huge part of my life and I work hard to be successful in my role. I approach my career in a professional manner and I am motivated to improve student learning through the establishment of effective school specific curriculum, developing partnerships with the community and ensuring that the staff share the vision of the school and are willing to work towards fulfilling that vision. My strengths are in strategic planning as well as my comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and learning theory. I believe that children are natural learners, filled with curiosity, motivation and enthusiasm.

It is our responsibility as educators to nurture and develop the instinctive learning capabilities every child, every day. The ultimate aim of the learning journey is for each child to become confident, competent, resilient and well educated individuals who are ready to take on life’s challenges and who have the skills and knowledge to make a success of whatever they choose to do. I can’t wait to work with you all to bring our school to life!

Rob Smart – Assistant Principal

I have been working in government schools for 15 years as a teacher and school leader. Prior to my appointment as Assistant Principal of Bridgewood PS I have been Leading Teacher of School Strategic Intent, Assessment and Reporting, PLC School Leader and Mathematics Coordinator. I’ve also taught Years 2-6. My qualifications are a Bachelor of Primary Teaching, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of School Leadership.

I am extremely passionate about public education, high quality teaching and learning practices, and building the capacity of teachers and students to achieve their full potential. I have a particular interest in engaging children in rich literature, providing opportunities for children to see themselves as mathematicians and integrating innovative technologies into learning experiences.

Respect for the students is at the core of my educational beliefs. I believe we best serve students when we foster a love of learning, curiosity about life and a sense of wonder about the things which inspire, amaze and excite us. I believe teachers should aim to be be highly effective collaborators, skilled communicators, have an excellent knowledge of the content they teach and be highly proficient in a range of pedagogical practices.

I believe education is the most exciting industry to be in right now, full of challenge, innovation, research and opportunity. I am thrilled to be joining everybody as we make our contribution to our community to get the very best out of themselves.

Maree Jarrett – Assistant Principal

I am a passionate educator who has worked in education for nineteen years. I have a Bachelor of Arts, a Post- Graduate Bachelor of Education (primary and secondary) and a Masters in School Leadership with a specialism in Literacy and have experience working in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. I started teaching in 1998 at Berwick Secondary College: English, History, Geography, Health and Pastoral Care. I coordinated Integration, Literacy and Special Needs. I then took on a role at the Southern Metropolitan Region, as a Middle Years Project Officer and was responsible for facilitating the Middle Years Literacy Coordinator program and other regional literacy initiatives. I moved from the Region into a Cluster Educator role in Berwick South. I worked across primary schools and Kambrya College, with a focus on Deep Learning. I loved being in classrooms and working with teachers across primary and secondary, particularly with a literacy and deep learning focus. I then took Maternity/Family Leave (I have three girls). I kept busy during this time with casual lecturing then with part time roles in the Regional Office as a Language Support Program Coordinator then Literacy Consultant, as well as working as a private Literacy Coach/Consultant in schools. In 2015 I commenced at Deakin University in an academic school-based Site Director role (0.5) working with pre- service and mentor teachers. At the start of 2016 I commenced working as a part time Leading Teacher (Literacy and Pedagogy) at Fountain Gate Secondary College.

I am so excited to have joined the inaugural principal team for Bridgewood PS. I am looking very much forward to collaborating to create an outstanding learning environment in which all children achieve to high levels.

Suzanne Nailon – Business Manager

My name is Suzanne and I have been employed as the Business Manager of Bridgewood Primary School. I have worked for the Department of Education for the last 16 years.

I started off my school-based career as an integration aide then moved into administration. Previously I worked in the banking and finance industry.

I am excited to have joined Kerry, Maree and Rob based at John Henry Primary School this term, and assisting in the development of a wonderful new school.

I am looking forward to meeting our students, families and building an inspiring community that learns together, grows together and supports each other.

Simone Canute – Office

Hi my name is Simone Canute and I am extremely excited to be a founding staff member of the Bridgewood Primary School. I am an Administration ES staff member and am currently working at a secondary college but I am looking forward to the primary school environment with the smaller/younger children and their happy faces. I have worked in the school system for six years and Bridgewood Primary will be my third school to work at. The main reason I enjoy working in schools is that no two days at work are ever the same and having the school holidays off allows me time to spend time with my own children (aged 12 & 7).

Out of work I love playing basketball, coaching my daughter’s basketball team and also watching my husband and son play their basketball, so I guess you could say my family is all involved in basketball. At home I have two fur babies: a dog called ‘Rigby’ and a cat called ‘Ziggy’, both of which are loved and treated like part of our family. When I get some down time in life I love to sit in my egg chair outside and enjoy reading, or going for a walk with my family.

I am looking forward to meeting the staff, families and students of Bridgewood.

Lyn Furze – Office

My name is Lyn Furze and I have been employed as an Education Support Officer in Administration at Bridgewood Primary School Primary School.

I have undertaken the role of Education Support Officer in Administration in a primary school setting and have been employed by the Department of Education for over 20 years. I hold the qualification of Certificate IV in Government (Administration).

My leisure time is spent with my family, at the gym, walking and reading.

I am honoured to be appointed as a founding staff member and excited to be joining Kerry, Rob, Maree, Suzanne and other members of staff, as we join together to create a positive and effective learning environment.

I am committed to providing a high standard of administrative support and building connections with all members of the school community.

Wai Ping Tam – LC 1

Hello, my name is Wai Ping and I will be one of the Foundation teachers at Bridgewood Primary School. This will be my second year of Primary teaching. I completed the Master of Teaching (Early Years) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2015. I worked in the Early Childhood industry for a year before commencing my current role as a foundation teacher in a primary school.

Numeracy and Science are my particular passions; I strive to plan and implement hands on and engaging ways for my students to explore and learn. I love teaching children – the light bulb moments that pop into my students’ eyes are what drives me to become a better teacher. Besides from academic success, I also strive to teach my students to become responsible, respectful and resilient individuals.

In my spare time I love to relax by writing out quotes with water colour, or to practise Chinese calligraphy. I also enjoy jigsaw puzzles and nanoblock constructions.

I grew up in Hong Kong and lived in the United Kingdom for several years before returning to Australia. This has allowed me to meet people from around the world and admire the beauty of different cultures. I am thrilled to join Bridgewood Primary School as a foundation staff member. With my experience in Early Childhood, I will take great pride in assisting the Foundation students to transition into their primary school and be successful in their first year of schooling. I look forward to getting to know the students and families as we create our supportive school community.

James Love – LC 1

Hello! My name is Jamie Love and I am excited to be joining the teaching team at Bridgewood PS. I am qualified with a Bachelor of Education (P-10) and graduated from Victoria University with a high distinction average. I was awarded The Dean’s Scholar Award for 2013 and was lucky enough to attend two international study tours and teach in China and East Timor.

I currently teach Foundation and prior to that I taught grade 2 for two years at Fleetwood Primary School. I am passionate about developing a school culture that is inclusive and focused on the individual learner as well as the cohort. I am committed to providing students with the best education possible and can’t wait to begin working in these amazing, brand new learning facilities at Bridgewood Primary School. I look forward to planning an engaging curriculum where students are encouraged to take risks with learning and are supported to achieve their personal best.

My wife is also a school teacher and in our spare time we love being outdoors with our two year old son Patrick. I enjoy playing in a very competitive ‘E grade’ basketball team and like to watch movies and spend time with family and friends.

Cassie Townley – LC 1

Hi, my name is Cassie Townley and I am very excited to be a Foundation Teacher at Bridgewood Primary School. I love teaching and sharing the journey of learning with the students. I have been teaching for seven years and absolutely love teaching Foundation.

I love going camping, fishing, playing netball and exploring new places with my friends and family. I have one spoilt puppy dog, Hurley, who loves going for walks at the beach.

I am excited to be part of the Bridgewood Primary School Community.

Natalie Todeschini – LC 1

Hi, my name is Natalie (Nat) Todeschini. I am very excited about joining Bridgewood Primary School. I have been an educator for 14 years, teaching from Foundation to Grade 4 with the majority of my time spent in Foundation. I am looking forward to the challenge of working in a brand new school along with meeting the students and families.

I am passionate about getting to know each student as an individual and helping them to achieve their personal learning goals. I enjoy creating a balanced classroom of learning and fun. Ensuring that all students feel safe in their learning environment.

In my spare time I love spending time with the people that are important to me, I try to visit my family in Bendigo when I have a spare minute, I enjoy a variety of art and crafts and I don’t mind getting out on the dance floor.
I look forward to meeting you all.

Daniel Wragg – LC 1

My name is Daniel Wragg and I am extremely excited and very fortunate to have been given the thrilling opportunity to work as a founding staff member at Bridgewood Primary School. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students, parents and other community members.

I completed a Bachelor of Education in 2014, specialising in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Mathematics. For the last three years, I have been working at Berwick Primary School as a Grade 3 teacher. During this time, I have followed my passion for ICT by implementing a robotics program using LEGO Mindstorm robots. Each year, I have also been fortunate enough to develop further relationships across the school community, coaching a team of Grade 5 and 6 students for the Human Power Vehicle event.

2017 has been a big year for me, building and moving into a new home, marrying my wife Sarah and buying a new golden retriever puppy named Indi. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends, cooking, gardening and travelling.

Nadia Lino – Education Support

Hi my name is Nadia. I’ve been working in primary schools as a coordinator in OHSC programs and as an integration aide for over a year now.

I have a heart for community and I enjoy poetry, hiking and travelling.

I am so pleased to be apart of the Education Support team at Bridgewood Primary School. What I enjoy most about supporting children in education is creating a fun environment to make their learning experience both effective and enjoyable.

Emma-Jane Middelhuis – Education Support

Hello, my name is Emma-Jane Middelhuis and I am very excited to be part of the amazing teaching team at Bridgewood Primary School.

My role is Education Support and I will be assisting the brilliant classroom teachers and our students in their day to day learning – providing additional support for those of our students who require a little extra.

I am a Mum of 3 children, my youngest commenced Prep / Foundation this year, a child in year 3 and my eldest is completing Grade 6. It has been a wonderful journey watching my own children moving through their education and watching them blossom from a nervous prep to independent, confident happy learners. I have also had the pleasure of being part of that transformation with other children through volunteering at my children’s school with literacy support.

As education is a passion of mine, I have been very fortunate to transition from the corporate world, and complete my Certificate of Education with Monash University – which allows me the privilege of working within education.

My belief is that every student should have a positive learning environment, and be provided with optimal learning outcomes. My aim is to support, guide and encourage students to be the very best they can be – and to really feel that sense of pride and achievement.

I’m incredibly proud to be part of the foundation staff members at Bridgewood Primary School and I am so looking forward to meeting our new students, their families and the broader school community.

Shelly Laurence – Education Support

Hi, my name is Shelley Lawrence,

I am excited to be appointed as an integration aide at our new school! To this role I bring over 25 years’ experience working with people with a disability and with young people in a range of school settings.

I am a parent to two adult children – one a nurse at the Royal Children’s and another a carpenter and real estate agent. Outside of school, I like to potter in my garden and cook, especially for others. In the holidays, I can often be found camping with friends and family or visiting my parents on Eildon Weir.

Connection to the school community is very important to me, and I have had long-term employment at Tecoma Primary School, Upwey High School and most recently at Ferny Creek Primary School. With a number of my students, I have supported them all the way from Foundation through to Grade 6, or from Year 7 through to Year 12.

I love to work with children as we can learn so much from each other. My goal is for the children I assist to want to come to school each day and that they love learning.

Being part of the establishment of Bridgewood Primary is a fantastic opportunity to help guide the direction and success of our new school.

Kelly Dijkstra – Education Support

Hi my name is Kelly Dijkstra.

I have been working in a Special school as the Occupational therapist aide. I worked with children from the age of 5 to 18 for the past 20 years.

I am married and we have three children. I just love to spend time with them. My interests are calisthenics, spending time with my friends and I love the beach.

I am so excited to be one of the founding ES members of staff at Bridgewood Primary School.

Dannielle Bullen – Literacy Support

My name is Dannielle and I am the Early Years Literacy Support Teacher. I have been teaching for six years; I spent my first three years teaching in a classroom and have spent this year and last year working as a Literacy Support Teacher. I have really enjoyed the small group sessions with students where I have built on and extended their literacy skills in fun and engaging ways.

I am particularly passionate about literacy and enjoy finding practices that best support and engage every student. I enjoy supporting students with their learning and sharing in their success.

My husband and I have an amazing little girl that fills our lives with fun and laughter and two very cuddly dogs.

I am super excited and feel privileged to be a founding staff member of Bridgewood Primary School and look forward to meeting our families and students.

Wendy Griffith – LC 2

My name is Wendy Griffith and I have been working for the last few years as a Junior School Teacher at an independent school. My qualification is a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood with Distinction which I studied at Deakin University. Prior to teaching I worked in office administration, hospitality and IT fields.

My partner and I have three primary school aged boys. We live on a small hobby farm with miniature ponies, goats, chickens and a cheeky donkey named Dari.

As an enthusiastic educator I hope to share and inspire a love of learning with our students. I am thrilled to be joining Kerry and the team. I am excited to be supporting students through their educational journey as the founding members of Bridgewood.

Kind regards
Wendy Griffith

Rebecca Lewis – LC 2

Hi, my name is Bec Lewis and I am very excited to be joining Bridgewood Primary School as a classroom teacher. I have been teaching at a local Primary School in the junior school area for the past few years. I love my job and I am so excited by everything that Bridgewood Primary School has to offer. I am highly passionate about teaching and cannot wait to get to know the School community.

I live locally with my partner and our Primary School aged children. We have a very spoilt ten year old dog, Coby. We spend lots of time outdoors and enjoy camping, water-skiing and travelling. Our weekends are usually taken up with the kids’ extracurricular activities and when we get the chance we love going for walks and visiting markets.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, and cannot wait to see what 2018 brings.

Jennifer Maguire – LC 2

My name is Jennifer Maguire and I am excited to be joining the team at Bridgewood Primary School. Before entering teaching, I worked as a Radiation Therapist in both Australia and England.

I am passionate about teaching children, helping them to cultivate the ability to become lifelong learners and to develop their student voice. I enjoy creating authentic, hands on learning experiences, where every child has success.

At home, I live with my husband, two young children and two cheeky dogs. We enjoy playing sports, going on road trips and exploring new places.

I am looking forward to meeting all the students and families and building our school community together.

Kerry Anderson – LC 2

Hi, my name is Kerry Anderson and I am thrilled to be one of the founding teachers of Bridgewood Primary!

I recently completed a Masters of Teaching degree specialising in primary education. I have made the conscious decision to leave a successful career in business and become a primary school teacher. I aspire to instill the love of learning in my students while developing skills such as confidence, resilience, respect, problem-solving and critical thinking which today’s students need to be successful 21st-century citizens. I will teach my students that mistakes are awesome as I want them to understand that making mistakes means they are taking risks and learning new things.

Aside from changing careers and becoming a teacher, I am also a mother to 3 beautiful boys aged 8, 5 and 3. So yes, I lead a very busy life, but I love every minute of it! My household is noisy and chaotic but full of laughter and love, and together with my husband and 2 dogs we make the most of every minute we spend together. Our whole family are passionate Melbourne Demons supporters and after many years of suffering, maybe 2018 is the year the Dees finally win the flag!? I love to keep fit and on weekends you’ll usually find me scoring junior basketball games, taxiing my children around to various extra-curriculum activities, and relaxing when I can find the time!

I am honoured to commence my teaching career at Bridgewood and cannot wait to work together with you all to build a wonderful school community.

Kathleen McDonald – LC 3

Hello, my name is Kathleen McDonald and I have been teaching for 7 years. I relocated from New Zealand 4 years ago where I taught Year 7&8 at an Intermediate School. Here in Victoria I have had wonderful opportunities to teach across other year levels. Helping children grow and learn has always been a passion of mine which led me to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then continuing on with a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching and Learning.

My number one priority is developing strong connections with students, establishing a positive and professional relationship built on respect and trust. I am a dedicated teacher and an essential aspect of my teaching is being able to work collaboratively with children to support student learning, creating learning experiences that are authentic, supportive and engaging. Watching children learn and grow, develop confidence in their abilities and reaching their potential is what I love most about what I do.

Away from school I enjoy spending time with my partner and son. I have a gorgeous 14 year old son and we come from a large family. I have five brothers and one sister and out of 7 of us, 5 are teachers as well as both of my parents. Travel is a strong passion of mine and I have visited many countries mainly in and around Europe. I love the beach, camping and spending quality time with my family.

I am extremely excited to be a founding member of Bridgewood Primary School. It is an honour to be part of the development and creation of our new school community.

Kylie Thompson – LC 3

Dear School Community,

Hi, my name is Kylie Thomson and I am so excited to be a founding staff member at Bridgewood Primary School. I have been teaching for 9 years locally at Pakenham Lakeside Primary School, where I was also fortunate enough to be a founding staff member when it first opened in 2009.

Whilst at Pakenham Lakeside I have taught a variety of year levels ranging from years 2-6.

Currently I teach Year 4 part-time, as I have been on maternity leave enjoying the new world of motherhood. I have a beautiful baby girl called Sophie who was born earlier this year.

My interests outside of the classroom include anything outdoors and basketball. I am heavily involved in all aspects of the basketball game including playing, coaching and spectating. My love for the game has given me the opportunity to travel internationally to America to play and also interstate to Coach / Team Manage.

I live locally with my husband (whom is also a teacher), my daughter Sophie and our dog Fossil. We enjoy walking around the Lake and feeding the ducks. If you see me around, please come and say hi and and introduce yourself.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Kind regards,
Kylie Thomson

Elissa Faram – LC 3

My name is Elissa Faram and I am thrilled to be joining our new school community as a classroom teacher. I graduated with a Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) from Melbourne University and have now been a classroom teacher for nine years. I have spent most of my time teaching across years 3, 4 and 5, however have experience teaching across all year levels, including art, music and library. I have also worked in roles specialising in literacy teaching across the middle years.

I am a passionate educator who loves inspiring children to be problem solvers and independent, creative thinkers.

Away from school I live with my husband and two boys on an 800 acre farm in Bunyip North, which I help my husband to manage. We have 2000 sheep, 500 cows, 7 bulls, a horse and pony, 5 working dogs, numerous chickens, 2 mice and a canary named ‘Whistling Pete’. So there is never a dull moment at our house!

I love painting and work from home as an artist, creating commissioned works (usually of people’s animals). I also play the saxophone and love to read.

Michael Holden – LC 4

Hi! My name is Mick Holden and I am really excited to be joining the team at Bridgewood PS next year. I have been teaching now for 8 years and have filled many roles including PE Teacher, Grade 3 & 4 teacher and Digital Technologies/ STEM leader. I have also worked with School Sport Victoria as a manager and coach for the state U12 Touch Football teams. I am a passionate teacher who loves working with students, teachers and the community to help students be the best they can be. I enjoy introducing teachers and students alike to the wonders of technology and seeing students light up as they learn something new.

Away from school I enjoy playing Touch Footy and Ice Hockey and chasing after my border collie, Barney. In my spare time I am a bit of a handyman and like to build things. I am looking forward to meeting all the new families at the school and especially my new students.

Lorelei Quilty – LC 4

My name is Lorelei Quilty and I feel very privileged and honoured to be a founding staff member of Bridgewood Primary School and working as part of the 5/6 Learning Community at the start of 2018 school year.

I have been a primary school teacher for sixteen years. I have experience as a classroom teacher (Grades 2-6) and as a music specialist (Grades F-6), and taught in both Australia and Canada (Yes! I am a Canadian!). I am currently working as a 5/6 teacher in Sale, Victoria, completing my seventh year at Guthridge Primary School. I am looking forward to relocating to south-east Melbourne and can’t wait to be living closer to the city.

Outside of school, my interests include healthy cooking and exercise, travel and anything music related. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the weekends and during the holidays, watching the latest movies, eating out and visiting new places. I love a good competition, especially when it comes to ten pin bowling and card games. I have adult twin daughters, Alysha and Shanae, who are absolutely gorgeous but I may be a tad bit bias!

I am a deeply passionate and dedicated teacher who believes in providing an engaging, motivating and challenging learning environment for all students that will ignite their curiosity and desire to learn. I am extremely excited for our first year together as a new school community and am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Sam Thompson – PE

My name is Sam Thomson and I am excited to introduce myself as part of the specialist teaching team at Bridgewood Primary School for 2018! It is unbelievable to think that in just a few short months we will be welcoming all our new students into our awesome new school and all starting a new journey together. I am really looking forward to meeting all our new students, families and becoming a part of the wider community, one of which I already live in!

I am a very enthusiastic and passionate teacher and in my new role as the Physical Education teacher atBridgewood, I look forward to helping students develop their skills and achieve their individual sporting goals. Everyone of our students has the opportunity of improving their outcomes everyday, and I look forward to playing a role in facilitating their learning and celebrating their achievements and successes. I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years at Fleetwood Primary School in Narre Warren, where I have taught Grades 3,4, 5 and 6. I have so many wonderful memories from my teaching career and look forward to making many more at Bridgewood Primary School with our new students and awesome staff!

Life outside of teaching for me consists of spending time with my beautiful family including my beautiful baby girl Sophie, who is 7 months old. I enjoy playing basketball and am an avid fan of lots of sporting teams, including the Saints in the AFL, the New York Knicks in the NBA, Melbourne United in the NBL and I’m looking forward to taking Sophie to the MCG in the Summer to see the mighty Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash! I am always on the look out for new places to travel! I enjoy being active and trying new things.

I look forward to meeting the Bridgewood School community and getting to know you all very soon!

Kind regards,
Mr Thomson

Chris Davies – Music

Hi, my name is Chris Davies, and I am very excited to be the Music Teacher at Bridgewood Primary School. My teaching experiences have mostly been: Year 5 & 6 classrooms, LOTE (Indonesian), PE and, of course, Music from F-6. Recently, I spent two terms as Acting Assistant Principal at my currently school.

I play piano and am familiar with quite a few other instruments too. I follow the Musical Futures approach; our students will learn like musicians, with time to practise and then perform. A very hands-on approach with plenty of performances for families and friends to enjoy. Performing creates such a buzz of excitement and I get just as excited as the students. I have an interest in musical theatre and regularly attend shows in Melbourne. I have performed and directed with BATS Theatre Society (a local theatre group) in the past. There are many educational benefits of learning an instrument and more benefits from getting on stage and performing. I also support a Year 10 band called “Marvel Eleven”, who began in my Year 4 music class. It’s great to catch up with them and listen to their music.

If you don’t find me in a music room, you’ll find me on a basketball court somewhere in Victoria. I am heavily involved in basketball, coaching a local team at Dandenong and a Head Coach within the junior representative program at Casey Cavaliers. I’ve also had experience coaching at state level (including national and international competitions) and been involved with elite training programs in Victoria. Some of my previous players now play NBL, NBA and even AFL.

In the little bit of spare time I have, I enjoy playing with my Labrador puppy, Igor. He’s a very friendly and happy dog. I often spend time in school holidays spoiling my nieces and nephews, and Igor loves having them visit.

The other day I had a big shopping spree to order instruments and equipment for our music room and recording studio, and I’m so excited to get started. I’m thrilled to be a founding staff member at Bridgewood PS, and I’m looking forward to meeting the creative students and their families, and sharing our musical talents with this new community. See you all soon!

Linbei Li – Chinese

Dear school community,

Hello, my name is Linbei Li and I am so excited to join the team at Bridgewood Primary School as a Mandarin teacher. I graduated with a Master of Teaching degree from Monash University, and I have experience teaching Mandarin to primary and secondary students from Foundation to Year 9 in Victoria. Prior to teaching I worked in the field of mass media.

As a passionate language teacher, I love to inspire students with authentic every day communication and practical uses of language; I encourage and guide my students through their own journey of cultural and language learning, and give them the confidence to speak and interact in a different language.

I speak three languages myself, as I was born and brought up in Beijing, China. Mandarin is my first language. I also speak English and Korean. I love to watch a good Korean film or read a book to freshen up my Korean language during my free time. I also really enjoy bringing my camera outdoors to do some filming if I am feeling a bit more active.

I am looking forward to being part of this vibrant school community and meeting all the students and their families.

Leanne Daly – Visual Art

Dear school community,

My name is Leanne, I am married and have two amazing girls and one very happy rescue dog called Poppy! As a family we love going on holidays, going for long walks and supporting each other in our activities which include calisthenics, art, swimming and cub scouts. Personally I love baking and reading.

I hold a Bachelor of Primary Education and taught full time for 4 years before starting my family. For the past 10 years I have worked in a local pharmacy, which suited our family perfectly.

I am so excited to be a new member of Bridgewood Primary School, as a parent and also running art classes for your amazing children and supporting teachers in the classroom.

I am looking forward to meeting all of your children and creating masterpieces!!!

Kind Regards
Leanne Daly

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