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Our Staff

Meet the Principal

Jenny Crowle was appointed to the position of Principal at Truganina College in August 2014.

Jenny comes to Truganina College from her last role as Principal of Moonee Ponds West Primary School. Under Jenny’s direction and guidance at Moonee Ponds West the student’s achieved outstanding academic results, well above state averages.

Jenny lives in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and is married to Lynden Crowle and has two children, Rohan and Patrick.

Jenny has a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Student Wellbeing from Melbourne University.

Jenny is passionate about Truganina College having a respectful culture, with high academic expectations, achievement and results. Learning is supported by strong community engagement within a climate of care and concern for others.

Jenny Crowle

Principal

Meet the Director of Teaching and Learning Excellence,
Foundation – Year 9 Assistant Principal
Year 4 Team:

Nicole O’Brien is an exciting Educator who comes to Truganina College from Southern Cross Grammar. Nicole has a global experience and approach to education and has experienced various educational settings throughout her career.

Nicole lives in the Inner North Western Suburbs of Melbourne and is married to Matt O’Brien. They share a love of animals and relax by taking their two dogs on long walks.

Nicole has a Bachelor of Education (University of South Australia), Specialist Certificate in Clinical Teaching (Melbourne University), has successfully completed two modules at the Bastow Institute for Educational Leadership and recently presented to a group of Educators in Melbourne about Leveraging 21st Century Learning and Lifelong Learners Engaging Digitally.

Nicole’s passion for 21st century teaching, effective planning, learning through child-centred investigations and authentic assessment across differentiated curriculums will contribute to the high expectations, achievements and success of students at Truganina College.

Nicole O'Brien

Assistant Principal - Director of Teaching and Learning Exellence, Foundation - Year 9

Meet the Foundation Assistant Principal – Teaching And Learning Excellence

Sarah Dalton comes to Truganina College after teaching English in the New Arrivals Program at Western English Language School.She is currently studying a Masters of Education (Gifted Education) through the University of New South Wales. Sarah leads the Wyndham Network Community of Practice for Mathematics and is a co-facilitator for the Wyndham Network INSPIRE program. 

She lives in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne with her husband, daughter, and twin sons. On the weekends you can find them all enjoying the outdoors at some of the wonderful parks across Melbourne.

Sarah has a Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a Bachelor of Education (Primary), and  a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL) from the University of Melbourne. Most recently, Sarah has completed the Unlocking Potential: A Principal Preparation Program (UP) at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

She is passionate about preparing young people to be successful, productive, resilient and fulfilled citizens and aims to contribute to the continued success of Truganina College.

Sarah Dalton

Foundation-Year 1 Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning Excellence

Meet the Foundation and Year 9 School Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning Excellence

Sadia Toqeer joined Truganina College in Term 1 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science (Biology), a Diploma in Education (Primary), a Master of Education and has also completed the CREATE program at Bastow.

She has taught across a range of educational settings in Melbourne and overseas with a focus on curriculum development and implementation.

Sadia is passionate about building strong educational partnerships between staff, students, families and the broader community to ensure outstanding growth is achieved for every child at the College.

Sadia Toqeer

Year 7-8 Middle Years School Assistant Principal – Teaching And Learning Excellence

Meet the Year 1 Assistant Principal – Equity and Excellence

Emma Kannar joined Truganina P-9 College in Term 1, 2020 and brings to the College experience in the areas of English as an Additional Language (EAL), English and Leading Literacy.

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a Masters of Teaching through Deakin University. She has also completed the Teach For Australia Leadership Development Program and the Leading Literacy Course at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

Emma lives in the Outer Western Suburbs with her husband, two children and many pets, including chickens. On the holidays Emma and her family enjoy exploring Australia in their caravan.

 Emma is passionate about educational equality and ensuring that all children, attain an excellent education so that they can thrive as happy, productive and responsible citizens.

Emma Kannar

Year 1 Assistant Principal – Equity and Excellence

Meet the Year 2 Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning Excellence
Subjects Co-ordinator F-9

Leanne McNaughton came to Truganina College at the beginning of 2016 as a Visual Art Specialist. Leanne has worked at various schools in Gippsland, Geelong, Hobart and around the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, where she has taught every year level from Kinder to Year 7.

Leanne lives in Geelong with her husband and they have two children of whom they are extremely proud.

Leanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a major in Psychology and Commerce. She has successfully completed the Inspire program at Bastow and worked as an ‘Education Changemaker’ as part of the Intercultural Capabilities Project.

Leanne is a ‘people person’ who genuinely cares about all students, staff and the wider community of Truganina College. She wants to make a difference in the lives of young people and focuses on supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing. Leanne is passionate about making education engaging and motivating for students so they can achieve academic success.

Leanne McNaughton

Year 2 Assistant Principal – Teaching And Learning Excellence

Meet the Year 3 Assistant Principal – Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Agency

Lisa Foster comes to Truganina P-9 College from Darwin, NT where she was Assistant Principal at Leanyer School. Prior to this she worked in Regional Office and as a Small School Principal in Queensland.

Lisa is very excited to have moved to Melbourne. She lives in the Inner Western suburbs with her husband Rian and their much loved dog Kea.

She has a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and has completed her Masters of Education (Leadership and Management). In 2016, Lisa was accepted into the Queensland Educational Leadership Institute’s Future Leaders program, being acknowledged as one of Queensland’s high potential leaders.

Lisa is passionate about ensuring young people are engaged and motivated to become strong and successful citizens of the 21st Century. She is passionate about student wellbeing and engagement, ensuring students can achieve their potential and beyond!

Lisa Foster

Year 3 Assistant Principal – Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Agency

Meet the Year 4-5 Assistant Principal

Vanitha Sujith joined Truganina College in Term 4, 2015. Vanitha has taught for many years in Singapore before she settled in Melbourne with her family and has taught in schools in the Western Suburbs. She has a Bachelor of English with Psychology, a Diploma in Education, and a Diploma in Mass Communications.

Vanitha lives in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne with her husband and son.

Vanitha is passionate about working with staff and the wider community to help mould our future generations to be global, compassionate citizens.

Vanitha Sujith

Year 4-5 Assistant Principal

Meet the Year 6-7 Assistant Principal – Teaching And Learning Excellence

Justine Ryan joined Truganina College in 2016 as a Leading Teacher/Pedagogy Coach and now as an Assistant Principal; Teaching and Learning Excellence. Justine brings experience to the College in the areas of Adult Education, Gifted Education, Children’s Literature and Languages.

Justine has worked at a number of educational settings in Melbourne including Williamstown North Primary, Williamstown Primary, Cambridge Primary and Moonee Ponds West and as a Teaching Fellow for The University of Melbourne. She has also written a number of educational texts for Oxford University Press and Pearson Education.

Justine studied at the University of Melbourne and has also successfully completed the CREATE program at Bastow and a Child Psychology course. She has two children and also loves animals!

Justine is passionate about education and leading each student and each teacher to reach their full potential.

Justine Ryan

Year 6-7 Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning Excellence

Meet the Year 5-9 Middle Years School Assistant Principal
Year 8 Area

Christopher Pugh joined Truganina College as an Assistant Principal in Term 2 2019. Christopher brings experience to the Middle Years as well as Senior Years, coming from his previous leadership roles.

Before Christopher’s endeavours in Education, he was employed across Australia in  Communication Design and Marketing after studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication which included studies in the United States. Christopher has a Graduate Diploma of Education (Applied Learning) and has also successfully completed the Inspire: Local Leaders and Unlocking Potential at the Bastow Institute for Educational Leadership, which included a Graduate Diploma of Principal Preparation through Monash University.

Christopher is a leader who is passionate about engaging learners in all aspects of their growth and preparing them for their future schooling and career pathways – that is developing students who will be positive contributors to the community and are ready to tackle the demands of a rapidly evolving 21st Century. He’s passionate to contribute to the success of Truganina College in providing students with an environment that inspires learning, promotes positive relationships, a sense of belonging and a culture of respect, success and pride.

Christopher Pugh

Year 5-9 Middle Years Assistant Principal, Year 8 Area

Professional Learning Community 0.1 – Foundation

Brooke Toull
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Shannon Hume
Classroom Teacher

Nimmi Mendis
Classroom Teacher

Jane Ryan
Foundation Enrichment Teacher

Professional Learning Community 0.2 – Foundation

Rose Power
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Talitha Gooding
Classroom Teacher

Amy Caruana-Smith
Classroom Teacher

Hatice Shabaz
Classroom Teacher

Professional Learning Community 0.3 – Foundation

Victoria Gibbens
 Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Stephanie Prasad
Classroom Teacher

Jennicar Guanzon
Classroom Teacher

Nicole Hambling
Classroom Teacher

Chloe Chan
STEM Teacher

Professional Learning Community 0.4 – Foundation

Tiffany Zlatkovic
 Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Gregory Lee
Classroom Teacher

Inoka Munasinghe
Classroom Teacher

Pamela Tanner
ART Teacher

Professional Learning Community 1.1 – Year 1

Amber Mallia
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Rachelle Lawless
Classroom Teacher

Garima Sharma
Classroom Teacher

Gurpreet Batth
STEM Teacher

Professional Learning Community 1.2 – Year 1

Vicki Stanley
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Alycia Park
Classroom Teacher

Namrata Adsul
Classroom Teacher

Mandeep Kaur
Classroom Teacher

Patricia McGrath
ART Teacher

 

Professional Learning Community 1.3 – Year 1

Kirby Meade
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Hana Partridge
Classroom Teacher

Lenny DeCruz
P.E. Teacher

Professional Learning Community 1.4 – Year 1

James Damjanovski
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Brenton Borges
Classroom Teacher

Tejal Gyani
Classroom Teacher

Professional Learning Community 2.1 – Year 2

Jaimie Vernon
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Ayda Haouchar
Classroom Teacher

Samantha Chand
Classroom Teacher

Kathryn Anderson
ART Teacher

Professional Learning Community 2.2 – Year 2

Danielle Larkin
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Kinjal Kaneria
Classroom Teacher

Melanie Park
Classroom Teacher

Inderpreet Kaur
STEM Teacher

Professional Learning Community 2.3 – Year 2

Tiffany Rock
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Frank Patti
Classroom Teacher

Hazel Akbulut
Classroom Teacher

 

Professional Learning Community 2.4 – Year 2

Erin Taylor
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Safiyah Chizari
Classroom Teacher

Christian Foster
Classroom Teacher

 

Professional Learning Community 3.1 – Year 3

Maree Musarra
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Gunjan Kalra
Classroom Teacher

Leeanne Dowel
Classroom Teacher

Sumeet Kaur
Classroom Teacher

Professional Learning Community 3.2 – Year 3

Bernadette Smallwood
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Tugba Koyu
Classroom Teacher

Rini Roy
Classroom Teacher

Lachlan Tipping
Spanish Teacher

Professional Learning Community 3.3 – Year 3

Lauren Smith
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Punsala Crofton
Classroom Teacher

Emma Wasson
Classroom Teacher

Rachelle Gould
Classroom Teacher

John Whitehouse
P.E. Teacher

Professional Learning Community 4.1 – Year 4

Charles Vagg
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Claire Coulter
Classroom Teacher

Naomi Hamlin
Classroom Teacher

Bianca Johnstone
Classroom Teacher

Marina Hohua
Classroom Teacher

Siarah Ul-Haq
Classroom Teacher

Cameron Shanks
P.E. Teacher

Professional Learning Community 4.2 – Year 4

Rose Hashim
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Xindi Lu
Classroom Teacher

Rianna Hughes
Classroom Teacher

Angela Rossitto
ART Teacher

Professional Learning Community 5.1 – Year 5

Laura Repusic
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Liesel Snart
Classroom Teacher

Ann Le
Classroom Teacher

Fabiola Sierra
ART Teacher

Professional Learning Community 5.2 – Year 5

Taylor Rhodes
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Karly Hosie
Classroom Teacher

Kristine Farrugia
Classroom Teacher

Andrew Pateras
Classroom Teacher

Professional Learning Community 6.1 – Year 6

Carli Neave
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Kimberly Phan
Classroom Teacher

Liam Carter
Classroom Teacher

Prabha Misna
STEM Teacher

Professional Learning Community 6.2 – Year 6

Daniel Suarez
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Jessie Patterson
Classroom Teacher

Joshua Bauer
Classroom Teacher

Kym Pianura
Classroom Teacher

Keziah Gutierrez
Classroom Teacher

Jake Farrow
P.E. Teacher

Professional Learning Community 7 – Year 7

Kelsey Lucas
Year 7 Co-Ordinator and Year 7 Teacher

Nick James
Year 7 Co-Ordinator and Year 7 Teacher

Neelam Taneja
Year 7 Teacher

Nga Huynh
Year 7 Teacher

Xavier O’Halloran
Year 7 Teacher

John Pujol
Year 7 Teacher

Brad Robertson
Year 7 Teacher

Ashley Pike
Year 7 Teacher

Samuel Yip
Year 7 Teacher

Kevin Ngo
Year 7 Teacher

Naseem Sayeda
Year 7 Teacher

Connie Vakaloudis
Year 7 Teacher

 

Professional Learning Community 8 – Year 8

Ryan Williams
Year 8 Co-Ordinator  and Year 8 Teacher

Tania Fota
Year 8 Co-Ordinator  and Year 8 Teacher

Calvin Tran
Year 8 Teacher

Richard Doig
Year 8 Teacher

Julian Scheffer
Year 8 Teacher

Hanifa Yurukoff
Year 8 Teacher

Swagata Rudra
Year 8 Teacher

Barbara Zerzouri
Year 8 Teacher

Joanna Gee
Year 8 Teacher

Courtney Hodgson
Year 8 Teacher

Valay Raman
Year 8 Teacher

Gemma Fowler
Year 8 Teacher

 

Professional Learning Community 9 – Year 9

Kellie Hindmarch
Year 9 Co-Ordinator and Year 9 Teacher

Andrew Maki
Year 9 Co-Ordinator and Year 9 Teacher

Jessila Reddy
Year 9 Teacher

Tess Abbott
Year 9 Teacher

Daniel Marshall
Year 9 Teacher

 

Subject Teaching and Learning Team

Tania Fota

Julian Scheffer

Chelsea Nolan

Grace Whiteley

Hanifa Yurukoff

Brett Shiel

Angela Rossitto

Chloe Chan

Gurpreet Batth

Indepreet Kaur

Lenny DeCruz

Pamela Tanner

Jane Ryan

Patricia McGrath

Kathryn Anderson

John Whitehouse

Lachlan Tipping

Cameron Shanks

Fabiola Sierra

Jake Farrow

Prabha Misna

Fatima Ramadan

Hisu Lee

Jacqui Pernar

Nisha Rani

Rumana Islam

Soundgarage Music School

Maddi Owen
Manager of Soundgarage Music School

 

Education Support

Gurpreet Kaur

Anjali Dhaka

Jessica Jobe

Daljit Kaur

Colleen Scott

Vitina Scremin

Tammy Todd

Rebecca Coggan

Anita Srinivasan

Sue Vithanage

Rashmi Pal

Kelly Carter

Lauren Kerr

Keerthi Bhimavarapu

Gunjan Mahajan

Ami Bhaiyaji

 

Enrichment Team

Kylie McKenna

Ruth Duffield

Pam Wooding

Pedagogy Coaches

Kristine Farrugia
Pedagogy Coach

Jessie Patterson
Pedagogy Coach

Data Manager

Courtney Hodgson

Administration Team

Helen Salmond
Business Manager

Kerry Kun
Executive Manager
Daily Organiser

Clare Najdovski
Finance Manager

Lisa Rouvray
Administration

Kate Sutcliffe
Administration

Sharon Minett
Administration

Jade Purdie
Administration

Emily Clarke
Reception

Ashely Manwa
Middle Years Administration

Eloise Derby
Middle Years Administration

Sibel Kacmazer
First Aid Officer/Attendance

Fred Salmond
Facilities Manager

Paul Rathjen
Facilities Officer

Reports, Reviews & Plans

2020 Schools Privacy Policy

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Truganina College Collection Statement

Please follow the link to the Department’s Parent’s Complaints for further information

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/Principals/spag/community/Pages/parentcomplaints.aspx

 

 

School Council

 

School Councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. The School Council supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students.

The role of School Council as outlined in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 is one of helping to set the long term future for the school and maintaining oversight of the school’s operation. The Principal is responsible for the leadership of the school and acts as the Executive Officer of Council.

School Council responsibilities can include:

  • Contributing to the development of the Strategic Plan.
  • Approving the annual budget.
  • Working with the school to develop, review and update policies.
  • Representing the views of the school community.
  • Arranging for items needed for the running of the school.
  • Raising funds to support school initiatives & programs.
  • Making sure the school grounds and buildings are maintained.
  • Creating positive interest in the school within the community.

 

2019 School Council 

Our school constituting orders as endorsed by the Minister for Education; Mr James Merlino, state that our Council shall consist of six members comprising of the Principal, one department employee, three parents and one community member.

The role of School Council as outlined in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 is one of helping to set the long term future for the school and
maintaining an overview of the school’s operation. The Principal is responsible for the management of the school and acts as the Executive Officer of Council.

Any questions can be directed to School Council Secretary; Helen Salmond via the school office on 9368 9800.

2019 School Council Members are:

President:                      Jagruti Dave
Vice President:             Marilyn Jefferies
Treasurer:                      Pooja Parmar
Principal:                       Jennifer Crowle
DET Representative:     Vanitha Sujith
Member:                          Sahar Amjad

 

          

2018 School Council 

In 2018 our School Council consisted of Parent, Community and Department of Education (DET) members including; School Council
President; Jagruti Dave, Community member; Marilyn Jefferies, Parents; Treasurer – Sahar Amjad & Doreen Narayan, DET Members; Helene Refuerzo, Jenny Crowle and Secretary; Helen Salmond. I would like to extend a sincere thank you for their outstanding governance and support of our wonderful school.

Media

Below are links to media releases featuring Truganina College.

Education Week Feature – Scholarship Opportunities at Truganina College

Truganina P-9 College celebrates first 100 days

Truganina P-9 College preps experiment in science labs

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