Overview

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 Assistant Principal – Director of Teaching and Learning Excellence, Foundation – Year 9

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-Year 1 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 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 Year 1-2 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 partner Rian and their much loved dog Kea.

She has a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and has almost 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 1-2 Assistant Principal – Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Agency

Meet the Year 3-4 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 3-4 Assistant Principal

Meet the Year 5-6 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, she will be working in the Grade 4, 5 , 6 area. 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 5-6 Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning Excellence

Meet the Year 5-9 Middle Years School Assistant Principal

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

Teaching and Learning Team 0.1 – Foundation

Maree Musarra
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Tiffany Zlatkovic
Classroom Teacher

Nimmi Mendis
Classroom Teacher

Jane Killeen
Art Teacher

Jane Ryan
Foundation Enrichment Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 0.2 – Foundation

Rose Power
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Jaimie Vernon
Classroom Teacher

Shannon Hume
Classroom Teacher

Chloe Chan
STEM Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 0.3 – Foundation

Victoria Gibbens
 Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Brooke Toull
Classroom Teacher

Jennicar Guanzon
Classroom Teacher

Gregory Lee
Classroom Teacher

Charles Vagg
P.E. Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 1.1 – Year 1

Erin Taylor
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Hazel Akbulut
Classroom Teacher

Charvi Bhagat
Classroom Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 1.2 – Year 1

Kirby Meade
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Mandeep Kaur
Classroom Teacher

Danielle Davies
Art Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 1.3 – Year 1

Rose Hashim
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Kristina Trenkovska 
Classroom Teacher

Garima Sharma
Classroom Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 1.4 – Year 1

Vicki Stanley
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

James Damjanovski 
Classroom Teacher

Hannah Patridge
Classroom Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 1.5 – Year 1

Amber Mallia
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Evangeline Offen
Classroom Teacher

Harjot Kaur
STEM Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 2.1 – Year 2

Bernadette Smallwood
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Tugba Koyu
Classroom Teacher

Nadia Putri
Classroom Teacher

Angela Rossitto
Art Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 2.2 – Year 2

Danielle Larkin 
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Punsala Crofton
Classroom Teacher

Marguerita Kavanagh 
Classroom Teacher

Lenny DeCruz
P.E. Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 2.3 – Year 2

Lauren Smith 
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Sumeet Kaur 
Classroom Teacher

Aarti Hooda 
Classroom Teacher

Carli Neave
Classroom Teacher

Eugiene Edillo 
Classroom Teacher

Inderpreet Kaur
STEM Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 3.1 – Year 3

Vanessa Saffin
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Grace Green 
Classroom Teacher

Alycia Park
Classroom Teacher

Frank Patti
Classroom Teacher

Leanne McNaughton
Art Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 3.2 – Year 3

Kristine Farrugia 
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Rini Roy
Classroom Teacher

Saumya Kumar 
Classroom Teacher

Laura Popscu
Art Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 3.3 – Year 3

Meg Cogdon 
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Gizem Ozdokuma
Classroom Teacher

Lisa Anderson
Classroom Teacher

Kellee Unmack
Classroom Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 4.1 – Year 4

Ann Le
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Laura Repusic
Classroom Teacher

Emma Wasson 
Classroom Teacher

Bianca Johnstone 
Classroom Teacher

Gurpreet Batth
STEM Teacher

Nuha Mohamed
STEM Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 4.2 – Year 4

Taylor Rhodes 
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Xindy Lu
Classroom Teacher

Kirstin Molloy 
Classroom Teacher

Patricia McGrath 
Classroom Teacher

Daniel Suarez
P.E.Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 5.1 – Year 5

Kim Kennedy
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Jessie Patterson
Classroom Teacher

Lucy Buncle 
Classroom Teacher  

Teaching and Learning Team 5.2 – Year 5

Courtney Hodgson
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Liesel Snart
Classroom Teacher

Evelyn Tay
Classroom Teacher  

Pamela Tanner
Art Teacher  

Teaching and Learning Team 6.1 – Year 6

Sesilia Palu
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Kezia Pico
Classroom Teacher

Liam Carter 
P.E. Teacher  

Teaching and Learning Team 6.2 – Year 6

Brad Robertson
Team Leader and Classroom Teacher

Sadia Toqeer 
Classroom Teacher

Carmina Espino 
Classroom Teacher

Narelle Byrne 
Art Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 7 – Year 7

Stewart Wilson 
Year 7 Co-Ordinator and P.E. Teacher

Tania Fota 
Year 7 Co-Ordinator and Year 7 Teacher

Xavier O’Halloran
Year 7 Teacher

Calvin Tran
Year 7 Teacher

Nisha Rani
Year 7 Teacher

Kevin Ngo
Year 7 Teacher

Tess Abbott
Year 7 Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 8 – Year 8

Connie Vakaloudis 
Year 8 Co-Ordinator  

Dennis Stevenson 
Year 8 Co-Ordinator  

Diego Wlasiuk
Year 8 Teacher

Kelsey Lucas
Year 8 Teacher

Chelsea Nolan
Year 8 Teacher

Pavani Katugampola
Year 8 Teacher

Gemma Fowler
Year 8 Teacher

Brett Shiel
Year 8 Teacher

Teaching and Learning Team 9 – Year 9

Meaghan O’Callaghan
Year 9 Co-Ordinator  

Nick James
Year 9 Co-Ordinator and Year 9 Teacher

Megan Blackman
Year 9 Teacher

Hanifa Yurukoff
Year 9 Teacher

Grace Whiteley
Year 9 Teacher

 

Subject Teaching and Learning Team

Nick Stebbing
Team Leader

Pavani Katugampola

Tonia Fota

Stewart Wilson

Kelsey Lucas

Kevin Ngo

Nick James

Dennis Stevenson

Leanne McNaughton

Chelsea Nolan

Grace Whitely

Hanifa Yurukoff

Brett Shiel

Angela Rossitto

Charles Vagg

Chloe Chan

Daniel Suarez

Danielle Davies

Gurpreet Batth

Nuha Mohamed

Harjot Kaur

Indepreet Kaur

Jane Killeen

Laura Popscu

Lenny DeCruz

Liam Carter

Narelle Byrne

Pamela Tanner

Jane Ryan

Soundgarage Music School

Thomas Spottiswood
Music Teacher

 

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

Janet Chadwick

Lauren Kerr

Keerthi Bhimavarapu

Fadi Babawe

Jay Fernandez

Amy Caruana-Smith

Gunjan Mahajan

Ami Bhaiyaji

 

Enrichment Team

Mia Simson

Kylie McKenna

Ruth Duffield

Pam Wooding

Pedagogy Coaches

Kristine Farrugia

Pedagogy Coach

Data Manager

Courtney Hodgson

Administration Team

Helen Salmond
Business Manager

Clare Najdovski
Finance Manager

Lisa Rouvray
Administration

Kate Sutcliffe
Administration

Sharon Minett
Administration

Jade Purdie
Administration

Emily Clarke
Reception

Ashely Manwa
Senior School Administration

Kathy Broadway
First Aid Officer/Attendance

Fred Salmond
Facilities Manager

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 

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.

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

 

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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