Parents

Compass

The Compass parent portal provides parents with information relating to student progress, events, attendance and is a key communication tool between the school and parents. Regular news feeds are sent to parents via the Compass app and there is an events calendar for parents to view. The free Compass app is available for download on iPhone, iPad, android phones, android tablets and windows. Parents are requested to download the app to their device. Each family is provided with a login id on commencement at Seaholme Primary School.

Communication

Good communication between home and school is essential and we value a close working relationship. There are many forms of communication that foster strong relationships. These include whole school assemblies, a fortnightly e-newsletter, communication via our Compass parent portal and Parent/Teacher conferences. All members of our community are welcomed and encouraged to provide feedback to ensure an outstanding learning environment for our students.

Outside Hours School Care (OHSC)

Program

A variety of activities are available to cater for the various age groups attending the program. Activities are planned regularly by friendly, enthusiastic staff at planning meetings and children are also invited to contribute their requests for activities. A variety of themes are used to encourage children’s skills and imagination.

Breakfast and afternoon tea are provided and children are encouraged to develop healthy eating habits.

Contact:
Co-ordinator 0407 351 811

Cost

The O.S.H.C. operates on a flat rate per child:

Before School Care
$15.00

After School Care
$20.00

Curriculum Days
$40.00

Late Fee
$10.00 every 15 minutes or part thereof.

Hours of Operation

Before School Program
Opens 6:45am – 8:45am

After School Program
Opens 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Curriculum Days
Opens 6:45am – 6:00pm

Enrolment

Permanent Full-Time Attendance
Monday to Friday inclusive

Permanent Part- Time
Regular attendance on the same day/s

Casual
Attendance on non-specific days as required

An enrollment form must be filled out before your child/ren can attend the program.

Lunch Orders

Lunch orders are available on Monday and Friday. Please Please find here the menu and instructions for placing you order.

School Council

School Council Members

Principal
Ashley Craig

President
Andrea Kehoe

Vice President
Adam Bugeja

Treasurer
Anya Gielen

Secretary
Leah McClelland

Committee Members
Simone Harnden, Lutfia Durani, Aneta Talevski

Staff Representatives
James Barger, Andrew Marshall

School Council Sub-Committees

Finance
James Barger, Ashley Craig, Anya Gielen, Andrea Kehoe

Curriculum and Community
James Barger, Lutfia Durani, Andrew Marshall, Leah McClelland

Buildings and Grounds
Adam Bugeja, Ashley Craig, Aneta Talevski

Fun & Funds
Adam Bugeja, Lutfia Durani, Anya Gielen, Simone Harnden

President: Andrea Kehoe

2022 is my third year on School Council and second as President. It’s a privilege to play a part in shaping and building our school community and to work with such a committed, capable and engaged Council.

Originally from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, I have lived in Seaholme with my husband for almost 10 years, and we have one child in grade 2.

Professionally I hold a double degree in Laws and Commerce and am employed as a Principal Lawyer in a litigation practice in a personal injury firm. Many of the skills and experience acquired in over 17 years in this role are transferrable to my role on Council and assist me in providing a valuable contribution.

On Council I am also a member of various subcommittees whose work has involved grants applications, council governance, events organisations and planning for better facilities for current and future students.

Council involvement has given me the unique opportunity to see from another angle the dedication and investment school leadership and staff have made in our children and their learning, particularly during the pandemic. I look forward continuing to build and strengthen the amazing school community we are so lucky to have.

Vice-President: Adam Bugeja

My name is Adam Bugeja and I have been a member of school council since 2017. Our family currently have two children at Seaholme Primary School, Callum (grade 6) and Phoebe (grade 3) with Joel our eldest finishing grade 6 in 2020.

I love the community feel of Seaholme Primary and I am happy to get involved and help the school wherever I can. In my years on school council I have been vice president and helped in different sub committees – most recently Fun & Funds and Buildings and Grounds

In my downtime I love watching sport with the family (Go Pies!), camping and falling asleep while watching movies.

Treasurer: Anya Gielen

I’ve been on School Council, and held the role of Treasurer, since our first daughter joined the school as a preppie in 2018. I’m also involved in the Fun & Funds Committee, and take a keen interest in identifying opportunities to enhance the physical and other aspects of the school. It’s a privilege to be involved in Council and to offer my professional skills and personal interests to help the school community.

I’m originally from the UK. Since moving to Australia, I have lived and worked all over, settling in Seaholme in 2014 with my husband and daughter. A second daughter joined us in 2016, and she started school this year.

I stood for Council because as a full-time working mum, I often wasn’t able to be at drop off or pick up or volunteer assistance for incursions or other activities. One good thing out of the last two years is that with greater work flexibility, you may now see me at such events.

I work as a forensic accountant and fraud investigator, and have over 20 years’ experience of assisting clients to prevent, detect, investigate and remediate fraud and fraudulent behaviour. Integrity and trust are incredibly important to me.

Parent member: Rachel Barlow

This is my first year on Council. I currently sit on the Fun & Funds committee & have an active interest in Planning & Curriculum. I see Council’s paramount role being the flow of information from our family community to our teaching community & vice versa. I am proud to be part of an approachable team who welcome feedback & strive to leverage as many opportunities as possible for our school & children.

Originally from the UK, my husband Chris & I moved to Melbourne 7 years ago. We have 3 children; our daughter who attends Seaholme Primary (Grade 2) & 2 younger ones yet to commence.

I have a BA Degree in Psychology & Advanced Study of Early Years which has well supported my career. I enjoyed a Retail Management career spanning 20+ years in both the UK & here in Melbourne, most recently holding the role of Store Manager, Myer Bourke St. In 2019, I transferred into Daycare Management to better support the work/life balance of our growing family. Since then, I have worked fulltime as a local Daycare Centre Director, as well as launching & co-managing our local family business ‘Claw and Tail’ at Grazeland, Spotswood.

Parent member: Lutfia Durani

My name is Lutfia Durani and I have been a proud parent at Seaholme Primary School community since 2020. Both of my children attend the school and have thrived academically and socially while attending school.

I am an organised and detailed-oriented health professional with over 18 years of experience in the health industry as a chiropractor, a registered nurse and supervising student chiropractors. Fluently speaking three different languages has helped me in building a rapport with people of different backgrounds. These are all skills that are vital as part of working within a team for a common goal.

Being a parent, I have experienced first-hand the amazing work of our teachers and their dedication to the academic achievements as well as the social and emotional needs of students especially in the past two years.

In joining our school council, I hope to support our school to continue to unite the whole school community and further enhance the quality of relationships within our school between teachers, parents and the children.

It has been an honour to be working with our school leadership and school council for the past two years to make a difference within our school community.

Casual parent member: Pat Marasea

I’m Pat Marasea a proud father of two children, and a local long-term resident of Altona.

I have a background of 20 years in Information Technology Security and hold a Bachelor of Computing; Computer Science honours degree at Deakin University.

I am a Managing Director and Founder of an IT Company Called Becs IT which consists of a dedicated team of 5, specialising in Server Management, Bespoke Network Solutions, Disaster Recovery Planning, and Project Management.

I have experience working in an inclusive and a diverse team, being a previous president of a business networking group located in Point Cook. My role encompassed daily interactions with local business leaders and helping the local community.

Being born in the 80s, I’m also a Paid up and Passionate Hawthorn Football Club Member, the best AFL team of the last 50 years.

Principal: Ashley Craig

My name is Ashley Craig, and I have the privilege of being the school principal of Seaholme Primary School. As principal I am the executive officer of the school council and work closely with the president. Throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, our school council worked extremely hard to unite our school community. This saw us not just survive throughout the remote learning periods, but thrive and grow.

I am passionate about providing our students with authentic learning opportunities in a variety of different areas. I will liaise with outside companies, and apply for grants to access these programs. I am just as passionate about continuous improvement, whether that be students, staff or me as principal. We are all trying to get better at what we do! This is evident with our school being recognised by the Department of Education and Training for our continued focus on improved teacher practice. We are a PLC Link School and support other local schools with their professional practice. These extra funds we receive also allow us to provide further supports to our students.

Personally, I am married, and have two primary aged children who attend our local government primary school. I am very supportive of the school and have previously acted as a parent representative on their school council. In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, and play uper rules football for Ascot Vale.

My door is always open, please drop by to say hello, or to ask a question.

DET employee member: James Barger

My name is James Barger, and I am a passionate educator who values building strong relationships with all students so they can achieve their potential. I joined Seaholme in 2017 as a Leading Teacher and Head of Teaching and Learning. In 2021, I was honoured to be appointed as the Assistant Principal of Seaholme Primary School. I enjoy working with all students, staff, and the community to continuously improve teaching and learning and student wellbeing and engagement. I also work closely with the Department of Education and Training as the PLC Link School Leader.

Before working in education, I worked as an accountant and completed my CPA. The knowledge from my previous career is beneficial for my role on the school council finance subcommittee, where I enjoy ensuring all financial resources are maximised to support our students.

Personally, I have lived in Altona my entire life and love being a part of a close community. I am married and have six old triplets who are in their first year of school at Seaholme. I enjoy taking care of multiple aquariums at school and at home in my free time.

DET employee member: Andrew Marshall

Hello! I’m Andrew Marshall. You may remember me from previous years such as 2016 when I joined Seaholme Primary School and taught a Foundation/Grade 1 class or from 2017-2021 when I was teaching 5/6 and was PLC leader for four of them. I have been teaching for 13 years at various schools including Keilor Downs Primary, Rowville Primary, Altona Primary and of course Seaholme Primary School. In that time, I have taught every year level except Grade 2. This year I am a 3/4 teacher and have taken on the role of Digital Coordinator. This will be my third year as a teacher representative on the school council. I enjoy many hobbies including reading, basketball, watching movies and playing PlayStation. I have taken up hiking this year and have a long trek planned in July walking the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory. I look forward to another great year at Seaholme Primary School.

Uniform

Seaholme school uniforms are available from Double C Uniforms. Please follow the link to view the latest uniform options along with an up to date price list (Select ‘School Uniforms’ from the menu at the top of the page and scroll down to ‘Seaholme Primary School’).

Second hand uniforms are also available for purchase throughout the school year.

For further information regarding second hand uniforms please contact the office on 9398 2806 or email seaholme.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au