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.


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 monthly 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.

Out of School Care (OHSC)

Before and After School Care and Vacation Care is provided by TeamKids in our School Hall.

TeamKids offer:

  • Epic Clubs & Events
  • A Safe & Fun Environment
  • Fun & Engaging Educators
  • Yummy Food

Hours of Operation

Before School Hours 6:00am – 8:45am

After School Hours 3:30pm-6:30pm

Vacation Care Hours 6:00am – 6:30pm


For more information go to:

To register head to:

TeamKids friendly Customer Service Team is available on 1300 035 000 and happy to assist.

Lunch Orders

Classroom Cuisine are our lunch order providers. Classroom Cuisine pride themselves on providing a high-quality lunch order service that is healthy, interesting and affordable and currently service many of our neighbouring schools.

Lunch orders are available each Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Orders can be placed/modified up until 8:30am on the day of the lunch order
Orders can be cancelled up until 9.30am on the day of the lunch order
Lunch orders can be placed online at

Our volunteer run school canteen only operates each Wednesday (subject to volunteer availability). Items available include packaged snacks and icy poles

School Council

President: Andrea Kehoe

2024 is my fifth year on School Council and third 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 3.

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 have one child at Seaholme Primary School, Phoebe (grade 5) with both our boys finishing grade 6 at Seaholme in 2022 and 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 Buildings and Grounds

 I work as an operations manager in the energy industry and in my downtime I love watching sport with the family (Go Pies!), coaching junior football, camping and 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 in 2022.

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 Covid 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 3) & 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: Chetna Clugston

Hello, I’m Chetna. I’ve been living in the inner west for over 20yrs. I love the community we live in and always happy to volunteer in local community groups. I currently work as a Senior Construction Project Manager at Hobsons Bay City Council, where I get the opportunity to consult with the community to manage the design and construction of infrastructure projects. 

 I am a Mum of twin boys Harrison and Jenson, who are currently in grade 5 and definitely keep me on my toes! This is my first time on School Council and I’m looking forward to supporting this wonderful school community. 

Parent member: Tess Fewtrell

This is my first year of involvement in Seaholme School Council and I’m excited and committed to support our school community. 

I have two children, Jaime in grade 3 and Nathan who currently attends 3yr kinder at Seaholme so I’m strongly invested in our schools long term growth and development.  

We relocated from the UK 6 years ago for my professional career and haven’t looked back since. We are happily settled in Altona as our forever home and both my husband are I are passionate about being involved in our community with him supporting our local Soccer (he’ll say football) team.  

I have a BA Hons in Fine Art and professional Project and Business management qualifications. My career of 20+ years in the Financial and Data industry is a stark contrast to my creative art background. However the two combined have enabled me to approach challenges and opportunities with a unique open mindset underpinned by strong communication, a strategic outlook and a collaborative leadership style. I hope for these skills to add value to my participation in the school council.  

Participating in my employers diversity and inclusion network has shown me how well this can work and the strong benefits that come with it when embraced fully. I strongly believe environments in which everyone has a voice and the opportunity to be heard are the most positive. I’m looking forward to supporting the connection from our community voice to the school.

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.

Parent Member: Joel Plueckhahn 

I’m Joel, Dad of three beautiful children with two currently at Seaholme Primary School (Foundation and Grade 3). 

 When I’m not enjoying good coffee, food and being a busy parent, I work in the Aviation industry managing safety programs with specialisations in auditing, assurance, investigations and crisis/incident management. 

 Additionally, I am a Lived Experience Advisor to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), in the areas of children’s mental health and oncology. 

 I have an Aircraft Engineering qualification and hold a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree from Monash University.

 My commitment being on our school council remains to make our school best placed to provide the most rewarding experience to our kids, parents (and Carers) and the local community. 

 I look forward to seeing you all around and feel free to say hello.

Principal: 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 and venerated to be appointed Principal of Seaholme Primary School the following year in 2022. 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: Assistant Principal, Leah McClelland

I’m Leah McClelland, Assistant Principal at Seaholme P.S. (my photo is from Book Week when staff shared their favourite stories)

I’ve been in education for fourteen years and have been working at Seaholme P.S. for over three years now. I have three children who attend Seaholme P.S. 

As an educator who has come to specialise in Wellbeing, I’m passionate about upskilling students socially and emotionally, and building mental health literacy. We all know that we learn best when we are calm, connected and safe. 

It’s a privilege to be a part of School Council, working with staff and parents supporting our school to continue to serve and advocate for the most important members of our community – our students! They are our future and all that we do is in line with creating environments in which they can grow and thrive.

DET Employee Member: Learning Specialist, Kate Day


My name is Kate Day and I am currently Head of Curriculum. This is my 12th year of teaching and I have been working in the role of a Learning Specialist for 5 years. I have been in love with the career from then to now.

I joined Seaholme in 2021, after having taught at Wembley Primary School, Ocean Grove Primary School and Manor Lakes College.  In April of 2022 I took maternity leave to welcome my first child Bailey. I now work 3 days a week and am thrilled to have the balance between my passion for teaching and learning and being with my gorgeous boy! 

While I have taught across the grade levels, I have a particular passion for the early years. As a Foundation teacher for 5 years, it was always such a privilege to welcome our new students and families and create a positive beginning to their school life. I am looking forward to working with school council this year to support our whole school community.


Seaholme school uniforms are available from Double C Uniforms, 2 Aviation Road Laverton.

  • online orders can be delivered free of charge to the school and handed out to your child.
  • store open hours are Monday to Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.
  • 03 9398 2222

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Second hand uniforms are also available for purchase throughout the year from the school and sales events are run several times a term.

For further information regarding second hand uniforms please contact the office on 9398 2806 or email

Parent Payments

Throughout 2023 we have had many accomplishments which would not have been possible if it were not for the contributions of our families. In 2024 we look forward to continuing to provide a world class teaching and learning program and environment whilst simultaneously continuing to improve our school’s facilities.

Please find details below in regards to the Parent Payments Information for 2024.

Please note, families who enrol at our school through the International Education Division, will be provided with a separate fees schedule as per Department of Education and Training (DET) International Students Program guidelines.

Department’s Parent Payment Policy: