STAFF MEMBERS

From all the staff, welcome to Launching Place Primary School! Meet the wonderful staff at Launching Place Primary School by scrolling below. You will be able to put a face to a name and learn a little bit more about each member. 

 

LEADERSHIP:

 

Laura Caddy - Principal

 

Welcome to our wonderful school! I'm Ms Caddy and I have been the proud Principal of Launching Place Primary School since July 2022. Having previously been Principal of a couple of small schools, I know that positive relationships are at the heart of any great school. I see it as my job to get to know everyone in our school and to ensure that students, staff and parents all love their time at Launching Place PS. Together we are striving for and celebrating our success!  

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION:

 

Audrey Watt - Office Manager

 

Welcome to LPPS, I am Audrey I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I am helpful, patient, calm and most of the time organised and I absolutely love working at Launch. I love dancing and I love my family especially the extra love I have for my grandkids. I have been working at LPPS since 2003 and I love seeing all the families who have come through over the years. All the happy little faces really makes me smile. They say it takes a village to raise a child but it takes a team of dedicated teachers, parents, administrators, librarians and support staff to educate them. I love when a parent tells me that their child thinks that I even cook the lunches on lunch order day! They sure make me smile.

 

 

TEACHING STAFF
 

 

Ashleigh Bence - Foundation

 

 

 

                                                           

                                                         Katherine Bolton- Learning Specialist-Foundation

 

  My name is Katherine Bolton and i am lucky to be teaching Preb B this year. Teaching really is the best job in the world and it is such a privilege to be a part of children's learning journeys. I am passionate about supporting all students to learn, grow and thrive at school. I have been teaching for 10 years now and taught across all different year levels. When i'm not at school, i love travelling to new and exciting places with my husband, cuddling my cats and reading.                                                       

 

 

 

 

Marissa Tomlinson - Grade 1/2

 

My name is Marissa Tomlinson and I currently teach foundation and grade 1 & 2. I am caring, dedicated and hard working. I live in Wesburn with my husband and three sons. When I am not at school, you will find me outside with my dogs and horses. My three boys have recently all begun learning to horse ride and now my husband wants to learn too so we can all ride together. I love working at Launching Place Primary School because our talented staff members are supportive, devoted and show a genuine care for their students. Aside from homelife, teaching is my biggest passion. I love the bond you build with your students over the year and feel privileged to share in their joy when they achieve their goals.

 

 

 

Meg Doyle-Cox -Grade 2

 

 

 

Brydie Tatterson - Grade 3/4

 

My name is Brydie Tatterson and I am currently a grade 3/4 classroom teacher. I am lucky enough to work alongside Jacinta Kemp, in a grade share role. I would describe myself as loyal, organised and social. I also have two beautiful daughters that keep me busy at home. When I have spare time, I love to head out for walks and explore the outdoors with my family. I also love baking, anything sweet and most recently, I have learnt how to bake sourdough bread. I love being a part of the Launching Place PS community, I think teaching is a very rewarding job and it is always great to help students achieve their goals. It is just fun being around the kids! 

 

 

Chandra Exton- Grade 3/4

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Ratten - Grade 5/6

Coming soon

 

 

 

 

Kiri Briggs - Grade 5/6

 

My name is Kiri and I currently teach part time at Launching Place Primary School. I like to think of myself as approachable and resilient with a 'can do' attitude! I have spent 4 years teaching overseas in the UK and Spain before moving back to Melbourne with my husband and son. We enjoy exploring our new area, especially discovering new parks and playgrounds! I love that no 2 days are the same as a teacher and look forward to every day in the classroom!

 

 

Jess Freeman - Grade 5/6

 

Hi! I have been teaching at Launch since 2015 and love being part of our special school comminity. My favourite part of my job is the connections that you make with students as they develop and grow throughout their primary school years. I love seeing them come in as enthusiastic little preps, eager to learn, and then head off as mature, knowledgeable young people ready for high school. It is such an honour to be involved in the learning journeys of our wonderful students. Outside of school, I am a mother of two delightful children. I love the 80's, music, spending time with my family and friends, heading down to Phillip Island, rainy days and watching the Mighty Blues in the AFL and the Utah Jazz in the NBA.

 

Candice Nyman - The Arts (Specialist Subject) and Leading Teacher

 

My name is Candice and I love my job! This year my role includes a variety of different hats, which keeps each day interesting. For three days of the week I teach The Arts to the whole school. The Arts is a lot of fun as it combines Performing Arts with Visual and Media Arts. On my other days, my role is part of the Disability Inclusion. One of the best things about my job is witnessing growth in the confidence of the students, as they take on challenges and step outside of their comfort zones. I am passionate, creative and organised. One of my main passions includes Calisthenics and I have been involved in the sport since I was 2 years old. I have competed in teams and solos at both state and national levels and I currently coach many solo competitors, as well as two sections at one of Victoria’s elite clubs - Regent Calisthenics.

 

 

 

Kaori Badwen - Japanese (Specialist Subject)

 

Coming soon

 

 

                                              Tanya Dale - Science ( Specialist Subject)

 

                                               Lachlan McDonald ( PE)

 

EDUCATION SUPPORT STAFF

 

Sonia Dunn

 

My name is Sonia and I am an ESO. I like to think I’m friendly, caring and helpful. I love listening to music, gardening and crocheting. I have been at LPPS since 2004 and I am fortunate to say I love coming to work! It is the school community – students, families and staff that make work an absolute pleasure for me.

 

 

 

 

Fiona Boek

 

Hi, my name is Fiona and I started my journey with LPPS in 2005 when my eldest daughter began Prep. I was then really lucky to start working here as an ESO in 2009. I love working at Launch as it is such a rewarding job being part of a child's development, seeing them learn and create and watching their little personalities grow and mature. The best part of my job is building relationships with the children, being someone who they can ask for help, support their learning or just have a joke and a laugh with.
 
 

 

Naomi Read

 

Hi, my name is Naomi and I am an ESO here at LPPS. I feel privileged to be able to be a part of our wonderful school community and fortunate to be a part of our amazing children's school life. I would describe myself as caring, honest and passionate about the work I do. The best part of my job is being able to work with our wonderful students and brilliant staff. I feel blessed to share my love of learning, as well as learn from our children - they teach me something new every single day!

 

 

 

Paul Traynor

 

My name is Paul and I am an ESO at LPPS. I like a good joke, playing and coaching basketball, football and writing. I really enjoy working with kids, helping them be kids and showing them that 'fun' is part of school life. I also help run the Environmental team with kids that like working outside, doing hands-on stuff. 

 

 

 

Tim Meadth

 

 

Sudent Welfare

 

Sonia Dunn / Paul Traynor

 

 

 

I.T. SUPPORT

 

Sam Paranavitana

 

Coming soon

 


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