Our Staff


Leadership

 

Stanley Wang 王宇生

Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics & Japanese)

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Social Sciences (Nonprofit Management)

Principal

Amanda Norton-Smith

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Master of Education

Learning Specialist

 

2021 Classes:

Year 3 English

Year 3 Mathematics / Integrated Studies

 

2021 Roles:

Schoolwide Teaching & Learning

Year 3 Home Room Teacher

Curriculum Leader - Mathematics

Intervention Specialist - Numeracy

Respectful Relationships Coordinator

School Council Member

Primary Mathematics and Science Specialist (PMSS) Representative

 

Elizabeth Sarroff

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Graduate Diploma in Teaching

 

Part-Time: M, Tu, W

Leading Teacher

 

2021 Classes:

Year 5/6 Integrated Studies

F-6 Performing Arts

 

2021 Roles:

Curriculum Leader - Integrated Studies

Schoolwide Administration

 

 

English Teachers

 

Travis Demarte

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Postgraduate) (Primary)

Certificate in Literacy Leadership

2021 Classes:

Foundation English

Foundation Mathematics / Integrated Studies

 

2021 Roles:

Foundation Home Room Teacher

Curriculum Leader - English

Intervention Specialist - English Literacy

Foundation Transition Coordinator

Peer Mediation Coordinator

 

Ngoc Nguyen
Graduate Diploma in Teaching

 

Part-Time: F

2021 Classes (from Term 3):

F-2 Vietnamese

 

2021 Roles:

Sustainability Coordinator

 

 

Daniel Clynes

Diploma of Education (Primary Teaching)

Graduate Diploma in Science Education

 

2021 Classes:

Year 4 English

Year 4 Mathematics / Integrated Studies

Year 5/6 English

F-6 Science

 

2021 Roles:

Year 5/6 Home Room Teacher

Secondary Transition Coordinator

Camp Coordinator

OH&S and Emergency Management

School Council Secretary

 

Ayhan Akin

Diploma of Education (Primary Teaching)

Bachelor of TESOL

 

Part-Time: M, Tu, W, Th

2021 Classes:

F-6 PE

 

2021 Roles:

PE & Sports Coordinator

Sustainability Coordinator

First Aid Coordinator

Intervention Specialist - Numeracy

 

Cheryl de Jesus

Bachelor of Science (Early Childhood Education)

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

2021 Classes:

Year 1 English

Year 1 Mathematics / Integrated Studies

Year 2 English

Year 2 Mathematics / Integrated Studies

 

2021 Roles:

Year 2 Home Room Teacher

 

Chinese Teachers

 

Fangni Zhou 周方妮

Bachelor of Commerce

Master of Teaching

 

Part-Time: W, Th, F

2021 Roles:

Curriculum Leader - Chinese

Intervention Specialist - Chinese Literacy

Student Leadership Coordinator

Global Engagement Coordinator

 

 

Hao Chen 陈昊
Bachelor of Teaching

Master of Education (TESOL)

 

2021 Classes:

Years F-6 Physical Education

Years 3-6 Digital Technologies

Year 4 Chinese

Year 4 Integrated Studies / Mathematics

 

2021 Roles:

Year 4 Home Room Teacher

Marketing and Media Officer

ICT Coordinator

School Council Member

 

My Hoa Lam 林美华

Diploma of Teaching

Bachelor of Education

Master of Education

2021 Classes:

Year 1 Chinese

Year 1 Integrated Studies / Mathematics

Year 2 Chinese

Year 2 Integrated Studies / Mathematics

 

2021 Roles:

Year 1 Home Room Teacher

Cultural Program Coordinator

 

 

Lingling Nie 聂玲玲

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Master of Education

 

(Note: on leave for the rest of 2021)

 

 

 

Ann Chew 周恩恩

Bachelor of Secondary Teaching

 

Part-Time: M, Tu W, Th

2021 Classes:

F-6 Visual Arts

Foundation Chinese

Foundation Integrated Studies / Mathematics

 

2021 Roles:

IT Coordinator

Library Coordinator

Staff Coordinator

 

 

Yooky Li 李路加

Bachelor of Arts (Spanish and Latin American Studies)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

2021 Classes:

Year 3 Chinese

Year 3 Integrated Studies / Mathematics

Year 5/6 Chinese

Year 5/6 Mathematics

Beatrice Lee 李碧君

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Chinese Language and Literature & European Studies)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Chinese Education)

Master of Arts (Chinese Language and Literature)

 

Part-Time: M

2021 Classes:

F-6 Chinese (for Heritage Speakers)

 

Education Support Team

 

Caroline Wilkins | Business Manager & Primary Welfare Officer

Part-Time: M, Tu, W, Th


Caroline is our Business Manager and Primary Welfare Officer, with a tertiary qualification in Social Work. She has worked at Abbotsford Primary School since 2004, with extensive knowledge and experience in child welfare and psychology. Caroline added the additional portfolio of Business Manager in 2017 to extend her skills as an outstanding contributor to our school. Caroline will be one of the first people you will meet when you visit the office at Abbotsford Primary School.

 

En Diep | Receptionist and Multicultural Aide

(on leave for 2021)


En is our Receptionist and Multicultural Aide, supporting all families at Abbotsford Primary School since 2001. En helps our school connect with families from non-English speaking backgrounds, particularly from a Vietnamese background. She is eager to support parents in matters relating to enrolment, documentation, finances and student welfare. When you call Abbotsford Primary School, it is likely that En will be the first person you speak with!

 

Sercan Giyik | Integration Aide

 

Sercan works as our Integration Aide, focusing on supporting students in need of extra care. Sercan completed his Diploma of Justice and began his career working at the DHHS with youth at risk since 2017. Sercan has always wanted to help others since he was a young child, and has developed a range of expertise in supporting children with different types of needs in their learning.

Marianna Karagkounis | Administrative Assistant

Part-Time: M, W, Fr

 

Marianna is our newly appointed administrative assistant and coordinator of our Before and After School Care program (run by Camp Australia). She holds a Bachelor degree in Primary Teaching, with specialties in TESOL and LOTE. Marianna loves being a helping hand to fellow school staff, the parent community and to the students, by always being efficient and amiable.

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