Jane began dancing at the age of 3 and has been involved with the performing arts ever since. She studied contemporary dance and theatre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Jane grew up in Alice Springs and has recently returned to Australia after living and working in London and Berlin. She is very excited to be introducing the Performing Arts program at Moonee Ponds West this year.
Ben Kilby - Ben will be working in the 3/4 team on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, sharing with Adele in room 24. Ben is heavily involved with Philosophy for Children, currently serving as treasurer & memberships officer for the Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools. He has presented work in this area at conferences in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Madrid, and Aveiro and will look to bringing this knowledge and experience into the school. Ben also coaches the under 12 girls football team at Yarraville Seddon Eagles.
We welcome Ashley as our new Assistant principal responsible for the Curriculum portfolio. Ashley has had numerous leadership roles both in schools (Eltham College, Thomas Cook College) and Central Office (Integrity Unit) and has significant experience in the implementation of a cycle of Inquiry.
Annette Phillips has accepted a position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. For the past seven years Annette has been a most valued member of staff who has been tireless in supporting the social, emotional and educational needs of the students of MPW. We wholeheartedly wish Annette every success in her newly chosen career.