About Us


Saltwater P-9 College provides more than just an education to prepare students for success in an ever changing world.

Meet the Principal

Jackie Daniali

Meet the Principal

Dear Parents,

A very warm welcome to Saltwater P-9 College, a public education school within the thriving growth corridor of Point Cook. Our school is at the very centre of this vibrant community and it is my great privilege to be serving as the Principal.

We have carefully built a school culture that demonstrates a strong belief in and a commitment to providing a safe, secure and enriched learning environment for our children. We have a clear focus on catering for a diverse range of students at their point of need. We strive to be internationally-minded, and provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging learning environment with high expectations for student success.

Our priority focuses on documenting the culture and creating binding agreements related to pedagogical practices in order to improve consistency in planning and practice whilst promoting community engagement. Literacy, Numeracy and Inquiry-Based Learning are documented to support whole school implementation of programs. Building data and digital literacy underpins this work. While building on growth, we develop leadership within the school in a positive learning environment.

Saltwater P-9 College’s values are at the centre of all the work within the School Learning Community, ensuring a safe, orderly and inclusive environment for all students.

The school’s values are underpinned by the Department of Education’s philosophy: ‘We support students to reach their potential, regardless of their background, postcode or circumstance, and to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to participate and thrive in a complex economy and society’.

The Community at Saltwater P-9 College lives by this set of values, where an understanding and respect of all cultures and beliefs will be an essential characteristic of productive and compassionate citizens of the third millennium. The College also provides an international education through the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme ethos and curriculum framework. The PYP accommodates and compliments the Victorian Curriculum and meet the needs of the diverse and multicultural residents of Point Cook. I believe that by reinforcing these values in our whole community, we will develop the students in our care to be global citizens capable of leading positive change in the wider world. This, in turn, will lead to a happier, accepting and more peaceful society.

Above all, we promote a positive ‘can do’ mindset to allow our students to be truly successful.

Saltwater P-9 College is not just a school committed to high academic standards, it is also a school that prepares students to be curious, critical and creative thinkers and problem solvers who are technologically literate and capable of bringing about positive change in the world. This is underpinned by our school motto - ‘Wisdom Begins with Wonder.’

I am sure your child will enjoy a very happy and successful time at Saltwater P-9 College and I look forward to meeting and welcoming you to the school.

Jackie Daniali



To educate and guide Intelligence and character in order to live creatively, ethically and productively.

Our Objective

Offer high quality education within a supportive and understanding environment

Provide evidence based Literacy and Numeracy Instruction, Teaching and Learning

Offer an exclusive Performing Arts, Visual Communication and Sporting program that develops students intellectual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Provide a safe and secure one to one Digital Technology platform that supports student learning and develops a culture of Digital Agency

Offer Production Based Learning such as Robotics and Coding and STEM to increase students’ creativity, innovation and problem solving skills

Offer a Personalised Learning model through goal setting which promotes a sense of self mastery allowing each individual to reach their full potential

Offer an Inquiry Based Learning model that develop critical and creative learners who actively engage in the learning process to acquire knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in order to promote student voice, agency and student-led action

Encourage cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity.


In order to achieve our vision and mission, we as a community of learners at Saltwater P-9 College, welcome the challenges of the third millennium by developing in each of our students the capacity to embrace the characteristics of a well-educated and internationally minded person.

Based on Community Interest and feedback, the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme will be introduced and implemented at Saltwater P-9 College. We will start the candidacy process in term one of 2019.

The IB program is about teaching the whole child in an inclusive manner (building knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and promoting action). IB students are taught the Victorian curriculum under an international curricular framework, and the manner in which they are taught will provide better engagement, understanding, and interaction with the subject matter and how it relates to the world around them.

Students are supported to become internationally minded citizens.

The Profile of the Third Millennium Learner

The community at Saltwater College will strive to exhibit and foster a distinctive set of attributes. These qualities, embodied in the International Baccalaureate’s Learner Profile, prepare students to make exceptional contributions at school and beyond.

IB Learners strive to be

• Caring
• Knowledgeable
• Inquirers
• Thinkers
• Communicators
• Principled
• Open-minded
• Risk-takers
• Balanced
• Reflective


To develop these attributes, students will learn to embrace and adopt the following attitudes into their daily school life.

• Appreciation
• Commitment
• Confidence
• Cooperation
• Creativity
• Curiosity

• Empathy
• Enthusiasm
• Independence
• Integrity
• Respect
• Tolerance

Our Teaching Staff

Angela Petridis

Assistant Principal - Years Prep - 2

Ryan Ma

Assistant Principal - Years 3-6

Gramatiki Alexiou

Prep Leading Teacher

Danielle Colling

1-3 Leading Teacher

Michael Nicolaides

4-6 Leading Teacher

Jessica Cortese

Business Manager

Rosie Blake

Office Manager

Lidia Calleja

Finance Officer

Sue Wijesekara

Administration Officer

Sharon Hedley

Sick Bay Assistant & Wellbeing Administration Support

Alison Alker


Tony Pace

IT Manager | Specialist Technician

Ben Little

IT Technician

Anne Farrugia

Prep A Educator

Montana Vunderl-Messis

Prep B Educator

Lucy Mackintosh

Prep C Educator

Brittney Turner

Prep D Educator

Stephanie Day

Prep E Educator | Learning Specialist: Wellbeing

Tina Missaghi

Prep F Educator

Rebecca Longley

Prep G Educator

Hayley Mann

Prep H Educator

Ritu Vazirani

Prep I Educator

Danielle Brown

Prep J Educator

David Vivoda

Year 1A Educator | Learning Specialist: Mathematics

Leigh Machler

1B Educator

Chloe Danaher

1C Educator

Elise Clarke

Year 1D Educator

Vanessa Conti

1E Educator

Abby D'Souza

1F Educator

Veronica Mikulic

1G Educator

Julia Sambell

1H Educator

Sarah Martin

1I Educator

Andrew Mcintyre

2A  Educator

Katelyn Waldron

2B Educator

Jessica Nardella

2C Educator

Ashleigh Bratby

2D Educator

Denae Vines

2E Educator

Noah Mernik

2F Educator

Lisa Crane

2G Educator

Jessica Gatt

2H Educator

Matthew Hart

3A Educator | Learning Specialist: Literacy

Charlotte Harper

3B educator

Sidra Fatima

3C Educator

James Peterson

3D Educator

Susan DeLange

3E Educator

Deanna Kotevski

4A educator | Learning Specialist: Goal Setting

Christina Assaf

4B educator

Rachel Kreymborg

4C educator

Amberly Morrinson

4D educator

Todd Robinson

4E Educator

Emily Goegan

5A Educator

Brendan Howarth

5B Educator

Nesan Naidoo

5C educator

Taylah Hunter Gerber

5D Educator

Sarah Grenfell | Learning Specialist: Wellbeing

6A Educator

Stephanie Fatouros

6B Educator

Heidi Spies

6C educator

Paul McArthur

6D Educator

Kelleigh Evans

Physical Education Educator

Matthew Symmons

Physical Education Educator

Nelson Pasten

Spanish Educator

Maria Nardo

Visual Arts Educator

Nishani Sooknandan

Visual Arts Educator

Phillip Haddad

Performing Arts Director (Dance)

Michael Lapina

Performing Arts Director (Music)

Jay Bowen

Performing Arts Director - (Drama)

Gemma Fowler

Robotics Educator

Jayme Saleem

Visual Communication Educator

Maree Caminiti

Food Technology Educator

Aileen Guatache

School Psychologist

Rachael Robinson

Wellbeing Coordinator - Counsellor

Rachael Cunningham

Intervention Coordinator

Loretta Niven


Stephen Currie


Stephen Dooley

Tutor & 2E Educator

Anna Pace

Canteen Manager

Elizabeth DeFazio

Canteen Assistant

Brendan Ryan

Maintenance Manager

Frank Defazio

Maintenance Officer

Subithra Bhaskaran

Education Support

Carmi Zuniga

Education Support

Ashley James

Education Support

Amy Kaur

Education Support

Suevani Naidoo

Education Support

Effie Blias

Educational Support

Fonri Myburgh

Education Support

Victoria O'Leary

Education Support

Saxena Rhohini

Education Support

Nimishkumar Joshi

Education Support

Our Location

Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

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