About Us

Vision

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
Principal

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

Principal

Mission

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.

Values

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

Attitudes

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

Joseph Doyle

Assistant Principal

Matthew Hart

Assistant Principal

Mark McInerney

Assistant Principal

Michael Nicolaides

Assistant Principal

Ryan Ma

Assistant Principal

Anne Farrugia

Leading Teacher - Prep

Gramatiki Alexiou

Leading Teacher - Year 1

Hayley Mann

Leading Teacher - Year 2

David Vivoda

Leading Teacher Year 3

Denae Vines

Leading Teacher - Years 4 & 5

Sarah O'Connor

Leading Teacher - Years 6 & 7

Rosie Blake

Office Manager

Lidia Calleja

Principal Assistant

Simone De Visscher

Administration Officer

Sue Wijesekara

Administration Officer

Ben Little

IT Technician

Alison Alker

School Nurse

Sharon Hedley

School Nurse

Montana Vunderl-Messis

Prep A Educator

Sarah Mason

Prep B Educator

Michelle Daly

Prep C Educator

Danielle Brown

Prep D Educator

Lynette Taylor

Prep E Educator

Rebecca Longley

Prep F Educator

Lucy Mackintosh

Prep G Educator

Loretta Niven

Prep H Educator

Abby D'Souza

Prep I Educator

Ritu Vazirani

Prep J Educator

Sarah Assaf

Prep K Educator

Jaclyn Rossi

Year 1A Educator

Allister Lovelock

Year 1B Educator

Andrew Mcintyre

Year 1C  Educator

Brittney Turner

Year 1D Educator

Annamaria Xalfa

Year 1E Educator

Rosetta Krajsic

Year 1F Educator

Vanessa Conti

Year 1G Educator

Emily Wilson

Year 1H Educator

Natasha Palombi

Year 1I Educator

Julia Sambell

Year 1J Educator

Noah Mernik

Year 2A Educator

Payton Meiers

Year 2B Educator

Brent Syme

Year 2C Educator

Kayla Pietrapertosa

Year 2D Educator

Megan Jefford

Year 2E Educator

Ashleigh Bratby

Year 2F Educator

Jasmine Sheikh

Year 2F Educator

Sheridan Jennings

Year 2G Educator

Elise Clarke

2H Educator

Kate Seinfeld

Year 2I Educator

Lisa Crane

2J Educator

Rachel Allan

Year 2J Educator

Erica Coleman

Year 3A Educator

Rachel Kreymborg

Year 3B educator

Cameron Vella

Year 3C Educator

Charlotte Harper

Year 3D educator

Sidra Fatima

Year 3E Educator

Sarah Pearce

Year 3F Educator

James Peterson

Year 3G Educator

Rebecca Turnbull

Year 3H Educator

Belinda Adams

Year 3I Educator

Deanna Kotevski

Year 4A educator

Elycia Ang

Year 4B Educator

Paul Bliss

Year 4C Educator

Christina Assaf

Year 4D educator

Eli Qafzezi

Year 4E Educator

Sara Martyn

Year 5A Educator

Shaneece Rizzo

Year 5B Educator

Sue Vandermeer

Year 5C Educator

Matthew Kreymborg

Year 5D Educator

Emily Goegan

Year 5E Educator

Tammie Edie

Year 5F Educator

Sarah Grenfell

Year 6A Educator

Stephanie Fatouros

Year 6B Educator

Taylah Hunter Gerber

Year 6C Educator

Georgia Wetherill

Year 6D Educator

Stephen Currie

Year 6E Educator

Chris Mernik

Yr 7A & PE / Woodtech Educator

Samantha Tolfo

Yr 7B & English & Humanities Educator

Nesan Naidoo

Yr 7C & Maths Educator

Hayley Hewat

Yr 7D & Spanish Educator

Amberly Morison

Yr 7E & English/Humanities Educator

Todd Robinson

Science Educator - Secondary

Brendan Howarth

Media Arts Educator

Kelleigh Evans

Physical Education Educator

Matthew Symmons

Food Technology 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

Rachael Robinson

Wellbeing Officer

Victoria O'Leary

Wellbeing Officer

Anna Pace

Canteen Manager

Elizabeth DeFazio

Canteen Assistant

Frank Defazio

Maintenance Manager

Subithra Bhaskaran

Education Support

Carmi Zuniga

Education Support

Ashley James

Education Support

Suevani Naidoo

Education Support

Nimishkumar Joshi

Education Support

Anju Arora

Education Support

Amandeep Romana

Education Support

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Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

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