Meet the
Teachers 

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Daniel Frew

Daniel Frew

Principal

I feel very honoured to be the Principal at Lower Plenty, a school with committed and passionate staff who make learning fun and engaging every day.  Our school is one where children are genuinely happy and our community cares for each other, I feel fortunate to have been welcomed into this.

When not at work I spend my time playing lawn bowls, doing woodwork and spending time with my wife and 7 year old son, both of us doing our best to keep him outside and off of an iPad.  

Tracey East

Tracey East

Business Manager

I enjoy working at Lower Plenty Primary School, I am here to help and support each other, and care greatly for the children and their families.  Working in the office gives me the opportunity to get to know our families and to also work closely with our schools’ committees and volunteers, all of whom help create this amazing community.

Away from school I enjoy catching up with family and friends, watching my boys play footy and travelling.

 

Junior School Teachers

Jacqui Saliba

Jacqui Saliba

Prep and Grade 1 Teacher

I love working in Year P/1 at Lower Plenty Primary School.  Our supportive staff and wonderful children make coming to school each day a joy.  Helping children to become life-long learners is what inspires me as a teacher and underpins everything we do in our classroom.  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading and wheel-thrown pottery.

Middle School Teachers

Diana Lovat

Diana Lovat

Grade 2/3/4 Teacher

I love teaching and learning with the staff and students at Lower Plenty Primary School. The school’s small community, promotes inclusion and creates a safe and nurturing environment where students can thrive as lifelong learners.  I thoroughly enjoy working with students using a multisensory approach when teaching, allowing my lessons to be hands-on, engaging and lots of fun.

Outside of school, I spend my time with my family and friends, camping and travelling to different places within Australia.

Alison Squire

Alison Squire

Grade 2/3/4 Teacher

Hello my name is Alison and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Lower Plenty Primary School in 2022. I am so lucky to be a part of this small community and have thoroughly enjoyed my time that I have spent so far teaching in Performing Arts and STEM. In my classroom I wish to encourage the natural curiosity children have of the world around them and motivate them to find solutions using a hands-on, student led approach.
Outside of school, I enjoy playing board games with my friends and family and travelling around camping.

Senior School Teachers

Matt Hewatt

Matt Hewatt

Grade 5/6 Teacher

Being part of the Lower Plenty Primary School community is such a rewarding experience. I feel privileged to be part of such a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment. I enjoy teaching and mentoring our senior students, helping them grow to be engaged members of our community. In my classroom I promote a culture of curiosity, encouraging students to take risks, have fun and most importantly love learning. Outside of school, I enjoy being active with my family, travelling and playing cricket.

Specialist Teachers

Daniel Frew

Daniel Frew

Italian Art Teacher and PE Teacher

As the Principal of a small school it brings the benefit being able to take a hands on role in the learning of the students.

I enjoy all things sport and love that I have the opportunity to share this passion by taking the students for Physical Education lessons each week.

In addition to PE, I also take the students for weekly Art and Italian Lessons.  Student learn the language of Italian through the subject and content area of Art.

Alison Squire

Alison Squire

STEM and Performing Arts/Music Teacher

Hello my name is Alison and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Lower Plenty Primary School in 2022. I am so lucky to be a part of this small community and have thoroughly enjoyed my time that I have spent so far teaching in Performing Arts and STEM. In my classroom I wish to encourage the natural curiosity children have of the world around them and motivate them to find solutions using a hands-on, student led approach.
Outside of school, I enjoy playing board games with my friends and family and travelling around camping.

Learning Support Team

Jess Bull

Jess Bull

Education Support Staff

At Lower Plenty Primary School I enjoy working alongside such a dedicated group of teachers and staff. I love seeing the children every day and watch them grow in confidence and taking pride in their achievements.

Outside of school, I enjoy health and fitness, art, spending time with my family and my gorgeous puppy Fern.

Lisa Telburn

Lisa Telburn

Education Support Staff

My connection with this beautiful school goes back to 2004 when my eldest child began Prep. I love the community feel, the friendliness of LPPS and started working here in 2016. I have been blessed to work with so many amazing children and their families. Outside school I love my family, travel, and falling into a good book. 

Matilda Minichilli

Matilda Minichilli

OSHC Coordinator

Matilda has begun working in our OSHC program and will work from Mondays to Thursday.  Matilda has spent the last two years working as a Learning Support Officer at St Thomas the Apostle and is now pursuing a career as a Yoga Instructor.  She will combining her work at Lower Plenty Primary in OSH with continuing to build on her business and work doing Yoga.

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