Staff

Mark Hendon Principal
Steve Daniels Deputy Principal
Dean Sheffield Deputy Principal
Lyn Clark Manager Corporate Services

Teachers

Alicia Bennie
Alison Edginton
Amy Shanks
Coral Halliley
Kerrin Marginis
Kirsten Sheard
Krystal Coldham
Marnie Woodley
Mei Tze Lo
Melinda Field
Michaela Van Houwelingen
Murray Boyne
Rachel Hall
Rebecca Laws
Ricky King
Sarah House
Sarah Druitt

Non-Teaching Support Staff

Amy Edgeloe Education Assistant
Jacquelyn Hosking Education Assistant
Laureen Harvey Education Assistant
Lorraine Fallon Education Assistant
Maria-Louisse Marchetti Education Assistant
Monique Herbst Education Assistant
Premila Pereira Education Assistant
Queli Aguena Education Assistant
Sandhya Dinesh Education Assistant
Senio (Junior) Pelesasa Education Assistant
Serene Edwards Education Assistant
Taryn Cartwright Education Assistant
Van Nguyen Education Assistant
Nerelle McKinley Aboriginal Islander Education Officer
Mary Baker Administration Officer
Rebecca Leigh Administration Officer
Kim Webster Cleaner in Charge
Mina Paliuanan Cleaner in Charge
Ailyn Lapira Cleaner
Aneth Niyukwizerg Cleaner
Cedo Miljanovic Gardener
Malcolm Fallon Gardener
 

History

The school, originally situated in Fauntleroy Avenue in 1908 was rebuilt in its present location in 1955. Through its long history, Redcliffe Primary School is proud of its heritage and achievements.

Originally, the school was L shaped facing onto a large bitumen area with two netball courts and large parkland areas. The old Library was automated in 1995 and a computer laboratory was situated at one end of the library. This layout changed considerably with the Federal Government Grant implementation. A new library was built in 2008 and the old library operated as a classroom and Science Laboratory.

The Department of Education completed the building of an undercover area equipped with a canteen and sports store. The school canteen provides a teaching area for the Catering Program.

The school had an ex air-force hut which was used as a theatre for dance and drama.

In 2019, we were granted Independent Public School (IPS) status, which is a reflection of our inclusive practices and the processes we undertake reflecting on student achievement and our planning for the future.

School Values

At Redcliffe Primary School we believe that students have a holistic view of the world and its happening. They do not think in “subject” terms and this means that an integrated approach matches our understandings of the ways in which students learn and develop.

Integrated Curriculum is the linking of subject areas to provide meaningful learning experiences which develop skills and knowledge, while leading to an understanding of conceptual relationships. This is a very important concept for primary school students as it initiates the learning links across the curriculum.

The Integrated approach values and builds on prior knowledge and out of school experiences for students, allowing for the achievement of many outcomes from some or all learning areas in a single unit of work.
The curriculum becomes more manageable for teachers, bringing like ideas together and creating time for dedicated teaching in each learning area.

To this end we believe that an integrated approach provides students with a holistic approach to learning that helps them make connections between the different learning areas of the school.
Teachers are encouraged to explore and utilise effective teaching and learning strategies that will enhance student performance and learning outcomes.
The integrated curriculum gives students a greater sense of purpose in their day to day experiences at school, at home and in society.

 

School Current Events

Students at Redcliffe Primary School can participate in the following events:

• CLTAWA Mandarin Language Speaking Awards
• Kung Fu
• Read Out Loud Awards
• Simultaneous Storytime
• Harmony Day
• NAIDOC Week
• Book Week
• Chinese New Year
• Parliament House visit by our student leaders
• Ripper Recess
• Buddy Fun Day
• Colour Run
• BASSA Winter Sports Carnival
• BASSA Interschool Swimming
• BASSA Interschool Athletics

School Resources

Our school buildings are fully air-conditioned school and bordered by extensive parklands and playing fields.

The Redcliffe Primary School consists of a large school oval, a beach volleyball court, soccer pitch, cricket pitch and two basketball/netball courts.

The school has a curtained stage, lighting and sound providing students with outstanding facilities in which to develop their talents in music, drama and dance.

The art room is fully resourced to cater for the teaching of Visual Arts, including specialty subjects such as Pottery, Printmaking and Sculpture.

The school also boasts a Mandarin language room where students are encapsulated in an environment that immerses them in the culture, including classes in Kung Fu.