St.John Vianney’s School Parkdale 2019
St.John Vianney’s School is one of two primary schools in the parish of St.Patrick’s Mentone. St. John Vianney’s was officially registered in February 1960 and offers a primary education from Prep – Year Six. As a Parish Primary school we offer a comprehensive curriculum in line with national and state requirements built on the foundations of our Catholic faith and traditions. Our school is a welcoming environment that seeks to contribute to both the local and parish communities through our social justice, community and faith based actions.
Our school structure is designed to support a student population of up to two hundred students in a community where “Every child - Every opportunity” is foundational to all that we do. The school has spacious, modern learning areas that are well resourced and provide students with the appropriate tools for a contemporary education. Our learning areas include dedicated spaces for- Arts, Indonesian, Physical Education, Library, Technology and Instrumental Music.
Our school grounds offer a range of play & recreation experiences for our students including- an oval, adventure playground equipment, passive recreation areas, creative play spaces and a kitchen garden area. The majority of our grounds development has occurred through the efforts of our parent community with fundraising activities and working bees.
Our curriculum design follows the Victorian Curriculum F-10 including both knowledge and skills defined by learning areas and capabilities. Our Learning Areas include-The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, The Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Science and Technologies. Our Capabilities include- Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural, Personal and Social capabilities.
Our student experiences are built on the Victorian Curriculum and supported with programs to enrich Student Well-Being, Student Leadership skills, Arts experiences, Sports activities and Social Outreach.
Our 2019 school structure consists of the following year level groupings- Junior (Prep & Year1/2) Middle (Year 3/4) and Senior (Year5/6) creating 7 class groupings.
Prep- Deb O’Shannessy & Mary Moor (job sharing)
Junior 1/2 MH- Megan Heys
Junior 1/2LH- Laura Heiberg
Middle 3/4TD- Helen Tanchef & Vicki Dagher (job sharing)
Middle 3/4FP- Fleur Peppard & Anna Melia (job sharing)
Senior Year 5/6- Genevieve Fikaris
Senior Year 5/6- Kerry Slater & Liz Heath (job sharing)
Subject teachers- Art-Gabbi Davoren, Indonesian- Lauren Thompson, Library- Julie Glen, Phys-Ed- Liz Heath, Science Technology Engineering Art & Maths (STEAM)- Gabbi Davoren, You Can Do It- Anna Melia, Literacy Data Analysis-Emma Strom.
Reading Recovery- Marg Ricardo
Learning Support Officers- Lyn Saunders, Jacinta Manton, Susan Birrell
Leadership Team- Principal- Shane Regan, Deputy Principal- Helen Tancheff, Religious Education Leader- Kerry Slater, Student Well Being Leader- Mary Moor.
Business Manager- Nicole Davies
Library Technician- Adrienne Pooley
Instrumental Music teachers- Isaac Chok (keyboard) & Mark McGurgan (guitar)