Letter From Principal

boysrunningDear Parents,

Currajong is a positive choice for the education of your child. Staff will provide as many opportunities as possible to keep you informed of your child's progress. In return there is an expectation that you support our policies and practices and inform us of any situations or changes at home which affect your child at school. There is also an expectation that both parents attend reviews and meetings as requested.

A sound academic curriculum is provided at all year levels and a high level of importance attached to the development of social competencies. Staff work with students toward the building of positive relationships with peers and adults as well as awareness of, and sensitivity to, the feelings and preferences of others.

Children have the right to be educated and cared for by adults who are trustworthy and empathic, yet demanding in terms of school work and behaviour so that innate potential may be realised.

I am fortunate in being able to draw upon a very high level of staff expertise to achieve the best for your child. I very much look forward to working with you.

Jenine Pallant
School Principal

Vision, Mission & Goals

To transform the lives of children experiencing social, emotional, behavioural disorders.

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Child Safe Standards

The Currajong School takes a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse and is fully committed to ensuring that its strategies, policies, procedures and practices meet all Child Safety Standards as specified in Ministerial Order No. 870. Please click here to view The Currajong School's Commitment to Child Safety Policy.

Child Safe Code of Conduct

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Ms Jenine Pallant
Dip.Tchg.Primary (Vic.College), B. Ed. Primary (Vic.College), Post Grad. Dip. Educ. Studies - Student Welfare (Melb), M. Ed.(Melb) M. Ed Studies - Leadership (Monash)

School Administrator

Belinda Wright


Sonia Dunne (Deputy Principal)
B.Ed (University of Tasmania), M. Ed – Special Educational Needs (Deakin)

Cris Payne (Leading Teacher)
Dip.Tchg.Primary (Monash), Grad.Dip.Sp. Educ. (Vic.College), B. Ed. (Deakin)

Paul Crick
Dip.Tchg. (W.Sydney), B.Ed. Sp. Ed. (New England)

Kerri Ledingham
Dip.Tchg. Primary (Christchurch College of Ed.), Cert Teaching People with Disabilities (Christchurch Polytechnic), M. Ed – Special Educational Needs (Deakin)

Joanne Linsdell
B. Visual Arts (Vic College of Arts), Grad. Dip Educ. (Hawthorn Institute), Grad Dip. Visual Arts (Sydney College of Art), M. Visual Arts (Sydney College of Arts and Glasgow School of Art), M. Ed - Special Education (Melb)

Marnie Nyhuis (Direct Instruction/Transition Co-ordinator)
B. Tchg. (Deakin), Grad. Dip. Sp. Educ. (Deakin)

Michele Whitby
B.A (Deakin), B.Ed (Deakin), M. Ed – Special Educational Needs (Deakin)


Teaching Assistants

Matt Young

Jamie Choon - B. Applied Science – Disabilities Studies (Deakin)

Sarah Hunt - B.Visual Arts (Monash), B. Fine Art (Monash), Grad Dip. Educ. Secondary (Monash)

Noelle Collado - Certificate in Childcare, Certificate III in Education

Janine Hamilton - Certificate III in Education

Susan Hughes - B. Arts (Monash), Grad Dip. Educ. Secondary (Monash), Dip Counselling, Dip. Family Intake and Support Work.

Frances Moon - B. Ed. Music (Deakin)

Nancy Moss - Certificate III in Education

Debra Bennetts - Certificate III in Education

Zac Wright

Nikki Eykman



Specialist Support

Psychologist - Sharon Crowley 
BA, Grad Dip Applied Psych, Master of Psychology - Child & Educational (Monash)

Speech & Language Therapist - Suzanne Goldin
B.A. Speech & Hearing (Univ. of Witwatersrand, Sth Africa), M.S.P.A.

Student Assessment - Bernadette Young
B.Arts (Caulfield Institute), Certificate of Education (Deakin)

Music - Hey Dee Ho Educational Services

Dance - Fit2Move

Swimming - Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre

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