Marcia Waters began her teaching career in 1999, after graduating from Charles Sturt University, Albury. She worked at Shepparton East Primary School until part way through 2009, when she changed to Orrvale Primary School as a Leading Teacher. Marcia became the Numeracy co-ordinator at Orrvale Primary School. To increase her knowledge in this area, she achieved her Masters of Numeracy through the University of Melbourne in 2012.
Marcia has two school-age children, Angelina and Baden. She enjoys watching sports, including those her children play.
If she won lotto, Marcia would travel the world to watch iconic sporting events such as the Olympics, tennis grand slams and the Ashes at Lords.
Marcia supports the Adelaide Crows in the AFL and loves watching Australia in Test Cricket.
Business ManagerGabrielle Crowe has worked in the Office for the past 30 years as the Business Manager. She has been associated with the school since 1977, when the first of her four children started school.
Gabrielle was on School Council as a parent respresentative and a DET represenative for 15 years.
Gabrielle loves the work and the contact with the school community.
Gabrielle is married to Greg, a local retired farmer. Greg is, and has been, associated with various community groups in Katandra West.
As well as her four children, Gabrielle has four precious grandchildren she loves to spoil.Gabrielle is a long time supporter and member of the North Melbourne Football Club.
Teacher – Foundation/1
I grew up in country NSW. I attended University of Canberra, graduating with a Bachelor of Primary Education.
I have spent time teaching in country NSW and remote communities in the NT.
In 2017 I taught at Congupna Primary School and in 2018 I settled in at Katandra West.
I have loved watching the F 1 student’s blossom.
I have two daughters, Marnie and Alana. They both enjoy playing netball, tennis and cricket. I love watching my girls achieve in sports, life and learning.
I enjoy gardening and love sourcing out all kinds of weird and wonderful succulents!
I love watching the footy and support the Collingwood Magpies!!
Teacher – Year 2/3
Teacher – Year 4/5/6
Brodie is just starting out in his teaching career, he graduated from La Trobe Bendigo in 2016.
Brodie grew up in Mooroopna, where he lives with his partner Kim. They’re the proud parents of a daughter, Macie.
Brodie enjoys most sports including cricket where he plays for his beloved Mooroopna Cricket Club. He also plays footy for Katamatite Football Club. Brodie is a very keen golfer, which he plays off a handicap of 7.
In his spare time, he loves being outdoors with his friends and family going camping and fishing.
Maddie De Lai
Teacher - Performing Arts, Foundation/1
Hi I’m Jacquie Monk or Mrs Monkey to most. I have been teaching for more than 20 years, in the classroom and as a music and drama specialist.
I am very passionate about education and love working with young students and watch them grow and learn. I truly believe that education is about the whole child and building strong healthy relationships with students and parents.
I have always been a strong believer of play based learning and investigative learning. My classrooms are always busy and active. I feel very blessed to be apart of the Katandra West family, where we all work together to do the best we can for the students.
Teacher - Italian