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
Jedd Wright joined Katandra West Primary School in 2015.
Jedd is currently teaching Year 2/3 students and is enjoying every moment of it.
Jedd grew up in a big family of seven including four brothers. He married his wife Khloe in 2014 and they have a baby girl named Lilah.
Jedd is a very keen sportsman and has played A Grade cricket for Katandra for the last ten years. He also loves footy and plays at Katamatite Football Club.
Jedd loves fishing and if he has any spare time you will see him down the Boosey Creek or heading to the coast to try and catch anything that is willing to be hooked.
Teacher – Year 4/5
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.
Heather Campbell Teacher – Year 5/6
Education SupportKaren Daldy has worked at Katandra West Primary School since 2007 as an Integration / Curriculum Aide. Prior to this she was at Lemnos P.S.
Karen has two adult children, Vittoria and Lachlan. She also has a large number of cats to look after.
Karen played netball for 10 consecutive years, however now is is a basketball mum proudly supporting her son Lachlan who plays basketball.Karen has always loved working with children and was employed as a Kindergarten / Child Care Assistant for 7 years prior to having her own children.
Teacher - Performing Arts
I grew up in Albury Wodonga and I studied at Charles Sturt University Albury to achieve a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood. I now live on a Dairy Farm in Katamatite and work on the Farm with my Husband and Teach part time. We have a daughter, who keeps us both busy and entertained.
I have been teaching since the year 2000. I started teaching at Grahamvale Primary School and then had 2 years travelling and teaching in the UK. On my return I returned to Grahamvale and continued teaching Preps for several years.
During this time I was coordinating the School Concert and Choir performances and adding a little artistic flair into my weekly plan, where ever I could. I am passionate about the Arts and love singing, dancing and acting. I have been involved in the Shepparton theatre arts group ‘STAG’ since moving to the Goulburn Valley and also work for a local Drama School called Initial Stages.
In 2010 my role changed from Classroom teacher to Music and Drama Specialist and I took on this role full time. This allowed me to also introduce Ukulele to all students as well as other music experiences.
My personal philosophy to education is: students learn when teachers build positive relationship, be passionate and excited about learning and have fun. I always strive to have positive relationships with the whole school community.
Teacher - Italian
Stay tuned to learn more about Frances.