Management

Rodney McKinlay

Principal
Profile

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

Accounting

 

Which primary school did you go to?

Heidelberg Primary School

 

Which footy team do you barrack for?

Richmond

 

Do you have any pets?

Two dogs: Buddy and Lily

 

What is your favourite food?

Anything spicy!

 

What is your favourite band/singer?

Ed Sheeran

 

What meal is your speciality in the kitchen?

BBQ

 

What is your favourite drink?

Pineapple

 

What is your most treasured possession?

My personally signed Richmond framed jumper of the

‘Centreline of the Century’: Francis Bourke; Billy Barrot and Dick Clay

 

Why did you become a teacher?

I enjoy helping people and supporting them in achieving their goals.

 

If you couldn’t be a teacher, what would your dream job be?

Working in a holiday resort on an island somewhere

 

What is your favourite film?

Greece & Sound of Music

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Have You Been Paying Attention

 

Favourite city in the world to visit?

Santorini

 

Who is the funniest member on staff?

The Office Staff!

 

Who is the best all round sportsperson on staff?

A very fit staff at Templeton, hard to pick an all-round person.

 

Who is the best cook on staff?

My BBQ Sunday lunch is hard to beat!

 

What is the best thing about Templeton Primary School?

Our people! Our teachers, students and parents work together as one for the benefit of our students. We are a united community that is focused on academic excellence for each and every student.

Marc Crilly

Assistant Principal
Profile

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

History

 

Which primary school did you go to?

St. Luke’s, Wantirna

 

Which footy team do you barrack for?

Collingwood

 

Do you have any pets?

Sally, our extremely naughty puppy dog

 

What is your favourite food?

Indian

 

What is your favourite band?

Coldplay

 

What meal is your speciality in the kitchen?

My lasagne is fairly impressive

 

What is your favourite drink?

The Nectar of the Gods – Coca-Cola

 

What is your most treasured possession?

Not sure I’d cope without my iPhone

 

Why did you become a teacher?

My Grade 6 teacher and parents were my inspiration

 

If you couldn’t be a teacher, what would your dream job be?

Shooting Guard for the New York Knicks

 

What is your favourite film?

The Empire Strikes Back

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Seinfeld

 

Favourite city in the world to visit?

New York

 

Who is the funniest member on staff?

Mrs Eddy and Mr Sussman never fail to amuse me

 

Who is the best all round sportsperson on staff?

We have a lot of staff who are good at sport, but Miss Horne and Miss Nelson are more than handy

 

Who is the best cook on staff?

Miss Potter’s sandwiches are unbelievable, but there are rumours that Mrs McKee is a jet in the kitchen

 

What is the best thing about Templeton Primary School?

How 720 kids and 70 staff so easily get along like a big family

 

Andrea Edwards

Assistant Principal
Profile

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

Mathematics

 

Which primary school did you go to?

St. Luke’s

 

Which footy team do you barrack for?

Essendon

 

Do you have any pets?

A Golden Retriever named Sammy

 

What is your favourite food?

Pizza

 

What is your favourite band?

Pink

 

What meal is your speciality in the kitchen?

Spaghetti Bolognese

 

What is your favourite drink?

Coke No Sugar

 

What is your most treasured possession?

WIFI

Why did you become a teacher?

It’s just what I always saw myself doing.

 

If you couldn’t be a teacher, what would your dream job be?

A Flight Attendant

 

What is your favourite film?

Shawshank Redemption

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Have You Been Paying Attention?

 

Favourite city in the world to visit?

Venice

 

Who is the funniest member on staff?

Mr. Crilly

 

Who is the best all round sportsperson on staff?

Jess McCasker

 

Who is the best cook on staff?

Stella Zhang

 

What is the best thing about Templeton Primary School?

How we all support each other.

Ayse Bavage

Leading Teacher

Di Hynes

Leading Teacher
Profile

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

Maths of course!

 

Which primary school did you go to?

Hutt Central, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Which footy team do you barrack for?

The mighty Hawks!

 

 

Do you have any pets?

Three GORGEOUS cats and one very old dog.

 

 

What is your favourite food?

Cheese, cheese, cheese.

 

What is your favourite band?

Lady GaGa (at the moment)

 

What meal is your speciality in the kitchen?

Mr Hynes does all the cooking.

 

 

What is your favourite drink?

Coffee.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

My iPhone

Why did you become a teacher?

I love working with children

 

 

If you couldn’t be a teacher, what would your dream job be?

Travel Reporter

 

What is your favourite film?

Love Actually

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Too many to choose

 

Favourite city in the world to visit?

Wellington, NZ

 

Who is the funniest member on staff?

Mrs Edwards

 

Who is the best all round sportsperson on staff?

Too many to choose

 

Who is the best cook on staff?

 

Mrs Finn, she makes the best cakes and biscuits for morning tea.

 

What is the best thing about Templeton Primary School?

The entire Templeton Community

 

Aidan Schanssema

Leading Teacher

Janice Siladi

Learning Specialist
Profile

What was your favourite subject when you were at school?

Mathematics

 

Which primary school did you go to?

Burwood Heights PS

 

Which footy team do you barrack for?

Collingwood

 

Do you have any pets?

Missy the Chihuahua and Lucky the Tortoise Shell

 

What is your favourite food?

Greek Cuisine

 

Who is your favourite artist?

Prince

 

What meal is your speciality in the kitchen?

Risotto

 

What is your favourite drink?

Coffee- Latte

 

What is your most treasured possession?

My wedding ring.

Why did you become a teacher?

I love working with children. Each day is a new experience.

 

If you couldn’t be a teacher, what would your dream job be?

Working as a profiler with the FBI.

 

What is your favourite film?

The Wizard of Oz

 

What is your favourite TV show?

Criminal Minds

 

Favourite city in the world to visit?

Athens- Greek History is AMAZING!

 

Who is the funniest member on staff?

Geoff Dawson

 

Who is the best all round sportsperson on staff?

Aidan Schanssema

 

Who is the best cook on staff?

Stella Zhang- She makes the best sushi!

 

What is the best thing about Templeton Primary School?

We all work as a TEAM and support each other.

 

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