I have had the pleasure of being the principal at the Kuluin State School since 2018. My goal is to support all members of our school community achieve our school moto "Together We Grow". I am committed to building positive parternships with our students, staff, parents, OSHC and the wider Kuluin community. I have high expectations of our staff and students to ensure that everyone performs to the very best of their ability and reaches their full potential.
My name is Kelly Ayres and I am the Prep- Year 2 Deputy Principal. Reflective of our school motto, 'Together we Grow', I will be working closely within our school community to support students in developing a love of learning. My role affords me the advantage of working collaboratively with students, parents and staff to improve student outcomes in their early years of schooling. I look forward to further supporting the great work that occurs at The Kuluin School and developing positive and productive relationships throughout our community.
My name is Brett Dowdell and I am the Deputy Principal for Year 3-6. My primary role is about ensuring students are SAFE, LEARNING & HAPPY. As part of my role as Deputy Principal I work closely with students, parents and staff to support to ensure we achieve positive outcomes for students. I work hard at developing positive relationships to support students and families. I work closely with staff to support and drive initiatives like The Kuluin Excellence Program and KAGAN Cooperative Learning.
Head of Curriculum
My name is Rebecca Dehey and I have had the pleasure of being Head of Curriculum at Kuluin since 2018. My overall responsibilities involve the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching and learning programs across the school. I predominantly work alongside teachers to support students with what they need to learn (curriculum) and how they can best learn it (professional development for teachers to ensure best practice.) I look forward to further supporting teachers to foster improvement, innovation and excellence in curriculum and its delivery.
Head of Special Education Services
My name is Minna Berry and I am the Head of Special Education Services (HOSES) at The Kuluin School. In my role, I lead the provision of inclusive educational opportunities for all students by ensuring reasonable adjustments are provided to support students to achieve their full potential. At Kuluin, all staff work to ensure students with special education needs and verified disabilities are supported to access and fully participate in learning, alongside their peers. It is my belief that a team approach in education is a requirement for success. As HOSES, I prioritise the development of productive and proactive relationships with families and liaise with other specialists and agencies to maximise student support.
The School Chaplain role
encompasses such things as social /emotional support, educational
support, social skills in small groups, mentoring, breakfasts, school
and holiday camps and where possible link into existing or new school
programs. The Chaplain seeks to provide a listening caring presence for
students facing hardship, crisis or at risk. This support can also
extend to parents and staff.
a student to access ongoing support the process involves parent
permission and referral through Class teacher to the Student Support
team who help co-ordinate the appropriate care. If you have any further questions
about the role please
call the school.
For more info on
Chaplaincy check out the Scripture Union Queensland website. Our regular School Chaplain is currently on leave but we have a support Chaplain working at the school two half days/week for term 1.
My name is Tracey Axelsen and I am the Guidance officer at Kuluin SS. I work co-operatively with students, parents and staff to enhance learning outcomes for students through assessment, counselling, program planning and group work. Teachers and parents can refer students to the Guidance Officer through the Support Services Committee. I am available at Kuluin SS every Thursday and Friday; and every second Wednesday.
Support Teachers: Literacy & Numeracy
Linda Bray & Janelle Neighbour
A referral to the Support Service Committee might happen if a child is experiencing significant difficulties.
Recommendations from such a referral may include a targeted programs such as small group support or inclusion into one of our evidence based programs such as MiniLit or MacqLit – targeting lower progress readers
Other support programs include – Support a Talker (supporting Oral language) and Support a Reader Program which has our trained volunteers sharing a love of reading with our students in a 1:1 setting.
In addition to these programs the STLaNs meet regularly with teachers to discuss their class, the children within their class and how together we can best support all of the students at Kuluin.
Pam Kildey & Josh Adcock