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 ASPENDALE 

 St Louis de Montfort's

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Our School

St Louis de Montfort's Primary School Aspendale

St Louis de Montfort’s School is a co-educational Catholic parish primary school located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Aspendale on the Mornington Peninsula. We are committed to providing a curriculum which will ensure the intellectual, social, physical, aesthetic and moral development of all students.

The school is on a site of 3.4 hectares (8.5 acres), approximately 1.2 km from Aspendale railway station on the Frankston line. The school is within a kilometre of the beach and is only two kilometres from Mordialloc. At the rear of the school is a municipal bicycle path and a secondary drain, which leads to the Edithvale Wetlands. Aspendale Gardens, on the far side of the secondary drain is linked to the school by footbridges. Road access is via Mordialloc or Edithvale.

The structure of the school comprises 27 classes, all of which are straight grades, with an average of 24 students per class.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A caring, supportive staff

  • An active parent and parish community

  • Positive Behaviour Learning approach to behaviour management

  • Garden-to-Kitchen Program for Years 3 & 4

  • You Can Do It, Bounce Back and Make Jesus Real SEL programs

  • Wellbeing sensory room

  • Win room for intervention/extension programs

  • Reading Recovery support for Year 1

  • Staff mentoring and coaching

  • Sacramental classes, school & class liturgies

  • Specialist teachers in Visual Art, Music, Physical Education & Chinese (Mandarin)

  • A school psychologist 2 days per week; counsellor, speech pathologist and occupational therapist 1day per week

  • State-of-the-art computer facilities and online services

  • Interactive Whiteboards and or Smart TV in all classrooms

  • Sets of 12 iPads for P-3 and 1:1 Chromebooks for Years 3 -6

  • Chromebook licence program in year 3

  • Surround sound hearing systems for students with hearing loss

  • Spacious well-maintained grounds, with a native garden setting

  • Extensive range of adventure playground equipment

  • Church, church hall and meeting rooms

  • Inter-school sports program for Years 5 & 6

  • P–2 swimming lessons

  • Swimming squad for Years 3–6

  • P–6 beach safety program

  • Annual Athletic Sports Day

  • Annual Cross Country Event for Years 3-6

  • Auskick, Goalkick, Netball, In2Cricket and Tennis options onsite after hours

  • Sunsmart policy

  • Excursions/In-school productions

  • Buddy program from Prep to Year 6

  • Annual 3 day Outdoor Camp for Year 5

  • Annual 4 day Educational Camp Tour of Canberra for Year 6

  • Annual Talent Quest for Juniors P-2 and Seniors 3-6

  • Biennial Musical Production, Culture Day and Art Show

  • Weekly assemblies

  • School leaders, sports captains & class captains

  • Senior Choir Years 3–6 & Junior Christmas Carolling Choir P–2

  • eSmart; Performance and Development Culture.

  • 5-star sustainability accreditation

  • Before and After School Care onsite

  • Canteen 3 days per week

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Our Vision

We are a Faith Community who bring life to the Gospel in our search for Truth, Beauty and Goodness.  

 

We foster a culture of deep learning by providing powerful and authentic opportunities and challenges through co-design.

 

We influence the hearts and minds of self and others to lead hope-filled lives of impact.

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Meet the St Louis' Team

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Carmel Stutterd

Principal

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Tanya Sefanec Deputy Principal and Wellbeing Leader

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Michelle Barron Deputy Principal and Learning & Teaching Leader

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Fr Andrew Jekot

Parish Priest for St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish Aspendale and Mordialloc

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Marylene Douglas

Religious Education Leader and Lead Learner

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Polly Pedrazzini

Office Business Manager

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Nicola Brennan

Financial Assistant

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Donna Lannan

Administrative Assistant

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Cathy

Wells

Administration Officer

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Emma Davies 

Maths Leader

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Sarah Talbot

Learning Diversity Leader

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Angela Healy

Classroom Teacher and Literacy Leader

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Jenny Waldron Classroom Teacher

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Danielle Gill

Classroom Teacher

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Gen Martin

Classroom Teacher

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Anna Kolodziej

Classroom Teacher

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Melinda Pace.jpg

Mel Pace

Classroom Teacher

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Cath Passante

Classroom Teacher

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George Lithotomos

Classroom Teacher

Erin Paisley

Classroom Teacher

Kathy Childs

Reading Recovery Teacher

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Breanna Jamison

Classroom Teacher

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Gary Young.jpg

Gary Young

Classroom Teacher

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Anne Bright Classroom Teacher

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Sarah Burgoyne

Classroom Teacher

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Jessica McQueen

Classroom Teacher

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Brendan

Ellul
Classroom Teacher

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Eva Traynor

Classroom Teacher

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Emma Summers
Classroom Teacher

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Rachel Carnegie

Classroom Teacher

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Lena Perriman

Classroom Teacher

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Jen Darby
Classroom Teacher

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Michael O’Brien

Classroom Teacher

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Thomson Wood

STEM Teacher and Digital Innovation Leader

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Toni Moser

Classroom

Teacher

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Gene Trutsch

Classroom Teacher

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Renata Dal Sasso
Classroom Teacher

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Kate O'Brien

Classroom Teacher

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Camille Allenby Classroom Teacher

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Dean Andrew

PE Teacher

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Frank Overberg Gardener and Garden to Kitchen Program

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Anthony Denton

LOTE - Italian Teacher

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Laura Duly

Visual Arts Teacher

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Claire Gangemi

Learning Support Officer

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Kirsten Jansen-McMaster

Learning Support Officer

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Dominique Rekdale
Classroom Teacher

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Nick Byron

Classroom Teacher

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Rose Carnovale Pastoral Care Chaplain

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Nick Packer

Music & Performing Arts Teacher

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Melisa Mahl

Learning Support Officer

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Jo

Marshall

Classroom Teacher

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Cate Roach

Classroom Teacher

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Wendy Mertens Garden to Kitchen Program Teacher

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Sue Crisp

Learning Support Officer and Garden to Kitchen Program

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Raelene Murphy

Learning Support Officer

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Anna Kolodziej

Classroom Teacher

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Melinda Pace

Classroom Teacher

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Cath Passante

Classroom Teacher

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George

Lithotomos

Classroom Teacher

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Donna Goldsworthy

Learning Support Officer

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Pauline Magee

Learning Support Officer

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Judy

Ramjahn

Learning Support Officer

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Giselle Doyle

Learning Support Officer

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Louise Wettenhall-James

Learning Support Officer

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Debbie Daniels

Learning Support Officer

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Melissa Hoare

Learning Support Officer

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Emily Williams

Learning Support Officer

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Angela Stutterd

Learning Support Officer

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Emma Coleman

Learning Support Officer

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Lisa Goodes

Community Services and Uniform Shop Manager 

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Jacqui Kavanagh

Librarian

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Kerri 

Hirst

Librarian

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Carmel Stutterd

Principal

Tanya Stefanec.jpg

Tanya Sefanec Deputy Principal and Wellbeing Leader

Michelle Barron.jpg

Michelle Barron Deputy Principal and Learning & Teaching Leader

Father Andrew Jedynak.jpg

Fr Andrew Jekot

Parish Priest for St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish Aspendale and Mordialloc

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Marylene Douglas

Religious Education Leader and Lead Learner

Polly Pedrazzini.jpg

Polly Pedrazzini

Office Business Manager

Nicola Brennan.jpg

Nicola Brennan

Financial Assistant

Donna Lannan.jpg

Donna Lannan

Administrative Assistant

Catherine Wells.jpg

Cathy

Wells

Administration Officer

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Emma Davies 

Maths Leader

Sarah Talbot.jpg

Sarah Talbot

Learning Diversity Leader

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Angela Healy

Classroom Teacher and Literacy Leader

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Jenny Waldron Classroom Teacher

Danielle Gill.jpg

Danielle Gill

Classroom Teacher

Genevieve Martin.jpg

Gen Martin

Classroom Teacher

Anne-Maree Kolodziej.jpg

Anna Kolodziej

Classroom Teacher

Erin Paisley.jpg
Melinda Pace.jpg

Mel Pace

Classroom Teacher

Cath Passante.jpg

Cath Passante

Classroom Teacher

George Lithotomos.jpg

George Lithotomos

Classroom Teacher

Erin Paisley

Classroom Teacher

Kathy Childs

Reading Recovery Teacher

Breanna Jamison.jpg

Breanna Jamison

Classroom Teacher

Kathryn Childs.jpg
Gary Young.jpg

Gary Young

Classroom Teacher

Anne Bright.jpg

Anne Bright Classroom Teacher

Sarah Burgoyne.jpg

Sarah Burgoyne

Classroom Teacher

Jessica McQueen.jpg

Jessica McQueen

Classroom Teacher

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Brendan

Ellul
Classroom Teacher

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Eva Traynor

Classroom Teacher

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Emma Summers
Classroom Teacher

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Rachel Carnegie

Classroom Teacher

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Lena Perriman

Classroom Teacher

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Jen Darby
Classroom Teacher

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Michael O’Brien

Classroom Teacher

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Thomson Wood

STEM Teacher and Digital Innovation Leader

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Toni Moser

Classroom

Teacher

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Gene Trutsch

Classroom Teacher

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Renata Dal Sasso
Classroom Teacher

Kate O'Brien.jpg

Kate O'Brien

Classroom Teacher

Camille Allenby.jpg

Camille Allenby Classroom Teacher

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Dean Andrew

PE Teacher

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Frank Overberg Gardener and Garden to Kitchen Program

Anthony Denton.jpg

Anthony Denton

LOTE - Italian Teacher

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Laura Duly

Visual Arts Teacher

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Claire Gangemi

Learning Support Officer

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Kirsten Jansen-McMaster

Learning Support Officer

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Dominique Rekdale
Classroom Teacher

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Nick Byron

Classroom Teacher

Rosina Carnovale.jpg

Rose Carnovale Pastoral Care Chaplain

Nicholas Packer.jpg

Nick Packer

Music & Performing Arts Teacher

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Melisa Mahl

Learning Support Officer

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Jo

Marshall

Classroom Teacher

Cate Roach.jpg

Cate Roach

Classroom Teacher

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Wendy Mertens Garden to Kitchen Program Teacher

Sue Crisp.jpg

Sue Crisp

Learning Support Officer and Garden to Kitchen Program

Raelene Murphy.jpg

Raelene Murphy

Learning Support Officer

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Anna Kolodziej

Classroom Teacher

Melinda Pace.jpg

Melinda Pace

Classroom Teacher

Cath Passante.jpg

Cath Passante

Classroom Teacher

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George

Lithotomos

Classroom Teacher

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Donna Goldsworthy

Learning Support Officer

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Pauline Magee

Learning Support Officer

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Judy

Ramjahn

Learning Support Officer

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Giselle Doyle

Learning Support Officer

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Louise Wettenhall-James

Learning Support Officer

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Debbie Daniels

Learning Support Officer

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Carol Jeans

Learning Support Officer

Melissa Hoare.jpg

Melissa Hoare

Learning Support Officer

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Kath O'Donnell

Learning Support Officer

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Emily Williams

Learning Support Officer

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Angela Stutterd

Learning Support Officer

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Emma Coleman

Learning Support Officer

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Lisa Goodes

Community Services and Uniform Shop Manager 

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Jacqui Kavanagh

Librarian

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Kerri 

Hirst

Librarian

Our History

During the late 1950s the Catholic population of Aspendale sought to celebrate Mass locally, initially at Martin’s Dance Hall opposite Aspendale Station. When the hall was sold, Mass was celebrated in the old Scout Hall at Regents Park. In 1961 the current Catholic school and church site was purchased, with the school opening in 1965.

Aspendale was part of the Parish of St. Brigid’s, Mordialloc.
Parishioners asked the Parish Priest, Father J. English, to celebrate Mass in Aspendale.

  • 1959 Mass celebrated at Martin’s Dance Hall (opposite the Aspendale Station) by Father. J.J. Byrne from Mordialloc Presbytery.

  • Father English purchased the 8.5 acres site in Dolphin Street, Aspendale for $36,000. St. Louis Church and School buildings were commenced.

  • 1963 Martin’s Dance Hall was sold and demolished. Mass was then celebrated in the old Scout Hall in Regent’s Park.