Meet our Staff

PRINCIPAL/SENIOR SCHOOL

Sally 

Welcome to TPS! 

My name is Sally Herbert and I am the Principal of our wonderful school.  I have a particular fondness for the Toolangi community as I grew up in Yea and love this area. 

 

I love working with the students, staff and families at TPS, the students are delightful and our enthusiastic families are a valued and integral part of our school.  

 

I am a county girl at heart with a love for the bush so I am the lucky one to be the Principal of our great school! 

MUSIC/JUNIOR SCHOOL

Tess

Being a teacher at Toolangi PS is an extension of family.

 

Being with our little people all day every day gives me an opportunity to share each childs' story, their learning, their openness, honesty, and funny moments. I love seeing their achievements and the joy they get from learning.

 

Toolangi PS nurtures and responds to children's play both inside and outside and their desire to learn. My passion and love of music, beauty, gardening, cooking, sewing, and learning is woven into each day and complements the mornings English and maths lessons.

 

My love of the Western Bulldogs and eating chocolate doesn't get much of a guernsey!

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SENIOR SCHOOL

Amanda

My name is Amanda Hull and it is my great pleasure to be a classroom teacher at Toolangi Primary School.

 

I feel privileged to be entrusted with the education and care of the beautiful young people whose families choose our school. My husband and I have brought up our children here on the mountain, amongst the tall trees, and value the great benefits that come from a small school education.

 

I consider myself very fortunate to work in Toolangi’s unique school grounds; alongside passionate colleagues; surrounded by inquisitive, kind children and their supportive families.

SCIENCE/KITCHEN GARDEN

Julia

I’ve been working on the kitchen garden project at Toolangi, since it began about nine years ago. In that time it has evolved to include much of the science curriculum, which we explore by investigating nature. Our extensive garden allows for hands-on learning for all our students, who help to grow, harvest and cook seasonal produce whilst learning about natural processes and gaining life-long skills.

I grew up in England on a farm that grew Asian vegetables for China Town in London and all the local restaurants. From a very young age I appreciated how food production, cooking and sharing is a fantastic way to bring people and communities together.

Since moving to Australia in 2000 I have worked for many years as a pastry chef and sourdough baker. I currently own a specialised perennial nursery with my partner. 

In my spare time I like to grow mushrooms, keep bees, distill perfume, make preserves and throw pottery on a wheel. I have always enjoyed understanding processes from scratch in order to create something. This passion for grass-roots knowledge transfers to the way I teach and learn with the children. 

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