Matt is committed to helping each individual student and looks forward to seeing them gain the confidence to achieve success in their educational journey. He believes in the importance of spiritual, emotional and academic development.
Matt holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and brings experience working with students from all over Australia. Matt has also worked extensively in the areas of curriculum design and teacher development.
Having spent 8 years working with New Australian families from immigrant and refugee backgrounds Chris developed a keen interest in Indigenous history and culture and a strong desire to work with First Australian families. He strongly believes in collaborative practices and approaches in education and building community connections in support of students and their families.
Chris feels privileged to join the Redfern Jarjum College community and looks forward to learning with and learning from our kids, families and community.
All Jesuit Schools aim at helping others. Marianne has spent the last twenty years encouraging her students to take up this challenge. Now it is her turn to live out this mission and use her teaching expertise to teach the students at Jarjum and challenge them to find ways that they can help others.
Marianne hopes to develop a love of learning and bring out the best in her students. She also hopes to develop the students’ ability to work with others, build resilience and confidence in themselves.
Marianne is excited to be joining the Jarjum Team and getting to know the staff, students and their families.
Tina worked for many years at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, where she was a Homeroom teacher and taught a variety of subjects in years 5, 6 and 7. As well as being a Homeroom teacher she has coached many sport teams over the years including Rugby and Basketball. She enjoys all sports but has a particular love for netball.
Tina is looking forward to teaching at Jarjum and getting to know the students and their families.
Michelle has a special interest in the education of Indigenous children and believes that all Australian children should be immersed in Indigenous culture so that they can grow up with an awareness of, and respect for, these ancient cultures. Hopefully, we can then begin to right the wrongs of the early settlers.
Michelle is married with 3 children.
Redfern Jarjum College provides breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea every school day from a kitchen manned by volunteers. Gayl plans the menu, ensuring the recommended daily intakes are met each day, shops for ingredients and writes the roster for the kitchen. The classrooms too have volunteers working one on one with students either in literacy, numeracy or science. Sometimes these volunteers are just buddies, there to listen, share stories or play games. It is a part of Gayl’s role to allocate volunteers to classrooms and she’s always on the look out for the best match.
Gayl provides emotional support for the children of Jarjum. She is a keeper of secrets, treasures and has a magic room that can usually meet most requests of the children. Gayl also makes them brush their teeth. She loves her job.