Clunes Public School

Learn to live, live to learn

Telephone02 6629 1278

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Teaching staff

Mrs Michelle Slee - Principal

I immensely enjoy the dual role of Principal and teaching all students at Clunes Public School. The school is embraced by a caring and supportive community.

Staff members are a dedicated team who work hard to improve student outcomes. 

Mr Jack Priestley – Classroom Teacher
Years 5 & 6

I have been teaching at Clunes Public School since 2009. This year I have a 5/6 class. In our classroom and at our school our students adopt a caring and positive attitude to one another and show a commitment to excellence in all areas of the curriculum. We ‘Learn to live & Live to learn.'

Mr Malcolm Sky – Classroom Teacher

As a teacher of Aboriginal heritage I enjoy learning Aboriginal language and integrating Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom.  I am keen to work with all students to support their academic progress and nurture their development in a pastoral way. I am keen to adopt new technology and to seek best practice to meet the learning needs of the students in the classroom. I have organised the school's NAIDOC Day ceremonies, Cross Country carnival, coached soccer and tennis teams, whilst also working collaboratively with other teachers.

Miss Hutchinson – Classroom Teacher
Years 1 & 2 

I have been lucky enough to have taught both in Australia and the UK.  This is my third year at Clunes.  I love working with students and helping them be the best they can be.  I enjoy intergrating technology into my teaching, as well as lots of hands on activities.  I have felt very welcomed by the Clunes PS community and look forward to continuing my teaching adventure.

Mrs Smith – Classroom Teacher
Years 3 & 4 

2022 is my first year of teaching at Clunes Public School, however I have been a part of the wonderful Clunes team for over seven years as a Student Learning Support Officer.  I am team teaching with Mrs Naomi Northey-Manser.  I am passionate about giving every child the best learning opportunity available, and love to see their knowledge grow.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year of engaging learning and building strong relationships with our students.

Mrs Naomi Northey-Manser - Classroom Team Teacher Years 3 & 4

I came to Clunes School through a permanent transfer from the New England region.  I have been teaching at Clunes since 2019, where I have been lucky enough to teach across all year levels of the school, on both an individual basis and with small groups.  I feel incredibly lucky to work as part of such a welcoming community and I continue to grow, learn and refine my ongoing teaching practice to meet the ever changing needs of our community in our changing world.

Julia Tobin - School counsellor

Support staff

Our support staff are dedicated members who work quietly in the background to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Bernardine Cooper
-  School Administration Manager

2022 is my fourteenth year at Clunes Public School.

I love seeing the students each day learning, experiencing and enjoying their school day.

The last couple of years has seen immense change in School Administration and I have enjoyed the challenge (mostly) of learning the new system.

Andrea Pearce - School Administration Officer

Ms Pearce assists in the front office as well as in the library.

Student Learning Support Officers

Tiffany Renshaw - Student Learning Support Officer

Brock Smith - Student Learning Support Officer