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Positions of Leadership

Foundation Principal

  • Mr Damian McKew

Deputy Principal

  • Ms Kylie Power

Business Manager

  • Mr Tom Harriott

Head of Culture and Identity

  • Mrs Carmen Ahearn

Head of Learning and Innovation

  • Mr Steve Parker

Head of Student Wellbeing

  • Mr Ashley Mills

Innovation Leaders

  • Ms Anthea Sholl
  • Ms Jodie Townsend
  • Mrs Carter-Blackhall

Year 7 Leaders

  • Mrs Justine Fitzpatrick
  • Mr Nathan Pisani

Year 8 Leader

  • Mr Craig Durran

Year 9 Leader

  • Mrs Lauren Flint

Timetabler/SIMON Administrator

  • Mr Heath Cambridge

College Organiser

  • Mrs Cathy Wilson

Sport Leaders

  • Mr Justin Higgins
  • Mr Dean Henneman

Student Voice and Agency

  • Mr Sam Wood

Careers

  • Mrs Famie Needham

Music

  • Ms Townsend

Iona College Governors

  • Fr Jim Clark (Parish Priest of St Mary’s Parish Geelong)
  • Fr Linh Tran (Parish Priest of Nazareth Parish Grovedale/Torquay)
  • Ms Lucy Carroll (Training Manager at the Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School)
  • Mr Robert Aron (Western Region General Manager Catholic Education Melbourne)

Iona College Advisory Council

  • Ms Jo Hart (Board Chair)
  • Mr Paul Tobias
  • Ms Sarah Morgante
  • Mr Gerard McKenzie
  • Mr Stephen Elder
  • Ms Mari Portaro
  • Fr James Clark
  • Fr Linh Tran
  • Ms Lucy Carroll
  • Ms Kylie Power (Deputy Principal)
  • Ms Melissa O’Shea
  • Ms Megan Turner

Our intention is to add members to the Advisory Council over the next two years.

Building Works Update

  • Stage 1 – Complete (start of 2020)
  • Stage 2(A) Oval – Complete
  • Stage 2(B) Gymnasium / Food Technology – Complete
  • Stage 3 Specialist Facilities (Science, Art, Technology, Multimedia, STEM) – Complete
  • Stage 4 Administration and Student Services Centre – Commenced in 2022

 

Wellbeing

  • Transition
  • Community Groups
  • Learning Support Team
  • SWD funding arrangements (Importance of documentation)
  • External Supports (Engaged where appropriate in consultation with parents)
  • Wellbeing Programs (Resilience Project/Respectful Relationships)

Health

  • All staff will be First Aid trained.
  • First Aid Room (within Administration area) will be open at recess and lunchtime, as well as for any emergency or First Aid issues that may arise during the course of the school day.
  • The Immunisation Program, provided by Barwon Health, is part of the free National Immunisation Program and is facilitated by the school.
  • The College will make contact with you to discuss the management of conditions such as anaphylaxis, chronic allergies, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or any other medical condition that may impact on your child’s health and learning.
  • Operoo (Caremonkey) is used by Iona.

Communication

  • Each student will be required to have a College Diary (booklisted)
  • College Website- www.iona.vic.edu.au
  • Blog Update (no printed newsletter)
  • Staff Contact (email, phone, meeting)
  • Parent Access Module (PAM)

Student Uniforms

Booklists

Books can be ordered online at wincschools.com.au

See Booklists 2022.

ICT

  • Cost of laptop is included in fees.
  • New laptop allocation in Year 10.
  • Insurance is included.
  • Repairs for a damaged device completed at school, however there is a $100 excess charged to parents for daramage outside of warranty.

Bus Travel & Routes

School Fees & Charges

Learning & Teaching

Key Highlights

  • Integration of Learning
  • Collaborative opportunities
  • Project and Passion Based Learning opportunities.
  • Foundation and Enhancement opportunities.

Teaching Areas

  • English (Literacy)
  • Maths (Numeracy)
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
  • LOTE (Indonesian)
  • Learning to Learn
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Technology
  • Digital Technology
  • Community Group – Wellbeing

 

School Homework

  • No Homework will be issued for Year 7 in Term 1.
  • Students are still expected to read daily.
  • Library for students and a relationship with Geelong Regional Library.

Important Times & Dates

School Operating Hours

  • School Times: 9.00am – 3.05pm
  • Reception Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm
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