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ENQUIRIES (03) 5229 0004

The following page provides an overview of the presentation provided at the 2021 Student Information Session.

This page will be updated regularly.  If you have any queries please call (03) 5229 0004 or send us an email.

Teaching & Administration Staff

Foundation Principal

  • Mr Damian McKew

Deputy Principal

  • Ms Kylie Power

Business Manager

  • Mr Tom Harriott

Year 7 Leaders

  • Mrs Carmen Ahearn
  • Mr Steve Parker

Year 8 Leaders

  • Mr Nathan Pisani
  • Ms Anthea Sholl

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs Carmen Ahearn (Head of Year 7/Head of Learning)
  • Ms Jodie Carter-Blackhall
  • Mr Nathan Pisani (Head of Year 8/Head of Learning)
  • Miss Anna Haintz
  • Mrs Paula Hardy
  • Mr Wayne Walsh (Sport Coordinator)
  • Mrs Gina Oliver
  • Mr David Bourke
  • Ms Anthea Sholl (Head of Year 8/Head of Learning)
  • Mrs Bernadette Lane (Staff Mentor Wellbeing and Diversity)

New Teaching Staff 2021

  • Ms Kylie Power
  • Mr Steve Parker (Head of Year 7/Head of Learning)
  • Mrs Lauren Flint (College Organisation)
  • Ms Loretta Bretherton
  • Mr Dean Henneman
  • Mr Heath Cambridge
  • Mr Justin Higgins
  • Mr Damian Harrington
  • Ms Famie Needham

Learning Support Staff

  • Maddie Thompson
  • Lauren Jack
  • Olivia McGrane
  • Gemma Wearmouth
  • Jesse Sutton
  • Jacob Loughnan
  • Lisa Couzens
  • Hailey Haynes
  • Naomi Caulfield (Chaplain)
  • Yvonne Billows (Science Lab Technician)

Administrative Staff

  • Mrs Cassie Healy
  • Mrs Cathy Jack
  • Ms Julie Cole
  • Ms Ally Lofts

ICT Infrastructure Support Manager

  • Michael Hughes

Maintenance Staff

  • Craig Harry
  • Nick Pratt
  • Mark Boxer

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)
  • Mrs Julie Whelan
  • 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 – Completion December 2020
  • Stage 2(B) Gymnasium / Food Technology – Starting January 2021
  • Stage 3 Specialist Facilities (Science, Art, Technology, Multimedia, STEM) – Starting January 2021
  • Stage 4 Administration and Student Services Centre – Commencing in 2023


Student Transition

  • Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2020


  • 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)


  • 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) has been engaged by Iona.


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

Student Uniforms


Books can be ordered online at


  • 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

Sample Timetable


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

Important Dates

  • Tuesday 8 December 2020 – Orientation Day
  • Monday 18 January 2021- College Office Opens
  • Friday 29 January 2021 – Laptop Collection
  • Monday 1 February 2021 – First day of school for students
  • Wednesday 10 February 2021 – School Photos
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Immunisations
  • Thursday 25 February 2021 – Parent Welcome Night (6pm)
  • 7 – 9 June 2021 – Camp (YMCA Phillip Island)
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