Our School

Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Melton West Primary School website. We hope this provides you with a picture of what our vibrant school has to offer. I would feel very honoured to take you on a school tour, answering any questions you have about what our school has to offer. Please call the office to book a time to meet with me. I know choosing a school for your child is a very important decision. The connection between the school and families is critical for each child’s learning potential. It needs to be a respectful partnership, where people feel valued and their thoughts, concerns and opinions heard.

At Melton West Primary School, we have a strong focus of working as a Professional Learning Community, where there is a shared responsibility for all learners across teams and teachers work collaboratively to determine how best to support student learning based on what they can do and the direction for future learning. Through working as a Professional Learning Community we have created a culture of learning, where professional learning amongst staff is valued and embraced and the confidence children show in their ability to learn is enhanced every day. We have been working hard on increasing our community engagement with families and have a vision to incorporate a culture of learning for our parents so that they too can continue to support their child, as their first teacher. All staff at Melton West Primary School are committed to their work and are well respected educators.

We have a strong focus on ensuring children have a sound understanding of the core subjects of English and Mathematics, as well as enrichment programs such as Art, Science and Physical Education. Information Technology, including computers and iPads, are integrated across the curriculum. We are proud of the reputation we have as a school who respects and values our Indigenous history, through connecting strongly with our parents who have an Indigenous background as well as introducing the local Indigenous language of Woiwurrung in 2015. We have plans to form connections with many of the other culture groups represented at Melton West in the very near future.

We have a developed a vision to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students to achieve their full potential. We will do this through an engaging and inclusive curriculum, with high expectations of students as individual learners and thinkers, who become valued members of the wider community. Our values of respect, communication, trust and teamwork all working towards building positive relationships with all, underpin all decisions we make.

I hope you find Melton West Primary School a welcoming place for you and your child. I look forward to meeting you.

High Levels of Learning for All

Michelle Costa
Principal | Melton West Primary School


  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Teamwork
  • Honesty
  • Resilience
  • Communication


Take a virtual tour of our wonderful school from the comfort of your home!

We are keen to organise new enrolments for 2023 and are now taking tour bookings for 2024 Prep Enrolment, prospective parents and students are invited to phone our office and organise an in-person tour of Melton West Primary School with the Principal, Michelle Costa.

If you are unsure of your designated neighbourhood school please visit https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/

For guidance on 2024 Prep Enrolments please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/starting-school

For upcoming Prep 2024 Enrolment Tour dates call us on 03 9743 5818 for bookings

Student Enrolment/ Transfer Process

Step 1. Check your zoned school by visiting https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/

Step 2. Call and organise an enrolment meeting with one of our Principal class 03 9743 5818

Step 3. Submit the enrolment form  & Digital Technology Form with the required documents outlined below via email to melton.west.ps@education.vic.gov.au or in person at our office.

Documents required for enrolment:

  • Enrolment form/ Digital technology form
  • Provide your child’s birth certificate-passport-immi card as evidence of birth
  • Provide your child’s immunisation history statement, available from your Medicare Account
  • If your child was born overseas, provide their visa documents
  • Provide custody restrictions: eg. court orders/parenting orders etc.
  • Provide medical plans: eg. Asthma Plan, Anaphylaxis Plan etc. 

For Bookings or further information on enrolments please call 03 9743 5818 or email us at Melton.West.ps@education.vic.gov.au

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support

The goal of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support at Melton West Primary School is to create and maintain a positive and supportive learning environment that enhances our school culture and maximises academic and social growth.

The School Wide Positive Behaviour Matrix translates Melton West Primary School’s three key expectations – Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be a Learner – into expected behaviours.



Here are links to relevant school policies. Please contact the school office if any further information is required.

Staff 2024

Principal Class

Michelle Costa

Assistant Principal
Sarah Mills

Acting Assistant Principal
Simon Radford

Learning Specialists

Learning Specialist – PREP
Klaudia Jellis

Learning Specialist – 1/2
Charlene Waldron

Learning Specialist – 3/4
Georgia Cobbledick

Learning Specialist – 5/6
Jenna Davies


Business Manager
Alana Braszell

Office Staff
Catherine Barnes
Rhiannon Dummett
Leanne Humphrey

First Aid Officers
Jane Macdonald
Sherrie-Ann Brezina

Wellbeing Team

Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator – Vanessa Moore

Attendance Officer – Liza Dearing

Designated Teacher – Sarah Ralph


IT Technician
Ravi Kanneganti

Library Technician
Karen Poulton

Maintenance / Handyman
Alec Watson

Specialist Teachers

ART Team
Anne Feetham (Mon/Tues) Prep – 2
Kristy Neal (Mon/Thurs-Fri) 3-6

LOTE (Auslan) – Jessica Pfister

Jessica Pfister Prep
Lee Rieksts 1-6

PE Team
Aaron Cliffe  

Science Team
Sara Kaur Prep – 2
Liza Dearing 3-6


Education Support

Andrea Garro
Bronwyn Howard
Catherine Joyce
Catherine Millar
Desiree Savoia
Fariha Qureshi
Harvinder Kaur
Jane Macdonald
Jane Scott
Jay McEvoy
Jen Mega
Kayla Sebire
Krystal McDermott
Lauri Owais
Leah Mallia
Leah Mc Donald
Leanne Reddrop
Macarena Donato
Mackenzie Reddrop
Madelaine Denham
Megan Fisher
Maria Robinson
Michelle Brown
Rebecca Lawn
Rasha Al Samarai
Tamara Higgins
Tori Lancaster
Tracey Caines
Tracey-Lee Stuart
Wes Edlin

Prep Team

Prep A
Sabrina Annia

Prep B
Kim Webb

Prep C
Jack Moon

Prep D
Rachel Parr

Grade 1/2 Team

Alison Attard

Jessica McBain

Ashima Chauhan

Maria Costa

Marissa Harper

Jenny Toews

Simone Gardner

Grade 3/4 Team

Brenton Proctor

Kaleigh Block

Rebecca Warren

Cari Bergstrom

Mary Mallorca

Kylie Walters

Grade 5/6 Team

5/6 A
Olga Adamou

5/6 B
Amanda Marshall

5/6 C
Vassie Govendor

5/6 D

5/6 E
Soana Sifa


Our main buildings contain 24 classrooms, a well-equipped library, and flexible open-learning spaces. A full-sized gym hosts our PE sessions and provides a meeting place for larger groups of students, including whole-school assemblies and graduation ceremonies. The lush gardens and expansive grounds provide shaded areas for active and passive play.

We were allocated $6.4 million in the 2018-19 State Budget. The funds went towards a Master Plan that we had been working on for a few years with a workshop architect. The plan included a repositioning of the front of the school, which is now accessed through Rathdowne Circuit. A new administration area was also built with contemporary office spaces and a purpose-built first aid room. New student toilets were constructed, as well as a modern full-sized gym, canteen, art room, and music room. Our large school oval and pergola areas had recently been refurbished with brand new turf. Contemporary and safe playgrounds for all year levels were also built, encouraging active play at break times.