Meet Port’s new staff
PORT Douglas State School welcomes three new staff members. Mr Dave Kruger (HOC), Mr Jesse Miller (5/6 Teacher) and Mr Phill Kilfoy. Our new members have given a brief insight into who they are: My name is and I will be the Head of Curriculum for 2017. I recently moved here with my wife from Warwick. Last year I was the HPE teacher at Warwick Central State School. Prior to that I spent five years in Charleville having many roles. I have taught years 3-6 in the classroom and in my last year there supported students with engaging in their learning. I enjoy fishing, sport, cooking and reading.
My name is and I will be teaching Year 3 this year. This is my second year living in Port Douglas. My previous position was teaching Prep at St Augustine’s Mossman. Prior to Mossman I spent 3 years teaching on Thursday Island where I held a Curriculum Support Teacher role and teaching Year 3/4 class teacher. I have experience across all Primary school years and have experience in both State and Independent schools as well as teaching internationally in London, UK and working in communities such as Bamaga and Mornington Island. I have a strong passion for curriculum development and teaching pedagogy and I am completing a Masters in Education – Expert Teaching Practice at Monash, which I will finish at the end of the year if all goes to plan. I enjoy getting out on the water as much as possible from diving to fishing, sailing and other water sports.
My name is and I will be teaching year 5/6 in 2017. I have recently moved to the lovely Port Douglas from the Sunshine Coast, where I completed my teaching degree. I am looking forward to establishing a positive and engaging learning environment. I am also hoping to work on the school vegetable garden and teach the students about sustainable practices. In my spare time I enjoy surfing, fishing, climbing and motorbike riding. Say hello if you see me around the school.
All three new members of staff have had a fantastic start to the school year and are starting to make an impact.