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Meet our Care Team

The Care Team at Willmott Park Primary prides itself on a wholistic approach to every child and every family.

The Care Team is comprised of: the Principal, the Assistant Principal, a Wellbeing Leader, a DET appointed Student Support Services Officer and the Programs for Students with Disabilities Leader.

This Care Team also liaises with a variety of other paraprofessionals and agencies to ensure all avenues are sought to assist anyone in the Willmott community.
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Care Team Members

Mrs Luci Scamarcio (She/Her)

Care Team Leader/Assistant Principal

I am the Assistant Principal of Wellbeing and Engagement and previous to this role was a Student Wellbeing Leader for many years.

I have a passion for education and the wellbeing of all students at our school. We are privileged at our school to have a very diverse and dynamic Care Team. Our team works closely together to ensure that all students are supported as best as possible and have access to the interventions they need.

As the leader of the Care Team, I oversee the student referral process, support staff and carers with concerns and ensure that we respond in a timely manner. As part of our processes we may conduct internal observations and testing, refer to external agencies, refer to DET Allied Health professionals such as psychologists and speech therapists or provide support via our Tier 2 intervention Programs. We work together with staff, students and their families towards the best outcomes for our students.
Mrs Sara-Kate Allen (She/Her)

Care Team Leader

I have been at Willmott Park Primary School since 2003. I have worked in a variety of roles including: PE, Grade 5/6, Grade 3 and Prep. I also taught dance and aerobics at Willmott Park for many years, where we competed and won state titles and then competed at the national level. I have been a Team Leader and Learning Leader before coming into the role of Wellbeing Leader in 2018, along with Luci Scamarcio.

Implementing School Wide Positive Behaviour into Willmott Park has been a pivotal role of being a Wellbeing Leader and we have been able to see the positive impacts of this system along with the school achieving Bronze Level Accreditation in 2019.

Mrs Lia Guindani (She/Her)

Programs for Students with Disabilities Leader

All schools have the opportunity to be innovative to address the growing need for students to have disability inclusion and diversity needs met within our school. Our Care Team at WPPS is particularly unique and experienced, and we liaise closely with teaching staff, families, external Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) and our DET Student Support Officers (SSSO’s) to identify students in need of reasonable support adjustments to access the learning curriculum at WPPS.

My role on our active Care Team at WPPS, as Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) Coordinator, brings together 30+ years of primary school teaching experience in many schools and teams at grade levels from prep to 6, as well as in specialist roles. My role involves accessing funding through DET PSD program for our neediest students to assist our school teaching team and families to best support eligible disability needs students to grow in confidence towards achieving their emotional, social and academic potential.

My role also extends into Hume Region as a DET PSD Nominee to assist other schools with funding needs.
We acknowledege the Gunung-Willam-Balluk people as the Tradiational Owners of the land on which we meet and pay our respects to the Elders past and present.
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