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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, Wellbeing Leaders, 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.

Care Team Members

Mrs Luci Scamarcio (She/Her)

Assistant Principal & Care Team Leader

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)

Wellbeing 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 Lisa Champlin (She/Her)

Wellbeing Leader

My name is Lisa Champlin and I have been teaching at Willmott Park Primary School for over 20 years. During my time as a classroom teacher, I have demonstrated my passion for student wellbeing and engagement. I have worked closely with families to ensure students are supported academically, emotionally and socially.
As the Wellbeing Leader I work closely with students, staff and families to ensure students feel supported, connected and engaged at school. I support students to develop their social and emotional skills, assisting them in becoming happy and successful members of the Willmott Park Primary School community.
Ms Samantha Lee (She/Her)

School Counsellor

My name is Samantha Lee and I am the School Counsellor at Willmott Park Primary School.
My role involves running intervention groups that focus on building social skills, identifying feelings, managing emotions, connecting positively with others and problem solving.
I also conduct 1:1 therapy with students across all year levels and work with the Care Team to assist with next steps to support students. I assist students and teachers in classrooms providing support and advice and facilitate professional learning to staff on a range of topics such as Behaviour Management, Building Connections, Managing Anxiety and more.

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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