Renee Heathwood-Brunskill - Principal
Renee has been
principal at the school since the end of 2014.
She has worked for the Education Department for 2 decades and previously
has filled the roles of Deputy Principal, Literacy Coach, Reading Recovery
Teacher and Classroom Teacher. She has a
passion for Literacy, Explicit Instruction and ensuring students are ready to
be successful citizens of the world. Her
vision for the school is for it to be a place that students and staff love to
be, are proud of and that help them to achieve their goals.
Kaela Blacker – Classroom Teacher
Kaela has been a
classroom teacher at the school since 2014 and has worked in the lower primary
years in this time. She is a well organised teacher, who engages students
successfully through the strong relationships she builds with them. Kaela meets
the learning needs of her students through differentiation and by using a variety
of teaching strategies. She takes part in the school community by being a
member of the school Positive Behaviour for Learning team and supporting the
implementation of the Science curriculum.
Kylie Bridge – Experienced Senior
Kylie has been at
the school since 2012. She has worked for the department since 1995 and has
taught all year levels from Prep to year 7. Kylie enjoys teaching the upper
grades and being involved in Student Council and all it entails, as well as
organising camps. Her passion is maths and science, especially when she can
foster the same passion in her students. She would love to see the school
continue to grow as a place student love to come to learn and parents feel
comfortable, but most of all, everyone is proud of.
Rose Cubis – Experienced Senior Teacher
Rose has been at Glenore Grove since 2011,
she has taught in a range of year levels during her time here. Rose is
originally from New Zealand and has been in the teaching profession for
approximately 20 years. Rose is enthusiastic about PBL (Positive Behaviour for
Learning) and is also the literacy champion for the school. She enjoys positive
relationships with her students and her parents and the wider school community
and believes that all children have the ability to learn and develop into
responsible and respectful members of society and she loves being able to be
part of this development.
Laura Cooper – Classroom Teacher
Laura came to the
school at the beginning of 2018 after graduating from the University of
Southern Queensland in 2017. With a pedagogical framework that is
continuously growing and developing, she places students, their needs and
interests at the core and is proficient at tailoring learning to incorporate
students’ diverse interests, capturing their attention and imagination. As a
teacher she aims to play a significant role in helping students to meet their
fullest potential within a safe and supportive learning environment where they
can grow and develop.
Anita Green – Classroom Teacher
Anita has been the
Prep teacher at Glenore Grove since the beginning of 2018. She has worked as a
classroom teacher since mid 2014, previously working as a multi-age teacher of
Prep, Year 1 and 2. She has studied a four-year degree of Psychology, and enjoys
supporting the wellbeing, and social skills of all students. She has a passion
for books of all complexities, how to tell a good story, and how best to
incorporate songs, actions and roleplay into learning. Anita is proud of how
the students progressing each year, and is thankful to have such a supportive
and welcoming school.
McDougall- Senior Classroom Teacher
Jordanna has been teaching for 10 years. She started her teaching career
as a P.E teacher, moving into general classroom teaching and Special Education.
Jordanna started at GGSS in 2015 as the Special Education Teacher and has
returned to the classroom. She enjoys teaching reading and taking on leadership
roles within the school. She has a particular interest in behaviour management.
Jordanna loves to celebrate successes of students, big and small, and enjoys
working with families to make these goals a reality.
Rule- Year 4/5 Teacher
Samantha has been a teacher for the past 8
years, she has worked in a variety of schools within Ipswich and the Lockyer
Valley. Samantha has been at Glenore Grove State School since the middle of
2014. Samantha has taught in a variety of year levels from prep to year 12;
since being at Glenore Grove she has worked primarily in the 1/ 2 and 4 /5 year
levels. Samantha thoroughly enjoys teaching literacy subjects and is enjoying
her role as the Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum leader. Her vision
for our school is to see it become a place where students are able to enjoy
learning through a range of fun and challenging activities that engage each
student in the diverse ways they all learn.
and Specialist Teachers
Belley – LOTE Teacher
been at the school since the beginning of 2017. He brought years of tutoring
experience, both from Australia and Japan, to the Department. He has a passion for teaching
languages and mathematics, especially algebra, which he views as an
international language of symbols. He
believes that the government will only be able to pursue sustainable and
sophisticated policies, if citizens of the future maintain their interest in a
wide range of issues.
Sandra has been HOSES of our DLC Cluster of Schools since the beginning
of 2016 and has worked in the area of Special Education since 2002.
Sandra is passionate about helping class teachers and support staff to
meet the diverse learning needs of our students and to ensure all students and
their families are welcomed and included at our school.
Anne-Maree Drummond- Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy
Anne-Maree is an experienced senior teacher
and has worked for the Education Department for the last 30 years. Although
graduating as a primary teacher with a major in early childhood she has, over
the years, taught all year levels except Prep. She has been at Glenore Grove
since 2005 and in 2016 took on the role as the support teacher for literacy and
numeracy. She believes that every child can be successful and feels privileged
to be part of a team that helps students achieve their learning goals.
Hayley Freemantle – Special Education &
Hayley has been a
teacher at Glenore Grove since the end of 2015. She has worked in Education
since 1995, where she qualified as a teacher in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Hayley has filled
many teaching roles both in High and Primary school over the last 23 years.
These include classroom teaching, specialist teaching, tutelage and National
Geography competition writing. Hayley’s recent focus has been in the field of
teaching Technology and Counselling while completing three diplomas in the
aforementioned areas. Looking forward, Hayley would love to continue teaching
at Glenore Grove and seeing students achieve their life outcomes successfully,
in a safe and happy environment.
Larissa Hays – Music Teacher
Larissa has been
the music teacher at Glenore Grove State School since 2015. She has had a passion for the violin since
she was 10 years old and ensuring that her students are involved in the culture
of music in and outside the classroom.
Her vision for the school is for teachers, parents and students to enjoy
and be involved in music events within the school and wider community.
Jessica Logan- Instrumental Teacher
Jessica is a
passionate Instrumental Music teacher who has completed a Bachelor or Music,
Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education majoring in Leadership and
Organisations. After working out west in Roma and the surrounding towns for the
past 4 years, Jessica had returned to the Lockyer Valley where she grew up to
continue educating students in the art of Instrumental Music. Her teaching
goals include educating instilling a passion for music in her students, as well
as helping them learn resilience through practice and co-ordination through the
honing of gross and fine motor skills.
Josie Moylan – Speech Therapist
Brett Rule – PE Teacher/P&C President/Adopt a Cop
Brett has been the PE Teacher at the school since
2017 and has been the schools adopt-a-cop since 2012. Brett has worked for the
Education Department for over a decade, filing both a classroom and PE role in
multiple schools both public and private. In recent times Brett has been the
president pf the P&C and is passionate about providing the best for Glenore
Grove State School. Brett’s vision for the school is to ensure that all students
are protected and that Glenore Grove can be a safe place to learn and grow.
Schulz - Guidance Officer
Louisa has worked for Education Queensland for
8 years in a variety of settings including rural and remote education, music
teaching, classroom teaching and specialising in Prep and early education.
After realising her passion for student wellbeing, learning difficulties and
mental health, Louisa completed a Masters degree in Guidance and Counselling
and feels privileged to be working and making a difference in the lives of
young people as they navigate through their schooling journey. Louisa visits
Glenore Grove every Wednesday.
Suzanne has worked at Glenore Grove State
School since 2005. In that time she has seen many positive changes and lots of
students go through the school. Suzanne has enjoyed working with staff and
students. Assisting students to reach their potential in education.
Suzanne has participated in many
self-development courses to further her knowledge of assisting teachers and
students in the classroom.
Suzanne has worked in various schools in
the surrounding communities and worked in the Special Education Unit in Gatton
where she achieved a "Certificate 3 in Education" before coming to
Michele has been part of the Glenore Grove
school community since 2003 and has worked at our school since 2007. She has
worked in many areas of our school including prep classroom, small group
literacy intervention programs, all year levels for literacy and numeracy, as
well as the office. She loves her work with all students and their families.
She loves seeing our students work on their strengths and to help them
succeed. She has been involved in our
positive behaviour program since its inception and likes to challenge herself
to learn new skills to enhance her own skills and sharing these skills and her
passion for learning with our students.
Nancy has worked for the Education Department
as a Teacher Aide since 2011. Completing her
Cert 3 in Education in 2012.
Nancy joined the Glenore Grove Team in May 2014. Nancy works throughout the whole school but
specialises in delivering reading programmes to help the literacy of our
students. Nancy believes there is
nothing like seeing the children understand something, especially when she has
been working on it for a while and all of a sudden, they get it and it’s
fabulous! Nancy feels extremely grateful
and blessed to be here.
Isabelle, also known as Isy, has been a
teacher aide at GGSS since 2011. She has
a good teacher, student and staff relationship.
In her time at GGSS she has enrolled in many different courses to
improve her knowledge of working with children.
Isabelle is also a qualified swim teacher. She loves making the school a happy place
and Support Staff
Jensen – Business Manager
Cheryl is the Business Manager who has worked here at the Grove for
nearly 12 years, as well as having worked in some other schools prior to taking
up the position here. She looks after all the business processes to keep the
school running smoothly, as well as being the helpful voice when you contact
Tim - Chaplain
"Chappy Tim" Ormiston has been working as
a Chaplain in Queensland schools since January 2013. He has experience working
with and supporting young people and families in crisis. He is well trained in
many areas with an Associate Degree in Theological Studies and a Diploma of
Youth Work. Other training completed; Positive Parenting Program facilitator
(Triple P), Group Crisis Intervention, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Spiritual
and Psychological First Aid and others on topics including self harm, suicide, aggressive
behaviors and many more. His most famously known as the Rocket Man and enjoys
teaching students to build solid fuel model rockets. He wishes to see students
and their families happy in life. He is married with 4 children, aged 10, 7, 5