JMSS delivers its curriculum via a team teaching paradigm that places two teachers with 50 students in most situations. JMSS is a facility with multiple open learning spaces and this paradigm has many advantages over traditional teaching pedagogies.

Team Teaching.

All curriculum delivered is aligned with the Australian Curriculum (AusVELs) and VCE.

Team teaching is preferred at JMSS because it:

  • Stems from improved lesson planning and preparation;
  • Allows for greater consistency in curriculum delivery between team taught classes;
  • Fosters a sense of collaboration and teamwork between staff;
  • Allows for greater opportunities, flexibility in teaching strategies and the ability to more effectively differentiate learning in class;
  • Exposes students to a wider range of perspectives as both teachers bring their own experiences to the class;
  • Accelerates professional growth for inexperienced and graduate teachers;
  • Enables students to develop important 21st century skills in collaboration, team-work, compromise, creativity and problem-solving;
  • Allows for more activity-based discovery learning, project-based learning and genuine team-based inquiry which are all important in developing STEM knowledge and skills.

All JMSS curriculum is accessible anywhere and anytime online to allow for seamless transitions between home and school.

Staff Directory


Peter Corkill

Assistant Principals

Sally Cheah-Johnson (Student Empowerment and Achievement)

Andrew Chisholm (Curriculum, Pedagogy and Operations)

Attendance & Absences

Trudy Braden – Attendance Officer

Telephone: 03 9902 9712

Business Manager

Alison Galloway


Trish Shaw-Elliott

Department Heads

Acting Head of Science – Melanie Denney

Head of Mathematics – Rowen May

Head of English  – Louise Bourke

Head of Humanities – Chris Mann

Head of Digital Technologies – David Albrecht

Head of Learning Implementation – Alex Gavrilescu

Head of Student Transitions – Mal Anderson

Head of Professional Learning – Rowen May

Head of Sport – Greg Whyte

Head of Music –  Sean Smyth

Head of LOTE – Daniel Cussen

Laboratory Manager – Anna Zonneveld

eServices Manager – Matthew Jarvis

Co-curricular Program – Ben Delves

Outreach Programs

Directors of Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) – Jade Bohni & Luke Bohni

Marketing and Outreach Program Coordinator – Erin Hayley

School Captains

Hannah Parkin & Felix Chung

School Vice- Captains

Caitlyn Lewis &  Sasha Melnikov

House Leaders

Doherty House – Maya Bakin  & Arjit Sachdiva

Blackburn House  – Enza Rayen &  Matilda Reeve 

Wood House – Januda Weerasinghe & Jessie Marquis  

Flannery House – Clare Konstanty & Linda Chau 

House Vice Leaders

Doherty House – Diya Dhaliwal & Dulvin Bandara

Blackburn House  – Aabshaar Ahmad & Parsa Aghajani 

Wood House – Fae Saberi, Moin Vohra & Indiana Phillips

Flannery House – Cameron Robinson & Angus Chu

Student Leadership

Arts Captains – Sophie Swiatlo, Jodee Chiong, Ravon Chew & Tanasha Saruro

Humanities Captains – Jenna Lee, Zahra Zubair, Layla Carmeli-Wolski & Yvonne Le

Media/ AV Captains – Nicole Lee, Rahul Chitra, Mohit Singh & Vedansh Melhan 

Music Captains – Danna Lei Pabayo, Julee-Ann Vu, Ariel Smolic & Jeremy Lim

Sports Captains – Ishpreet Singh, Jordan Yu, Stephanie Lee & Tahlee Ferguson

STEM Captains – Lachlan O’Brien, Daniela Lambrechts, Vimasha Ashton & Anthony Verbni

Sustainability Captains – Cyan Taylor, Olivia Wilksch, Zahara Harrison & Emily Howells

Interact -Portia Ting & Darshanaa Senthil Kumar


VCE Coordination and VASS team

VCE Co-Manager – Deirdre Robertson

VCE Co-Manager – Grace Turner

VASS Administrator – Wendy Vandenberg

Telephone: 03 9902 9705

Work Experience, Careers and Pathways team

Kirstine Carter

Telephone: 03 9902 0286

Alumni & Archives

Erin Hayley

Telephone: 03 9905 8062