Strong governance, financial oversight, and education experience is provided by a highly experienced Board. A highly experienced group of educators who share the vision and the belief in the capabilities of children and young people are members of the staff team.
Andrew Plastow - Head of College
Andrew is a highly experienced and visionary school leader. He is passionate about creating opportunities for children to express themselves in diverse ways and to pursue their passions. Andrew is committed to working with families to build a strong College culture, which brings our values to life.
Amber - Educator Reception - Year 7
Amber has demonstrated excellence as an early years educator, with a high level of commitment to each child's individuality. Her work across all year levels at the College brings a consistency of practise and connection between Groups. Amber diligently documents children's learning and reflects with children to determine the direction of group inquiries.
Angela - Educator Reception - Year 2
Angela has worked across schooling sectors, building and sharing her expert knowledge of children’s literacy development. She brings wisdom and empathy to her support of children’s learning journeys. Angela ensures the College maintains a clear image of the child and learner agency within it’s pedagogical approach.
Bjorn - Coeducator Year 5 - Year 7 & Bus Run
Bjorn has experience working with restoring and repairing beautiful things. He has advanced skills and craftmanship, which he enjoys sharing with children. Bjorn is dedicated to helping children to discover their passions, and fosters this learning both indoors and in outdoor spaces.
Cassia - Year 5 - Year 7
Cassia has diverse experiences teaching and leading in English and the Arts, and was recognised in the South Australian Educators - World Teachers Day 2020 Awards - for her curriculum leadership in Mathematics. She adeptly connects knowledge and skills across learning areas, to provide truly holistic learning experiences. Cassia’s drive and energy is infectious, inspiring others to achieve their absolute best.
Chris - Coeducator Year 3- Year 7
Debbie - Lead Teacher & Year 1 - Year 3
Debbie works alongside children and colleagues in a highly supportive way, and repeatedly has shown an ability to bring the best out in groups and individuals. Her drive and enthusiasm come from a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of education and the importance of promoting diversity. Debbie is a champion for ensuring the voices of children are heard and considered in the design of learning and Ngutu College’s daily life.
Fran - Coeducator Reception - Year 7
Heidi - Coeducator Year 1 - Year 3
Heidi has worked with many early years’ children, with a reputation for patience and kindness. She has a strong image of the child and capability to support individual’s needs. Heidi is incredibly caring and works hard to ensure successful learning journeys for each child. Heidi brings an eye for beautifully curated spaces at Ngutu College.
Julie - Educator Year 3 - Year 4
Julie is an incredible educator, whose work is consistently shared as an example of exemplary practise. She is passionate about developing children's literacy by building their confidence, being intentional in her practise and celebrating each success. Julie is dedicated to creating learning environments at Ngutu that allow children to flourish.
Katia - Administration
Katia forms strong relationships with families and is a trusted adult for many of our children. She believes that working to support children’s individual needs is crucial. Katia works hard to ensure that children, members of our community and visitors can always feel welcome at Ngutu College.
Krystina - Educator Year 3 - Year 7
Kylie - Coeducator Reception - Year 3
Liz - Coeducator Reception - Year 7
Mandy - Coeducator Reception - Year 2
Mandy has rich history and passion for working in the early years. She is a safe haven for many children, and forms strong and trusting relationships with families. Mandy brings excellence in noticing and documenting children's development, and a high level of compassion and dedication to her work.
Megan - Coeducator Year 4 - Year 6
Miles - Coeducator Year 3 - Year 4 & PE
Miles has worked across educational sectors, and internationally, with a strong emphasis on mentoring children and young people. He brings boundless patience and demonstrates initiative in the way that he supports children. Miles is studying teaching and has a passion for sport, including PE and coaching. Miles helps to connect children to the College by fostering a sense of belonging.
Nikki - Finance Officer
Penny - Educator Year 4 - Year 6
Phoebe - Special Rights Teacher
Rebekah - Educator Reception - Year 7
Rebekah is an Aboriginal teacher who has a demonstrated history of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in primary and secondary setting. She has an undergraduate degree in communications (media and culture) and is passionate about incorporating culture and the Arts into her teaching practice. Rebekah is currently on leave, but we look forward to her commencing with us in Term 2.
Rob - Groundsperson & Bus Run
Along with his technical and hands-on prowess, Rob brings a talent and love for music. He is creative and skilled in supporting children, particularly through his creation of inviting and exciting learning spaces. Rob brings dedication to community and practical learning experiences for children.
Roger - Financial Consultancy
Roger has many years of financial experience and organisation management. He has graciously put retirement on hold to help with the opening of the College. Roger's attention to detail, high level of organisation and expertise are a crucial part of Ngutu's success.
Sean - Head of Junior Campus
Sean is an exceptional educational leader who operates with wisdom, humanity and integrity. He develops strong connections with children and adults, by listening with compassion. Sean brings a calm, reflective, analytical nature to the team.