Glenferrie Primary School Staff
Tanya Gurney is the Principal at Glenferrie Primary School. She started at Glenferrie in 2016 and became PYP coordinator in 2017, facilitating the school’s push to become an IB school. A keen Collingwood supporter, Mrs Gurney will often be found barracking for the Magpies from the members at the MCG.
Daniel Addison is the Acting Assistant Principal at Glenferrie Primary School. He is starting at Glenferrie Primary School this year and will be teaching The Arts in 2023. Daniel enjoys a chat and is looking forward to getting to know everyone in the school community.
Shelley Clinch is the Business Manager at Glenferrie Primary School, having commenced in 2016. She has worked in many schools in 23 years in education. She welcomes and enjoys interacting with the entire school and community on a daily basis.
Rosie Findlay is in the office where she has been since 2011. If she isn’t in the office she has gone fishing. Rosie works with us from Monday to Thursday.
Diyana Ismail is one of our wonderful Prep teachers. She started teaching at Glenferrie PS in 2017. She is originally from Perth but made the move to Melbourne in 2016. In her spare time and when it’s not freezing cold, she loves to explore the city of Melbourne. She also enjoys going to the footy and is a keen Fremantle supporter.
Elise Boyle is another amazing prep teacher and the PLC leader for Prep. Ms Boyle has been working at Glenferrie since 2016. When away from school, Mrs Boyle enjoys going to the gym, socialising and spending time with her husband and four children.
Kim Nicholas is a Year 1/2 teacher and PLC leader. She loves being back at Glenferrie after returning from Family Leave at the beginning of 2018. Kim had been at G.P.S. for eight years before that. Kim loves travelling with her family, and on weekends often spends time visiting friends and family in South Gippsland.
Madeline Bourke is a Year 1/2 teacher. Ms Bourke also joins Glenferrie PS this year, which she is super excited about. She grew up in the Victorian country town of Cobram and
moved to Melbourne to study. Ms Bourke enjoys spending time with her friends and
family, travelling, and barracking for the mighty Geelong Cats.
Angela Bennett is a Year 1/2 teacher. Ms Bennett joins Glenferrie PS oficially this year but is known to the community through her roles as a pre-service teacher and CRT in 2022. She grew up on a farm in Portland, but moved to Melbourne in 2016 for study. She loves making the most of what Melbourne has to offer. She stays active with running, rock climbing and her work as a Gymnastics Coach at MLC Gymnastics Club.
Maya Radic is a Year 3 /4 teacher. She joined Glenferrie Primary School in 2019, and has previously taught at schools in Melbourne and London, where she lived for two years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling, she has visited over 30 countries so far and hopes to keep adding to this list.
Skye Allen has been teaching at GPS since 2016. She has worked in the UK. Skye is teaching Year 3/4 and is an avid Geelong supporter and enjoys time with her dog Cooper.
Lorelle is a teacher and leader of Year 3/4 . She joined Glenferrie Primary school in 2017. She has taught a several school in Melbourne. Lorelle is a keen gardener who also like to travel.
Claire Fowler has been teaching at GPS since 2020. She is teaching year 5/6 this year. She loves to spend time with family and loves to travel.
Melanie Inglefinger is a Year 5/6 teacher and leader. Miss Inglefinger joined the staff at Glenferrie in 2017. She enjoys seeing musicals and attempting to sing aloud many of their hit songs (her favourite musical is Les Miserables).
Tash Davies is a Year 5/6 teacher. Miss Davies joined the staff at Glenferrie during 2022. She is an ex-Glenferrie student having finished back in 2001 and is a keen marathon runner, book devourer and movie-goer. She spends most of her time outside
of school with her cavoodle, Rosie.
Rosa has worked as the Italian Language Teacher and Coordinator at Glenferrie Primary School since 2006. Rosa is very passionate about teaching and learning associated with the Italian language and culture. Rosa is a keen Carlton supporter and she enjoys visiting ‘Brunetti’ in Carlton for a ‘caffѐ macchiato’!
Melanie is our P.E teacher who loves teaching our students different skills and how to play different sports. Mel has been working at GPS since 2015. Mel works part time Wednesday to Friday. Mel has returned from Family Leave. She now has two very lively children to keep her busy.
Sven Svensson is the school's IT technician. His role is to ensure the school's computer systems are functioning properly. Sven loves anything to do with Geography and the world.
Rob is one of our amazing integration aides. He loves keeping active on the tennis court, going for beach walks, spending time with family and friends as well as getting on the golf course when he gets the chance. After a long career in teaching he is passionate about helping students of all ages with their learning. He also barracks for Hawthorn in the AFL.
Annika is one of our amazing integration aides. She loves working in the classroom and helping the teachers. On her weekends she keeps going with her job teaching in a Swedish school.
Ellen Angus joined Glenferrie PS in 2017, after making a career change from urban planning. She enjoys maths, live music and freshly baked chocolate brownies.
Ellen is currently on leave in 2023.