Thank you to our 2022 OSHC Staff!
Hi my name is Kari and I joined the team at Woodend Primary in 2022. I currently work as an SSO in the Reception classes during the school term and in OSHC program in the school holidays. I love being able to build connections and a strong relationships with children all across the school as a part of my roles. I am passionate about our students wellbeing and strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. As well as a staff member I am also a parent of child who attends Woodend Primary School and I love being a part of our school community. I look forward to continuing to get to know you and your child/ren.
Hi I’m Dale. I’m an ex Woodend student currently studying Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders University. I’m passionate about an inclusive world for everyone! I enjoy manipulating photos in Photoshop, walking with my dog, playing table tennis and the PlayStation with friends in my spare time.
My name is Miles and I am 20 years old. As an ex Woodend student who found this school to be such a positive experience in my childhood I hope to help make a similar impact and leave behind great memories of the Woodend OSHC. I’m studying at Flinders University and have a passion for writing (and watching) movies. I’m also a musician, having completed two certificates on performing in the music industry. I look forward to seeing you all around at OSHC.
My name is Sophie Kingsmill and come August, I’ll have been at Woodend OSHC for four years. Over this period, I’ve watched so many children that have walked through our service grow into the incredible young people they are today and I constantly strive to make as much of a positive impact on them as they have on me. I’m looking forward to the coming changes to our OSHC and want to continue to be the best role model I can be! When I’m away from OSHC, I play and write music and hope to perform more around Adelaide, attend as many Crows games as possible, re-read Harry Potter over and over and take my dog, Paddy for river walks.
Hi! My name is Janaya. I am studying my Master of Teaching (R-6) at Flinders University, and my undergraduate degree was in Anthropology and English. I am a bright, bubbly personality and I love working with kids – I have worked across many OSHC departments in different schools and have volunteered as a softball coach. I love reading, art, dance, drama, fashion and having fun! I’m looking forward to working in this fantastic school, and meeting you all.
My name is Sibel, I am very excited to be a part of the OSHC team here at Woodend Primary School. I care for our school community both as a staff member and as a parent of a child attending this school. I have a background in Psychology and am currently studying a Master degree in Teaching (Primary). I am passionate about student wellbeing and look forward to facilitating a warm and welcoming environment for all of our children here in the OSHC centre.
Hi, my name is Lauren. I am excited to be working at Woodend Primary School in the OSHC program. I have been working with children for the last four years including a stint overseas and I am a devoted aunty to a nephew and two nieces. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology within the honours program. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, walking my dog Milo, travelling and spending time with family and friends. I especially love baking and decorating cakes. My favourite cake to make is red velvet. I am looking forward to getting to know and working with our OSHC families.
Hello my name is Eliza, I am a current third-year education student at Flinders University, majoring in PE and minoring in Science. Aside from studying and working, I enjoy playing netball for Garville and going to the beach. Thank you for having me on board, look forward to meeting you all very soon!
My name is Paige, I am a former Woodend Primary School and OSHC student. I have been a part of the Woodend OSHC team since mid 2021 and absolutely cherish the relationships I have formed with the staff and families here. I love creating a safe place for the children to relax and be creative and I couldn’t ask for a better team to do this with! I have a Certificate ll & lll in the Music Industry, along with a Certificate lll in Animal Husbandry. I love performing for the children along with my colleagues, and allowing the kids to have a try and get involved with the performances. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Disability and Neurodiversity and am on my way to pursuing my dream of primary school teaching. I look forward to the coming years and continuing to watch everyone learn, show their creativity and grow!
My name is Lauren Copeland and I have worked at Woodend Primary School OSHC for a year! I am also studying a Bachelor of Education (R-7 & Special Education) and a Bachelor of Disability. My favourite thing to do is spending time with my dog, Bear! I have always been passionate about working with children, so to see how they flourish in an OSHC setting is wonderful!
I’m a Pre-Service Primary School Teacher, currently completing my Master’s degree at Flinders University. Formerly a journalist, I elected to transition into the education sector because I enjoy working with children and their families, and helping people. After I graduate from university, I would love to work as a classroom teacher, however I also intend to specialise in literacy. Outside of studying and working, I enjoy playing netball as well as bass guitar and piano. I also love cooking and trying various cuisines from other cultures. I have two little dogs at home, and am a dedicated Port Power fan.
Hello I am Lochie, I have been working at Woodend OSHC for almost two years now. I enjoy working with my fellow staff members and children, in a friendly accepting environment. I am currently studying at uni and have a passion for music. Sometimes I bring my guitar into OSHC and perform with other staff for the students. I enjoy sharing my passion for music with the children. I look forward to continuing my work at OSHC and hope to continue seeing all of smiling faces around OSHC.
Lauren E – Co-Director
Over the past 7 years I have loved working at Woodend OSHC, and I am excited to see what I can bring to the service in a leadership role. I completed my degree in primary education/arts at Flinders University and since then have worked in various schools as a temporary relief teacher and on short term contracts. I love working with children and believe that together with the OSHC team we can build upon an already great service and make it a place that all children love to come. When I’m not working, I enjoy taking my dalmatian, Monty, out for long walks and exploring as much of the local area as we can. I also enjoy cooking and continuing my search for the best Italian restaurant in Adelaide.
Emilie – Co-Director
I’m Emilie Rogers, one of the new co directors of Woodend OSHC. I have worked in early childhood education, between child care and other OSHC services, for the last 15 years or so. My son just started reception at Woodend this year and I also have a niece and nephew there. I have enjoyed being part of the school community as a parent and hope I can make a positive contribution as an employee. Leadership is new to me but I believe my previous experience in the industry has prepared me well for the role. I look forward to meeting you and, along with Lauren and the team, look after your children.