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Our Staff


Johanne Reyntjes

I have joined the team at Warrenheip Primary School at the beginning of 2023. I am so proud to be the principal of an amazing school with a strong sense of community and connectedness. 

I have been in education for over 25 years, teaching in schools around Ballarat and in a range of different roles. I am passionate about all students having the opportunity to succeed and achieve their personal best. I love books and reading to students. I adore watching our students faces come alive as they hear stories unravel! 

In my holidays I travel to sunny Brisbane to visit my 2 beautiful daughters who live there. When at home my husband Matt and I potter in the garden with out dog Lola or enjoy a Sunday drive in our MG, Lola comes of course! 

Foundation/1/2 Teacher

Maria O'Neill

Prior to moving to Ballarat with my family, I had experience teaching in Melbourne for thirteen years. During this time, I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students across all year levels.

I am very excited to have joined the Warrenheip Primary School community and to have the opportunity to work with such committed and wonderful staff and students.

In my spare time, I enjoy catching up with family and friends, reading, playing boardgames and bushwalking.

Grade 3/4/5/6 Teacher

Matt Hutchinson

Matt is a world traveller with teaching experience in Australia, Thailand, and China. Matt has a teaching style that promotes holistic development and encourages student engagement/participation.  Matt is an advocate for positive mental health, yoga, wellbeing, and mindfulness and always endeavours to make learning fun! When Matt is not teaching you will find him on a nature hike, at a music festival, drawing/painting, or playing his steel tongue drum!

Art and Digital Technologies Teacher

Helen Collins

I have 35 years of experience as a teacher, teaching all year levels and specialist areas such as Information Technology and Reading Intervention. I worked in large Melbourne schools until relocating to Ballarat with my family in 2017.

I feel exceptionally fortunate in gaining a teaching position in this vibrant little school, with its dedicated staff and delightful students. Helping to create a happy, positive and effective learning environment here at Warrenheip is a career highlight.

Education Support Staff


Angela has worked at Warrenheip Primary School for four years. She began as a placement student after deciding on a change of career in 2019. Angela runs the Multilit and Minilit program in the school, and is passionate about reading and literacy development. Angela enjoys gardening, and takes very good care of our garden and recycling program within the school community.


I’m Alyssa Stanton and I am the school Chaplain at Warrenheip Primary School. In my role as Chaplain, I am here to provide well-being support to your children through group programs, one to one sessions, lunch clubs and classroom support. I am also here to provide support to the families of Warrenheip Primary School.


I began working at Warrenheip Primary at the start of term 3, 2022. I grew up in Colac where I completed all of my schooling and then worked for 3 years as an Education Support Worker. I then moved to Ballarat to study at Federation University where I studied a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education teaching. When I'm not at work, I'm playing footy or cricket on the weekends with friends. During the holidays, I love getting down to the beach where I can kick back and relax.



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