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Principal / Grade 5/6 Teacher

Mr Michael Searl

Beginning at Warrenheip in 2022, I was incredibly excited by the role as principal and building the connection with community. Having strong and meaningful relationships is incredibly important and something I genuinely believe in. I am fortunate to love my job and always want to make the learning experience as rich and valuable as I can. I have taught in large schools with over 600 students and in small regional schools just outside of Ballarat. I am in my 15th year of teaching and continue to learn new things every year. It is what excites me about teaching, that there isn't a year the same as another. I am excited about the prospect of growing Warrenheip into a terrific regional school that can offer so much to our students and families. That when they finish their time at Warrenheip Primary School, they leave as fine young citizens and will always remember their times at Warrenheip, with fondness.

I have been fortunate to do a large amount of traveling and am always excited by a new adventure. Meeting my wife at the school I taught at in East London, we feel very fortunate to have set up our family home in Ballarat. My other passions are sport and spending time with my two young children.

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Early Years Teacher

Mrs Dianne Le Marshall

I started my teaching career at a small primary school just outside Ballarat, teaching P/1/2 and have come full circle, teaching P/1/2 at a small primary school just outside Ballarat!

I have been teaching P/1/2 for the last sixteen years but have taught all grade levels at different times, nearly all in small rural school like Warrenheip.

Early years education is both a joy and a privilege, and it’s always exciting to see our smallest students come into our school and then watch them grow and develop over the years into our wonderful school leaders in Grade 6.

I have three adult children, all living in Melbourne, and two grandchildren, both in primary school. In my spare time I enjoy bush walking, movies, supporting the Richmond FC and reading.




Grade 2/3/4 Teacher

Ms Nicole Healy

Grade 5/6 Teacher

Mrs 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.

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