Hello Melrose Primary School,
My name is Ben Slocombe and I will be the 2018 Melrose Primary School Principal. My wife, Danielle, and two boys, Ethan (9 years) and Lenny (6 years), have been in the North East of Victoria for 6 months and are looking forward to what Wodonga and its surroundings have to offer.
I developed my educational philosophy in Primary and Secondary schools across Australia and internationally. I believe in developing strong educational partnerships with students, staff, parents and school communities, combined with clear student driven teaching practices, resulting in engaging and relevant learning. I merged relationship development, engaging and relevant learning with student and community wellbeing on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, in the Northern Territory communities of Groote Eylandt and Darwin and multicultural classrooms of Singapore.
I look forward to meeting you all and continuing Melrose Primary School’s journey to success. I will prioritise the health, wellbeing and educational needs of the Melrose Primary School learning community to ensure school is an engaging and safe learning environment for all.
Please feel free to stop and chat whenever you see myself and my family in and around Wodonga.
See you soon, Ben Slocombe