Marcia Waters


Marcia Waters began her teaching career in 1999, after graduating from Charles Sturt University, Albury. She worked at Shepparton East Primary School until part way through 2009, when she changed to Orrvale Primary School as a Leading Teacher. Marcia became the Numeracy co-ordinator at Orrvale Primary School. To increase her knowledge in this area, she achieved her Masters of Numeracy through the University of Melbourne in 2012.


Marcia has two school-age children, Angelina and Baden. She enjoys watching sports, including those her children play.


If she won lotto, Marcia would travel the world to watch iconic sporting events such as the Olympics, tennis grand slams and the Ashes at Lords.


Marcia supports the Adelaide Crows in the AFL and loves watching Australia in Test Cricket.


Gabrielle Crowe

Business Manager
Gabrielle Crowe has worked in the Office for the past 30 years as the Business Manager. She has been associated with the school since 1977, when the first of her four children started school.

Gabrielle was on School Council as a parent respresentative and a DET represenative for 15 years.

Gabrielle loves the work and the contact with the school community.

Gabrielle is married to Greg, a local retired farmer. Greg is, and has been, associated with various community groups in Katandra West.

As well as her four children, Gabrielle has four precious grandchildren she loves to spoil.
Gabrielle is a long time supporter and member of the North Melbourne Football Club.


Katherine Hallam

Teacher – Foundation/1
Katherine is an experienced Foundation/1 teacher, having taught for 8 years at Undera Primary School in the Junior grades.
Katherine graduated from La Trobe University in 2007.
Katherine is a passionate Essendon member and attends most home games. She is enthusiastic about fitness and goes to the gym in her spare time.
Katherine is originally from Castlemaine and enjoys heading “home” to catch up with her parents and sister and brother-in-law.
Katherine is currently studying a Masters of Speech Pathology via distance education.



Maree Johns

Teacher – Year 2/3
Maree Johns has been teaching for 9 years, Maree was started working as a CRT at Katandra West Primary School and with our numbers growing was put on to our permenant staff.

Maree enjoys the Katandra West Staff and pupils and enjoys coming to work each day.

Originally from Nar Nar Goon in Gippsland, Maree completed secondary college in Kyabram and went onto University to become a teacher. Maree lives in Kyabram.

Maree is a keen horse person and is a member of the Echuca Adult Riding Club and loves having lessons on her horse, Odette. She competes regularly.


Callum Thompson

Teacher – Year 4/5
Callum Thompson started his teaching career as a graduate teacher in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at Latrobe University, Bendigo. Callum joined Katandra West Primary School teaching Year 3/4. This year Callum is teaching our Year 4/5 class.


Callum is the youngest of his family of three; he has an older brother who is also a teacher. His sister is a radiographer currently working in England.


Outside of school, Callum enjoys football; he currently plays for Shepparton East.


Callum also loves exercising in his spare time, attending the gym most days of the weeks.


Jedd Wright

Teacher – Year 5 / 6

Jedd Wright joined Katandra West Primary School in 2015.

Jedd is currently teaching Year 5/6 students and is enjoying every moment of it.

Jedd grew up in a big family of seven including four brothers. He married his wife Khloe in 2014 and they have a baby girl named Lilah.

Jedd is a very keen sportsman and has played A Grade cricket for Katandra for the last ten years. He also loves footy and plays at Katamatite Football Club.

Jedd loves fishing and if he has any spare time you will see him down the Boosey Creek or heading to the coast to try and catch anything that is willing to be hooked.


Karen Johnstone

Education Support
Karen Johnstone has worked at Katandra West Primary School since 2007 as an Integration / Curriculum Aide. Prior to this she was at Lemnos P.S.
Karen has two children. Vittoria who is 19 and is studying vet nursing and working at the Butlers’ Pantry and Lachlan aged 17 who is in Year 11 at Wanganui Park S.C.
Karen played netball for 10 consecutive years, however now is is a basketball mum proudly supporting her son Lachlan who plays basketball for Tigers Basketball Club.
Karen has always loved working with children and was employed as a Kindergarten / Child Care Assistant for 7 years prior to having her own children.