Meet the Staff

Jean Varty

Principal & Junior Classroom Teacher (Monday - Wednesday)

Joyce Caiafa


Jacob Tunks

I grew up in the small town of Longwood (about 45 mins from Shepparton) and attended Longwood Primary School (very similar size to Ardmona Primary School) and attended secondary school at Euroa Secondary College. I then completed an AFL SportsReady Traineeship at Euroa Secondary College once I completed year 12. After this Traineeship I studied a Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary Strand) at La Trobe University in Bendigo majoring in Health and minoring in History. Once I completed uni, I moved to Mooroopna and got a job at Ardmona Primary School and I have loved every minute of it. In my spare time I like to read, go fishing and support the mighty Essendon Football Club.

Classroom Teacher (Grade 4-6)

Maree Cochrane

Junior Classroom Teacher (Thurs & Fri)

Nathan Turner

Education Support Officer

Michael Van Dorsser

Mr. V joined Ardmona Primary School in 2017 from working in Real Estate in Shepparton. Beginning life in Melbourne, Mr. V moved to Shepparton with his family and attended a small school in 1998. Since completing his education in 2006, Mr. V is much travelled having worked overseas for 3 years and continues to enjoy travelling today.

Mr. V is excited to be a part of the Ardmona Primary School community and is really engaged in seeing the students achieve their personal successes.

To contact Mr. V, please email

Education Support Officer

Tim Riley

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