Our Kindergarten
Our People

Lead teachers in both groups have a Bachelor’s Degree specialising in Early Childhood education.  Teaching staff are registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

All staff, including teachers and co-educators hold current Working with Children checks, issued via the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation and have up-to-date first aid qualifications including First Aid (updated every 3 years), CPR and Asthma/Anaphylaxis (updated annually).

Our Education Professionals

Julie Archer – Director, Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader


4-Year-Old Group (Red Group 2021)

Julie Archer

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Years at MMK:  10
Director and 4-Year-Old Group Teacherjulie.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Cara Priestley

Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood/Primary Education

Years at MMK: 6
4-Year Old Group Teacher
Lauren Unger

Certificate III of Early Childhood Services

Years at MMK: 3
Megan Harrison

Diploma of Children’s Services, FKA Children’s Services

Years at MMK: 4
Lunch Cover
Preeti Chaudary

Diploma of Children’s Services

Years at MMK: 2
Co-Educator and Lunch Cover

3-Year-Old Group (Blue Group 2021)

Stacey Farrell

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years Education

Certificate of Education Support – Integration Aide

Years at MMK: 7
3-Year-Old Group Teacher
Megan Harrison

Diploma of Children’s Services

Years at MMK: 4


Committee of Management 2021

Learn more about the Committee and the roles here.

PositionCommittee MemberEmail
PresidentLauren Goldbergpresident.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Vice PresidentAnna Sculthorpe vicepresident.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
TreasurerPeter Glynntreasurer.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
SecretaryCarly Lairdsecretary.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
EnrolmentsKatie Woodmmk.enrolments@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Human ResourcesJane Ihlemmk.hr@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
CommunicationsZiba Mackinnon
Claudia Littlechild
Fundraising - 3yo - Blue GroupRishma Vidyasagarfundraising.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Fundraising - 4yo - Red GroupAlice Long fundraising.malvernmemorial@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Working Bee Co-ordinator (Maintenance)Melanie Lachal
Lisa Eggar
Social - 3yo - Blue GroupLexi Grahame
Tegan Simonetti
Social - 4yo - Red GroupJessica Morden
Bonny Cowling