School Improvement Team

At Southern Cross Primary School we continually strive for school improvement. Maintaining our high outcomes is a result of thorough teacher moderation and close tracking of student data. Consistent teaching and learning approaches across the school teaching teams ensures that we are providing a learning environment that builds upon each students’ ability consecutively across the learning levels. 

Our School Improvement Team (SIT) for 2018 include:

Principal - Averil Nunn
I have been Principal at SCPS for 14 years and I am extremely proud of the students and staff who make this school a vibrant and inspiring place of learning. It is a highly successful school producing students who achieve academic excellence, have emotional resilience and social competences that will guide them through their future years of learning. These attributes are the foundations of them becoming positive and successful members of society in our ever changing world. Do come and visit us and see and feel for yourself the educational excellence that is manifested and nurtured within this school.


Assistant Principal - Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson has been at Southern Cross for twenty three years and has taught in grades 1,2,5 and 6. There have been many changes during this time but she has always enjoyed working with our multi-cultural students. She is at currently working as our school's Student Welfare Co-ordinator and Assistant Principal. She loves her time at Southern Cross.


Learning Specialist- Leonie Lapthorne
Leonie has been teaching at Southern Cross Primary School for 6 years. She is a member of the Leadership Team and more specifically the schools Learning Specialist, Mathematics Coordinator, ICT Coordinator and Reports Coordinator. She is a member of the School Improvement Team and has been involved in writing and planning the updated curriculum at SCPS. She enjoys the humour and playfulness in teaching, and particularly enjoys sharing her love of performing arts with students, as seen through the success of our most recent school production.


Foundation Co-ordinator  - Meg McLaren
Meg has taught overseas with a variety of experience from Foundation to Year 6. She strongly believes that building student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development. She enjoys watching the students have fun while they are learning by creating hands on tasks that are relevant learning experiences.


Foundation Classroom Teacher- Blaire Turner
Blaire joined Southern Cross Primary in 2017 as one of the foundation teachers. Blaire has worked in numerous schools in the South Eastern Suburbs and has experience teaching grades Prep through to 6. She enjoys being a part of the school community, as well as extracurricular activities including running, basketball, and horse riding. Blaire is looking forward to a wonderful year at Southern Cross Primary.


Grade 1/2 Co-ordinator (Leadership Team)- Angeline Singh
Angeline Singh has been at Southern Cross Primary for the past 11 years and has enjoyed teaching in all year levels. She is the Junior School Co-ordinator, member of the School Leadership Team and the School Improvement Team. Angeline is passionate and enthusiastic about her students having a growth mindset to make learning in the classroom challenging and meaningful through the effort effect. She excitedly co-ordinates the CHaTS Group (Community Harmony and Team Spirit) gatherings and all related activities at the School including playgroup and the school's annual Harmony Day Celebration.



Grade 3/4 Co-ordinator (Leadership Team) -  Kristina Krikas
Kristina Krikas has been an educator for quite a few years at various schools and has taught across all 
year levels. She has been at Southern Cross Primary for 17 years and is a member of the School Leadership Team. Kristina loves our school because of the family atmosphere and the dedication we all have in seeing our students succeed academically and socially. Furthermore, she admires the way our students support each other and are accepting of each other's cultural backgrounds.