Matt begun as Principal of Blyth Primary School in 2023. He has worked in a range of leadership roles within Mid North Schools since 2017 including Brinkworth Primary and ECC, Burra Community School and Booborowie Primary School. He has a strong belief that the wellbeing of staff and students is paramount in creating a positive environment for learning and building strong relationships. Along with his role as Principal, Matt teaches Health and Physical Education across the year levels. Sustainability and Outdoor Environments are also a focus for Matt. He can often be found discussing fruit and vegetable projects with everyone, and he is the in-school beekeeper, where BPS has three hives on site.
Alice has began working with children under 5 as a School leaver in Childcare & Education settings for numerous years, before completing her Early Childhood Degree in 2016. Alice has been an enthusiastic Educator in both Preschool and School settings. She believes in developing relationships with students, families and the community to create a cohesive and connected learning experience for all her students. Alice’s own 3 children attended Blyth Primary, so has been apart of the School Community for some time. Alice has been employed as a Teacher at Blyth Primary since 2021.
Kirsty began teaching 2001, after working in hospitality, and as a governess and station hand in the Flinders Ranges as well as completing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours. Her early teaching career began in rural Victoria and outback Queenland. She has worked in a range of learning settings including directing and teaching kindergarten and across all primary year levels. Seeking to broaden her understanding and skills to teach students with learning difficulties, learning disabilities, along with learning strengths and differences she completed a Masters of Special Education in 2013. She is passionate about literature, physical and mental wellbeing, connections to nature and real- life mathematics learning. Kirsty began teaching at Blyth Primary School in 2022.
Having completed a Bachelor of International Studies, Beck spent a number of years working for the Department for Foreign Affairs, and spent considerable time in Japan. Having moved to the Mid North after marrying a local farmer, Beck is completing a Master of Teaching. She has completed the requisite units of study to be provisionally registered as a teacher, and works at Blyth and two other Mid North Schools, teaching Japanese. Beck has a strong focus on providing a hands on, immersive lesson, allowing students to develop a real understanding of both the language and Japanese culture.