Classroom Teacher Mrs Catherine Matthys
Welcome to Pre-primary room 4
Hello,I’m Catherine Matthys. I’m commencing as a new teacher at Cassia Primary school this year and I am very much looking forward to it. I will be working alongside Mrs Attwood and all the specialist teachers to provide the best possible education for your child in 2020. I have previously worked in all year levels at different schools across Perth.
I am passionate about early childhood education. I believe that all children are precious and that every child deserves a high quality education. I incorporate play-based activities, as I believe pre-primary students learn through experience in play by exploring, constructing and manipulating concrete materials. I have an open door policy and like to work alongside parents and carers.
Everyone can remember a teacher who inspired and motivated them to work hard and be successful. I hope to be this type of teacher for your child.
Education Assistant – Mrs Jennifer Attwood
I have been working as a Mainstream EA at Cassia Primary School since 2013 and have spent my years working with the Kindy and Pre-Primary classes in ECE. During this time I have studied and completed my Cert 3 & 4 in Education Support and Cert 3 in Community services.
My role in the ECE is to assist the classroom teacher with daily learning outcomes by working with the students in small group rotations and one on one situations. I also assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plans and behaviour management by following the PBS policies.
Another part of my role is to assist students throughout the school that require literacy intervention. I have been professionally trained in the Multilit- Minilit, Reading Tutor and Macqlit programs. All of these programs aim to fill any gaps in the student?s literacy knowledge and help them to become fluent readers. I have witnessed many successes in the 4 years I have taught the programs.
I find my job extremely rewarding and look forward to watching the progress of the Room 4 students this year.