Kambrya College firmly believes that the development of quality educational outcomes and the holistic development of individuals occurs through an environment where students feel connected and supported, not only by their teachers, but by their peers.  To foster this, Kambrya College adopts a Vertical Sub-School Structure for Year 7-9 students.

From the moment students enrol at Year 7, they are welcomed into one of the four vertical sub-schools.  Each sub-school has a designated animal and its name is derived from the language of local traditional owners (Wurundjeri People).  Each Sub-school also has a designated colour and value, however these values are pervasive across the entire college.  Students identify with the sub-schools on a daily basis through designated sub-school learning areas (painted in their respective colours!), and also through intra-school sport and other competitions.

To support the academic growth and pastoral care of students, each sub-school is led by teachers in the roles of Vertical Sub-School Leader and Student Manager.  The primary responsibility of these teachers is to support the academic and personal growth of students.  Students remain in the same sub-school from Year 7-9, which allows sub-school leaders to develop a comprehensive understanding of each student’s needs and interests.  Furthermore, wherever possible, the College ensures that teachers remain in the same Vertical Sub-School each year, meaning that students can benefit from building quality learning relationships with a core group of teachers.  To support their learning, students and parents participate in routine meetings with their respective sub-school leaders to examine their learning data and use it to inform goal setting.

The Sub School Leaders and Student Managers


Christie Jefferies
Christie JefferiesSub School Leader
Katie Johnstone
Katie JohnstoneAssistant Sub School Leader


Daniel Vancea
Daniel VanceaSub School Leader
Jillian Bernard
Jillian BernardAssistant Sub School Leader


James Chanter
James ChanterSub School Leader
Rebecca Humphreys
Rebecca HumphreysAssistant Sub School Leader


Sarah Mooney
Sarah MooneySub School Leader
Ben HollandAssistant Sub School Leader

Applied Learning

Lisa Murphy
Lisa MurphyApplied Pathways Sub School Leader
Tracy O'Shaughnessy
Tracy O'ShaughnessyYr 12 VCAL Student Coordinator
Mark Artin
Mark ArtinYr 10 & 11 VCAL Student Coordinator

VCE and Pre VCE

Adam Hands
Adam HandsYr 12 VCE Sub School Leader
Shannon RoscoeYr 12 VCE Student Coordinator
Katerina Fonda
Katerina FondaYr 11 VCE Student Coordinator
Lisa Luck
Lisa LuckYr 10 VCE Student Coordinator