Melissa Searle | Assistant Principal
Movelle Primary School

Melissa Searle, Assistant Principal, Movelle Primary School

Melissa has always had a passion for wellbeing though out her working career. Believing that Wellbeing needs to be placed in the heart of education, this journey has enabled her to use this passion in building a strong portfolio. Currently, Melissa is the Assistant Principal, where she is taking this passion for wellbeing to Movelle Primary School. In 2020, 2021 and in 2023 Melissa presented at the international PBIS rewards conference, to over 800 educators from around the world, about the importance of placing Wellbeing at the heart of education. Melissa is a member of both the Victorian Chapter of PESA and the Victorian Chapter of SWPBS and has presented a masterclass workshop at the 2022 PESA Conference in Sydney. 

Her portfolio entails the whole school implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support, where in 2021 and 2022, Movelle Primary School was awarded the Gold Award for outstanding implementation. She also leads the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Curriculum, where in only one year, Movelle Primary school has already been awarded a lead school, in this initiative for the second time, demonstrating the strong ability Melissa has at whole school level of project implementation. Melissa has achieved this recognition due to the dedication she places into this wellbeing space and this is acknowledged by invitations from both the Department of Education and Melbourne University. With this passion for teaching and learning, Melissa successfully completed her Masters of Education at Melbourne University in 2019 with her focus on wellbeing and leadership and have recently been accepted into The Masters of Applied Behavioural Analysis through Monash University. 


Day 1 @ 11:40

PANEL - The role of programs and non-formal education in wellbeing education, how programs can continue to add value amid teacher shortages and crowded curriculums.

last published: 08/Jun/23 03:25 GMT

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