As School Chair, Matt is responsible for the school’s policies and procedures to support its operations, staff, and students. He also focuses on maintaining the school’s republican management model, facilitating all staff to contribute to the school’s management directly, or through delegation.
Matt loves being part of a community that is deeply committed to empowering children to become free and active contributors to society.
He continues to have a small teaching load, engaging students in science and the manual arts. Prior to becoming involved in Education, Matt was heavily involved in the creative arts, with a keen focus on problem solving through his own design business.
When not at work, Matt loves creating new things and spending time with his family on their small acreage. He also enjoys being on the water, camping, and exploring new, wild places.
Before starting at Tarremah, Seth studied business marketing and worked as a sales representative in Melbourne. However, he didn’t feel fulfilled by marketing and sales, and he wanted to contribute to society in a different way.
Today, Seth works as a Primary School Teacher and takes a specific group from class 1 to class 6. He feels privileged to forge relationships with children and their families and loves supporting them through this magical stage of childhood.
Seth loves to learn and grow in anything that interests him. Building has been something that has interested him in the past, having spent 10 years building his family home out of an old apple shed in the Huon Valley. He also loves music, in all its forms, and is always looking for ways to increase his understanding and develop his proficiency.
Prior to teaching, Elise worked in marketing and international business, working at Tourism Tasmania before joining Tarremah. With two children who have attended Tarremah from Silvereye through to Class 10 and working in various roles, including being a class teacher for more than ten years, Elise has been involved with the school for over 20 years. Her first role at Tarremah was as a Teacher’s Aide in early childhood, before teaching Prep and then Craft, while also working in various administration roles.
Elise enjoys working with parents to guide and facilitate the children’s development. She likes the holistic and therapeutic nature of Stenier education and loves that developing a relationship with each child is at the heart of the education.
Away from school, Elise loves gardening, creating beautiful spaces, travelling, reading and the arts.