Welcome Melissa Johnston

Melissa joins SCAS in 2022 as our new Year 5 teacher. Melissa has taught in a variety of settings in Sydney and Port Macquarie, including roles in both Primary and Early Childhood Education, since 2004. Melissa has taught across a number of schools in Port Macquarie and has spent the last few years teaching at Westport Public School. 

The Media team sat down with Melissa at the start of Term 1 to find out a little more about her. 

What are you looking forward to about 2022 at SCAS?I am looking forward to being part of this wonderful SCAS community and meeting lots of new people. I am also excited to lead my Year 5 class through the year and have lots of fun moments along the way. I want to inspire them to work to the best of their ability and help them to be the best versions of themselves.
What was your favourite co-curricular activity as a student? Definitely Basketball! I lived and breathed Basketball during my years at school.
What is your favourite thing to do on the weekend in the Port Macquarie area?Visiting the beautiful beaches with my husband and children. We’ve also recently taken up stand up paddleboarding which we are really enjoying.
What was your latest good read?I’m currently reading ‘The Farm at Peppertree Crossing’  by Leonie Kelsall.
Tell us a fun fact about youI’m terrified of heights, however, I faced my fear a few years back and went hang-gliding off the top of a mountain in Interlaken in Switzerland. I’m also planning on doing a skydive for my 40th birthday this year.
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