We are very proud of our visual arts program at Kerry Street and consider ourselves lucky to have had such dedicated art teachers over the years, including former staff member Ariane Roemmele and our current specialist teacher, Caroline Colliss. Caroline works with all of our classes as we believe the visual arts have the ability to engage, inspire, and enrich the lives of students, encouraging them to reach their individual potential through developing imaginative and innovative thinking. Some of our students’ best works have been in response to topical provocations like the scourge of plastic in our oceans and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Caroline Colliss holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and Italian Language and a Diploma of Education in Physical Education, Health and Italian, both from the University of Western Australia. Caroline has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, having taught the subjects of health, physical education and outdoor education in addition to art and Italian. She has also mentored pre-service teachers at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.
Caroline joined the Kerry Street team in 2016 as our Language other than English teacher and has worked diligently to adapt her teaching methods and materials to meet individual student’s needs.
In 2019, Caroline took on the role of specialist teacher and has introduced our students to a range of topical and thought-provoking artists, providing the impetus for whole school participation in movements such as Plastic Free July. From time to time, she supports our school even further by stepping in as a relief Teacher and Education Assistant.
” I have always wanted to teach art and so now I am rather fulfilled having the chance to do so at Kerry Street. Kerry Street kids are often a huge source of inspiration, as they reveal their sense of the world to me.”Caroline Collis
When Caroline’s not at school, she loves spending time outdoors, cooking, taking care of her family, and running her part-time business selling reversible bicycle seat covers.