About Us

WATESOL is a not-for-profit incorporated association representing the interests of teachers and learners of EALD across Western Australia.

Our members teach at primary, secondary and/or tertiary institutions and come from the ELICOS sector, adult migrant colleges, Catholic Education, Independent schools, and Education Department of WA.

WATESOL has been serving the West Australian TESOL Community for over 30 years. Many members over numerous years have contributed to this. It has consistently hosted professional learning events for its members, providing sponsorships, awards, nominations for awards, networking opportunities, advocating and consulting on behalf of TESOL stakeholders, and hosted national conferences, as well as the 2016 ACTA-ACAL international conference.


The Committee 2018

President Natalie Tarr, K-6 Department of Education, Nollamara PS

Vice President Kate Simeon, Aranmore Catholic College, Catholic Education

Treasurer Joanne Allan, retired

Secretary Belinda Stewart, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Department of Education

ACTA Representatives Sophia Sabatier, private consultant, Kate Simeon,Aranmore Catholic College

Newsletter Editor Natalie Tarr, 

General Committee Members


Mishayla Webber, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Department of Education (WATESOL representative on SCSA’s CAC Panel)

Sophia Sabatier, private consultant


Emma Sladden, Perth International School, AISWA

Graydon Smith, private consultant




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