At St Columban’s, the staff includes a Principal, Assistant Principal, Religious Education Coordinator, full-time teachers, part-time teachers, Learning Support Teacher, Learning Support Assistants, Teacher-Librarian, Library Assistant, EAL/D and Indigenous Education teachers and a finance officer. There is also a cleaner and a groundsman.
A School Psychologist is also available to assist the school in assessing and addressing individual students’ learning needs.
A highly structured combination of professional development opportunities, access to quality teaching resources and experiences as well as an increased emphasis on wellbeing and parent engagement has been developed to increase student readiness for and engagement in learning. Curriculum differentiation ensures that the needs of students are catered for at all levels.
The Leadership Team is responsible for Strategic and Annual plans which summarise the operational agenda and goals of the school.
A list of staff contacts can be found below:
EXECUTIVE AND ADMIN STAFF:
Principal – Danielle Reed
Assistant Principal – Penny Banister
Religious Education Coordinator – Megan Neilson
School Finance Officers – Jade Moffet and Jane Giggins
Kindergarten: Melissa Smith and Amy Stevens
Year 1: Rachael Wood
Year 2: Brittany Ryan and Megan Neilson
Year 3: Dannielle Lewis and Nicky Di Santo
Year 4: Nicole Kinniard
Year 5: Sarah Pickering
Year 6: Penny Banister and Libby Tesoriero
Teacher Librarian: Ainara Mateos
RFF Teacher: Peter Goggins
Learning Support Teacher: Penny Lloyd
EAL/D Teacher: Bonnie Griffin
School Psychologist: Michelle Conden
Library assistant: Catherine Powell:
Learning Support Assistants: Catherine Powell, Tracey Lawson, Brigette Pay
Pastoral Care Worker: Sally Farrell
Cleaner: Aimee Stephens
Canteen Supervisor: Aimee Stephens
Groundsman: Michael Enilane
OTHER ROLES WITHIN OUR SCHOOL:
Gifted Education Coordinator: Melissa Smith
Pedagogical Mentor: Penny Banister
Sport Coordinators: Brittany Ryan and Rachael Wood
Tournament of Minds Entry coordinator: Sarah Pickering