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: 



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  



Gifted Education Coordinator: Melissa Smith 

Pedagogical Mentor: Penny Banister 

Sport Coordinators: Brittany Ryan and Rachael Wood 

Tournament of Minds Entry coordinator: Sarah Pickering