Meet The Staff

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Meet Our Teachers

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. St Mary’s is beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Kate Quin

Kate Quin

Principal

I love coming to work each day at St Mary’s. I feel very privileged to work alongside such a professional, hardworking and committed staff, a very supportive parent community and fantastic children who bring a smile to my face as I watch them grow, learn and play. I love the culture that exists at the school. There is such a strong sense of welcome and we pride ourselves on building strong, positive relationships with and between families, students and community members. Our staff truly put students and families first in everything they do. I am indeed very lucky to be the leader of such a great school! When I’m not at work, I really enjoy spending time with my family, travelling to new places and reading.

Jason Perry

Jason Perry

Deputy Principal

I am very proud to work at St. Mary’s and feel incredibly lucky that I am the Deputy Principal of such a fantastic school. Our school is known for having a welcoming and inclusive culture that values contributions from all in our community. Our professional and dedicated staff always live out the motto, ‘Every child matters, every day’. We value the partnership we have with our parent community to ensure we work together to create the best outcomes for our students. I have a real passion for technology and I enjoy my role at school as the Digital Technology Leader. I am extremely proud of the innovative way our school makes use of technology to allow our students to become creators, not just consumers. I see our students as the future leaders of our community and I am excited to see what contributions and achievements they make in society. Outside of school I love relaxing at home with my family, playing golf and football with my friends and watching Collingwood in the AFL.

Mardi Hall

Mardi Hall

Curriculum Leader

I enjoy planning with our committed staff to provide rich and authentic learning experiences for all our students across all curriculum areas.
I thoroughly enjoy my Boost role and seeing the positive reading progress and self-confidence our children achieve.
I enjoy spending time with family and extended family in Noosa.

Belinda Davies

Belinda Davies

Religious Education Leader & Year 6 Teacher

I am passionate and really privileged to be a part of the wonderful warm and welcoming community of St Mary’s. Everyday I strive to make a difference in the lives and learning of every child.
I enjoy participating in a range of sports in my spare time especially netball.

Ginny Gook

Ginny Gook

Learning Diversity and Wellbeing Leader

I enjoy my role of being able to work with an amazing group of teachers and support staff to provide the best learning outcomes for children. Outside of school I love to read, relax and watch my ‘Blue boys’. My greatest joy is spending time with my three beautiful grandchildren.

Chris Prockter

Chris Prockter

Senior Leadership and Wellbeing Leader

St Mary’s is an amazing community to be a part of! I enjoy working alongside a fun, friendly and professional staff along with polite and happy children. On the weekends I love to spend time at the park with my wife, 2 children and golden retriever, Zeus. I like to watch the mighty Collingwood on TV, play golf and enjoy the sunshine when I can.

Maree McLean

Maree McLean

Business Manager

I have been at St. Mary’s School for 30 years. I have seen many changes over the years but what has always remained the same is what a amazing place it is to work.

When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family including my grandchildren.

Alisha Devereux

Alisha Devereux

Administration

I love working at St Marys because part of my role is to look after Camps & Excursions and it is lovely to see the excitement of the children leading up to these. You will also see me in the office taking care of Medical needs for our students and helping with general office duties. Outside of work I like going for brunch with friends, and spending time with my family & dog.

Britney James

Britney James

Administration

I love working at St Mary’s –  the staff and the students have been so welcoming to me,  I’m in the office 4 days a week. Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and friends.

Emma Brown

Emma Brown

Administration

I am lucky enough to be on the front desk at the school office.  The staff at the school are all friendly, caring and approachable, it’s a great environment to work in.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Ebony Free

Ebony Free

Administration

I love working in the office at St Mary’s, every day is different and I love the variety of work that comes my way.
Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, potter in the garden and cook up a storm.

Breanna McLean

Breanna McLean

Administration

I am fortunate enough to be on the front desk at St Mary’s. I love interacting with the Students, Families and Staff. Outside of work I love baking, jigsaw puzzles and spending time with my family.

Sharon McDonald

Sharon McDonald

Administration

I am loving the positive and friendly atmosphere in the office as I am working in administration for our OSHC program, getting to do different tasks and being busy all day.  I love the positive and friendly atmosphere in the office. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren, cooking and camping.

Prep Teachers

Beth Caruso

Beth Caruso

Foundation Unit Leader

I love being a Foundation teacher at St. Mary’s. It’s a privilege to teach the first year of a child’s educational journey and see such growth in a fun and stimulating environment. Away from school I love spending time with family and keeping active.

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

Foundation Teacher

Hi, I’ve worked at St. Mary’s for over 10 years & I am a past student. I’m passionate about Early Years education. Foundation is a level where you witness incredible growth in many areas, including social and emotional. I enjoy keeping active, playing netball and being with my family.

Stacey Hanns

Stacey Hanns

Foundation Teacher

My name is Stace, I am a Foundation teacher at St. Mary’s. I love getting creative and outdoor activities. My students always say their favourite thing about me is my prize box.

Janelle Hogan

Janelle Hogan

Foundation Teacher

St Mary’s is a fantastic school, it’s culture is a great reflection in the way the teachers, LSO and staff members work together and provide a positive environment for the students to learn.  Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends and hitting up the golf course.

Zoe  Morris

Zoe Morris

Foundation & BOOST Teacher

My favorite thing about working here at St Marys is being able to work with such amazing students who are so motivated to succeed in their learning. It’s also a bonus to be surrounded by such a supportive and insightful staff.

Dallas Sloan

Dallas Sloan

Foundation Teacher

Teaching foundation at St Mary’s is a great opportunity, the students are eager to learn and fun to teach. I love being a part of their growth and development, during their first year of school. It’s wonderful to be a part of their early learning journey as they become lifelong learners. When not teaching I enjoy cooking, reading, horse riding and camping with my family.

Year 1/2 Teachers

Alexia Mase

Alexia Mase

Year 1 Teacher

This is my first year teaching at St. Mary’s and it is such an enjoyable and supportive community to be a part of. I have a passion for helping students and bringing an element of fun into the classroom. Outside of school I enjoy keeping active and spending time with my family and friends.

Andrea Woodburn

Andrea Woodburn

Year 1 Teacher

I love teaching at St. Mary’s and working with such a wonderful staff. I have 2 children who attend the the school too. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two beautiful girls.

Jacob Cleeland

Jacob Cleeland

Year 1 Level Leader

I enjoy building positive relationships with students and getting to know them. I enjoy teaching students new ways of learning and try to make lessons fun and engaging. At home I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Wes Harrison

Wes Harrison

Year 2 Level Leader

Every year I work at St Mary’s it enables me to reflect and learn how to become a better person, teacher and leader.
The kids make each day fun and packed with learning and it’s enjoyable to be able to positively impact the lives of the young members of society.

Olivia  Scarce

Olivia Scarce

Year 2 Teacher

I love the supportive, energetic and dedicated staff that I work alongside here at St. Mary’s. I am lucky to have the opportunity to build such positive relationships with my students and their families. Outside of school I love spending time with family, friends and keeping active.  

Brady Davidson

Brady Davidson

Year 2 Teacher

What I love about St Mary’s is the staff and students that I get to work with each day. Outside of school I enjoy participating in sport and spending time with my friends and family.

Year 3/4 Teachers

Kyle  Doran

Kyle Doran

Year 3 Unit Leader

What I love most about St Mary’s is working alongside friendly and supportive staff. We’re extremely lucky to have such a great group of people here working together. Outside of school I like all sports and enjoy staying fit and healthy.

Christine Free

Christine Free

Year 3 Teacher

I have taught in many places over many years but I enjoy working with the talented teachers of St Mary’s the most. I am passionate about nurturing students to their fullest capacity and enjoy making learning fun and engaging. Outside of work, I live and work on a farm, love travelling to my home state of Queensland and going fishing whenever I can.

Brooke Bannam

Brooke Bannam

Year 3 Teacher

I am very blessed to work at St.Mary’s because of the wonderful, caring staff and amazing students here. I am a Year 3 teacher and have been a part of St.Mary’s for the past 8 years. On weekends, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling in our caravan

Karen Jobling

Karen Jobling

Year 3 Teacher

I’m a Year 3 teacher.  I have been at St Mary’s for 10 years in the middle and senior area.  I love  my job teaching kids at our amazing school.
Outside of school, I have 3 beautiful girls. In my free time I enjoy reading and going on walks.

Nicola Rintoule

Nicola Rintoule

Year 3 Teacher

I am a Year 3 teacher at St Mary’s. I love working here because of the friendly students and staff, and the different things we get to do each day. Outside of school I enjoy keeping active, and spending time with my friends and family.

Tarsha Ward

Tarsha Ward

Yr 3 Teacher

St. Mary’s is a supportive and vibrant school to work at. I enjoy being able to work closely with the students and the wider school community. The school’s focus and journey to improve sustainability makes for exciting times ahead.

Mark Bonney

Mark Bonney

Year 4 Unit Leader

St Mary’s is a fantastic school to work. The staff are all so welcoming and we have wonderful students who enjoy coming to school each day.
Outside of school, I love family time with my wife Kelly and son Bobby, football and fishing.

Codie Brown

Codie Brown

Year 4 Teacher

I love working at St Mary’s because it is such a supportive and dedicated work environment. I enjoy teaching the students because they are engaged and always willing to succeed in their learning.

Arren Smith

Arren Smith

Year 4 Teacher

I love my job because sharing my knowledge with others is very rewarding.  Every single day we make a difference in someone’s life which goes far beyond knowledge. We inspire, support, mentor and get the chance to discover and share some of the best parts of ourselves as human beings.

Archana Patney

Archana Patney

Year 4 Teacher

This school is great because of the supportive environment. The students are a happy lot and every face has a place. I am a Rotarian and passionate about contributing and building bridges within the community. I host a radio show called ‘Harmony Hub’ to promote multicultural understanding.

Year 5/6 Teachers

Deanne Dacey

Deanne Dacey

Year 5 Level Leader

I love teaching at St.Mary’s because it is like a big family.  Everyone cares for the children in our school and the staff care about one another.
Outside of school I enjoy going for walks and playing with my dog Gertie.

Daniel Cruickshank

Daniel Cruickshank

Year 5 Teacher

I love teaching at St. Mary’s and seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces each morning. I love seeing the children grow both academically and socially throughout each year.

Outside of school I really enjoy being outdoors, playing golf and going fishing and camping.

Leighton Dullard

Leighton Dullard

Year 5 Teacher

St Mary’s is a fantastic place to work because the staff are all very friendly and supportive and the students are respectful and willing to learning. Outside of school I am a very active person. I love most sports, some of my favourites include football, basketball, golf and snow skiing.

Teagan  Lawry

Teagan Lawry

Year 5 Teacher

I work part time in Year 5 and my role is shared effortlessly with my fellow year 5 Teacher.
I am a mum of 3 children, all of whom are currently at St Mary’s.

Belinda Crowe

Belinda Crowe

Year 5 Teacher

I love working at St. Mary’s because of the wonderful staff and students we have here- which makes everyday enjoyable.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and being active.

Deborah Parsons

Deborah Parsons

Year 6 Teacher

I love teaching Year 6 students and the enthusiasm they have for learning. Each day is a new experience for them.
Outside school I love playing netball and watching our 4 children in their chosen sports too. I like going for walks by the river.

Corey Daniels

Corey Daniels

Year 6 Teacher

I love working in a school that is community orientated environment where everyone supports each other. Teaching in Year 6 is great with a wonderful team of teachers. It is great building relationships with the students and seeing them blossom. Outside of school I enjoy playing sports.

Wendy Rodriguez

Wendy Rodriguez

Year 6 Teacher

I’m enjoying getting to know students and staff alike at St Mary’s and am finding it to be a friendly place. It’s a privilege to support students in their learning journeys and to celebrate their successes. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin

Year 6 Teacher

I am a Year 6 teacher at St Mary’s and I enjoy my role as it is very rewarding. Outside of school I love to play Netball and spend time with my family.

Specialised Teachers

Sonia Kelly

Sonia Kelly

Italian & BOOST Teacher

I love teaching Italian at St. Mary’s as the students are so enthusiastic to learn about another language and culture and I get to witness the progress they make along the way.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as reading and walking.

Megan Bett

Megan Bett

Italian Teacher

Building positive relationships with staff, students and their families is what makes teaching at St. Mary’s so special and rewarding. I love knowing that each day I get to play a role in making a difference in the lives of the students I teach. Outside of school I enjoy being outdoors, reading and spending time with my family.

Melita Sartori

Melita Sartori

Italian Teacher

I love the warm feeling that I get when I’m at St Mary’s. The passionate staff and the friendly and respectful students help to create this. Most of all though I have lots of fun!

Janine Dow

Janine Dow

Visual Arts & BOOST Teacher

Teaching Art at St Mary’s is a joy.  Every student that enters the Art room is enthusiastic and excited.  I get so much pleasure witnessing the pride in students faces on completion of an art piece.
Outside of school I love exercising and watching my four boys play sport.

Annemaree Stacey

Annemaree Stacey

Visual Arts Teacher

I teach Visual Arts from Foundation to Grade 4. I love teaching art. I believe that art speaks all languages, there are no barriers. When not at school I like to spend time in the garden with my succulent collection.

Kate Dunstan

Kate Dunstan

Music Teacher

Music is my lifelong passion. I love working at our school seeing young people develop their musical and creative skills.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, exercising and walking our dogs.

Natasha Gerakis

Natasha Gerakis

Drama Teacher

I love teaching Drama at St Mary’s. I love to encourage and support students to think and act creatively. Outside of school I enjoy dancing,  gardening and welding.

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

PE Teacher

I love that the children at St Mary’s are enthusiastic about PE. It is a great feeling knowing when I come to work each day the children love being active and are keen to learn in PE.
I love playing Golf and Tennis and seeing my dog in Melbourne.

Renita Holyoak

Renita Holyoak

Roving Teacher

I love working at St. Mary’s. I also love to cook for my family at home.

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson

Library Technician

I’ve been working at St. Mary’s for fifteen years, I have three sons. I love coming to school everyday and seeing all of the children and their happy faces. We are so lucky to work in a school that has such an amazing staff and beautiful grounds.

Madeleine Nalder

Madeleine Nalder

Instructional Coach

I really enjoy my role at St Mary’s. I love that I get to spend time in a variety of classrooms and see the amazing work our staff and students do. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the gym and going out for coffee.

Denise Jordan

Denise Jordan

Instructional Coach / Boost Teacher

I enjoy my role as I get to work in many different areas of the school, along side staff as well as individually with children. I enjoy watching their confidence grow, their skills develop and building strong relationships built around trust.

Classroom Support Assistants

Brenda Ford

Brenda Ford

Wellbeing Support

I love the diversity of my position and the relationships I have the opportunity to build with students. Helping children feel positive about themselves and their learning.
I love catching up with family and friends, gardening, yoga, being in nature, kayaking and reading.

Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris

Wellbeing Support

I enjoy being apart of the St Mary’s community because of the friendly staff and students i see each day. I love being in the Wellbeing team and supporting children to be their best.
When I’m not at St Mary’s I love to spend time with my family and friends.

Krishell Wilson

Krishell Wilson

Wellbeing Support

I love being able to support children in finding their inner strength and calmness whilst on their schooling journey. Outside of school I am a yoga teacher and mum to 3 busy children.

Joshua Rodriguez

Joshua Rodriguez

Wellbeing Support

I love my role in Wellbeing because everyday I have the privilege of seeing students come to understand that they can conquer hurdles, fears or worries that have held them back before. It is such an honour to support our students to gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to help them navigate the many challenges that life will bring their way. Outside of work, I am a husband, dad of three and currently finishing off my teaching degree.

Brooklan Caruso

Brooklan Caruso

Wellbeing Support

I love being a part of the St Mary’s community because of all the wonderful people I get to interact with every day while supporting children with their well-being needs. Outside of work I am a Mum of two children and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Melanie White

Melanie White

Wellbeing Support

I work in student wellbeing and am passionate about supporting children’s  learning and development. Outside of work you will find me spending time with my family and when I can, going to watch a game of footy.

Melinda Evans

Melinda Evans

Learning Support Officer

I enjoy support the child the who struggle  with any aspect of education. My main passion is helping kids read, it’s so important. Being with my kids, gardening and walking.

Toni-Mia Scalora

Toni-Mia Scalora

Learning Support Officer

I enjoy working in a Foundation classroom and seeing students smile every day, the amazing students never fail to make my day! Seeing their progression from their first day of school is such a rewarding experience! Outside of school, I enjoy playing sport, participating in theatre and going out for breakfast.

Anna Hobson

Anna Hobson

Learning Support Officer

I love working in this friendly learning  environment with all these bunch of lovely students. Having the ability to help the students and witnessing their growth is most exciting thing for me.

Danielle Hedley

Danielle Hedley

Learning Support Officer

I am very fortunate to be apart of the St Mary’s family, I get the opportunity to develop my skills whilst sharing a school day with some extraordinary children! I also get to work with other inspirational educators.

Outside of school I love hanging with my family.

Trudy Travaglia

Trudy Travaglia

Canteen Manager

I work in the canteen at St Mary’s. I love working with the people and kids that help out each day. When I’m not at school you’ll find me in my garden.

Lou Angus

Lou Angus

Canteen Manager & Library Assistant

I joined the staff at St Mary’s in 2021 with a role in the canteen. This year you will also find me in the Library on Thursday’s. I enjoy hearing  the children laugh and seeing smiles on their faces.  St Mary’s  is a very familiar  place to me as my 6 children have all been educated here. I’ve always loved this school, but now have a deeper appreciation of the  amazing place it is with such dedicated and caring staff who help our children be the best version of themselves.  My favourite thing to do is watching and supporting my children in their chosen sports.

Aileen  Wait

Aileen Wait

Learning Support Officer

As a LSO in Foundation I feel privileged to work with students beginning their educational journey.  My position is to support students in their learning and it is wonderful to see their smiling faces and eagerness to learn.  I love being a grandmother, growing roses and photography.

Min Graham

Min Graham

Learning Support Officer

I absolutely love my job as an LSO. I look forward to coming to work every day.Out of school I love reading, gardening, and cooking. I also enjoy catching up with family and watching my son play footy

Bec Sloan

Bec Sloan

Learning Support Officer

I am extremely grateful to be a part of the St Marys family. I love being an LSO and learning new things. The children and staff are wonderful to work with and are so supportive. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends 

Renee Hirst

Renee Hirst

Learning Support Officer

As an LSO I enjoy building strong relationships with children and their families. I love the sense of belonging and the community spirit that St Mary’s embodies. I respect and value how the school accepts and caters for all children and their own unique way of learning.

Judy Nietvelt

Judy Nietvelt

Learning Support Officer

I have been extremely lucky for the last 10 years to have been working with such a supportive and positive team, and wonderful kids
Apart from work I love spending time in my yard attending to my menagerie of animals, and Knitting,crocheting, many other kinds of arts and crafts.

Jo Kick

Jo Kick

Learning Support Officer

I love working with the children and watching them grow smarter every day!
And I love cooking them toast in the mornings at brekky club !! Love going for a walk with my friends.

Kerrie Seymour

Kerrie Seymour

Learning Support Officer

St. Mary’s is truly a wonderful place to work. I am grateful to be apart of a team of dedicated and caring staff, that work collaboratively to ensure all children reach their full potential. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Katrina Conway

Katrina Conway

Learning Support Officer

I love working as an LSO at St Mary’s because I work within a motivated team, who are dedicated to each childs individual learning needs.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and reading.  

Chaz Talboys

Chaz Talboys

Learning Support Officer

Currently studying to be a teacher and I am working as an LSO. I know that everyday I am helping to mold and shape students lives in some small way. You are constantly helping to broaden their minds, so that they can think in new ways.

Jenna Jenkins

Jenna Jenkins

Learning Support Officer

I love working at St Mary’s because I am surrounded by dedicated, encouraging staff who want the best for everyone in our school community. Outside of school I enjoy spending time outdoors with my friends and family.

Joanne  Rogers

Joanne Rogers

Learning Support Officer

I am a busy mum of 3 boys. I love to spend time with my family doing many things. I enjoy walking, going to the gym and baking.   I feel very lucky to be working  as a learning support officer,  watching children learn and grow more with every day.

Rose  Waterson

Rose Waterson

Learning Support Officer

My role is helping Vietnamese students to improve their language in particular and support other children in class. I love seeing the children to improve with their learning and built a good relationship with them.

Outside school, I love to work in the garden and go out for walks.

Rachel Moroney

Rachel Moroney

Learning Support Officer

St Mary’s Primary School is a wonderful place to work and I am thankful to work alongside a friendly and supportive staff.  I enjoy helping students learn and seeing them succeed. I enjoy cooking new things and spending time with family and friends.

Shandilee Nicholas

Shandilee Nicholas

Learning Support Officer

I am a mother of a beautiful little girl and I love animals and working with children. I love my job because it is very rewarding seeing the children progress in their learning.  

Sophie Reed

Sophie Reed

Learning Support Officer

I love working at St Mary’s! I like getting to know all the amazing staff and students. I love coming to school to support students in the classroom. Outside of school, I enjoy playing netball and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Eade

Mary Eade

Learning Support Officer

I really enjoy helping the children learn and succeed. It is rewarding to see the children achieve their goals. At home I enjoy cooking, travelling and having fun with my family.

Susan Domaille

Susan Domaille

Learning Support Officer

I enjoy it when the kids come and talk to you about their day etc and I like to see the kids playing together and I enjoy the work I do.

Jade Featherby

Jade Featherby

Learning Support Officer

I love my role at St Marys because I get to work with amazing children & staff members each day. I have loved being apart of the St Marys community so far & can’t wait for the future. 
Go Bulldogs!!
Tim O'Sullivan

Tim O'Sullivan

Grounds & Maintenance

I have worked at St. Mary’s for five years. I take pride in maintaining the surrounds of our school. I’m lucky I get to see my grandchildren attend here each day along with my daughter. I barrack for Geelong, enjoy being outdoors, water skiing, motorbike riding and restoring classic cars.

Gene Brooks

Gene Brooks

Grounds & Maintenance

I love working at St. Mary’s. I enjoy looking after the school grounds and seeing all the happy children. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf and watching the footy.

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