Staff

Engaging teachers are at the very heart of our school. They embrace and nurture the creativity, open hearts and natural curiosity of young people - through exploration, imagination and investigation.

Our teachers know how important it is to connect with children, to involve them and understand their individual needs. When students are engaged at their level and having fun, they will learn.

Our professional teachers are of the highest calibre and embrace teaching practices that are well-researched and known to make a difference. They are supported by a fantastic team of education assistants.

Pre-Kindy

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Erin Lister

Teacher

Erin Lister

Teacher

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Lesley Rocchiccioli

Education Assistant

Lesley Rocchiccioli

Education Assistant

Kindy

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Tania D'Angelo

Teacher

Tania D'Angelo

Teacher

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Kelly Matthews

Teacher

Favourite Quote

 " In a world where you can be anything, be kind"

What makes a 'good day' of teaching?

Where everyone leaves with a full head and full heart.

Kelly Matthews

Teacher

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Megan Bonser

Education Assistant

Megan Bonser

Education Assistant

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Lilly Rea

Education Assistant

Lilly Rea

Education Assistant

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Silvana Papasergio

Education Assistant

Silvana Papasergio

Education Assistant

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Marie Murphy

Education Assistant

Marie Murphy

Education Assistant

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Tessa Outred

Education Assistant

Tessa Outred

Education Assistant

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Mandie Cubeddu

Education Assistant

Mandie Cubeddu

Education Assistant

What is the best thing about working within education?

The kids! Making a small difference in children’s lives. 

Hogwarts House

Hufflepuff

Pre-Primary

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Katherine McIntyre

Teacher

Katherine McIntyre

Teacher

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Renita Humphries

Teacher

Renita Humphries

Teacher

Favourite Quote

"Education isn't the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire"

If I could pass on any wisdom

That no goal is impossible if you're willing to put the work in. Aim high and work hard!

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Emily Buckingham

Teacher

Emily Gauci

Teacher

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Jane Billi

Education Assistant

Jayne Billi

Education Assistant

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Sharon Richie

Education Assistant

Sharon Ritchie

Education Assistant

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Kylie Beveridge

Education Assistant

Kylie Beveridge

Education Assistant

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Elise Andreou

Education Assistant

Elise Andreou

Education Assistant

Year 1

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Kristy Graffin

Teacher

Kristy Graffin

Teacher

The best thing about teaching

Each day is challenging and different.

What makes teaching at St Luke’s so unique and rewarding?

The people; staff, children and families.

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Brooke Udy

Teacher

Brooke Udy

Teacher

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Debbie Burke

Education Assistant

Debbie Burke

Education Assistant

Favourite Quote

Team work makes the dream work.

What makes a 'good day' at St Luke's?

Hearing lots of banter.

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Annette Barron

Teacher

Annette Barron

Teacher

Year 2

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Joanne Fieldhouse

Teacher

Joanne Fieldhouse

Teacher

Favourite Quote

live well, laugh often, love much

If you could pass on any wisdom:

Use kind words, always. School is a place of learning - it is a journey of learning -it is ok to make mistakes so we can learn from them. Be involved in lots of activities as you never know who you might meet and what friendships you might develop.

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Shyrelle Della-Vedova

Education Assistant

Shyrelle Della-Vedova

Education Assistant

What makes teaching so rewarding?

I love to see the happy faces each day that always greet us. We have a blessed group of children always wanting to learn. 

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Michelle Smith

Education Assistant

Michelle Smith

Education Assistant

Year 3

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Judy Cobern

Teacher

Judy Cobern

Teacher

If I could pass on any wisdom:

Look at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and be a good friend.

The best thing about being a teacher is the relationships you develop with the children and their families.

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Georgia Blyton

Teacher

Georgia Blyton

Teacher

Year 4

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Bruce Plint

Teacher

Bruce Plint

Favourite Quote

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” - George RR Martin

If I could pass on some wisdom:

Be yourself. Don't change to fit in. God made you unique, stay that way.

Teacher

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Claire Thompson

Teacher

Claire Thompson

Teacher

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Trish Main

Teacher

Trish Main

Teacher

Favourite Quote

May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. "May the wind be always at your back."

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Justin Miller

Teacher

Justin Miller

Teacher

Favourite Quote

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss

What makes teaching at St Luke's rewarding?

The community of St Luke’s are so warm and friendly. I also especially enjoy the enthusiasm that the children bring to the classroom to learn each day.

Year 5

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Kerry Peach

Teacher

Kerry Peach

Favourite Quote

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

What makes a 'good day' at St Luke's?

Every day is a good day. Life is what you make it. 

Teacher

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Alana Prince

Education Assistant

Alana Prince

Education Assistant

Favourite Quote

“Every human heartbeat is a universe of possibilities.” 

If I could pass on any wisdom:

Enjoy your time at school and try to be "your own person."

Year 6

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Justin Kirry

Teacher

Favourite Quote:

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. - Dr Seuss

Hogwarts House

Slytherin

Justin Kirry

Teacher

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Jill Pollard

Teacher

The best thing about being a teacher is:

Assisting children in their journey through life - positive relationships and empowering them to be the best versions of themselves.

Jill Pollard

Teacher

Learning Support

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Melissa Knight

Teacher

Melissa Knight

Learning Support Coordinator

Favourite Quote

Spread kindness like confetti

Hogwarts House

Gryffindor

If I could pass on any wisdom:

Remember the St Luke's values.  Pursue your dreams by studying the things you love.

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Ruth Langham

Education Assistant

Ruth Langham

Education Assistant

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Sharon Freer-Smith

Education Assistant

Sharon Freer-Smith

Education Assistant

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Rosey Martin

EMU Specialist

Rosey Martin

EMU Specialist

Specialist Teachers

Tania Farcich

Tania Farcich

Science

Tania Farcich

Science

What makes a 'good day' of teaching?

One that was fun but where learning happened.

If I could pass on any wisdom:

Never stop learning 

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Rebecca Longbottom

Music

Rebecca Longbottom

Music

If I can pass on any wisdom:

Do what makes you happy well.

The best thing about teacher:

is being integral in helping children learn about the world, themselves and achieve new things. 

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Bonita Muir

Dance

Bonita Muir

Dance

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Robert Noseda

Physical Education

Robert Noseda

Physical Education

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Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education

Emily Rasmussen

Physical Education

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Ann-Maree Simmonds

Art

Ann-Maree Simmonds

Art

Favourite Quote

If you love the life you live - You will live a life of love! 

The best thing about being a teacher:

Is working with children- the young minds, the creators, the thinkers and the artists of the future.

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Sarah Cragg

AUSLAN

Sarah Cragg

AUSLAN

Telethon Speech and Hearing

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Helen Large

TSH

Helen Large

TSH

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Kimmy Frediani

TSH

Kimmy Frediani

TSH

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Joyce Doyle

TSH

Joyce Doyle

TSH

If I could pass on any wisdom:

You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Hogwarts House

Gryffindor

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Janelle Biagi

TSH

Janelle Biagi

TSH

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Kiah Hall

TSH

Kiah Hall

TSH

Hogwarts House

Gryffindor

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Ellis Kemp

TSH

Ellis Kemp

TSH

Favourite Quote

"We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment"

The best thing about working in education is:

In my unique position, I enjoy being able to work one to one with students and see them develop as they go through each year of primary school. 

School Support Staff

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TBA

Finance Officer

TBA

TBA

Finance Officer

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Heather Macdonald-Rudez

Administration Officer

Heather Macdonald-Rudez

Administration Officer

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Leone Simmonds

Library Officer

Leone Simmonds

Library Officer

Favourite Quote

Live well, laugh often, love much.  Actually it’s “I want a coffee, a tattoo & a vacation” but I don’t think U can publish that!

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Ann Peart

Social Worker

Ann Peart

Social Worker

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Tallulah 'Lulu' Simmonds

Wellness Dog

Tallulah 'Lulu' Simmonds

Wellness Dog

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Neville Hogan

Groundsperson

Neville Hogan

Groundsperson

Administration

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Maura Killalea

Assistant Principal

If I could pass on any wisdom

Always be kind to everyone you meet, because you don't know what they are going through. 

Favourite Quote

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Maura Killalea

Assistant Principal

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Kerry Hewitson

Principal

Kerry Hewitson

Principal

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Sarah Williams

Assistant Principal

Sarah Williams

Assistant Principal

Favourite Quote

"Never see a need without doing something about it" - Mary MacKillop

The best thing about being a teacher

Everyday brings something new - new laughter, new stories, new challenges and new successes