At St Mary’s, there are many quality teaching and support staff. The staff includes a principal, classroom teachers, a part-time Learning Support Teacher, a Leading Teacher for Literacy and Numeracy Support K-2, a part time EALD support teacher, a part time counsellor, Learning Support Assistants, a part-time Teacher-Librarian, part-time Library Assistant and a Clerical Assistant. There is also a cleaner and grounds person on site part time.
St Mary’s is supported by the Catholic Schools Office in Newcastle, who can provide specialised support and PD to staff as required to assist the school in assessing and addressing individual student’s 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 setting the operational agenda and goals of the school as driven by the Strategic and Annual Plan.
The leadership team consists of:
Principal: Kim Wilson
Assistant Principal: Genevieve Cook
Religious Education Coordinator: Michelle Harris
Primary Coordinator: Mary-Jean Cooper
Parish Priest: Fr Peter
Kindergarten - Trish Murray
Year 1 - Michelle Clydsdale and Genevieve Cook
Year 2 - Monique Lloyd
Year 3 - Michelle Harris
Year 3/4 - Belinda Winsor
Year 4 - Adam Gehrig
Year 5 - Alison Weir
Year 6 - Rowan Kmetyk
Year 6 - Christie-Lee Clydsdale
Learning Support Teacher - Tanya Ninness
Leading Teacher (Literacy and Numeracy K-2) - Mary-Jean Cooper
Executive Relief Teachers - Jennifer Bettington and Michelle Clydsdale
Teacher Librarian - Cecilia Thompson
RFF Teacher - Michelle Clydsdale and Diana Gillett
EALD Teacher - Lisa Des Forges
School Secretary - Noeline Sheppard
Pastoral Care Worker - Jan Waters
Library Assistant - Maree McInnes
Learning Support Assistants - Deb Casson, Libby Ritter, Sally Ward-Thomas, Nadene Douglas