Staff

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 

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