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 Gifted Education Mentor, 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 a 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 2022 leadership team consists of:
Principal: Kim Wilson
Assistant Principal: Mary-Jean Cooper
Religious Education Coordinator: Samantha Kerr
Parish Priest: Fr Velerian D'Souza
School Secretary - Anna Guilfoyle
Kindergarten - Trish Murray
Kindergarten - Hannah Hunt
Year 1 - Monique Lloyd & Christie-Lee Clydsdale
Year 2 - Michelle Harris & Fleur Kennedy
Year 3 - Adam Gehrig
Year 4 - Samantha Kerr
Year 5 - Isabelle Lamont
Year 6 - Alison Weir
Learning Support Teacher - Tanya Ninness
Learning Support Assistants - Deb Casson, Libby Ritter, Sally Ward-Thomas
Leading Teacher (Literacy and Numeracy K-2) - Mary-Jean Cooper
EALD Support - Amanda Gaffney-Ray
Aboriginal Education & Music Teacher - Diana Gillett
Pedagogical Mentor - Samantha Kerr
Gifted Education Mentor - Mary-Jean Cooper
Teacher Librarian - Meaghan Cavallaro
Library Assistant - Maree McInnes
Pastoral Care Worker - Jan Waters
Counsellor - Melissa Brown