At St Joseph’s, there are 13 teaching staff and 13 support staff at the school.
The staff includes a Principal, Executive members, teaching staff, Learning Support Teacher, Learning Support Assistants, a Teacher-Librarian, Library Assistant, Senior School Administration, Clerical Assistant, Pastoral Care Worker, Psychologist, Specialist Music teacher, Aboriginal Education Teacher and Pedagogical & Gifted Education Mentors.
Our learning support team are available to assist the school and families 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. This group of dynamic individuals is each responsible for key aspects of the business.
A list of staff contacts can be found below:
Principal: Mrs Charlene Reid
Assistant Principal: Mrs Courtney Porter
Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs Ruth Cootes and Mrs Taylor James (acting)
Primary Coordinator: Mrs Anne Neems
Mrs Angela Fuller
Miss Taylor James
Mrs Carole Elbourne
Mrs Ruth Cootes/Mrs Alison Taylor
Mrs Anne Neems
Mr Matthew Chandler
Mrs Anne Tutton
Mrs Stephanie Baker
Mrs Beth Woollett
Mr John Hession
Miss Rebecca Sheehan
Mrs Courtney Porter
Mr Kell York
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Monica Shanahan
Gifted Education Teacher: Mrs Monica Shanahan
Pedological Mentors: Anne Neems & Mrs Beth Woollett
Aboriginal Support Teacher: Mr John Hession
ESL Teacher: Mrs Dionne Mitchell
Music Teacher (RFF): Mrs Lisa Pockran
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Leah Hannan
Library Assistant: Mrs Jenny Stewart
School Counsellor: Mrs Alicia Gibson
Pastoral Care Worker: Mrs Mel Dobosz
Clerical Staff: Mrs Margaret Livingstone and Mrs Susie Doran
Teacher Assistants: Mrs Anna Fahy, Mrs Vanessa Gebhard, Mrs Catherine Tonks, Mrs Julie Hawthorne, Mrs Worakot Walker, Mrs Megan Fitzgerald and Mrs Paulla Walz
Canteen Supervisor: Mrs Tracey Ryan-Ward
Cleaning Staff: Mrs Melva Powell
Groundsman: Mr Robert Stewart
Priest Supervisor: Fr Geoff Mulhearn
Parish Leader: Mr Christopher Voigt