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 Velerian D'Souza
Kindergarten - Trish Murray
Year 1 - Monique Lloyd
Year 2 - Samantha Kerr
Year 3 - Laura Goodman
Year 3/4 - Michelle Harris & Jennifer Bettington
Year 4 - Adam Gehrig
Year 5 - Stephanie Hicks & Melissa McLennan
Year 5/6 - Alison Weir
Year 6 - Genevieve Cook & Kate Dyson
Learning Support Teacher - Tanya Ninness
Leading Teacher (Literacy and Numeracy K-2) - Mary-Jean Cooper
Executive Relief Teachers - Jennifer Bettington & Kate Dyson
Teacher Librarian - Cecilia Thompson
Aboriginal Education & Music Teacher - Diana Gillett
EALD Teacher - Sarah Carrigan
School Secretary - Anna Guilfoyle
Pastoral Care Worker - Jan Waters
Library Assistant - Maree McInnes
Learning Support Assistants - Deb Casson, Libby Ritter, Sally Ward-Thomas