About Us


St Joseph’s employs 17 teaching staff and 12 support staff.

This includes a principal, full-time and part-time teachers, a learning support teacher, six part-time learning support assistants, a teacher-librarian, library assistant and two clerical assistants. There is also a cleaner and groundsperson.

A special education adviser and a registered psychologist are available to assist the school in assessing and addressing individual student learning needs.

Our staff of dedicated and highly experienced teachers provide our students with stimulating teaching and learning programs. We aim to cater to the needs of each child, to equip them to face the challenges of tomorrow.

A list of staff can be found below:

School Executive

Principal — Kate Drake
Assistant Principal — Karen Nolan
Religious Education Coordinator — Clare Paff
Primary Coordinator — Kathryn Hill

2020 Classroom Teachers

Kinder Blue — Karen Nolan and Catherine Schumacher (executive release teacher)

Kinder Red — Angela Foxon

Year 1 Blue — Jessica Bourke and Ashlee Macourt

Year 1 Red — Sue Woodward

Year 2 Blue — Clare Paff and Megan Jones (executive release teacher)

Year 2 Red — Angela Shaw

Year 3 Red — Heather Wozniak

Year 3/4 Blue — Natalie Davis and Emma McGlynn

Year 4 Red — Kyla Flanagan and Kate Papworth

Year 5/6 Blue — Kathryn Hill

Year 5/6 Red — Mark Faith

Year 5/6 White — Lisa Ridgewell and Emma McGlynn

Support Staff

Pastoral Care Worker — Maree Holmgreen

Learning Support Teacher — Amber Christie

Learning Support Assistants — Cheree Chapman, Teresa Hanrahan, Lynne Dawson, Patricia Hines, Cooper Goodacre, Kim McAlister

Teacher Librarian — Stephanie Tranter

Library Assistant —Donna Hoffman

Administration Officer — Carolyn Trimble

Clerical Support — Amale Yi

Psychologist — Gayna Turner

Maintenance — Rod Allan

Cleaner — Cleansurance