The staffing at St Joseph’s school includes a principal, four full-time teaching positions, three part-time teachers, three Learning Support Teachers, three part-time Learning Support Assistants, a part-time Teacher-Librarian, part-time Library Assistant and a Clerical Assistant. There is also a cleaner and groundsperson.

A school counsellor is available weekly 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.

A list of staff contacts can be found below:                                                            

School Executive

Principal: Helen Whale (Tuesday/Wednesday)


Acting Principal: Michelle Lovegrove (Monday/Thursday/Friday)


Religious Education Coordinator: Natalie Walters


Classroom Teachers

Kindergarten – Tracy Main

Stage 1 (Year 1/2) – Sarah Price


Stage 2 (3/4) – Shantelle Janik

Stage 3 (Year 5/6) – Natalie Walters


Executive Release/PLT - Jessica Pelley

Learning Support Teachers: Colleen Toms, Michelle Lovegrove, Courtney Smith

Pedagogical Mentor: Michelle Lovegrove


Gifted Education Mentor: Courtney Smith

Teacher Librarian: Emily Somerville

ATSI Education Teacher: TBC

RFF Teacher: Ann Mills

Learning Support Assistants: Alison Poole, Julie Power, Jessica Hewitt


Library Assistant: Alison Poole


Administrative Assistant: Stella Raleigh

Pastoral Care Worker: TBC

Cleaner: Patricia Miller