The staffing at St Joseph’s school includes a principal, six full-time teaching positions, 3 part-time teachers, one part-time Learning Support Teacher, two 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:
Principal: Helen Whale
Assistant Principal: Michelle Lovegrove
Religious Education Coordinator: Natalie Walters
Kindergarten/Year 1 – Michelle Lovegrove/Alyssa Pritchard
Year 2 – Emma Watson
Year 3 – Elke Lanzon/Samantha Clydesdale
Year 4 – Courtney Smith
Year 5 – Natalie Walters/Ann Mills
Year 6 – Andrew Hurrell/Ann Mills
Learning Support Teacher: Colleen Toms
Pedagogical Mentor: Michelle Lovegrove
Gifted Education Mentor: Elke Lanzon (Term 1)/Courtney Smith (Term 2-4)
Teacher Librarian (acting Tm 2): Samantha Clydesdale
ATSI Education Teacher: Andrew Hurrell
Learning Support Assistants: Alison Poole, Julie Power, Monique Jones
Library Assistant: Amanda Feeney
Administrative Assistant: Stella Raleigh
Cleaner: Patricia Miller