Meet The Teachers

We’re very excited to meet you!

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Administration & Management

Jason Micallef

Jason Micallef

Principal

I am extremely privileged to be the Principal at St. Kevin’s and love working alongside our families and staff to support all our amazing children.

My passions outside of school are family (father of three!), motorcycling and supporting the mighty Magpies!

Belinda Rowlands

Belinda Rowlands

Deputy Principal - Head of Learning & Teaching

St. Kevin’s is a special place.   I am lucky enough to work alongside amazing educators who go above and beyond to plan engaging, contemporary and relevant learning experiences for our students.  
Outside of school you will find me spending time with my family, travelling and barracking for my mighty magpies.

Rebecca Gage

Rebecca Gage

Deputy Principal - Innovation & Operations

Developing independence, responsibility and confidence in my senior students whilst being part of a truly welcoming community is what I love about working at St Kevin’s. Outside of school, I love travelling with my family and staying fit.

Trish Cale

Trish Cale

Administration Officer

I am the first person to greet you with a smiling face at St Kevin’s. My role encompasses many hats. I love interacting with our families and students, from Enrolments, fees, newsletters, sick bay and many more.  Out of school I love spending time with my children, husband and friends.  

Michelle Grayson

Michelle Grayson

Business Manager

Hello and Welcome! My name is Michelle, but please call me Chelle (just like all the kids do.)  I love every second of working at St Kevin’s.  I get to meet, help, assist so many parents, children and of course  staff friends.  I proudly call this place my second home.

Curriculum Leadership

Mrs Hettiarachchi

Mrs Hettiarachchi

Religious Education Leader

I am so privileged to be part of our wonderful St Kevin’s family. As the Religious Education Leader, I am excited to share my skills and talents to enrich our school community with the Gospel values.

In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with my family.

Mrs de Reus

Mrs de Reus

Literacy Leader

I love that literacy opens a new world for students. It allows them to dream, question, challenge and explore. I get to share my love of literacy and books with them. Shared experiences build relationships. How lucky am I that I get to do that everyday?

Mrs McMaster

Mrs McMaster

Mathematics Leader

I am the School Maths Leader and I am passionate about the teaching of Mathematics. I support the teachers to plan and deliver Maths activities that engage all our students.

When I am not at school, I enjoy time with family, walking my dog along the beach, bike riding and catching up with friends.

Intervention Team

Mrs Cardamone

Mrs Cardamone

Support Teacher

I love being part of a dynamic, vibrant, caring and energetic staff. We all share our talents and expert skills to help each student be the best learner they can be. St.Kevin’s is truly a family.
Something I love doing is spending time outdoors with my son.

Mrs Meechan

Mrs Meechan

Support Teacher

The community of St Kevin’s Primary school is my extended family. The staff are caring of each other, celebrating achievements and consoling in times of trouble. Each and every student is nurtured to be the best learner they can be. It has been an honour to see the students develop over their seven years with us and to be blessed with return visits when they leave.

Liz Murray

Liz Murray

Support Teacher

Coming Soon

Student Wellbeing Team

Mrs Broadhurst

Mrs Broadhurst

Student Wellbeing Leader

I love working with our students and getting to know them individually – for who they are, the talents they bring and the goals we set together to further their learning and confidence in themselves.

I love keeping active and being outdoors with my family.

Miss Bruhin

Miss Bruhin

Learning Diversity Leader

As Student Wellbeing Leader, I love working with the students. Every day is different and I enjoy the interactions I have with students across the school. In my Learning Diversity role I support teachers to develop differentiated learning programs.
Outside school I love to exercise and try incorporating mindfulness daily.

Nurse Heather

Nurse Heather

School Nurse

Coming Soon

Prep Teachers

Mrs Kydas

Mrs Kydas

Prep Classroom Teacher & Learning & Teaching Leader

A true ‘people person’ who has a passion for teaching and life. I am authentic and always strive to encourage students to become the ‘very best they can be’, academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. My authenticity has enabled me to build strong connections and positive relationships with my peers and the broader St. Kevin’s community. I represent the school and the teaching profession in the community. 

Mrs Talia

Mrs Talia

Prep Classroom Teacher

I love that our school is made up of many cultures. The staff are supportive and continually encourage me to be best educator that I can possibly be.

Outside the school setting, I love traveling around the world and exploring the many cultures that our world has to offer.

Miss Hazlett

Miss Hazlett

Prep Classroom Teacher

I feel very blessed to be part of the Prep team at St Kevins! It is a tremendously supportive and inclusive environment, full of fun and laughter! I am extremely passionate about human connection and the wellbeing of our students, their families and my colleagues. Outside of school, you will find me at the G’ supporting the mighty Pies, spending time with my family and friends or at the movies eating popcorn and Maltesers!

Mrs Borthwick

Mrs Borthwick

Prep Classroom Teacher & Choir Leader

St.Kevin’s is my family. I am fortunate to work in a dynamic team who are passionately invested in the development of the whole child.
When I am not at school, I love to sing. As a Choir Leader, I am grateful to share my love for music with our students.

Miss Mendes

Miss Mendes

Prep Classroom Teacher

I feel so blessed and grateful to be a part of the team at St Kevin’s. From being a student here 11 years ago, to now beginning my journey, it is such an amazing opportunity. Working with children has always been a great passion of mine, as it is so rewarding to know that I am able to impact students’ lives in a positive manner and help them reach their learning goals. I love that I have the chance to build positive relationships with students and encourage intellectual, social and emotional growth. Outside of school I love to play netball, cook, spend time with my family and friends and travel!

Mrs Blake

Mrs Blake

Prep Classroom Teacher

I love that our school is so enthusiastic about our students and their learning. I love that our students get to experience the joy and love in all aspects of our faith community.  Lastly I love all of our wonderful and amazing staff, we are one big family.  

Year 1/2 Teachers

Mrs Petkovic

Mrs Petkovic

Yr 1 Classroom Teacher and 1/2 Learning & Teaching Leader

I love being part of a school that welcomes everyone into our school community. Everyone is supported to learn and flourish in a collaborative environment.
I enjoy spending time relaxing with my family, reading and playing with our pets.

Miss Fry

Miss Fry

Yr 2 Classroom Teacher

Hello everyone, I’m Sarah and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work at a school like St Kevin’s where I feel most welcomed by all as a new year 2 teacher this year. My connection and passion for education is very strong and I look forward to teaching and learning in such a rewarding environment with all staff, students, and families involved. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also enjoy reading, music, travelling, and attending AFL games.

Mrs Hettiarachchi

Mrs Hettiarachchi

Yr 2 Classroom Teacher

What I love most about being a part of St Kevin’s is having the opportunity to make a positive impact on our young learners and helping them to flourish in all facets of school life. Outside school, I am passionate about fitness, enjoy nature and spending time with my family.

Mrs Bent

Mrs Bent

1PE, 1VI & 2 HE Classroom Teacher

It’s a privilege working with the St Kevin’s community, where everyone has a strong sense of belonging. I love sharing my knowledge, learning from the children and watching them grow from strength to strength. 

I also love watching a lot of TV, painting my nails and going on long drives with my family.
Mrs Lo Rosso

Mrs Lo Rosso

Yr 1 Classroom Teacher

Hi! I’m Mirella! In my spare time I enjoy baking delicious treats and reading.
I absolutely love teaching at St. Kevin’s! It is a very warm, friendly and welcoming community. The best learning practice happens in inviting, engaging classrooms; taught by very committed, caring and enthusiastic teachers.

Mrs Vincent

Mrs Vincent

Yr 1 Classroom Teacher

I began teaching at St. Kevin’s in 2002. Since then I have held many positions such as Junior Classroom teacher, Junior Library teacher, Visual Arts teacher and now Middle school teacher. I am passionate about teaching Visual Arts and helping students to achieve their goals.

Mrs D’Monte

Mrs D’Monte

Yr 2 Classroom Teacher

Hello, I’ve been a part of the St Kevin’s community for the past 20 years and love the enthusiasm and eagerness displayed by our students.The focus is on whole child development and this, sets them up to continue to excel and achieve as future citizens of the world.

Year 3/4 Teachers

Mrs Schendel

Mrs Schendel

3/4 Classroom Teacher and Learning & Teaching Leader

I feel so fortunate that I get to be a teacher at St Kevin’s and help shape the future generation. There is nothing better than watching a child have that ‘ah moment’ when something just clicks and they make a connection. In my spare time I love to visit the beach, read and go on adventures with my two children.

Mrs Dawson

Mrs Dawson

3/4 Classroom Teacher and Learning & Teaching Leader

‘Time flies when you’re having fun!’ In 20 years at St Kevin’s, I have taught every year level. St Kevin’s is not just my place of work but my extended family. When I’m not working, I’m pretty busy raising my five children with my husband, Richard.

Mrs Robinson

Mrs Robinson

3/4 Classroom Teacher

Coming Soon.

Mrs de Reus

Mrs de Reus

3/4 Classroom Teacher

The 3/4 Learning Community is collaborative. Both the children and the teachers learn to work collaboratively. I am blessed to be part of the special Sacramental journey students partake as well as preparing Masses in partnership with our Priests. Outside of school I love to dance & garden.

Ms O'Halloran

Ms O'Halloran

3/4 Classroom Teacher

I love working at St. Kevin’s because it is such a special and unique place, made so by the awesome students and the dedicated staff. When I’m at home, I love spending time with my beautiful family.

Mrs Fonseca

Mrs Fonseca

3/4 Classroom Teacher

I enjoy teaching the grade 3/4 students and celebrate in all their achievements. I consider the individuality of all students and collaboratively plan for all needs.
Our school is a great place to work!
Other activities I enjoy include, listening to music, playing piano and reading.

Mrs Castillo

Mrs Castillo

3/4 Classroom Teacher

I began teaching at St. Kevin’s in 2002. Since then I have held many positions such as Junior Classroom teacher, Junior Library teacher, Visual Arts teacher and now Middle school teacher. I am passionate about teaching Visual Arts and helping students to achieve their goals.

Mrs Nasrawi

Mrs Nasrawi

3/4 Classroom Teacher

I am blessed to be a part of such a warm and welcoming family at St Kevins. What I love the most is the constant support from staff and uniqueness of students who bring joy and enthusiasm to the classroom. Outside of school I love to cook, go to church, spend time with my family and friends and explore the world around us.

Year 5/6 Teachers

Ms Sly

Ms Sly

5/6 Classroom Teacher and Learning & Teaching Leader

I absolutely love the atmosphere at St Kevin’s. We work hard but have fun along the way. We do this with pride. We are one big family. I am proud to be apart of a motivating and fun-loving crew. Outside of school I love to have a laugh with friends.

Mr Crozier

Mr Crozier

5/6 Classroom Teacher

It is a privilege to work at St Kevin’s, it is definitely a one in a million school with the most amazing children and families. Each day I am witness to the love and care the students and teachers display to each, this is the soul that makes St Kevin’s the place we all adore.
When away from school I spend my time playing golf, gardening and being with my wonderful family.
Miss Rullo

Miss Rullo

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I am very grateful to begin my teaching career here at St. Kevin’s. The staff are incredibly supportive, and the school environment provides all students the confidence and opportunity to grow and thrive. I value the importance of being positive and having a growth mindset to flourish in the classroom.

In my spare time I like to attend sporting matches, and go out for dinner with friends.

Mrs Timothy

Mrs Timothy

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I feel so fortunate that I get to be a teacher at St Kevin’s and help shape the future generation. There is nothing better than watching a child have that ‘ah moment’ when something just clicks and they make a connection. In my spare time I love to visit the beach, read and go on adventures with my two children.

Mrs Hickcox

Mrs Hickcox

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I am new to St Kevin’s this year and I have been made to feel very welcome by all staff, students and their families. After almost a decade in teaching it is wonderful to be part of such a warm and vibrant school community. I am a mother to three young children and my oldest is just beginning his own school journey starting in Prep this year. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading spending time with my family.

Miss Northcott

Miss Northcott

5/6 Classroom Teacher

St. Kevin’s is a wonderfully welcoming school and one that I am very proud to be a part of. It’s terrific to work with such a collaborative and supportive team.

Outside of school I enjoy keeping active, brunching with friends and travelling.

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

5/6 Classroom Teacher

The staff at St Kevin’s are all very welcoming, passionate and enthusiastic. The Grade 5/6 team work collaboratively towards the common goal of supporting every child to succeed in their learning. You’ll see me around on Tuesdays teaching in Mrs Sly’s classroom. When I’m not at work, I’m at home with our gorgeous little girl. 

Miss Poxon

Miss Poxon

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I feel so honoured and lucky to begin my teaching career here at St. Kevin’s. Every family, child and member of the community are welcomed with love and support. I value the importance of building relationships with all students and families. 

Outside of school I enjoy keeping fit and going to the beach.

Specialised Teachers

Ms Donald

Ms Donald

Physical Education

I love working at St. Kevin’s because every single person is extremely supportive. Outside of school you will find me exercising, running marathons or completing obstacle courses. My family runs the Muddy Hell obstacle course for kids most school holidays.

Mrs Langdon

Mrs Langdon

Physical Education

I have been part of the St Kevin’s team for many years both in the classroom and lately doing PE with the junior grades. I enjoy teaching the children new games and love to see how their skills develop over their school years.

Ms Chong

Ms Chong

Indonesian Teacher

It is such an honour to be able to fulfil my dream of being a language teacher at St Kevin’s, where I’ve been made to feel at home by both staff and students alike from the very start. I constantly strive to make learning Indonesian as fun, engaging and practical as possible. Outside of school, I spend my time mastering other languages like Japanese, Korean and Russian.

Mrs Luna

Mrs Luna

Indonesian Teacher

Working at St. Kevin’s feels like being part of a family.

I love teaching the Preps and Juniors Indonesian. They are such sponges, always eager to learn new words, phrases and songs.

Outside of school, I love going on adventures with my family, visiting waterfalls and going on walks.

Mrs Szabo

Mrs Szabo

Performing Arts Specialist

Being the Performing Arts specialist is very exciting. I get to teach my three loves: dance, drama and music. I started dancing and learning the piano at the age of six. I have been involved in several amateur musicals and many dance concerts.  Nowadays I attend Zumba classes.

Mrs Galway

Mrs Galway

Visual Arts Teacher

Teaching children how to be mindfully creative is my passion. I love sharing ideas and giving my children the opportunity to create their masterpieces while building confidence in themselves and their creativity! Outside of school I host mindful art classes for adults and children.

Mrs Cid

Mrs Cid

Visual Arts Teacher

I love Visual Arts because it encourages students’ freedom of expression and creativity, whilst enhancing fine motor skills, through guided experimentation.
Digital Technologies is essential and continuously evolving so I’m excited about student’s’ learning in this area!
When I’m free I love cooking, home projects, beach days, waterskiing and snowboarding!

Mrs Bonato

Mrs Bonato

Critical & Creative Thinking Teacher

A vibrant, hard working community demonstrating dedication and commitment for all students, understanding that each student is diverse. This is considered in teams when planning, to maximise learning for each individual, while staff  support one another.
Away from school, I enjoy catching up with family and friends over a cuppa.

Mrs Kroenert

Mrs Kroenert

STEM (Science / Technology / Engineering / Mathematics) Teacher

My passion is in STEM Education. I have been teaching in this field for over 4 years. Previously I have worn several hats. As a classroom teacher, a PE teacher and as a Performing/Visual Arts teacher.  I enjoy sharing engineering concepts with students and watching them as they problem solve solutions. My hope is that, through STEM,  students will develop the critical thinking skills that can be applied to any learning area.

Ms Vallina

Ms Vallina

Library Technician

It’s a privilege working in the library. I love reading books and my highlight is to see that same appreciation and excitement showed from the students when they come to borrow a book of their choice. Apart from reading books I love everything knitting and crafts.

Classroom Support Assistants

Audrey Chazbek

Audrey Chazbek

Learning Support Officer

I am very excited to join the St. Kevin’s community as an LSO. I love helping students grow to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Outside the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and making crafty things with my cricut!

Eliza

Eliza

Learning Support Officer

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Cathy Allender

Cathy Allender

Learning Support Officer

I love working with all the children in the classroom environment and helping with their outdoor activities as well.
I love to read, garden, crochet, sew, go for walks and play tennis.

Judie Cachart

Judie Cachart

Learning Support Officer

I love working at St.Kevin’s as it reflects the practice of  our Faith. The caring and nurturing  of each individual child’s learning  is evident everyday.
I am blessed to be part of St Kevin’s Community. The strong leadership and teamwork amongst staff makes it a place to be in.

Elizabeth  Daniel

Elizabeth Daniel

Learning Support Officer

As a learning support officer I love everything I do at our school especially the little groups that we do in literacy, mathematics, social skills etc. it’s such a blessing to work with them everyday. I love to cook and I enjoy making homemade traditional food and snacks.

Heloise  Lazarus

Heloise Lazarus

Learning Support Officer

I love working with children and find it rewarding knowing that I can make a difference in their lives.

I work with inspirational leaders and educators who share a common vision being the social, emotional and academic growth of all students in our care.

I enjoy making decorations and travelling.

Cressy Morais

Cressy Morais

Learning Support Officer

My name is Cressy and I have been providing support to our Prep Level since 2011.  I enjoy being part of a warm, friendly and exciting school community. It’s always buzzing with activity! 

In my free time, I love travelling with my family, gardening and going for walks.

Lisa Longley

Lisa Longley

Learning Support Officer

Working at St Kevin’s is like being part of a large and extended family.  The staff are wonderful to work with and very dedicated.  The children we work with are delightful and we all turn up each day because of them.  My interests are family, art, books,gardening, decorating & walking.

Carol Sugirth

Carol Sugirth

Learning Support Officer

I love the way students and teachers alike greet each other with a beautiful smile and a warm heart. I am grateful for the opportunity to support teachers in enabling a student to become a whole person.

I love gardening – especially growing vegetables – aubergines, pumpkins, herbs and chillies.

Sarina Ingram

Sarina Ingram

Learning Support Officer

Coming Soon

Rosie  Andronis

Rosie Andronis

Learning Support Officer

As a Learning Support Officer  helping children gain confidence in their learning whilst  supporting and encouraging them along the way to achieving their goals brings me great joy. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking with my four children.

Marissa

Marissa

Learning Support Officer

Coming Soon

Erum

Erum

Learning Support Officer

Coming Soon

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