Meet The Teachers

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Meet Our Teachers

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

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.

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 Brobyn

Mrs Brobyn

Religious Education Leader

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.

Mrs Timothy

Mrs Timothy

Assistant Religious Education Leader

Each morning, I look forward to greet my students, knowing that each one brings their own identity and special uniqueness. With my own family, I bring the same passion, wanting to instill in my children a joy for life and a desire and curiosity for learning.

Mrs de Reus

Mrs de Reus

Senior English 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?

Miss Rovers

Miss Rovers

Junior English Leader

The staff are all very welcoming, passionate and enthusiastic. The Grade 1/2 team are collaborative and supportive. As English leader, it is important to build teacher’s capacity to analyse data and use current research to inform teaching in engaging and innovative ways.
I enjoy being outside and going for walks.

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.

Student Wellbeing Team

Miss McLeod

Miss McLeod

Student Wellbeing Leader

St Kevin’s is a welcoming and inviting school to anyone who enters its doors.  I love teaching here, the culture of well-being is high and the connections between student and teacher is important and taken in high regard.  It’s a beautiful atmosphere to be a part of.

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.

Mrs Flanagan

Mrs Flanagan

Chaplain/Counsellor

At school, I offer individual sessions to students who have been referred to me by the Wellbeing Team. I love helping children, parents and teachers learn about their nervous system so they effortlessly self-regulate and co-regulate.
Outside of school I like walking and having family time with my adult children.

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. 

Miss Athanasiou

Miss Athanasiou

Prep Classroom Teacher

St. Kevin’s has an amazing sense of community, where everyone is welcome and belongs. Prep is a wonderful year to teach, full of laughter, music and creativity. I love seeing my students each day and learning alongside them.

I love to cook, garden and play with my dog and chickens.

Miss DeVisser

Miss DeVisser

Prep Classroom Teacher

Working at St Kevin’s is an amazing experience for me. The passion and commitment of all staff exemplify this role. I feel honored to work with families, supporting them as their child’s first teacher. Seeing each child grow into capable, competent learners is a privilege and a rewarding experience.

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.

Mrs Cardamone

Mrs Cardamone

Prep Classroom 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 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 Schendel

Mrs Schendel

1/2 Classroom Teacher & Learning & Teaching Leader

I love that it feels like a family and we work together to achieve our best for our students.

Outside of school I love to read, go to the beach and spend time with my family.

Mrs Lenard

Mrs Lenard

1/2 Classroom Teacher

The teachers at St. Kevins strive for excellence and are always working toward achieving the best for students academically and for their wellbeing. It is a privilege to teach the students. We are blessed with the wonderful, supportive families we meet. I love singing and gardening.

Miss Fernandez

Miss Fernandez

1/2 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.

Mrs Hettiarachchi

Mrs Hettiarachchi

1/2 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.

Miss Rovers

Miss Rovers

1/2 Classroom Teacher

The staff are all very welcoming, passionate and enthusiastic. The Grade 1/2 team are collaborative and supportive. As English leader, it is important to build teacher’s capacity to analyse data and use current research to inform teaching in engaging and innovative ways.
I enjoy being outside and going for walks.

Mrs Mackay

Mrs Mackay

1/2 Classroom Teacher

Working at St Kevin’s feels like a family. We care for the students, families and each other. We strive to make our children feel welcomed and valued. As teachers, we are always looking for new ways to encourage and motivate our students and their learning. That’s what a family does.

Mrs Williams

Mrs Williams

1/2 Classroom Teacher

I love working at the school as it is like a great big family and everyone is supportive of each other. I enjoy my role as I get to work with many of the parents and students. Outside of school I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Mrs Lo Rosso

Mrs Lo Rosso

1/2 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 Bonato

Mrs Bonato

1/2 Classroom 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.

Year 3/4 Teachers

Mrs Petkovic

Mrs Petkovic

3/4 Learning and Teaching Level 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.

Mrs Timothy

Mrs Timothy

3/4 Classroom Teacher

Each morning, I look forward to greet my students, knowing that each one brings their own identity and special uniqueness. With my own family, I bring the same passion, wanting to instill in my children a joy for life and a desire and curiosity for learning.

Mrs Brobyn

Mrs Brobyn

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 McG

Mrs McG

3/4 Classroom Teacher

I’m a 3/4 teacher in the open plan learning space. St Kevin’s is an amazing faith filled school that brings together all members of our community towards a common goal of education and wellbeing. I enjoy bringing my love of reading and crafts into the classroom and school community.

Mrs D’Monte

Mrs D’Monte

3/4 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.

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.

Year 5/6 Teachers

Mrs Dawson

Mrs Dawson

5/6 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.

Ms Donald

Ms Donald

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I currently teach Grade 5/6 and 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.

Miss McLeod

Miss McLeod

5/6 Classroom Teacher

St Kevin’s is a welcoming and inviting school to anyone who enters its doors.  I love teaching here, the culture of well-being is high and the connections between student and teacher is important and taken in high regard.  It’s a beautiful atmosphere to be a part of.

Mrs Broadhurst

Mrs Broadhurst

5/6 Classroom Teacher

I love working in the classroom 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.

Mrs de Reus

Mrs de Reus

5/6 Classroom Teacher

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 Gage

Mrs Gage

5/6 Classroom Teacher

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.

Miss Buttigieg

Miss Buttigieg

5/6 Classroom Teacher

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.

Mrs Meechan

Mrs Meechan

5/6 Classroom 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.

Specialised Teachers

Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson

Physical Education

I love teaching these children! They are such a diverse group of children from countries all over the world! They support each other and encourage each other in everything we do! I love keeping active and spend a lot of time at the beach with my husband and my dogs!

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.

Mrs Pratt

Mrs Pratt

Indonesian Teacher

After teaching in several Primary and Secondary schools, I feel blessed to be part of the St Kevin’s community. 

I love having the opportunity to share my love of language and culture with our beautiful children in the Indonesian program.

Like our children I also love learning and also playing music.

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 & Digital Technologies 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 Lawson

Mrs Lawson

Library Specialist

I have the best job in the whole world! I get to look after ALL the books in our fantastic Library and I get to READ and SHARE them every day with our Prep, Grade Ones and Twos! I love reading and I love footy…especially the Mighty Tigers!

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.

Liz Murray

Liz Murray

Reading Recovery Teacher

I love my job! I have the privileged position of working one to one with year one students in partnership to accelerate their reading and writing skills.
At home I love to cook, knit, garden, read & play candy crush😘

Cath Pryn

Cath Pryn

Reading Recovery Teacher

I love working at St Kevin’s and being a part of our wonderful community. As a Reading Recovery teacher I feel privileged to work one on one with the children, supporting them on their reading and writing journey. I love spending time with family, friends, walking the dog and gardening.

Classroom Support Assistants

Carol Thwaites

Carol Thwaites

Learning Support Officer

Over 20 years of service I have consistently witnessed the commitment to our students is always above and beyond. The compassion and respect for each other makes for a friendly atmosphere in all aspects of our school environment.
Away from school I enjoy relaxing with my family and friends.

Karen Mackay

Karen Mackay

Learning Support Officer

I love that former students from our school figure prominently as leaders in their secondary school years. It is wonderful when they visit us to share their success stories. I also love that our students are given opportunities to represent our school in so many ways.

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.

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.

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