At St Patrick’s, there are 26 teaching staff and nine support staff.
Our many staff includes our principal, full-time teachers, part-time teachers, a Learning Support Teacher, English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) teachers, Learning Support Assistants, a Teacher-Librarian, Library Assistant and Clerical Assistants. There is also a cleaner and grounds person.
The Catholic Schools Office of Maitland-Newcastle also offers support to schools in many ways, acknowledging that many students require additional support at different times in their schooling path to continue their development.
Our school counsellors are generally qualified psychologists or social workers who work within the Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Team and are employed by the Catholic Schools Office, Maitland - Newcastle. They are available in each Diocesan school to support the students, families and staff.
Educational Officers (Student Support Unit at the CSO) can liaise, at the schools request, with Learning Support teams and teachers to support the wellbeing, education and support of students.
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. This group of dynamic individuals is each responsible for key aspects of the business.
A list of staff contacts can be found below:
Principal: Mr Daniel Ariel
Assistant Principal: Mrs Kelly Henman (acting)
Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs Elise Tucker (acting)
Primary Co-ordinator: Miss Sam Reed (acting) & Mr Timothy Stibbard (acting)
RFF- PE Teacher: Mrs Jessica Rowe
Gifted Education Mentor(GEM) & Aboriginal Educator: Mrs Toni Richardson
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Annette McKay
Pedagogical Mentor (3-6): Mr Timothy Stibbard
EAL/D- English as an Additional Language/Dialect Teacher: Mrs Josette Nicholas, Mr Chad Bartlett & Mrs Veronica Tripney
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Lisa Handsaker
Senior School Officers: Mrs Amy Selling
Clerical Officer: Mrs Jane Giggins
Learning Support Assistants:
Ms Mel Charman
Mrs Julie Blundell
Mrs Kathryn Harvey
Mrs Leanne Young
Mr Finn Mosely
Ms Mandi Bennett
Library Assistant: Ms Danielle Vella
Canteen Staff: Ms Melissa Lindsay
Teaching Staff 2024
Miss Hayley Feenstra & Mrs Rebecca Searant/Mrs Monique Harris
Mrs Emilie Wilson/Mrs Sam Darwen & Mrs Gabi O'Sullivan
Mrs Kelly Henman/Mrs Monique Harris & Mrs Amy Reece
Ms Bernadette Burgess/Ms Nicola Gilles & Mr Peter Roehrig
Mr Timothy Stibbard/Ms Elle Scuton & Ms Paige Farrow
Mrs Elise Tucker/Ms Alison Taylor & Miss Louella Longhurst
Ms Hannah Birchall & Miss Sam Reed/Ms Alison Taylor