At St Patrick’s, there are 19 teaching staff and eight 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 Diana Brodie
Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs Judith Adams
Primary Co-ordinator: Mrs Kylie Griffiths & Mrs Kate Wilson (Acting)
KF - Miss Hayley Feenstra
KW - Mrs Kate Wilson & Mrs Jasmina Boudan
1D - Miss Cassie Dennis
1EG - Mrs Emilie Wilson & Miss Gabi Dawson
2D - Ms Donna Dowsett
2P - Mrs Michelle Pepper
3B - Mrs Diana Brodie & Mrs Jessica Daley
3W - Mr Robert Watt
4A - Mrs Judith Adams & Mr John McGill
4S - Mrs Silvia Seymour
5W - Mr Robert Woolford
6S - Miss Elise Stewart
RFF Teacher: Mr John McGill
TOM & Gifted Education Teacher: Mrs Toni Richardson
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Annette McKay
State Action Plan Leading Teacher: Mrs Kylie Griffiths
EAL/D- English as an Additional Language/Dialect Teacher: Miss Josette Hennessy & Mrs Megan Bloxom
Aboriginal Educator: Mrs Toni Richardson
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Lisa Handsaker & Miss Gabi Dawson
Library Assistant: Mrs Kerry Yates
Pastoral Care Worker: Sr. Rosanne Sinclair
Administrative Assistants: Mrs Mary Bruce and Mrs Anna Yates
Learning Support Assistants:
Ms Mel Charman
Mrs Susanna Di-Nardo
Mrs Kathryn Harvey
Mrs Leanne Young
Canteen Staff: Mrs Amy Beezley
Cleaner: Mrs Nee Orr