At St Patrick’s, there are 25 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:                                                    

School Executive

Principal: Mr Daniel Ariel   

Assistant Principal: Mrs Kelly Henman (acting)

Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs Elise Tucker (acting)

Primary Co-ordinator: Mrs Elise Tucker (acting) & Mr Leo Pearman (acting)

Knowledgeable Others

RFF- PE Teacher: Mrs Katie Tupou

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 (on leave), Mr Chad Bartlett & Mrs Veronica Tripney

Teacher Librarian: Mrs Lisa Handsaker

Support Staff


Senior School Officers: Mrs Amy Selling 

Clerical Officer: Ms Cherie Lemcke

Learning Support Assistants:

Ms Mel Charman

Mrs Julie Blundell 

Mrs Kathryn Harvey

Mrs Leanne Young

Library Assistant: Mrs Kerry Yates

Canteen Staff: Ms Melissa Lindsay

Teaching Staff 2022


Miss Hayley Feenstra & Miss Gabi Dawson

Year 1- 

Miss Beth Goodyear, Mrs Rebecca Searant & Mrs Jessica Hogan (Musgrave)

Year 2- 

Mrs Kelly Henman & Mrs Amy Reece

Year 3-

Miss Louella Longhurst & Mr Peter Roehrig

Year 4-

Mrs Silvia Seymour, Mrs Emilie Wilson & Miss Monique Orlowski

Year 5-

Mrs Elise Tucker, Mr Leo Pearman & Mrs Michelle Pepper

Year 6-

Mr Carleton Magill & Mr Timothy Stibbard, Mrs Courtney Maloney