St Benedict’s Primary School has 20 teaching staff and eight support staff.
The staff includes a principal, seven full-time teachers, seven part-time teachers, one part-time Learning Support Teacher, one part-time Aboriginal Education Teacher, one part-time EADL teacher, six part-time Learning Support Assistants, a part-time Teacher-Librarian, a part-time Library Assistant and a Clerical Assistant. There is also a cleaner.
A Registered Psychologist is available to assist the school in assessing and addressing individual student’s learning needs.
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 Mark Hornby-Howell
Assistant Principal: Mr Desmond McCosker
KL – Mrs Jacqueline Lojszczyk
KM – Mr Luke Moore
1A – Mr John Armstrong
1MC – Mrs Teigan McKinnon and Mrs Kareena Coleman (jobshare)
2C – Miss Michelle Collins (Religious Education Coordinator) and Miss Tegan Sakoff (Executive Support Teacher)
2M – Mrs Megan McNeely and Miss Tegan Sakoff (jobshare)
3R – Mrs Lisa Reid
4HS – Mrs Megan Hunt and Mr Noel Smith (jobshare)
5B – Mr Wayne Bailey (Primary Coordinator) Mrs Leah Killen (Executive Support Teacher)
6M – Mr Desmond McCosker (Assistant Principal) Miss Tegan Sakoff (Executive Support Teacher)
School Sport Organiser: Mr Wayne Bailey
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Ainara Mateos
Library Assistant: Mrs Pam Nicolaidis
Leading Teacher: Mrs Michelle Greaves
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Denise Stephen
Learning Support Officers: Mrs Susan Rothfield, Mrs Belinda Goode, Mrs Lisa Hingst, Mrs Kelly Cameron, Mrs Kylie Bryant & Mrs Jenny Stewart
English Second Language (EADL) Teacher: Mrs Jo-Anne Franks
Aboriginal Education Teacher: Mrs Lisa DesForges
Music Teacher: Mrs Lisa Pockran
School Clerical: Mrs Jan Cotton
Cleaner: Mr Christopher Hicks