St Benedict’s Primary School has 20 teaching staff and eight support staff.
The staff includes a principal, eight 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:
Co Principals: Mr Mark Hornby-Howell (Monday-Wednesday) and Mr Desmond McCosker (Thursday-Friday)
Assistant Principal: Mr Desmond McCosker
K Black – Mrs Tegan Sakoff
K Red – Mr Luke Moore
1 Red – Mr John Armstrong
1 Black – Miss Simone Brazel
2 Red – Miss Jessica Laczkowski
2 Black - Mrs Jacqueline Lojszczyk
3 Black – Mrs Megan McNeely and Mrs Alissa Homer (jobshare)
3 Red – Mrs Lisa Reid
4 Black – Mrs Megan Hunt and Mr Noel Smith (jobshare)
4 Red - Mrs Leah Killen
5 Red – Mr Wayne Bailey (Primary Coordinator) Mrs Teigan McKinnon (Executive Support Teacher)
5 Black - Mrs Teigan McKinnon and Mrs Kareena Coleman (jobshare)
6 Black – Mr Desmond McCosker (Co Principal and Assistant Principal) Mrs Jacqui Hosie (Executive Support Teacher)
School Sport Organiser: Mr Wayne Bailey
School Psychologist: Mrs Gayna Turner
Teacher Librarian: Mrs Ainara Mateos
Library Assistant: Mrs Pam Nicolaidis
Leading Teacher: Mrs Michelle Greaves
Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Michelle Collins
Learning Support Officers: Mrs Susan Rothfield, Mrs Belinda Goode, Mrs Lisa Hingst, Mrs Kelly Cameron, Mrs Kylie Bryant, Mrs Nicole Kelly, Mrs Jenny Stewart and Mrs Kristy Kane
English Second Language (EADL) Teacher: Mrs Jo-Anne Franks and Mrs Julie Saperas
Aboriginal Education Teacher: Mrs Lisa DesForges
Pastoral Care Worker: Mrs Deanne March
Music Teacher: Mrs Julie Fawcett
School Clerical: Mrs Jan Cotton
Cleaner: Mr Christopher Hicks