Leadership & Community

Student Leadership

Our student leadership encompasses processes and structures for student representation and incorporates students’ participation in decision-making and the life of the school. Students develop skills in areas such as problem solving, listening, communication, collaboration, using their initiative, leading and motivating others, task management, decision making, technology and running meetings.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy

Student Wellbeing


We believe that a child’s wellbeing is fundamental to holistic learning, life and Faith. Children who are happy, confident and who can form positive relationships with others are empowered to achieve positive learning outcomes. A positive sense of wellbeing supports a base for rich learning that enables young people to flourish.

At St Catherine’s it is expected that all members of the community show Respect, Responsibility and act Safely. These values form the basis of our ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour Support’ program. ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour Support’ is an evidence-based framework for promoting positive behaviour and providing support in order to prevent misbehaviour.

Through our Wellbeing programs and strategies, we endeavour to encourage our children to develop healthy relationships and skills as they prepare to take their place in an ever-changing society, as self-respecting and responsible citizens by:


  • Implementing Social Emotional Learning programs and strategies
  • Building a culture of healthy relationships
  • Providing personalised learning programs
  • Having established a whole school approach to behaviour management
  • Building partnerships between home and school
  • Developing Individual Behaviour Plans as required
  • Supporting Lunch time clubs to support student interest
  • Fostering partnerships with community support groups
  • Providing an onsite qualified Student Psychologist 
  • Facilitating the Seasons program – The Seasons for Growth program is designed for children to assist them in managing and understanding the effects of significant change, loss and grief in their lives
  • Offering a School Chaplaincy service
  • Promoting Values Education

Parent Leaders

St. Catherine’s School Advisory Board

The St. Catherine’s Primary School Board is dedicated to acting as the parents’ voice in the development of the school. The Board provides a forum for discussion and policy making on matters concerning the operations of the school and the education and welfare of students in an advisory capacity to the Parish Priest and Principal. The school board has as its central purpose the realisation of the vision of the school and in building school community.

Parents & Friends Association

St. Catherine’s Parents & Friends Association is continuing to grow. The Association is led by central committee members and supported by our hardworking parent community.

The Association offers an opportunity for parents to gather and become involved in the life of the school and provides support for the school in areas such as – social functions for the school community, fundraising, special food days and various celebrations.



Tracey Brincat
Deputy Principal
Angela Ferro
Finance Manager
Caroline Cianciosi
Enrolment Officer
Tamara Gullifa

Classroom Teachers

Prep Red
Caitlin Brasier
Prep Green
Marissa Trifiletti
Year 1 Red
Narelle Monteleone
Year 1 Green
Stefani Garzia
Year 2 Red
Jasmin Tucci
Year 2 Green
Laura Fortunato
Year 3 Red
Olivia Esposito
Year 3 Green
Eliza Free
Year 4 Red
Penny Vouziotis
Year 4 Green
Suzie Gangi
Alessandra Bonilla
Year 5 Red
Rachel Butler
Year 5 Green
Lisa Tsobanopoulos
Year 6 Red
Radhini De Silva
Year 6 Green
Fotini Lagkadiotis

School Advisory Council Members

Tracey Brincat
Ange Ferro
Shane Calthorpe
Rev John Magri
Joseph Straneri (Chair)
Phillip Shinas
Olivia Stranieri
Swas Hocking
Silvinus Ruron

Positions of Responsibility

Learning & Teaching Inquiry
Learning & Teaching ICT
Family Engagement in Learning
Tamara Gullifa
Executive Assistant to Principal
School Bursar / Payroll (Mon – Wed)
Caroline Cianciosi
Learning Diversity Leader
Learning & Teaching Math Leader
School Improvement Curriculum
Shane Calthorpe
Literacy Leader
Kristie Gibson
Religious Education Leader
Wellbeing Leader
Nigel Maloney

Specialist & Support Staff

Intervention / Extension
Jacob Marchett
Alessandra Bonilla
Emily Calogero
Lina Lauricella – Coordinator
Michelle Lepore
LOTE - Community Languages
Kamal Kaur
Tien Vu
Anica Saveska
Nadal Kunda
Sophie Philippou
Janan Atto
Physical Education
Jacob Marchett
Lisa Valastro
Zoe Chapman
Visual Arts
Vera Mitchell
Student Support Staff
Janan Atto
Lauren Critelli
Mikayla Groppo
Lena Palazzolo
Niki Potenza
Daniela Rossello
Chloe Rowan
Maria Tornatora
Sarah Watson
Library Assistant
Daniela Rossello
Joseph Basile