Staff

Administration staff

Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell
Deputy Principal: Mrs Kim Knowles
Manager Corporate Services: Mrs Linda Wayman
School Officer: Mrs Gail Preston (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
School Officer: Mrs Sarah Bengough (Thursday, Friday)

Teaching staff

Kindergarten: Mrs Michelle Mee, Mrs Rachel Berry
Pre-Primary 1: Mrs Nina Loleva
Pre-Primary 2: Mrs Chrissie Minissale
Year 1: Mrs Leigh Ann Chipps 
Year 1: Mrs Anita Tombides
Year 1/2: Mrs Wendy Tusak
Year 2: Mrs Joanna Barton, Mrs Roslyn Jackson
Year 2/3:  Miss Jacqueline DeBrass, 
Year 3: Mrs Suzanne Jonklaas, Miss Lauren Filov
Year 3: Mrs Gemma Hopetoun-Smith
Year 4: Mr Iain Watt
Year 4/5: Mrs Kylie Powell 
Year 5: Mr Dean Hodgson, Mrs Deborah Zaltsman
Year 6: Mrs Joanne Dixon
Year 6: Miss Georgia Stewart

Music:  Miss Sarina Li
Visual Art: Miss Anna Trovarelli
Physical Education: Miss Liz Burrows, Mr Dean Hodgson
Japanese:  Mr Mark McGuffin

Education Assistants 
Mrs Kerri Ziino
Mrs Elizabeth George 
Miss Cindi Sharpe
Mrs Sandra Carrick
Ms Jennifer Hyams

Library:  Mrs Jo-Anne Moore
Gardener: Mr Simon Dewar
Cleaners: Mrs Rina Lund, Mrs Angela McLean, Mrs Sally Dorrington

School Psychologist: Richard Luyke
We are supported by the Department of Education’s Psychology Service. Richard Luyke is at Kapinara on Wednesdays. The service provides support across the following three areas:

  • Behaviour Working with students, parents and schools to identify and change target behaviours
  • Learning Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at school and supporting schools to make appropriate curriculum adjustments  
  • Mental health and wellbeing Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and well being difficulties, and supporting schools to maximise the development of positive mental health and wellbeing

School Nurse: Alice Fern
Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program. They work over a number of Primary Schools in the area and are not based in any one school.
Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential. To learn more about the role of the community nurse please click on this link  – Who are the Community Health Nurses?