2021 Staff

Administration staff

Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell
Deputy Principal: Mrs Kim Knowles
Acting Deputy Principal: Mrs Joanne Dixon
Manager Corporate Services: Mrs Linda Wayman
School Officer: Mrs Gail Preston (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
School Officer: Mrs Tehani Dellar-Pratt (Thursday, Friday)

Teaching staff

Kindergarten: Mrs Michelle Mee, Mrs Tammy Norton-Smith
Pre-Primary 1: Mrs Nina Loleva
Pre-Primary 2: Mrs Chrissie Minissale, Mrs Tammy Norton-Smith
Year 1: Mrs Leigh Ann Chipps
Year 1: Mrs Anita Tombides
Year 1/2: Mrs Wendy Tusak, Mrs Rachel Berry
Year 2: Mrs Roslyn Jackson, Mrs Suzanne Jonklaas
Year 2:  Miss Georgia Stewart
Year 3: Miss Lauren Filov
Year 3: Mrs Gemma Hopetoun-Smith
Year 3/4: Ms Jacqueline DeBrass
Year 4: Mrs Joanna Barton, Mr Dean Hodgson
Year 5: Mrs Kylie Powell, Mrs Sacha Messer
Year 5: Mrs Deborah Zaltsman, Ms Natasha Trandos-Krsteski
Year 6: Mr David Watson
Year 6: Ms Kylie Lund

Music:  Mrs Sarina Davey/Mrs Rachel Berry
Visual Art: Miss Anna Trovarelli, Ms Nicola Karelse
Physical Education: Ms Liz Burrows, Mr Dean Hodgson
Japanese:  Mr Mark McGuffin

Education Assistants
Mrs Kerri Ziino
Mrs Elizabeth George
Miss Cindi Sharpe
Mrs Sandra Carrick
Mrs Mandy Mansfield
Ms Rachel Day
Library:  Mrs Jo-Anne Moore
Gardener: Mr Simon Dewar
Cleaners: Mr John Scott, Mrs Angela McLean

We are supported by the Department of Education’s Psychology Service. Mr 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: Kate McGahern
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?