Our School

Our Staff

JUNIOR TEAM 

We are the Junior team! Together we aim to support our students in making a smooth transition into school life. We value the relationships and connections with our community and enjoy working together to help each child reach their full potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that fosters a love of learning in our young students.

MIDDLE TEAM

We are the Middle Team.  We focus on consolidating positive relationships between students to build a strong collaborative learning environment, as well as developing independence as learners.

SENIOR TEAM 

The Seniors are striving towards developing independence through a self sufficient home and school routine. This is imperative to prepare the Year 6’s for a smooth secondary school transition. We are currently working with Berry Street to help guide us to develop better self regulation strategies so we are able to identify and equip our students to have greater emotional regulation and be fully engaged in learning.

SPECIALIST TEAM

Our Specialist team is made up of a passionate group of staff who enrich the students learning experience through language, art, music, library, literature and physical education.

Hi, I’m Maria and I’m the specialist classroom music teacher at St. Monica’s. I love sharing my passion for music with students and believe that music is a language that everyone should be able to speak! I have been a specialist music teacher for 15 years now, beginning my teaching journey in Queensland, but calling Melbourne home for the past 8 years.

I’m Mrs Catterall and I have been the Teacher/librarian at St Monica’s since 1988. I love teaching at St Monica’s – the children are beautiful, parents fantastic and the staff are so dedicated and a pleasure to work with. My passion is literature, and history. I get really excited when I read a new book and can’t wait to share it with the classes. Books and history go together so well. I really enjoy working with the Year 6 students each year on their History Challenge entry. I learn so much as I research the different topics with them.

Hi, I’m Kristian and I’m the specialist Physical Education teacher at St. Monica’s. I have a real passion for being active, especially running, surfing and swimming! When I’m not spending my downtime playing sport I love watching footy (go doggies!!).   This is my fifth year of teaching and it is really exciting being part of the teaching team at St. Monica’s! I feel very lucky to share my passion for being active because it is such a great way to support all aspects of wellbeing and is such a powerful tool for learning.

Hi my name is Sandra and I am of Italian background. I have been teaching for more than 20 years, in roles as a class and specialist teacher. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share my passion of both the Italian language and culture as a co-curricular subject with Visual Arts. This is my second year teaching at St. Monica’s and I already feel a strong sense of belonging in a community which promotes connectedness, respect and feeling valued. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, gardening and travelling.

 

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

argaret, Ha and Anna run the school.  They play such an important role in our community as the first point of contact for parents, visitors and all who connect with us. 

They are holders of advanced First Aid qualifications and when our children are hurt or unwell this team takes very good care of them.  Margaret has a long history at St Monica’s having attended as a Secretarial Student many years ago.  She returned as school secretary. Ha  is a more recent arrival and has an important role in creating and supporting links with our parent community. She is also responsible for paying accounts. Anna is the newest member of the team. One of her most important responsibilities is making sure our Child Safety processes are being followed.

Together this team works incredibly hard behind the scenes so that the teaching staff can focus on the learning and teaching. We couldn’t do what we do without them.