St James’ has a range of staff who support all students in our school. They include our school executive, full-time and temporary teaching staff, as well as staff who support our classroom teachers. These amazing support staff include our Learning Support Teacher, Aboriginal Education Teacher, teacher librarian, learning support assistants, library assistant and our clerical assistant. There is also a cleaner and grounds person.

An education officer for learning support, and a school psychologist, are available to individually assess and address students’ 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 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 follows:

School Executive

Principal: Mr Aaron Moon

Assistant Principal: Mrs Helen Feeney

RE Coordinator: Mrs Jane Jacobs

Primary Coordinator: Mrs Renee Gavin

Teaching Staff

KG Mrs Donna Smith

KM Mrs Trishelle Threadgate

1G Miss Annerley Fitzsimmons

1M Mr Bradley Sabotic

2G Miss Claudia Becus

2M Miss Rachel Cooper

3G Mr Cody Somerville

3M Mrs Jane Dengate

4G Miss Gabrielle Dafter

4M Mrs Jane Jacobs & Mrs Mary Ballard

5G Miss Isabelle Lamont

5M Mrs Melissa McLennan

6G Mrs Lauren Gehrig

6M Mrs Helen Feeney & Miss Alyssa Pritchard

Support Staff

Pedagogical Mentor: Mrs Lauren Gehrig

Gifted Education Mentor: Mr Bradley Sabotic

Leader of Wellbeing: Mrs Trishelle Threadgate

Learning Support Teacher: Mrs Renee Gavin

Learning Support Assistants: Ms Karen Barnes, Mrs Melissa Gers, Mrs Suzanne Hand, Mrs Melissa Marco, Mrs Alicia Wicks

EALD Teacher: Mrs Lisa Wilson

Teacher Librarian: Mrs Lisa Wilson

ATSI Teacher: Mrs Tania Thompson

ATSI Support Officer: Aunty Wanda Smith

Onsite Casual: Mrs Joanne Whitehead

Senior School Officer: Mrs Virginia Chapman

School Officer: Mrs Tahnee Dureau

Library Assistant: Mrs Nadene Douglas

Uniform Shop: Mrs Kim Bray

CSO Personnel based at our school

School Counsellor: Mrs Samantha Playford