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