Our staff

Tyronne Maher

Tyronne Maher, Principal

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Certificate in Religious Education, Master of Educational Leadership

Interests: Fishing, camping, golf, painting and spending time with family

What I love about Sacred Heart: I appreciate the warmth of our community.  I believe that the strong, committed partnership of families and teachers in ensuring all of our children experience and know their success, is at the heart of this inclusive community.

Alice Lucas

Alice Lucas, Assistant Principal: Religious Education and Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary) and currently studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Interests: Reading, exploring the outdoors, spending time with family and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I really appreciate the welcoming community and the sense of pride the staff and students have in our school.

Charlie Barrett

Charlie Barrett, Middle Leader (Curriculum) and Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Certificate of Religious Education

Interests: Reading, being near the beach, spending time with family and friends and watching most sports 

What I love about Sacred Heart: I feel privileged to play a part in the educational journeys of the students at Sacred Heart. I am extremely passionate about growing academic confidence, resilience and self-belief in students, allowing them to transition to high school with a positive outlook and a will to achieve their best. I appreciate the wonderfully supportive Sacred Heart families.

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Anne Robinson, Learning Support Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Graduate Diploma (Exceptional Children)

Interests: Reading, grandchildren and gardening

What I love about Sacred Heart: Working with children and teachers and supporting them on their educational journey.

Sarah Jackman

Sarah Jackman, School Guidance Counsellor

Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Clinical), Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning

Interests: Reading and spending time with family

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love working with younger people, seeing them happy and achieving success.

Cherie Runciman

Cherie Runciman, Arts Teacher and Music Coordinator

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Diploma of Performance, Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning

Interests: All things theatre, cooking and spending time with family and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the family feel that Sacred Heart School has. You always feel welcome and supported.

Paul Toohey

Paul Toohey, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Coordinator and Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary specialising in Physical Education)

Interests: Sport and equality

What I love about Sacred Heart: Seeing students 'have-a-go' and the friendly and approachable teaching staff.

Jan Watkins

Jan Watkins, Teacher Librarian

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Teacher Librarianship

Interests: Sharing time with family and friends, dining out and travel

What I love about Sacred Heart: Being the teacher librarian at Sacred Heart, I'm able to share my love of the library, books and reading with all the students in the school.

Rhonda Gath

Rhonda Gath, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Art major)

Interests: Travelling, sewing (quilting) and reading

What we love about Sacred Heart: I love teaching and I love seeing children have that 'light bulb' moment.

Jacque Armstrong

Jacque Armstrong, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Graduate Certificate of Religious Education

Interests: Spending time with family, friends, coffee dates, gym, visual arts, camping and travelling with my husband

What I love about Sacred Heart: I believe we offer a high level of academic excellence.  I really love our small, welcoming community where the students are nurtured in faith and are known by name.

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Angela Tevelein, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Certificate in Religious Education

Interests: Netball, spending time with family and being a footy mum with my boys

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being part of such a committed team of staff and I thrive on sharing my own skills and experiences to further strengthen the high-quality experiences that Sacred Heart offers its students.  

Allison Campbell

Allison Campbell, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Interests: Hockey, reading and going to the beach

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a part of Sacred Heart because it really is a community of caring and kind people - from students, staff and families!  

Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Interests: Camping, reading and sewing

What I love about Sacred Heart:  We are one big family. 

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Jodie Manley, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education

Interests: Hiking and outdoors

What I love about Sacred Heart: The friendly faces and watching children grow academically.

Jesse Curtis

Jesse Curtis, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Interests: Reading, swimming, cross fit, coffee, musicals and live music

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the community feel of Sacred Heart and am very passionate about learning in the early years!

Hannah Jesshope

Hannah Jesshope, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Accreditation to Teach Religion in a Catholic School

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, sport, travel and taking my two dogs for walks

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love walking around the school and having students from across different year levels call out my name and ask how my day is going.

Mallory Anderson

Mallory Anderson, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary - Physical Education major)

Interests: Family, swimming, watching my children play soccer, BBQs and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a part of the Sacred Heart community and watching the young people I educate achieve their goals throughout the year.

Debbie Menkins

Debbie Menkins, School Officer - Administration and Finance

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support

Interests: Craft, line dancing and watching NRL

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love building positive relationships with the students and families in our very inclusive community.

Kerry Noll

Kerry Noll, School Officer - Administration and Finance

Qualifications: Certificate IV in Teacher Aide Studies, First Aid Certificate

Interests: Reading, bushwalking, spending time with family and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I 'love' seeing our students enjoying their day and seeing their easy interactions with their friends. There is a lovely sense of community amongst staff, students and families.

Rebecca Wheeler

Rebecca Wheeler, School Officer - Library

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, Certificate III in Library and Information Technology

Interests: Reading, self-improvement, walking and coffee with close friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the challenges that come with the roles that I undertake. It is rewarding to know that my small contribution to our school community benefits so many children and families, now and hopefully into the future.

Ann McDonald

Ann McDonald, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning (Prep)

Qualifications: Certificate III in Childrens' Community Services

Interests: Reading, sewing, gardening, spending time with family and friends, cooking and crafting

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love my job in Prep. I wouldn’t know what else to do, having been in the same position for 20 years. I love the amazement when the the children learn something new or different.

Kerry Weber

Kerry Weber, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

Qualifications: Certificate IV in Teacher Aide Studies

Interests: Craft, painting, cake icing, gardening, part-time service station owner, time with family, reading, the beach and watching my sons play soccer

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love knowing that the students can come to me to ask for help and support. I appreciate all the wonderful friendships I have with past and present staff.

Debbie Kuhn

Debbie Kuhn, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning (Prep)

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support

Interests: Gardening, netball, fishing and spending time with family and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a part of a caring school community and love being able to help children grow and learn.

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Caroline O'Dempsey, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, First Aid Certificate (CPR)

Interests: Family, friends, gardening/plants and art

What I love about Sacred Heart: Being a part of our students learning and seeing them grow and succeed.

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, Certificate III in Education Support

Interests: Bushwalking, antique hunting and reading

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love supporting the students and seeing their progress.

Tanya Kuss

Tanya Kuss, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support

Interests: Spending time with my family, camping and time at the beach

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a small part of a child's journey and being able to help them grow and learn.

Renee Bein

Renee Bein, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning and Workplace Health and Safety Officer

Interests: Reading and family

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love helping a student achieve. All goals big or small are important to that child.

Yang Poh

Yang Poh, Information and Communication Technology support

Qualifications: Bachelor of Information Technology

Interests: Reading and hiking

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love supporting staff and students in 'all things technology'.

Kym Norman

Kym Norman, Tuckshop Convenor

Qualifications: Diploma in Horticulture, Diploma in Rural Business Management, Certificate III in Education Support

Interests: Country music, swimming, going to the beach, fishing, netball, cooking and lots of family time

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love working with children especially Prep and watching their educational growth in their first year of school.

Betty Davison

Betty Davison, Uniform Convenor

Qualifications: Professional seamstress and Executive Assistant

Interests: Sewing and music

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the community spirit amongst the parents and the support by the school - it is wonderful to be a part of the school community and the way we support each other.