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.

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Katie Horne, Assistance Principal: Religious Education, Classroom and PE Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Learning Management (Early Childhood), Master of Religious Education

Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, looking after my menagerie of animals, photography and exploring our wonderful world

What I enjoy about teaching: I love the positive relationships I build with staff, students and parents and being there to foster and assist student’s growth, especially their faith journey.

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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Genevieve (Genny) McNair, Learning Support Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor Fine Arts, Diploma in Education, Master of Special Education, Diploma of Speech Pathology

Interests: Camping and bushwalking, gardening, restoring furniture and houses and spending time with family and friends

What I love about Sacred Heart: I enjoy the feeling of community that is special to Sacred Heart. The school is proactive in building a sense of hospitality and service to others. The staff are genuinely interested in every child and keen to see each of them engaged in their learning, to feel successful and become confident and caring young people.

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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 enthusiasm that the students have to try news activities and embrace their inner creativity through movement and music. At Sacred Heart you feel part of a community where people are valued, supported and encouraged to shine.

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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.

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Madelyn Robinson, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Primary Education 

Interests: I love to spend time with my family, travelling, reading, performing arts, spending time with my dog, art, gardening, and picnics

What I am most looking forward to about Sacred Heart: One of my main goals as an educator is to spark curiosity in the minds of students and create a safe, inclusive, and inspiring learning environment where every student feels valued and motivated to reach their full potential. 

 

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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!  

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Melissa Nelson, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications:Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Interests: reading, painting and craft, caravanning with my family and cheering on my children as they participate in sports they love

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a part of a school community that fosters a partnership with families and values all members. I am also privileged to be able to support the Preppies in developing a love of learning and building their foundations for learning, which will enable their success throughout their schooling and into adulthood. Seeing the joy in the children's faces as they achieve in their learning is really special.

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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!

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Reilly Young, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Education (P-12) I have been teaching for 9 Years and have lots of experience across all year levels apart from Prep.

Interests:  Hiking, sports, movies, reading, video games, exploring, podcasts, board games.

What I love about Sacred Heart:  I love the small close community, I have taught in small schools before and I strongly believe students get the best learning in these kind of areas.

Meghan Curtin

Meghan Curtin, Classroom Teacher

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

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, coffee and cooking all sorts of yummy delights

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the vibrant welcome given by everyone throughout the school. I have also loved seeing each learner feel they belong as they become courageous to explore new, exciting adventures in many different areas of the school.

 

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Sarah Reed, Classroom Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Accreditation to teach Religious Education.

Interests: I love reading, coffee, the beach and spending time with my family and friends.

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love the caring and inclusive community that is Sacred Heart and walking alongside students as they achieve their goals.

 

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Elley Pinnuck, PE Teacher

Qualifications: Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science, Masters of Education.

Interests:  Camping, all sports but in particular AFL and spending time with family and friends.

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love that the staff and students are all very welcoming. It is also great to see the students love for sport and embracing it in every way possible.

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.

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Julie Willett, School Officer - Administration

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, First aid and CPR

Interests: Piano, time with family, reading and Bootcamp

What I love about Sacred Heart: I have enjoyed a very long connection with Sacred Heart School.  I love the feeling of community and the caring atmosphere here at the school.

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Karyn Miller, School Officer - Administration

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, Diploma in Creative Writing, Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Business, Published Author (Children’s Books).

Interests: Writing, reading, hiking and watching the footy with my family!

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love how friendly and welcoming both children and staff are here at Sacred Heart!  Coming from a Teacher Aide background, I’ve really enjoyed meeting the students who come into the Student Entrance each day.  They certainly keep me on my toes.  What a wonderful school Sacred Heart is!

 

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.

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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.

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.

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Michelle Jurd, School Officer - Assisting Student Learning

Qualifications: First aid and CPR. Cert IV in School Based Education Support (currently studying).

Interests: Spending time with family, hiking, collecting plants, and baking.

What I love about Sacred Heart: I love being a part of such a warm, welcoming, and positive school community.

 

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

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support and Youth Mental Health, First Aid Accreditation

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.

Stacy Davis

Stacey Davis, Tuckshop Convenor

Qualifications: Certificate III in Education Support, First Aid and CPR

Interests: My interests are mixed Martial Arts, I love all things arty, cake making, going to the beach, camping and fishing but most of all I love being with my family

What I love about Sacred Heart:  I love how it is such an inviting and inclusive environment. Being part of a great community makes everyday a pleasure. I love watching how each child grows and develops.

 

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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'.

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Faye Rhodes, Uniform Convenor

Qualifications: Telephonist, Private School Boarding hOuse Supervisor

Interests: Gardening, doing crosswrods and family

What I love about Sacred Heart: It's a great feeling to be part of the school Community where we support each other. Help is just an ask away.