​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Principal - Kate MacArthur

Assistant Principal (APRE) - Chelsea Harkness

Primary Learning Leader (PLL) - Kylie Masterson


Teaching Staff:​

  • Prep Blue -  Mrs Rebecca Muir-McCarey
  • Prep Gold -  Mrs Jodie Lohan & Mrs Carla Gardiner
  • Year 1B - Mrs Maggie Wooler
  • Year 1G -  Mrs Ester Garufi & Mrs Mel Geraghty
  • Year 2B -  Ms Kassandra Bock & Ms Natasha Beg​
  • Year 2/3G -  Mrs Caryn Anderson
  • ​Year 3B -  Miss Emma Russell
  • Year 4B -  Mrs Lisa McDonald &  Mrs Kim Urquhart
  • Year 4G -  Ms Danielle Robertson​​
  • Year 5B - Mr Matt Clark
  • Year 5G -  Miss Libby Malone
  • Year 6B -  Mr David Fitzsimon
  • PE - Mrs Tara Newman
  • Drama - Mrs Jessica Lane

Teacher Librarian 

  • ​Mrs Kim Urquhart

Support Teacher Inclusive Education

  • ​Ms Eve Brown

Non-Teaching Staff:

  • Finance Secretary - Mr Dennis Fachin
  • School Secretary - Mrs Sue Smith & Debbie Mennes
  • Library Aide - Mrs Fiona Roberts

School Officers:

  • Mrs Anne Rees
  • Mrs Moya Connell
  • Mrs Domenica Bohmer
  • Mrs Patricia Graham
  • Mrs Carolina Robles-Berkovich
  • Mrs Linda Chu
  • Mrs Michelle Lafferty
  • Mr Josh Swain
  • Mrs Janelle Armstrong
  • Miss Lilly Peachey
  • Juliana Pollock

Specialist Staff:

  • Guidance Counsellor - Tracey Besley
  • Music Teacher - Mrs Annabelle Kemish
  • LOTE (Japanese) Mrs Yoko Dodd -Yrs 4, 5 & 6
  • Music (Private Piano) - Mrs Lesley Parish
  • Strings Teacher - Ms Laura Diaz
  • Band Teachers - Mr Steven Port
  • Percussion Teacher - Joel Ferguson
  • Guitar Teacher - Mr Nathan Ferguson

Maintenance Staff:

  • Cleaners - Quayclean
  • Groundsman - Kyle Murrell
  • Tuckshop Convenor - Mrs Trish Delaney

Specialist Staff

Within the scope of the KEY LEARNING AREAS, specialist teachers are engaged to provide for the specific needs of children and also for enrichment. This staff includes:


OLA shares the services of a part-time Guidance Counsellor. Please make contact through your class teacher, Learning Support Teacher or the school office.

Support Teacher – Inclusive Education (STIE)

This teacher assists and case manages students who have diverse learning needs.

The Brisbane Catholic Special Education Inclusive Education Service also provides specialised services and personnel to meet the needs of students and support teachers. These include students:

  • with learning difficulties
  • with hearing/sight or physical impairments
  • with social and emotional difficulties
  • who are gifted and talented
  • with speech and language impairments
Students are assessed and may have the curriculum adjusted to meet their learning needs. Parents are an integral part of this wrap-around planning team, together with the STIE, Class Teacher and consultants. Curriculum programs are student-centred and developed co-operatively for use in the classroom.

Alternative lunchtime activities are available all days in the Learning Support room.

Music Teachers

A music teacher is employed by the school and children are introduced to aspects of musical composition and involved in vocal and instrumental performances. The school choirs practice and perform regularly. Instrumental lessons (strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, guitar and piano) are also available at the school on a private basis. Contact details are below:
  • ​Piano Mrs Lesley Parish 3855 1371 / 0402 110 880

OLA Instrumental Music Program

OLA offers an instrumental program for students in Prep - Year 6 (strings, guitar and ukulele), Years 1-6 (percussion) and Years 3-6 (woodwind and brass).  OLA owns many instruments that are available to hire for the first year of lessons.  Students participate in group lessons (class sizes approximately 3-5) during the school day and participate in an ensemble rehearsal before school. These are performed regularly throughout the school year.  The benefits of instrumental music lessons include growth in self-confidence, coordination, teamwork, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, problem-solving, and goal-setting.

Swimming Teacher

Qualified coaches, under the supervision of the class teacher, give lessons in basic swimming techniques and water safety skills during Terms 1 and 4. These lessons are held at Newmarket Pool and children walk to lessons under the supervision of their class teacher and volunteer parents.

Defence School Transition Aide - Domenica Bohmer

This Aide is employed through funding from the Defence Community Organisation under the umbrella of the Defence Department to provide added support to both children of defence personnel and their families during their time at the school.