St Catherine’s builds on its history and foundation as an exceptional girls’ school by providing strong leadership and strategic direction across both our teaching and general staff.


With an emphasis on providing strong leadership for the implementation of the St Catherine’s Strategic Intent Vision 20/20, the Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the operational needs of the School, ensuring our commitment to empowering and nurturing women of the future is evidenced through all our outstanding and dynamic educational programs.

Meet our Principal

​Mrs Michelle Carroll

An outstanding leader with a great passion for, and academic interest in, adolescent wellbeing, her focus is centred on creating and delivering an educational environment where girls’ individual strengths can flourish, and where girls are empowered to grow into confident, capable and healthy young women.

Meet our Head of Early Learning Centre and Junior School

​Mrs Alana Moor

Alana Moor is the Head of Early Learning Centre and Barbreck, a role which involves communication and planning with staff, constant discussion about students and programs, contact with parents and of course, teaching whenever possible. Alana has a lifelong passion for education and loves the opportunity to watch children learn and grow and to work with their families.

Meet our Director of Curriculum Development and Innovation

​Mr Adrian Puckering

Ensuring that the St Catherine’s School curriculum and its programs are contemporary, challenging and relevant is Mr Adrian Puckering, Director of Curriculum Development and Innovation. With a passion for a creative, analytical, experiential learning culture, Adrian ensures St Catherine’s is at the forefront of learning practices.

Meet our Director of Student Wellbeing

​Ms Merran O'Connor

As Director of Student Wellbeing, Merran O’Connor oversees the St Catherine’s Wellbeing Program and works specifically with the Senior School Deans and staff in developing and promoting student wellbeing.

Meet our Director of Business

Mr Mike Zammit

Director of Business, Mr Mike Zammit is responsible for managing the financial, property and people resources which underpin the educational needs of St Catherine’s School.

Meet our Director of Student Programs

Mrs Gina Peele

Director of Student Programs, Mrs Gina Peele is responsible for coordinating Senior School programs and liaising with a range of Senior staff.

Meet our Director of Planning and Organisation

Mrs Pauline van der Poel

As Director of Planning and Organisation, Mrs Pauline van der Poel oversees the daily operations of the School, development of the School calendar and events in liaison with staff, PFA and Auxiliaries, working across areas of Risk, OHS and Compliance and the organisation of the staff teaching matrix and professional development.