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.
Ms Karen McArdle
As a leading educator, Ms McArdle brings to St Catherine’s a wealth of experience in areas of professional learning involving academic data analysis to monitor student progress and to inform teaching practice that enables the development of differentiated teaching and a personalised learning experience for all students. Mrs McArdle’s natural warmth, genial and friendly approach enables a vibrant school community to flourish with the nurturing of happy and engaged children.
Ms Sarah Bethune
Sarah Bethune is the Head of Early Learning Centre, a role which involves supports the children, families and staff in Campbell House, as well as teaching within each of our four learning rooms. With exceptional organisational and managerial skills, a specialised knowledge of child development and an innate ability to provide pastoral care to children and families, Sarah is a true asset to St Catherine’s Early Learning Centre.
Mrs Gina Peele
Deputy Principal, School Operations, Mrs Gina Peele is responsible for coordinating Senior School Co-curricular programs and manages the daily operations of the School, ensuring the School operates in a calm, purposeful and respectful manner.
Mrs Ceri Lloyd
As Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning, Ceri Lloyd leads the delivery of the academic programs in the Senior School and the Senior Years Learning Model. Ceri works specifically with the Middle Leaders, the Director of Middle Years and Senior Years and staff in developing and promoting student agency and independent learning. Ceri also leads the staff professional learning and Thinking Agenda. Ceri is a high achieving educator and leader with extensive experience in educational pedagogy and management skills in leadership, problem solving and decision making.
Ms Alison Cassidy
An accomplished educator, Ms Alison Cassidy brings to the Director of Senior Years role a wealth of experience in teaching, learning and wellbeing. In her many years of teaching, Alison has worked across the Catholic, Independent and Government schooling systems enabling a diverse range of skills and approaches to teaching and learning.
As the Director of Senior Years, Alison is responsible for the overall academic, social and emotional well-being of students in Years 10-12. This includes working with teachers, career practitioners, psychologists and parents to ensure that all students have the guidance, tools and resources to achieve individual success.
Ms Freda Armstrong
Freda has been teaching in the classroom for over 20 years and holds a strong belief that girls’ schools offer a unique environment in which girls can feel empowered and have the opportunity to thrive in any area of their choosing.
As the Director of Middle Years, Freda’s role is to oversee the academic journey and wellbeing of each student as she progresses through the middle years. Freda has a particular passion for the wellbeing programs being offered in the middle years and building the skills that will enable and empower girls to function at their best.