Meet The Teachers

We’re excited to meet you!

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

John Downie

John Downie

Principal

I love being a part of the Holy Trinity community because students, staff and parents are all very welcoming and enthusiastic about being involved in school life.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family and finding new places to explore.

Denham Harvie

Denham Harvie

Deputy Principal & Religious Education Leader

I am excited to be working at Holy Trinity. It is a school that develops students in all areas; academic, personal, social, emotional and spiritual.
When I’m not working I enjoy reading, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Elizabeth Whelan

Elizabeth Whelan

Learning Diversity & Student Wellbeing Leader

Holy Trinity is a great school. I really enjoy my wellbeing role and working with students on a whole range of programs. The Friendship Groups Program is particularly important to me as it has been running for over 15 years, promoting the TORCH values through fun games and activities.
In my leisure time I enjoy reading, playing golf, cooking and spending time with family.

Jacinta Haynes

Jacinta Haynes

Literacy Leader & Reading Recovery Teacher

I love teaching at Holy Trinity as it is a welcoming community with a dedicated staff and great students. I enjoy my Literacy Support / Reading Recovery role as I can help give students the opportunity to meet their full potential. I enjoy seeing them grow in confidence.

Gillian Patmore

Gillian Patmore

Receptionist & Administration Officer

I love working at Holy Trinity because our school is diverse, inclusive and rich with fabulous students, parents & staff. Outside of work I love playing badminton and watching a wide range of sports with my family.

Tania Fraser

Tania Fraser

Receptionist & Administration Officer

I love working at Holy Trinity because our school is diverse, inclusive and rich with fabulous people. I love playing badminton and watching a variety of sports.

Lorelle Clarke

Lorelle Clarke

Finance & Administration Officer

Working at Holy Trinity School community allows me to interact with students, parents and staff which ensures my job is never repetitive or boring.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Prep Teachers

Stephanie Rooney

Stephanie Rooney

Prep Teacher & Level Leader

Teaching at Holy Trinity Primary is extremely exciting and rewarding. I strive to make a fun, and colourful classroom where my students are excited to learn. I love watching my students grow in their abilities and celebrating the success they achieve. Outside of school I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

Aisling McGing

Aisling McGing

Prep Teacher

I love teaching at Holy Trinity! I feel very blessed to work in such an inclusive community with wonderful students, staff and parents. Outside of school, I love to travel, bake and spend time with family and friends.

Louise Cascianelli

Louise Cascianelli

Prep Teacher & Year 1 Teacher

I love teaching at Holy Trinity, the staff, great students and wonderful families help make our HT community an inclusive and close community. We strive to encourage growth in our students academically, while nurturing their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. In my teaching I enjoy helping the children connect what they are learning with life outside of the classroom. Outside of school I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family.

Year 1 Teachers

Andrea Dowling

Andrea Dowling

Year 1 Teacher & Level Leader

I love teaching and look forward to helping my students learn and have lightbulb moments. I think school should be fun, challenging and that we should always dance!

Elizabeth Humphris

Elizabeth Humphris

Year 1 Teacher

I feel so blessed to be teaching at HT because of the incredible school community. The children are wonderful, parents extremely supportive and the teachers are such a great dedicated bunch to work with. Outside of school, I love spending time at the beach, hence why I currently live by the bay. I have a long commute each day, but it’s a small price to pay to be working at this great school. smile

Year 2 Teachers

Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell

Year 2 Teacher

Holy Trinity is an amazing school and I have had the privilege of teaching at Holy Trinity since 1991. Working with children has always been something I have wanted to do since I was a small girl. As a year 3/4 teacher I have the opportunity of preparing my students to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Michelle Garvey

Michelle Garvey

Year 2 Teacher

I am grateful that I work here at HT and that I am part of a great school community. I love seeing the children I teach grow in confidence with every new thing that they learn and experience.

Natalie Ballinger

Natalie Ballinger

Year 2 Teacher & Wellbeing Support

Holy Trinity is a wonderful community of people and I feel so blessed to work here. The students are amazing, the parents supportive and the teaching staff are dedicated and committed to making Holy Trinity the best it can be. Outside of school I love to spend time with my family.

Year 3 Teachers

Elizabeth Rodrigo

Elizabeth Rodrigo

Year 3 Teacher & Level Leader

Holy Trinity is a vibrant, inviting and welcoming community and a wonderful place to work. As a member of staff, I endeavour to build strong relationships with my students and their parents, to ensure each child in my care reaches their full potential. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and taking my dog for walks.

Samantha Wahrenberger

Samantha Wahrenberger

Year 3 Teacher / Learning & Teaching Leader

Teaching at Holy Trinity allows me to  encourage, guide and support students as they learn. It gives me the opportunity to work with amazing people. I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading.

Ashlea Downie

Ashlea Downie

Year 3 Teacher

I love working in Year 3 at Holy Trinity because it is such a positive, cheerful environment. Everyone in the community shows respect for themselves, each other and the environment. Outside of school, I love bushwalking with my family and our dog.

Year 4 Teachers

Carly Booth

Carly Booth

Year 4 Teacher

I love working at Holy Trinity. There is no greater reward than seeing your students succeed and grow in confidence. We are very lucky to have fantastic passionate staff and a great school community. Outside of school I love to hang out with my young family. 

Jane Locantio

Jane Locantio

Year 4 Teacher

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Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson

Year 4 Teacher

I love being a part of the Holy Trinity community, where the students, parents and teachers are supportive. In the classroom I strive to create a positive environment where my students are kind, caring and excited about learning. I believe it is important to focus on developing each student academically, socially and emotionally. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family.

Year 5 Teachers

Megan Rocha

Megan Rocha

Year 5 Teacher & Level Leader

I am very fortunate to be a part of such an incredibly supportive community of teachers, families and students at Holy Trinity. I love assisting children to gain confidence in themselves and their abilities.  
Outside of school, I enjoy exploring new places and spending time with family and friends.

Matt Bellofiore

Matt Bellofiore

Year 5 Teacher & Numeracy Leader

 love working at Holy Trinity because of the great families and children. It is a great, happy and warm environment and community for everyone to learn in.

Year 6 Teachers

Brylie Johnson

Brylie Johnson

Year 6 Teacher

Holy Trinity is a great school to work at. I’m proud to call myself a Holy Trinity staff member as they are some of the most dedicated, passionate and driven educators I’ve ever met. I strive to become a better teacher every day for the children I teach and I love to see how far they’ve come over the years.

Chelsi Tubby

Chelsi Tubby

Year 6 Teacher

I love teaching the students of Holy Trinity and seeing them thrive in such an inclusive environment. It is so exciting seeing the students succeed as they grow and learn. Outside of school I love spending time with family and friends, going to craft markets and cooking.

Specialist Teachers

Josie Formichelli

Josie Formichelli

Italian/Performing Arts & Year 5 Teacher

HT is a great school – wonderful students and an amazing staff to work with. I love teaching languages and am passionate about performing arts so being able to teach both these subjects areas is ideal for me! Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and cooking traditional Italian food. Viva l’italiano!

Sam D'Argenio

Sam D'Argenio

Physical Education & Year 6 Teacher

I love working at Holy Trinity because of the amazing sense of community that has been created by staff, students and parents. I am passionate about forming strong relationships with all my students and making positive impacts along their learning journey. I have a passion for the great outdoors and love barracking for the Mighty Hawks.

Caroline Laming

Caroline Laming

Visual Arts Teacher

I have always enjoyed creative pursuits and am thrilled to be the Visual Arts teacher. I hope to convey my love of Arts and Crafts and give students experience in a variety of materials and techniques.  I also encourage them to be kind to themselves in the art room and proud of their efforts.  Anything is possible in the future and it is the creative spirits that will lead the way.

Shannon Mullavey

Shannon Mullavey

Digital Technologies & STEM Teacher

As soon as you enter into Holy Trinity you feel a vibrant energy that tells you that you are a part of a special community. This energy is what I love most about being a part of HT. To have the privileged opportunity to inspire our students to believe in themselves and to reach for the stars is what I enjoy most about teaching. Outside of school I love running, watching sport and spending time with my family.

Sally O'Brien

Sally O'Brien

Learning Support Teacher

I love the students at Holy Trinity, they are a great bunch of kids, happy and keen to learn. I love teaching the lower year levels as my passion is helping students learn to read. Out of school, I enjoy holidays, walking on the beach, reading and being with my family.

Wilma Honeysett

Wilma Honeysett

Library Technician & Learning Support Officer

HT is a great place to work because all the staff are very welcoming, friendly and professional. Outside of school I enjoy reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends and exploring the outdoors.

Learning Support Officers

Jan D'Angelo

Jan D'Angelo

Learning Support Officer

I love helping the students at the school and help them be the best they can.

Holy Trinity has a wonderful staff and make working there very enjoyable.

Narelle Ferraro

Narelle Ferraro

Learning Support Officer

I absolutely love working as an LSO at HT.

I feel blessed to be able to work with the children so they can achieve their goals and be witness to their excitement when they do!

Helen Richardson

Helen Richardson

Learning Support Officer

I thoroughly enjoy working with such a supportive team at Holy Trinity. Being able to assist students to build confidence to achieve their goals is a delight and a privilege. Outside of school I enjoy camping with family and friends.

Barbara Siber

Barbara Siber

Learning Support Officer

I thoroughly enjoy working and supporting the students at Holy Trinity. The whole school community is very warm and friendly. I particularly find it rewarding seeing the children’s growth and achieving their own individual goals. I am a Mum of 4 children and enjoy spending time with my family.

Odile Leyden

Odile Leyden

Learning Support Officer

I feel blessed to be part of the wonderful, supportive team at HT. Helping the children achieve their individual goals is extremely rewarding. I love spending time with family and friends.

Michelle Wells

Michelle Wells

Learning Support Officer

I’m thrilled to be a member of the Holy Trinity school community. I love my role, being able to support the children’s learning and development is extremely rewarding. I enjoy baking, gardening and spending time at the beach.

Kaitlin Bodén

Kaitlin Bodén

Learning Support Officer

I love working with all of our wonderful students at Holy Trinity Primary School and being a part of fun filled learning adventures in the classroom. Outside of school I look forward to family camping trips and watching my children’s soccer matches.

Jan Markou

Jan Markou

Learning Support Officer

I love being part of the Holy Trinity family. My passion is being creative. I love my role as I get to make a difference in a child’s education and general wellbeing. Building confidence and a “can do attitude “

Robyn Barberis

Robyn Barberis

Learning Support Officer

The community at Holy Trinity is a welcoming and friendly environment for which I’m grateful to be a part of. Lifelong learning is a continuous process, so it gives me great pleasure to be involved in the students’ primary education and to watch them grow throughout their time at Holy Trinity. In my spare time you will find me enjoying a good book or spending time with family and friends.

Charmilla Gunawardena

Charmilla Gunawardena

Learning Support Officer

I am truly blessed to be a part of the team at Holy Trinity with friendly, caring staff and smiling, beautiful children. I thrive to be the champion adult who every child needs in their lives to become the best they can possibly be.

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