Meet The Teachers

The wonderful bunch here at Holy Trinity would love to say hello!

Meet Our Teachers

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. Holy Trinity is 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.

Anita Dell'orso

Anita Dell'orso

Literacy Leader & University of Network Schools Success Leader

At school, I love to be a part of the challenges and celebrations that are key to learning success.

Outside of school, I enjoy being active with my family, painting and reading.

Elizabeth Whelan

Elizabeth Whelan

Learning Diversity and 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.

Gillian Patmore

Gillian Patmore

Receptionist / Administration

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

Business Manager

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.

Tania Fraser

Tania Fraser

Administration Assistant

Working at Holy Trinity provides me with the opportunity to interact with the children and their parents on a daily basis.  I love hearing the cute stories our younger students share with me.  I also love seeing our students grow and develop into confident individuals.

Outside of school I enjoy going out to restaurants with my family and friends.

Prep Teachers

Megan Hiscox

Megan Hiscox

Prep Teacher & Wellbeing Support

I love teaching a range of diverse students and working through the challenges and successes together as a team, nurturing their minds to become lifelong learners. It is truly magical when learning occurs and when students surprise you with what they can achieve. Outside of school I enjoy being creative, staying fit and healthy and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Elizabeth Humphris

Elizabeth Humphris

Prep 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 🙂

Grade 1/2 Teachers

Stephanie Rooney

Stephanie Rooney

Year 1 Teacher

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.

Elizabeth Rodrigo

Elizabeth Rodrigo

Year 1 Teacher

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.

Brylie Johnson

Brylie Johnson

Year 2 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.

Jayme-Lea  Jamieson

Jayme-Lea Jamieson

Year 2 Teacher

I love working at Holy Trinity! The HT community is so welcoming, inclusive and supportive, I feel so proud to be a part of it! In my spare time, I love to read, take my dog for walks and go camping.

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.

Grade 3/4 Teachers

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.

Aisling McGing

Aisling McGing

Year 3 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.

Carly Booth

Carly Booth

Year 3/4 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. 

Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell

Year 4 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.

Sally O'Brien

Sally O'Brien

Year 4 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.

Grade 5/6 Teachers

Andrea Dowling

Andrea Dowling

Year 5 Teacher

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!

Cassie Bellofiore

Cassie Bellofiore

Year 5 Teacher

I love being a part of children’s learning and sharing the “a-ha” moments as they occur. I strive to instill a love of learning in my students. 

Outside of school I love to spend time with my family and friends, go to the gym and spend lots of time outdoors.

Megan Nevin

Megan Nevin

Year 5 Teacher

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.  

Louise Ryan

Louise Ryan

Year 6 Teacher

Seeing my students investigate, inquire and develop as they prepare for high school inspires me every day. It is amazing to see how the students have grown in the rich HT community since I taught them in 1/2.

Matt Bellofiore

Matt Bellofiore

Year 6 Teacher, Maths Leader

I 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.

Louise Cascianelli

Louise Cascianelli

Year 6 Teacher

I love HT’s inclusive community feel, as a teacher you have a connection with all the students. In my teaching I enjoy helping the children connect what they are learning with life outside the classroom.

Specialised Teachers

Josie Formichelli

Josie Formichelli

Italian/Performing Arts 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 is ideal for me.

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 Teacher & Leader

Inspiring students to enjoy their learning as much as I enjoy teaching. Outside of school I love running, watching any sport and spending time with my family.

Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison

Physical Education Teacher

I love teaching Physical Education and Sport at HT as it allows me to share my passion for physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. I love seeing our students enthusiasm, enjoyment and development of their skills and knowledge as they participate in the huge variety of physical activities on offer at HT. Outside of school I love to be active, spend time with family and friends, being at the beach and participating in my new sport of Dragon Boating.

Jacinta Haynes

Jacinta Haynes

Reading Recovery Teacher / Literacy Support

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.

Vivienne Taylor

Vivienne Taylor

Library Technician

One of the best things about being in the Holy Trinity library is introducing new books or new authors to a class. Getting students excited borrowing books is great!

Learning Support Officers

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.

Nikki Lamendola

Nikki Lamendola

Learning Support Officer

I enjoy working at Holy Trinity especially when I can support students to achieve their goals. I love seeing their big smiles when they accomplish a task no matter how small or big.

Wilma Hendriks

Wilma Hendriks

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Anna Manion

Anna Manion

Learning Support Officer

I love coming to work each day and being part of the Holy Trinity school community.
Supporting and celebrating the students reaching their full potential is what it’s all about.
Out of school, I enjoy walking, yoga, travelling and spending time with family & friends.

Betty Antoniou

Betty Antoniou

Learning Support Officer

I thoroughly enjoy my role helping students grow and support their learning in the classroom. I’m so lucky to have a job that is so rewarding. I have the pleasure of working at Holy Trinity with a group of amazing staff. Truly blessed!

Leon Omichi

Leon Omichi

Learning Support Officer

I am very fortunate to be a part of such a supportive community of staff and students at Holy Trinity. It’s so rewarding to be able to help students  achieve their goals and to be the best they can be.  Outside of school I enjoy playing basketball with friends.

Zoë Doyle

Zoë Doyle

Learning Support Officer

I enjoy coming to work because of the wonderful community of staff, students and families at Holy Trinity. Working with students to help them learn, grow and achieve their goals is extremely rewarding.
Out of school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Kaitlin Bodén

Kaitlin Bodén

Learning Support Officer

I love being apart of the HT school community. I learn from students as much as they learn from me which I find so intriguing.
Outside of school I enjoy reading and camping adventures with my family.