Exceptional educators

Fostering new ways of teaching and learning

As a Catholic learning community, Santa Sophia is founded on the the best of what we know about contemporary learning and the experience of our exceptional educators.

Our teachers are passionate and creative, inspiring a love of learning in students every day.

They foster exploration and innovation, drawing on students’ passions, talents and learning styles to create an education that cultivates the whole child -- academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Santa Sophia educator:

  • listens to and appreciates each student as an individual
  • guides the development of social-emotional skills through class activities, individual goal setting, and 1:1 coaching
  • plans and assess a well-rounded education using academic milestones
  • creates hands-on learning experiences through projects and community experiences
  • partners with parents to best support their children
  • uses technology to enhance in-person learning, not replace it

Our educators are empowered through:

  • technology and a support team that enables them to spend more time with each student and less time on clerical tasks
  • flexibility to create meaningful experiences for their students
  • mentors and educational leaders who draw on the latest research in learning to guide professional development
  • a rich and varied network from which to draw experiences and share best practices
  • 1:1 partnerships with business and the community to develop educational tools




Our School Team

Our inspiring teachers allow students to thrive in their learning adventure to become adaptable, confident and conscientious young adults who will contribute positively to a rapidly changing world as globally responsible citizens... it’s The Santa Sophia Way.







Meet the College Executive Team


Mark De Vries

Mr Mark De Vries

College Principal




Mrs Rachel Vecchio-Ruggeri

Acting Assistant Principal
School of Curiosity (K-4)


 Miss Allison Gardiner

Assistant Principal
School of Connect (5-8)

Jeffrey Phillips

Mr Jeffrey Phillips

Assistant Principal
School of Challenge (9-12)



Mr Chris Maguire

Leader of Innovation and Digital Learning

Christopher Hayman

Mr Christopher Hayman

Leader of Formation and Mission

Kelly Pickett

Mrs Kelly Pickett

Leader of Enterprise and Partnerships


Wellbeing Team

Mrs Anoushka Houseman College Wellbeing Leader
Mrs Elaine Lombardi Wellbeing Leader - School of Curiosity (K-4)
Miss Toni Matthews Wellbeing Leader - Year 5 & 6
Mrs Rebecca Cornwall Wellbeing Leader - Year 7
Mr Paulo Ibanez Wellbeing Leader - Year 8
Ms Kristy Walsh Wellbeing Leader - Year 9
Mrs Stephanie Tucker Wellbeing Leader - Year 10
Mrs Chelsea Krishna Wellbeing Leader - Year 11 & 12
Mrs Zoe Sweeney School Counsellor (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Mrs Ekta Balu School Counsellor (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Miss Hannah Leary School Counsellor (Full Time)


Diversity Team

Mrs Melodie Coleman College Diversity Leader
Mrs Wilma Clenton Diversity Leader - School of Curiosity
Mrs Lorraine Maher  Diversity Leader - School of Connect
Mrs Renee Mitchell Diversity Leader - School of Challenge
Mrs Kerrie-Ann Galea Diversity Teacher - Curiosity
Simone Ninness Diversity Teacher - Curiosity
Mrs Sandra Russo Diversity Teacher - Curiosity
Mrs Vanessa Lesar
Diversity Teacher - Curiosity
Mrs Michelle Leonard Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Sophie Caletta Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Mrs Dianne Mangion Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Vicki Bourke Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Mrs Aimi Carter Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Suzie McGrillen Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Miss Lacey Hatzis Teacher's Aide - Curiosity
Mrs Kelly Futcher Diversity Teacher - Connect
Mrs Sharon Grima Diversity Teacher - Connect
Miss Bianca Scalone Diversity Teacher - Connect
Mr Christopher Scanlan Diversity Teacher - Connect
Tiara Manawaduge
Teacher's Aide - Connect
Jasmin Mifsud Teacher's Aide - Connect
Elizetta Peacock Teacher's Aide - Connect
Jennifer Van Wegen Teacher's Aide - Connect
Mrs Rebecca Wood Diversity Teacher - Challenge
Mrs Taren Charter Teacher's Aide - Challenge


Formation Team

Mr Chris Hayman Leader of Formation and Mission
Mr Ralph San Pedro-Loyola Formation: Social Justice Leader
Mr Thanh Nguyen Formation: Liturgy Leader
Mrs Maree Concato
Formation: Student Leadership


Instructional Coaches, Learning Leaders & Co-ordinators

Mrs Georgia Usher Instructional Coach (K-4): Inquiry
Miss Ashleigh Tabone Instructional Coach (K-4): Literacy
Mrs Rebecca Jones Instructional Coach (K-4): Numeracy
Miss Lynell Alimangohan Instructional Coach: Religious Education and Catechesis (K-6)
Mrs Amanda Cassar Instructional Coach (Stage 3)
Mrs Angeli Kihi Instructional Coach (5-12): English
Mr Matt Singh Instructional Coach (5-12): Mathematics
Mr Dermott Morgan Instructional Coach (5-12): PDHPE
Mr John Jurgutis Instructional Coach: Religious Education (7-12)
Mr Louie Tiglao Instructional Coach (5-12): Science
Mr Jacob Lewis Instructional Coach (5-12): TAS
Mr Michael Faccin Sports Coordinator
Mr Tony Sweeney Assistant Sports Coordinator
Mr Andrew Hudson CAPA Leader
Mr Phil Rooke Music Coordinator
Miss Cristina Rubbo e-Learning Leader
Mrs Clare Willemse K-4 Learning Technologies Leader (covering Mrs Tarantolo on leave)
Ms Cassandra Powell Executive Officer



School of Curiosity

Miss Miranda Lee Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Samantha Brimfield Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Ashleigh Tabone Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Charmaine Cobol Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs Dee Izci
Year 1 Teacher  
Miss Jessica Devita Year 1 Teacher  
Mrs Georgia Usher Year 1 Teacher
Mrs Dominique Limguangco Year 1 Teacher  
Mrs Elaine Lombardi Year 2 Teacher
Mrs Maryanne Lean-Fore (M-W) Year 2 Teacher
Mrs Katie Mulligan (Th-F)  Year 2 Teacher
Mr James Petrie 
Year 2 Teacher
Mrs Maria Finucane Year 2 Teacher
Mrs Leanne Haynes Year 3 Teacher
Miss Patty Apokis Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Amanda Makdessi Year 3 Teacher
Miss Rebecca Jones Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Clare Willemse Year 4 Teacher
Mr Corey Rawlings Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Natalie Sotiropoulos Year 4 Teacher
Miss Tyla Attard Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Sharleen Sadsad Teacher (on leave)
Mrs Stefanie Tarantolo Teacher (on leave)
Mrs Claire Joshua
Teacher (on leave)


School of Connect & Challenge

Mr Timothy Adams
Mr Keith Argh
Mrs Virginia Arundell Teacher 
Mrs Jessica Belcastro Teacher 
Mrs Narelle Boatfield Teacher
Mrs Kylie Blundell Teacher
Miss Olivia Borg
Mr Ronell Catulong
Mr Bo Chen Teacher
Mrs Louise Colbran Teacher 
Mrs Maree Concato Teacher 
Mrs Rebecca Cornwall Teacher
Miss Natalie Donaldson Teacher 
Mrs Nardeen El Sokkary Teacher
Mrs Suzan Erenbay
Mr Michael Faccin
Miss Allison Gardiner
Miss Marian Guerra
Miss Jamie Lee Harb
Mr Chris Hersey Teacher
Mrs Vanessa Holland Teacher
Mr Paulo Ibanez
Mr Alex Izquierdo Teacher
Mr John Jurgutis
Mrs Shelly Kaur Teacher
Mrs Angeli Kihi Teacher
Mrs Chelsea Krishna Teacher
Mr Scott Laughton Teacher
Mr Jacob Lewis Teacher
Mr Brendan Liddle Teacher
Miss Isabella Losco
Miss Toni Matthews
Mr Dermott Morgan
Mr Joe Ng Teacher
Miss Chloe Nguyen
Mr Thanh Nguyen
Mr Tim O'Shea Teacher
Mrs Sarah Parets Teacher 
Mr Michael Pastoors
Mrs Rasika Perera Teacher
Miss Erin Pridmore Teacher
Mr Phil Rooke Teacher
Miss Cristina Rubbo Teacher
Mr Ralph San Pedro-Loyola Teacher
Mr Manny Scalone Teacher
Miss Georgia Scott Teacher
Mr Karl Serna Teacher
Mr Matt Singh Teacher
Mrs Natasha Swan Teacher
Mr Tony Sweeney Teacher
Miss Bethany Taylor Teacher
Mrs Shannon Templeton Teacher 
Mr Louie Tiglao Teacher
Mrs Stephanie Tucker
Ms Kristy Walsh Teacher
Mr Adam Wagner
Mr Warren Ward Teacher
Miss Sally-Anne Webster
Mrs Rebecca Wood Teacher
Mr Joneil Yuzon Teacher
Mrs Vivienne Boddy Teacher (on leave)
Mrs Hannah Khoury
Teacher (on leave)
Miss Jamie McEvoy
Teacher (on leave)
Mrs Ivy Torres   Teacher (on leave)


Support Staff

Mr Phillip Smith Compliance Officer
Mrs Leanne Duval Teacher/Librarian
Mrs Hazyl Guerra Library Technician
Ms Sarah Bate Library Technician
Mrs Rekha Honess Laboratory Technician
Mrs Lisa Kean Food Technology Assistant
Mr Martin Attard Groundsman
Mr Paul Wallace Groundsman
Mrs Kylie Batiste
School Support Officer
Mrs Jodi Cortez School Support Officer
Miss Elise Iverson  School Support Officer
Mrs Joanne Sheridan School Support Officer
Mrs Rachael Lyons School Support Officer
Mrs Vanessa Lyons Finance Officer
Mrs Josephine Fowler Enrolment Secretary
Miss Gelina Montierro Marketing and Communications Officer
Mrs Meaghan Staples Partnerships and Pathways Coach
Mr Clarence Mesina
Technical Support Officer
Mr Jesse Peemoller
 IT Trainee




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