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Our staff

Talara Primary College’s greatest asset is the dynamic and committed staff that work together to create a very professional team of educators that are focused on providing the very best education for students at our school. Professional development is integral to our belief that we are all life long learners and that we model this to our students.
 
It is through this strong commitment to developing our staff that Talara Primary College is able to remain innovative and responsive to the latest educational trends.
 
Executive Administration Team​ Email​
​Principal ​Stephen Adams sadam55@eq.edu.au
​Deputy Principal (Years 5, 6) ​Kristy Walton kwalt32@eq.edu.au
​Deputy Principal (Years 3 and 4) ​Paul Bathersby pbath5@eq.edu.au
​Deputy Principal (Year 1 & 2) Scott Butcher sbutc12@eq.edu.au
​Deputy Principal (Prep) ​Amanda Brewer abrew6@eq.edu.au
​Head of Special Education ​Leesa Turnbull lturn93@eq.edu.au
​Head of Curriculum ​Julie Henderson
jhend80@eq.edu.au
Head of Curriculum ​Tibby Little elitt31@eq.edu.au
​Business Manager ​Kerrie Natoli info@talacollss.eq.edu.au
 
​Administration Services
Administration Officer (Accounts Payable)​ ​Brittany Froud
​Administration Officer (Accounts Receivable) Danielle Schaumburg
​Administration Officer (Enrolments) Tracey Brown
​Administration Officer (Client Services) ​Annette Gardner
​Administration Officer (Communication) Jodie Brady
 
​Specialists Email​
Guidance Officer​ Katie Churchill kchur20@eq.edu.au
​H.P.E ​Ryan Chisholm rchis2@eq.edu.au
​H.P.E (Prep) ​Sharon Hooper shoop59@eq.edu.au
​Music, Dance & Drama Deb Fritz dfrit10@eq.edu.au
​Music (Prep/Yr1) ​Angela Street amstr1@eq.edu.au
​Instrumental Music (Brass & Woodwind) ​Brendan Hucknall bhuck3@eq.edu.au
​Instrumental Music (Strings) Dan Williams
Speech Language Pathologist​ ​Emma Linthwaite elint4@eq.edu.au
L.O.T.E (Italian) ​Alison Myors, Silvia de Paulis, Sonia Baldissera amyor2@eq.edu.au   sdepa6@eq.edu.au BaldissS@eq.edu.au
​E Learning Teacher ​Wade Thompson wthom87@eq.edu.au
​​Enrichment Mentor ​​Jo Bell jbell221@eq.edu.au
 
​Support Staff ​ ​Email
Support Teacher: (Literacy & Numeracy)​ P - Yr 2 ​Michelle Roberts mrobe104@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: (Literacy & Numeracy) ST.AR.S & Yr 3 Mandy Watson mwats55@eq.edu.au
​Support Teacher: (Literacy & Numeracy) Yr 4 - 6 ​Megan  James mjame48@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S ​Jenny Adams jadam103@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S Gillian Andrews
gandr18@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S​ Michael Buchanan mbuch27@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S Renae Moore
rmoor124@eq.edu.au
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S ​Caitlin Jeffrey  cjeff87@eq.edu.au
​ECDP Teachers: ​Sandie Gooderham & Brooke Harding sgood151@eq.edu.au  bhard117@eq.edu.au
​School Chaplain: ​Colan Coleman (Chappy Col)
​​Information Technology (ICT) ​​Andrew Hadland & Dominic Sauer

ahadl5@eq.edu.au

dsaue7@eq.edu.au

 
Class Teachers​ ​ ​Email
PREP
​PA Shannon Waters swate34@eq.edu.au
​PB Rebecca Clayton rclay32@eq.edu.au
​PG ​Mel Bruce mlaw111@eq.edu.au
PM Amanda Randall arand53@eq.edu.au
​PW Anita Wolff awolf6@eq.edu.au
​PY Sarah Biddle
sbidd18@eq.edu.au
YEAR 1
1A ​Lyndsay Hackney lcook26@eq.edu.au
​1B ​Alana Holmes ajgow0@eq.edu.au
​1BW ​Jodie Sullivan (M,Tu,W) &
Thea Nolte (W,Th,F)
jsull120@eq.edu.au
tnolt3@eq.edu.au
​1G Jen Stanley
jstan241@eq.edu.au
​1M ​Julie Williamson jwill444@eq.edu.au
​1W Cass Sorensen
csore22@eq.edu.au
​1Y​ Janet Finn jfinn33@eq.edu.au
YEAR 2
​2A Evan Luckey eluck14@eq.edu.au
2B Selina Stone (M,Tu) &
Leigh White (W,Th,F)
sston29@eq.edu.au
lwhit201@eq.edu.au
​2G ​Ash Burt apilb2@eq.edu.au
​2M Sonya Dann sdann6@eq.edu.au
​2W Carrie Coggins cjcog0@eq.edu.au
​2Y Amanda Harlan aharl46@eq.edu.au
YEAR 3
​3A Jodie Calder
jgsha0@eq.edu.au
​3AM Troy Hohn thohn6@eq.edu.au
​3B Carlu Lawson
claws15@eq.edu.au
​3BW Joyce Smith (M, Tu)
Lynelle Hertslet (Wed, Thu, Fri)
jsmit547@eq.edu.au
lhert1@eq.edu.au
3G​ Alex Newberry adunn127@eq.edu.au
​3M Sue Pearson spear63@eq.edu.au
​3W Sheridan Mattson smatt76@eq.edu.au
​3Y Sarah Barker sbark75@eq.edu.au
YEAR 4
4A​ Laura Blake lblak29@eq.edu.au
​4B Shannon Hansson
shans90@eq.edu.au
​4G ​Scott Palmer spalm59@eq.edu.au
​4M Kacey Ryan (M,Tu,W) &
Sarah Creely (Th,F) 
kwalk150@eq.edu.au
scree26@eq.edu.au
​4W Lyn Gordon cgord33@eq.edu.au
​4Y Rochelle Cassar rcass37@eq.edu.au
YEAR 5
​5A Laurie Watts
lwatt23@eq.edu.au
​5B ​Neal Woods nwood160@eq.edu.au
​5G Kate Cuthbert-Dennis kcuth4@eq.edu.au
5M​ Brad Jen bjen57@eq.edu.au
​5W Kate Paul kpaul33@eq.edu.au
​5Y Raeleen Brady rbrad33@eq.edu.au
YEAR 6
​6A Al Cross acros27@eq.edu.au
​6B Scott McKay smcka20@eq.edu.au
6G​ Luke Vearing ldvea0@eq.edu.au
6M ​Sue Stunden sstun1@eq.edu.au
​6W Deb Lawrence dlawr45@eq.edu.au
​6Y Belinda Delahunty bcroo27@eq.edu.au
  
Teacher Aides
ECDP​ Yvonne England
​Prep Lorraine Hamill, Rachael Lockhart, Prue Ellis, Kelly Morriss, Kelly French
​ST.AR.S ​Carolyn Simpson, Cindy Barnes, Tammy Henderson, Donna Karlsson, Jodie Coyle, Imogen Harris, Kylie Lilley
​Intervention Programs ​Fiona Blood, ​Carolyn Irvine, Judy Hine, Gemma Pascoe, Michelle Graham, Brooke Vardon, Stephanie Wilson, Carol Castillo, Carol Finn, Rachael Goss
​Curriculum Centre/Primary ​Julie Kinglsey, Di Lawrence, Ann Chappell, Sandi Gilliland, Tracey McCormack
​Information Access Centre ​Shonie Cust, Tamara Milberry