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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​
​Principal ​Stephen Adams
​Deputy Principal (Years 5, 6) ​Kristy Walton
​Deputy Principal (Years 3 and 4) ​Paul Bathersby
​Deputy Principal (Prep, Year 1 & 2) Scott Butcher
​Head of Special Education ​Debbie Hall
​Head of Curriculum ​Amanda Brewer
​Master Teacher ​Julie Henderson
​Business Services Manager ​Kerrie Natoli
 
​Administration Services
Administration Officer (Accounts Payable)​ ​Annette Gardner
​Administration Officer (Accounts Receivable) Jodie Brady
​Administration Officer (Enrolments) Brittany Froud
​Administration Officer (Client Services) ​Danielle Schaumburg
​Administration Officer (Communication) ​Sarah Kronk
 
​Specialists
Guidance Officer​ ​Sandi Linnane
​H.P.E ​Ryan Chisholm
​Information Technology (ICT) ​Andrew Hadland
​Music, Dance & Drama ​Anna McMahon
​Instrumental Music (Brass & Woodwind) ​Brendan Hucknall
​Instrumental Music (Strings) ​Karlee Hutchinson
Speech Language Pathologist​ ​Emma Linthwaite
L.O.T.E (Italian) ​Sonia Baldissera, Christine Ferraro, Sylvia de Paulis
 
​Support Staff ​
Support Teacher: (Literacy & Numeracy)​ ​Michelle Roberts
​Support Teacher: (Literacy & Numeracy) ​Megan  James
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S ​Jenny Johnson
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S Mandy Watson
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S​ Gillian Andrew​​s
Support Teacher: ST.AR.S Caitlin Jeffrey
E Learning Teacher Jo Klein
​ECDP Teachers: ​Sandie Gooderham & Brooke Harding
​School Chaplain: ​Colan Coleman (Chappy Col)
​Positive School Engagement Officer ​Kate Paul
​Enrichment Mentor ​Jo Bell
​Music/Phys Ed/NCT ​Angela Street
 
Class Teachers​ ​
PREP
​PA Shannon Waters
​PB ​Jodie Calder
​PG ​Jennie Stanley
PM Ash Pilbeam
​PW Anita Wolff
​PY Gaye McKee
YEAR 1
1A ​Lyndsay Hackney
​1B ​Alana Holmes
​1BW ​Julie Williamson
​1G ​Rebecca Clayton/Amanda Harlan
​1GY Jacinta White
​1M Stephanie Beavis
​1W Amanda Randall
​1Y​ Janet Finn
YEAR 2
​2A ​Troy Hohn
​2B ​Carlu Lawson
​2BW Cassie Sorensen​
​2G ​Jackie Shillig/Kacey Walker
​2M Sonya Dann
​2W Sheridan Mattson/Di Sullivan
​2Y Lyn Gordon
YEAR 3
​3A ​Thea Nolte/Lynelle Hertslet
​3AM M​ichelle Smith​
​3B Shannon Hansson
3G​ Alex Newberry
​3M Selina Stone/Leigh White
​3W ​Natasha Wolski
​3Y Sarah Barker
YEAR 4
4A​ Laura Blake
​4B ​Laurie Donaldson
​4G ​Sue Pearson
​4M ​Michael Buchanan
​4W Joyce Smith/Kerrie Jacobson
​4Y Rochelle Cassar
YEAR 5
​5A Allan Cross
​5B ​Neal Woods
​5G KateCuthbert Dennis
5M​ Scott McKay
​5W Deb Lawrence/Miriam Livingstone
​5Y Raeleen Brady
YEAR 6
​6A Andrew Philp
​6B Sue Stunden
6G​ Brad Jen
6M ​Debbie Harrison
​6W ​Evan Luckey
​6Y Belinda Crook​
  
Teacher Aides
ECDP​ Yvonne England, Kelly French
​Prep Tracey Brown, Lorraine Hamill, Jo Glasscock, Rachael Lockhart, Prue Ellis
​ST.AR.S ​Carolyn Simpson, Cindy Barnes, Tammy Henderson, Donna Karlsson
​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, Natalie Bellchambers, Tamara Millberry, Helena Coghlan, Kimberlee Vance
​Information Access Centre ​Shonie Cust, Tracey McCormack