Catholic Education South Australia

Our Staff

At St John Bosco School we have a dedicated team who work in collaboration to ensure each and every child is thriving and reaching their full potential. Relationships are at the heart of our teaching and learning and it is our role as educators to know each child's gifts, talents and challenges and nurture their own individual learning journey.


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Kate Turner 

Principal 

As an educator with over 25 years of experience, I have worked within many school communities. From the moment I arrived at St John Bosco at the beginning of 2020 I felt an instant sense of belonging.  I feel blessed to be leading the St John Bosco community, working alongside a team of dedicated staff who place the children at the heart of their daily work. Working in partnership with the children, staff and families we are continually striving for excellence to ensure our community is a shining light within the western suburbs. 

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Sara Hart 

APRIM 

At the beginning of 2021 I joined the St John Bosco community as the Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission (APRIM).  I am very fortunate to be a part of a contemporary Leadership Team which has the dignity and individual needs of every child at the forefront of our service to the school and wider community.

I believe in a holistic approach encapsulating Reception – Year 6 students, parents and staff and wider community. Living, learning, leading and thriving in life enlivening the strong St John Bosco foundational values of belonging, service, loving kindness and excellence.

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Dino Zandona 

Year 5-6 Teacher/Physical Education Teacher 

I feel very fortunate working in the St John Bosco school community. The best part of my work as an educator is the opportunity to form crucial and fostering relationships with students on a daily basis, as well as facilitating their development and growth whilst they progress on their learning journey. With my dual roles as a class teacher and specialist Physical Education teacher I have the unique opportunity to personally engage with all students and families from Reception to Year 6. I am passionate about coaching and developing young people in all aspects of their learning and instilling positive healthy and active lifestyles.

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Anna Terminello 

English as an Additional Language or Dialect Teacher 

As the English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) Teacher at St John Bosco School, I work with all classes from Reception to Year 6, to build oral and written language skills in English, so that our EALD learners can successfully access the Australian curriculum content for their year level. English is the foundation of all learning. When our students become proficient users of the English language, their confidence develops in all curriculum areas, and they are better able to become agents of their own learning. My role is fulfilling as I have the privilege of watching our EALD students, progress in their ability to use the English language for many purposes and audiences, over their time at St John Bosco School. 

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Nicki Sharrad 

Year 5-6 Teacher & Leader of Learning 

I have taught all year levels at St John Bosco from Reception – Year 7. I feel privileged to work in such a welcoming and caring community. I am passionate about providing an engaging learning program for all students in a challenging, safe, and supportive environment. I strive to promote growth in each student and foster the development of the whole child, both academically and emotionally. I see myself as a facilitator of learning and I promote student voice and agency to provide genuine learning and leadership opportunities for our senior students. As a Curriculum Coordinator, I also work with our staff to explore and deliver engaging programs with contemporary pedagogy. I value the importance of developing positive relationships with our students and families and am honoured to be a part of their learning journey.  

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Susan Steer 

Year 1-2 Teacher 

I have passionately worked in Catholic Schools throughout my career, starting at Caritas College in Port Augusta and then St John Bosco in Brooklyn Park. The Salesian spirit of St John Bosco has always created a welcoming and happy place to teach and learn. I actively practice my Catholic faith and support all students in their own personal journey of faith. Children being joyful and positive in their life and their learning is a key to educational and personal success. I work together with the supportive and encouraging St John Bosco community to help our children be the best they can be.

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Rebecca Werner 

Year 1-2 Teacher 

I feel fortunate to be able to share my passion for early childhood education and teaching at St John Bosco School.  At St John Bosco, there is a real sense of relationships and community – a feeling of welcome, togetherness and of love.  As an educator, I  place children at the heart of everything I do, believing that they are strong and capable beings.  I feel blessed for the magical moments I experience when learning alongside children and to be working within a faith-inspired community where each individual is valued, everybody belongs, and where not only the mind and body are nourished, but also the heart and spirit.

 

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Emma Hudson 

Year 3-4 Teacher 

I feel very grateful to have been able to spend the past 13 years teaching at St John Bosco School. I love being part of such an enthusiastic, friendly and caring community of students, staff and families, where the focus is on developing the ‘whole’ child in partnership. I am passionate about ensuring that each and every one of my learners is supported on their own individual learning journey and encouraged to reach their full potential. My classroom is a warm and welcoming environment where my students feel safe in taking risks and learning in collaboration with each other.  Learning successes, persistence and effort is celebrated each day as part of the learning process. 

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Lauren Pryor 

Year 3-4 Teacher 

St John Bosco School holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in this community throughout my primary years and I feel honoured to return and teach the next generation of young people. I am currently furthering my study in Catholic Education and as I enjoy learning myself, I foster this attitude within my classroom. I place importance on establishing positive relationships so that children can feel supported and be guided to stretch their thinking. It is such a pleasure to witness the children grow and make connections to their world.

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Giovanna Burgess 

Reception Teacher & Leader of Learning 

My teaching career spans 22 years and I have been teaching at St John Bosco School for the past 14 years. I am passionate about nurturing the 'whole' child and valuing the uniqueness and creativity that each child brings to the many learning opportunities they are presented with each day. Watching my students grow and assert their place in the world is extremely rewarding and I look forward to continuing to build strong, meaningful relationships that will sustain a love for lifelong learning!

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Gloria-Rita Cirillo 

Reception Teacher 

I have been teaching at St John Bosco School since 2018. I feel fortunate to be teaching at a school that is part of a welcoming community, with happy and respectful children, supportive parents and knowledgeable and passionate staff. Developing positive relationships with the children I teach is at the forefront of my work so that I am able to support each child on their learning journey as they develop and grow with important skills and capabilities needed for lifelong learning.

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Amelia Le Duff 

Reception Teacher 

As I join the St John Bosco school community I feel overwhelmed by the warmth, kindness and generosity that surrounds me. Throughout my teaching career I have been fortunate enough to work in a range of different contexts, including country South Australia, Adelaide southern suburbs and several years overseas in a variety of London schools. I am passionate about the holistic development of all children and journeying alongside them, as they work towards achieving their learning goals. I believe relationships are at the heart and soul of everything we undertake in education and children thrive when they are immersed in dynamic and engaging learning experiences. I feel so privileged to be part of this wonderful community.

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Jane Bamford 

Inclusive Education Teacher 

I have been teaching at St John Bosco School since 2006 and I love being a part of such a vibrant and welcoming community.  As the Inclusive Education Coordinator I am very fortunate to work with our teaching staff to ensure that all students have access to a differentiated curriculum and an inclusive learning environment. My passion is helping students develop both academic and emotional intelligence enabling them to be active, resilient and social members of our school and the wider community. 

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Robyn Windham 

Performing Arts Teacher 

I have been the Performing Arts teacher at St John Bosco for 9 years. I enjoy working with all the children in our community from Reception to Year 6. During the Performing Arts lessons we explore Dance, Drama and Music. I love working with the children so that they can grow and become Tuneful, Beatful and Artful individuals through singing, playing, dancing and creating. I enjoy working with the St John Bosco Choir each week in preparation for the annual Catholic Schools Music Festival. I keep up to date with Professional Development to ensure I have current skills and knowledge to develop the creativity of all our St John Bosco children. 

 

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Rici Hardy 

Classroom Education Support 

I have been involved with the St John Bosco Community for the past 21 years.   I am a part of the wonderful learning support team and enjoy working in conjuction with both the teaching staff and children as we strive to achieve the best outcome for their learning and well being journey.  

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Mary Jessup  

Classroom Education Support 

Over the last 35 years I have been involved in Catholic Education as a Junior Primary teacher, mother of four and as an Education Support officer in the SJB community since 2013.  I believe strongly in supporting childrens well being and nurturing their development through building positive relationships and connections. My aim is to assist students to be the best they can be, to have self compassion and to believe in themselves as successful learners .  I have a passion for early literacy development and am fortunate to be involved in delivering Literacy Intervention programmes and supporting students in the Junior and Senior levels at SJB. 

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Franca Jeffery 

Classroom Education Support/Library Manager 

I am part of our Curriculum Support Team and work in the Senior Unit.  I enjoy the opportunity I have supporting our students’ academically, socially and personally on their learning journey. I believe developing a relationship with the student is paramount as we work together to achieve their full potential.

I also manage our school library.  The school library is the heart of interactive learning – with a collaborative space that encourages students to explore literature, technology, the world around them and current events.  There is a constant flow of new books for our students to access as well as resource books for our teachers’ to use.  It is a welcoming place for students to use and explore during class time or at lunch. 

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Kos Skouroumounis 

Maintenance  

I have been part of the community for over 12 years. Intially as a WHS Coordinator combined with the role of the school maintainence and grounds person. In recent years I have developed a passion to nurture the school grounds which includes the creation of a native garden, an orchard and a vegetable garden where I am fortunate enough to work alongside the children to explore the fundamentals of horitculture.  I have embraced the community. My colleagues, children and families are extremely grateful for my passion for the environment. The community is more than a workplace it is part of my family.

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Karen Matthews  

Administration/Enrolment Registrar 

Serving our school community is something I thrive doing. I love seeing the happy faces of students who come into the administration area of the school every day. In my role, I enjoy collaborating with students, parents and staff. I believe a school should be a warm and welcoming place and this begins as people walk through the entrance of the school where often I greet members of our community.

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Elaine Cram 

Administration 

As an Education Administrator, having worked in the public, private and catholic education system for almost 18 years in Adelaide and Brisbane and a mother of 2 daughters who have recently finished their senior schooling, I believe there are few decisions in life as important as being a parent and choosing their childs first school.  Having worked at St John Bosco school now for 8 years I believe that this school provides all the necessary tools for children to develop and grow up to be caring and capable young adults.  It is always a pleasure to meet and welcome new families and students to our school and be involved with their child's journey.

 

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Sue Croese 

Year 1-2 Teacher  

I have been teaching in Catholic Education for nearly twenty years now. Confident welcoming students initially attracted me to Saint John Bosco School and I continue to feel privileged to be part of the learning journey of so many outstanding young people. I originally taught Reception classes but more recently have been part of the Year 1/2 teaching team. As an educator in the early years of schooling I enjoy the opportunity to build on my young student’s love of learning and their natural curiosity about their world, while providing a sound foundation in Literacy and Numeracy.  I strive to follow the example of Saint John Bosco and create a respectful learning environment that develops my student’s spiritually, socially and physically as well as academically. Each student’s achievements are a celebration and each year is a new adventure as we pray, talk, laugh, play and learn together.

 

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Katerina Andrushenko 

Bursar 

I have been working in the financial field for over 15 years.  I am honoured to be the Bursar at St John Bosco school and have been a member of the community for the past three years and keenly contribute to the school.  I am a collaborative team player that oversees responsible and sustainable financial management for the school.  I am always available to discuss financial matters with families to ensure everyone can access a quality Catholic Education.

 

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Matthew Maiolo 

OSHC Educator 

I started as an OSHC Educator at the beginning of this year and have enjoyed developing relationships with the children, their parents and the school community. As an aspiring teacher, I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to assist the children in their learning and development in this stage of their lives.

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Charlie Willoughby 

OSHC Educator 

I was welcomed into the St John Bosco schooling community in mid November, and have been privileged in working closely with staff, students and parents within the school. Working in the OSHC here at St John Bosco has been a fulfilling experience thus far. I have begun to develop positive relationships with students and parents, as well as build friendships amongst the teaching team. I look forward to watching the students blossom into independent learners and continue developing their unique personalities. 

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Hayley Moffatt 

OSHC Educator 

I began working at St John Bosco OSHC at the end of 2020 and was warmly welcomed by all staff and students. I am currently in my final year of my primary school teaching degree at the University of South Australia and can’t wait to begin teaching in my own classroom! I have already developed relationships with the students and look forward to continuing to develop new and existing relationships with everyone. It is a privilege to work here and watch the students grow into confident, smart and kind individuals

 

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OSHC Director 
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Shahani Wynter 

OSHC Educator 

I was honoured to join the St John Bosco OSHC team at the beginning of 2021.  I have experience working in other Catholic schools and with young children. It is a great opportunity to see students grow, and develop relationships with them and their families. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) at the University of South Australia. I look forward to working alongside a great team and getting to know the students.

 

Amaya Milne 

OSHC Educator 

One of the best things about working here at St John Bosco School is the opportunity to build close relationships with the children as we care for them and assist them in their learning journeys. I began my work with the OSHC at the beginning of 2020 and find the warm and welcoming culture a privilege to be a part of and to be able to contribute to. It is also providing me with valuable experience as I continue my studies to become a qualified teacher.

 

Janelle Reyes 

OSHC Educator 

I have worked here in OSHC at St John Bosco School for over two years now has been enjoyable and fulfilling. The best part of working here would be getting to know and developing relationships with the children, as well as my colleagues, the school community and the children’s families. I am grateful for the conversations, sharing many moments with the children, and for being able to be a part of this stage in their lives and learning. I value learning from my colleagues, and from the experiences with children every day.

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Alexandra Rolfe 

Japanese Teacher  

I have been a student in the Catholic system throughout both my primary and high school years. I have taught in the Catholic system for a year since completing my studies in 2017, and I was lucky enough to spend two years teaching English in Japan. I look forward to my role both as a classroom teacher and the Japanese teacher at St John Bosco School, and sharing my passion for cultural sharing, contemporary learning, and creating an environment that champions diversity, acceptance, and growth. As a newcomer from NSW, I am incredibly blessed to be welcomed into the St John Bosco community and hope to make a lifelong positive impact on my students and their world.