St Joseph’s School is led by a teaching staff who continue to maintain a deep commitment to professional development and personal learning. We have a comprehensive pastoral care agenda, including the provision of a pastoral care worker who is available to assist and support students, families and staff through the Seasons for Growth program. We seek to provide a high quality education in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment.


Mrs Melissa Hunt

Assistant Principal 

Mrs Shae Lapi-an

Religious Education Coordinator 

Mr Adam Buchtmann 

Clerical Assistants

Mrs Mary Stepowikow

Mrs Kara Schilt

Teaching Staff 2023

Mrs Carolyn Long (Lead Teacher) 

Mr Adam Buchtmann 

Mr Michael Wickham 

Mr Mark Knoke

Mrs Shane Cleaver

Mrs Shae Lapi-an

Miss Sian Walton

Mrs Belinda Bridgeman 

Mrs Cathy Wheeler

Mrs Amanda Whitlam

Mrs Christie Downie (Learning Support Teacher and Pastoral Care Worker)

Mrs Kate Monkley (Teacher Librarian)

Mrs Grace Fraser (Aboriginal Education Teacher / CILS)

Mrs Kylie Hunter (Aboriginal Education Worker) 

General Assistants

Mrs Jane Murray 

Miss Natasha Sheather

Ms Summa Donnelly

Library Assistant

Mrs Jenna Bricknell

Parish Priest

Fr Kevin Corrigan