Meet Our Teachers

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At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Leadership & Administration

Jennifer Rohan

Jennifer Rohan

Principal – Our Lady’s Ringwood

When I walked through the doors of Our Lady Perpetual Help, there was an instant feeling of welcome and a strong sense of community.  I am honoured to be the new Principal of Our Lady’s and am excited to get to know all our families.

I have been in teaching for a long time and I feel privileged to be in the education sector.   Outside of work I enjoy travel, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.  I’m a keen Tigers supporter and enjoy going to the MCG .

Lis Thompson

Lis Thompson

Vice Principal, Religious Education Leader, Learning Diversity Leader

I joined Our Lady’s in 2017 and immediately felt at home.  The staff, students and families were welcoming and immediately made me feel that I belonged.  I love how the students are accepting of everyone.  Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and reading a book.

Maryanne Braby

Maryanne Braby

Literacy Intervention

Our school is a wonderful place to work. We strive to create a happy, safe environment for all students to learn in. The staff work collaboratively in teams. My role is exciting in that I work with all teaching teams to support them in the teaching and learning of English.

Rebecca Randall

Rebecca Randall

Learning Diversity (NCCD) Leader

After thirty years of teaching, the students, working in partnership with parents, smiles and those ‘light bulb’ moments when new learning is understood, are still a few of my favourite things. Outside of school; my husband, my four beautiful children, reading and mathematics, are the loves of my life!

Natasha Watt

Natasha Watt

Student Wellbeing / Learning and Teaching Leader

I love working with children and I get excited when they realise they know something new, like reading or writing, for the first time. At home I like to spend time with my three children.

Angela Trujillo

Angela Trujillo

Religious Education Leader

I love working with the Junior Level students.  It is always wonderful to see the students learn and grow through these new experiences!

Rita Sikacek

Rita Sikacek

Administration Manager / Admin and Finance (Mon - Fri)

I work in the office and my job here is to welcome you to our school and assist you with your daily questions. I love to have a chat and get to know our families.
At home I like to walk my dog, watch movies and relax with my family.

Nicki Lazarus

Nicki Lazarus

Administration Officer / Digital Technologies Support (Mon – Fri)

I have worked in education support for 14 years now and love being part of the Our Lady’s community. As part of the Office Administration team, I am lucky enough to engage with the children and their families, the Parish community and a professional and dedicated staffing body.

Prep Teachers

Madeleine Ward

Madeleine Ward

Prep O Classroom Teacher & Level Leader

Working at Our Lady’s, I count myself very lucky! Not only do I get to follow my passion of teaching, I am also greatly supported by a wonderful school community.

Outside of school, I love to spend time creating arts/crafts or barracking for the Tigers surrounded by family and friends.

Leah Heywood

Leah Heywood

Prep L Classroom Teacher

I have been in the OLPH community for 3 years as an OSHC Coordinator. I count my lucky stars to have the opportunity to continue to be a part of the OLPH community as a Junior Level Teacher. I enjoy seeing the excitement on the students’ faces when they discover or solve something new, especially when they have tried their very best!
Outside of school I enjoy barracking for the mighty Carlton Blues with my family and friends.

Year 1/2 Teachers

Angela Trujillo

Angela Trujillo

Junior O / Junior Level Classroom Teacher & Religious Leader

I love working with the Junior Level students.  It is always wonderful to see the students learn and grow through these new experiences!

Amelia Vernal

Amelia Vernal

Junior Classroom Teacher

Our Lady’s has a wonderful sense of community. It is a joy to work with the staff and students to learn and grow together. During my time away from work I love to spend time with my family and friends. 

Naomi Flynn

Naomi Flynn

Junior P Classroom Teacher

Coming Soon

Rachael Goodwin

Rachael Goodwin

Junior L / Junior Level Classroom Teacher

Our Lady’s is such a supportive community where everyone matters. I love working in the Junior Level and seeing the creativity and talents of all my students grow and change throughout the year. Outside of school I love to spend time with my family and my dogs.

Year 3/4 Teachers

Joanna Papalitsas

Joanna Papalitsas

Middle O / Middle Level Classroom Teacher & Level Leader

What I love most about teaching is being able to help and watch students grow academically and holistically. I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy the Middle students bring each day. Outside of school, I enjoy camping, craft and spending time with my family and friends.

Kelly Donald

Kelly Donald

Middle P / English Leader

I am filled with immense joy and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of this incredible community. The students’ enthusiasm for learning and their genuine curiosity inspire me every day. The supportive and collaborative environment created by the staff and families, allows me to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of these young learners. Outside of school, I enjoy all things arts & crafts, spending time with my family, and competing in the local dart team.

Jaime Irvine

Jaime Irvine

Classroom Teacher Middle Level (Friday) Physical Education / Sport Junior Level

Our Lady’s is a wonderful, supportive, community school that allows opportunities for all people to feel connected and celebrated.
I love having the opportunity to take part in shaping the educational stories of your children in both an academic and physical setting.
Tremain Lynch

Tremain Lynch

Middle L / Middle Level Classroom Teacher & Level Leader

I feel very blessed to have joined Our Lady’s for this year, and further blessed to be a Middles teacher for 2024! I thoroughly enjoy each and every day, as I get to see students thrive in this happy learning environment of ours. Outside of school, I enjoy catching up with friends and family, supporting my favourite teams (there are too many to mention, but one is the Bombers!), and playing instruments.

Year 5/6 Teachers

Melissa Challis

Melissa Challis

Senior O / Senior Level Teacher & Level Leader

I enjoy working in the Senior Level because it’s such a great year to watch the students become independent learners and work together to problem solve. In my spare time I love spending time with my son, shopping and catching up with family.

Rochelle Bastianpillai

Rochelle Bastianpillai

Senior P / Senior Level Classroom Teacher

I love working at Our Lady’s because I get to work with a great bunch of children every day. One thing I love doing outside of school is spending time with my family and dogs.

Cassandra Northrop

Cassandra Northrop

Senior H / Senior Level Classroom Teacher

I feel very privileged to be a part of the Our Lady’s community as both staff and families have been so welcoming. I look forward to getting to know everyone better and being a part of all the wonderful learning that is taking place. Outside of school I enjoy playing netball and catching up with family and friends.

Vic Gipson

Vic Gipson

Senior Level Teacher

Coming Soon

Rosie Keegan

Rosie Keegan

Visual Arts

I have the dream job! I love teaching Visual Arts. Students get to explore new ways of creating art and learn to appreciate and reflect on their own artwork and that of others. It is a stress free time where students can be proud of their achievements.

Elissa Zupo

Elissa Zupo

LOTE Teacher (Italian)

My name is Signora Zupo and I absolutely love teaching Italian at Our Lady’s.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping and watching the Mighty Blues (especially when they win).
Bridget Crowe

Bridget Crowe

Performing Arts Teacher

Coming Soon

Jaime Irvine

Jaime Irvine

Classroom Teacher Middle Level (Friday) Physical Education / Sport Junior Level

Our Lady’s is a wonderful, supportive, community school that allows opportunities for all people to feel connected and celebrated. 
I love having the opportunity to take part in shaping the educational stories of your children in both an academic and physical setting. 

Specialised Teachers

Rachael Goodwin

Rachael Goodwin

AUSLAN

Our Lady’s is such a supportive community where everyone matters. I love working in the Junior Level and seeing the creativity and talents of all my students grow and change throughout the year. Outside of school I love to spend time with my family and my dogs.

Marjie King

Marjie King

Physical Education / Sport Middle & Senior Level

I love my job! I love working with the children at our school and the joy they greet me with each day. I enjoy providing them with sporting opportunities and working with them in and out of the classroom.

Education Support Officers

Libby Hodder

Libby Hodder

Education Support Officer - Middle Level

I love working with the staff and students at Our Lady’s School, we are all very dedicated and really enjoy working with our special students. The students are very respectful towards each other and it’s so rewarding watching the students achieve their learning goals.

Midge Phillips

Midge Phillips

Education Support Officer - Junior Level

I love seeing the students using their own initiative when presenting their ideas. I love seeing their enthusiasm.
Outside of school I love to spend time with my family and play team sports with them. I love playing instruments and going to different places.

Lisa-Jane Sebire

Lisa-Jane Sebire

Education Support Officer - Senior Level

I have been in education support now for 4 years and really love my job.  I am now lucky to be part of the staff at Our Lady’s School. I feel very much at home here and love working alongside the Prep Team to help the Prep students feel comfortable and proud of their accomplishments. 
Carolyn Lacey

Carolyn Lacey

Education Support Officer - Middle & Senior Level

Our Lady’s has been part of my life for many years. I came here as a student a long time ago, my daughter came here and I have been working as an Education Support Officer for the past 8 years.
It’s great working with the staff and engaging with the students, and seeing the developments they make throughout the year.
Sherie Robertson

Sherie Robertson

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon
Jesse Zolfaghari

Jesse Zolfaghari

Education Support Officer

Coming Soon

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