Meet our Teaching Team for 2022 - St Joseph's Narrabeen

Meet our Teaching Team for 2022

Mrs Virginia Outred is the St Joseph’s Narrabeen Principal, and leader of our teaching team.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Italy- the language, culture, scenery, food, wine are the best!
Preferred pizza topping:
Fig and prosciutto
Most interesting question you’ve been asked as a teacher: 
How do you know you’re in love? (when I was just engaged)
Beach or snow?:  Beach – I can’t do the whole skiing thing!
Favourite weekend activity:
Sleeping and reading on the beach
Song that always gets you dancing: “Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles

Mrs Alison Jarman is our co-Kindergarten teacher in 2022.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: India; love the vibrant culture, art, food etc and really want to go back to see more.
Preferred pizza topping: Prosciutto & rocket
Most interesting question you’ve been asked as a teacher: Have you always had wobbly hair?! (Yes, I was born with it!)
Favourite type of music: 80’s British pop, 90s UK dance 
Song that always gets you dancing: Robin S “Show me Love”
A random fact about you that we might not expect: I like cooking – especially Asian and Indian food!
Mrs Carmel Sekulich teaches our Year 1 class.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Too many to mention, but always to San Clemente in California, I get to spend time with my eldest son Justin.
Preferred pizza topping: Bolognese (Lucky and Pep’s at Newport do a good one!)
Beach or snow?: Both. Love to rug up in the snow and at the beach, I love to dive into the refreshing salt water on a hot day.
Song that always gets you dancing: The ‘Zootopia’ theme song, “Try Everything” by Shakira
Favourite book: Koala Lou by Mem Fox
A random fact about you that we might not expect: 
I am going to become a grandmother for the first time in May.
Mrs Kath Fogwell is our Year 2 teacher, and also handles the executive role of Religious Education Co-ordinator.

Favourite food: Mango.
Pet hate: Birds in the classroom… there’s almost nothing scarier!
Favourite place on earth: Various remote swimming holes in Kakadu. They are a little hidden piece of paradise. You have to block out the thought of crocodiles though.
Children’s book you love: Anything by Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Pamela Allen, Julia Donaldson, Mem Fox… I LOVE books.

Mrs Cara Appleton joins us in 2022 and is teaching our Year 5 class.

Favourite food? : Anything Italian!
Pet hate? : Rubbish on the playground
Favourite place on Earth? : Great Mackerel Beach
Children’s book you love: Too many to choose just one (or even ten!). Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner, Wonder by RJ Palacio, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Cicada by Shaun Tan.
Favourite memory from last time you were at Joeys? : There are simply too many to count! School camps, school musicals, St Joseph’s Feast Days, awesome people – the common theme is that all of my memories of St Joseph’s make me smile!

 

Mrs Lisette Calleja will take on the Year 3 teaching duties in 2022.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Italy, because I got to meet some of my dad’s family and I got to see where he grew up.
Most interesting question you’ve been asked as a teacher: Who made God?
Ultimate dinner on a plate: My dad’s pasta sauce with penne pasta, parmesan cheese and crusty white bread.
 Favourite book: I have two: The Girl with the Louding Voice and A Gentleman in Moscow.
A random fact about you that we might not expect: I was a qualified cricket umpire in my twenties.

Miss Tiffany Britton is our Year 4 teacher in 2022.

Pet hate: When people overuse single use plastics
What’s on your wish list? : A retro bike
Favourite place: Scotland (especially the Highlands where the cheeky fairies live)
What is your favourite children’s book? : ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ – Dr Seuss
Favourite food: Chocolate
What do you want to achieve? : Always inspire children to find their passion and reach for the stars.
Mrs Olivia Windon (formerly Miss Preston) is our co-Kindergarten teacher in 2022.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to:
Mexico. The white sand, beaches and margaritas.
Beach or snow?: Beach, because I love the ocean and sun
Favourite weekend activity: Going for walks with my beautiful puppy Winnie.
Favourite book: The Magic Faraway Tree
Mrs Brenda Paul, our Assistant Principal, takes on Year 6 – with Emily Hobson one day a week.

Preferred pizza topping: Cheese, cheese and more cheese please!
Favourite type of music: All types – I’m an avid music lover so it’s too hard to discern.
Beach or snow?: This is too hard to choose also – beach for tranquility and rejuvenation, snow for tranquility and adrenalin rush.
Favourite weekend activity: Chilling anywhere with a glass of bubbles.
Song that always gets you dancing: ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain.
A random fact about you that we might not expect: Say any word and I can sing a song with that word in it – and I do!
Mrs Jade Browett is the leader of our Learning Support team.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to:
I’d have to say France. It’s got it all: Amazing cities, quaint countryside villages, history, cheese and the best rose around.
Favourite type of music: Anything that gets you up and dancing
Favourite weekend activity: Going for a walk somewhere along our amazing Northern Beaches with my family, followed by a long lunch
Song that always gets you dancing: Any good ’90s banger
A random fact about you that we might not expect: My husband and I took long service leave a few years ago and travelled around Europe in a motorhome for four months with our three children. It was incredible!
Mrs Anita Brooks is our Micro Teaching Program Teacher.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Safari in South Africa – amazing. Thought this would be a once in a lifetime thing, but luckily enough took children a couple of years ago!
Preferred pizza topping:
Sloppy Guiseppe from Pizza Express (UK people will know what I mean), with garlic doughballs!
Favourite book: Until recently, The Goldfinch. Read Where the Crawdads sing recently and loved that too.
Favourite weekend activity:
Swimming out in the waves, and have them washing over my head. Takes all the worries with them.
Song that always gets you dancing: “All the Single Ladies” by Beyoncé. Best not let my children see me though, I am way to uncool to be dancing anywhere!

Mrs Kim Marlin is one of our Learning Support Assistants.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Spain, for its amazing buildings, beautiful scenery and the cobblestone streets
Preferred pizza topping: Moroccan lamb
Ultimate dinner on a plate: ​Something that someone else has cooked
Favourite book: I really enjoy autobiographies
A random fact about you that we might not expect: I played the cornet in the primary school band.

Mrs Kath McCamey is our teacher librarian.

Favourite book: ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr Seuss  
Preferred pizza topping:
BBQ Chicken 
Favourite type of music: Pop
Beach or snow?:
Beach. I love summer! 
Favourite weekend activity:
Going to the beach

Mrs Nicola Frost is our sports teacher.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to: Chamonix, France – best skiing ever
Preferred pizza topping:
Pepperoni and mushroom
Favourite type of music:
Chill out – Jack Johnson
Beach or snow?:
BOTH! Freshwater Beach – just chill out. Thredbo – smashing down the Golf Course on a powder day!
Favourite weekend activity:
Skiing/Swimming/ scoring goals at Hockey/ mountain biking/ relaxing at the beach/ cocktails in the spa!
Ultimate dinner on a plate: Yorkshire pudding with roast beef

Mrs Kerrie Andrews is our Senior Administration Officer.

Best place you’ve ever travelled to:  New York, I went with girlfriends two years ago and it was everything I had hoped and more.
Most interesting question you’ve been asked in the office: “Why do you wear sparkly eye shadow?” (Because it’s pretty of course.)
Ultimate dinner on a plate: Anything I haven’t had to cook.
Favourite book: Recently, Where the Crawdads Sing
A random fact about you that we might not expect:  
I LOVE red frogs, there is generally a packet in my bottom drawer.

Mrs Sam Carolan is one of our Learning Support Assistants.

What’s your all-time favourite meal? : Mexican
What do you do if you’re feeling stressed? : Breathe and go for a long walk.
What’s a random fact about you we might not know? : I used to race in a ski team and I would love to be a ski instructor one day.
What makes you feel happiest? : Skiing here in Australia and Aspen Snowmass.
Which book have you read the most in your lifetime? : New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
Most interesting question you’ve been asked as a teacher? : “Can I see your baby in your tummy?” (When I was pregnant.)
Mrs Andrea Fitzpatrick is one of our Learning Support Assistants.
Mrs Sam Greig is one of our Learning Support Assistants.

What’s your all-time favourite meal? : I love a home cooked Thai Beef salad or a piece of Salmon.
What do you do if you’re feeling stressed? : Go for a walk with my dog Cody while listening to some music.
What’s a random fact about you we might not know? : I previously co-owned an online party business.
What makes you feel happiest? : Spending quality time with family and friends and being near the ocean.
Which book have you read the most times in your lifetime? : Time For Bed by Mem Fox. I would to read this all the time to my children when they were little just before bed.
Mrs Taryn McCready is one of our Learning Support Assistants.

What is your all-time favourite meal? : Nourish bowl from Girdler’s Cafe.
What do you do if you’re feeling stressed? :
Go to the beach and soak my feet in the water.

What’s a random fact about you we might not know? : I was an Artificial Eye Maker (Ocularist).
What makes you feel happiest? : Spending time with my family and floating in water!
Which book have you read the most in your lifetime? : Where is The Green Sheep?
Mrs Justine Spiteri is one of our Learning Support Assistants.

What’s your all-time favourite meal? : A top quality eye fillet steak cooked medium rare with a mushroom or pepper sauce on the side.
What do you do if you’re feeling stressed? : I head down to Cabbage Tree Bay for a snorkel – immersing myself in the underwater world is a wonderful distraction from all of life’s worries.
What’s a random fact about you we might not know? : I have a twin sister (but we look nothing alike!)
What makes you feel happiest? : When I’m out enjoying the great outdoors -preferably with a friend or family member in tow.
Which book have you read the most in your lifetime? : Treacle the magic donkey ride.
Most interesting question you’ve been asked as a teacher? : “Is it more fun to be a kid or a grown up?”
Mr Michael Warby is our music teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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