Balgownie Public School

Living and Learning

Telephone02 4284 4245

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Balgownie Staff Members 2022


Donna Barton 

Executive team     

Jill Hockey 

Martin Loxton 

Nicole Shum

Sarah Steele        

Early Stage One 

Tass Caliskan

Pam Maranesi

Lauren Samuel


Stage One 

Diane Anderson

Ben Ridgeway

Anna Scott

Emily Tagliapetra 

Stage Two 

Jill Hockey (Cross Stage One/Two) 

Lisa Body

Breanna Jones

Martin Loxton 

Sascha Lynch 

Stage Three 

Di Burns

Jordan Citra

Nicole Shum

Tom Wright 



SASS Staff 

Michelle Thompson

Joanne Oyston 

Casey Snow 

Jennifer Price

Melody Edwards


Learning Support Teachers 


Vanessa Cliff

Elettra Duffy

Lisa Body 

Davina Robson

Jaye McCulloch


Learning Support Officers 

Joanne Carrigan 

Elizabeth Scott

Katrina Obaydin

Karen Gruevski


School Counsellor 

Alissa Rose 


School Librarian 

Jacqualine Birchall