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 2023


Donna Barton 

Executive team     

Diane Anderson 

Carinya Barkley

Martin Loxton 

Nicole Shum

Sarah Steele   

Palma Maranesi    

Early Stage One 

Tass Caliskan

Palma Maranesi

Ben Ridgway


Stage One 

Sarah Steele

Lisa Body 

Alison Kerema 

Jenny Harrison

Jaye McCulloch

Anna Scott

Palma Maranesi (Cross Stage)

Stage Two 

Diane Anderson 

Martin Loxton 

Sascha Lynch 

Anna Scott (Cross Stage)

Rachel Carter 

Stage Three 

Rachel Carter 

Jordan Citra

Nicole Shum

Tom Wright 



SASS Staff 

Michelle Thompson

Melody Edwards 

Casey Snow 

Joanne Oyston 


Learning Support Teachers 


Vanessa Cliff

Emily Mele 

Lisa Body 

Davina Robson



Learning Support Officers 

Joanne Carrigan 

Katrina Obaydin

Karen Gruevski


School Counsellor 

Alissa Rose 


School Librarian 

Jacqualine Birchall 



Staff 2022