Koonawarra Public School

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Telephone02 4261 2880


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.


  • Mrs Jacqueline Murphy-Cann 

Instructional Leader Deputy Principal

  • Mrs Melanie Bowden

Assistant Principals

  • Mrs. Karen Herring  - Stage 3 Supervisor (rel) Mon, Tue Wed, Thur, Stage 2- Fr, Learning and Wellbeing officer        Mon-Fri
  • Mr Kendall Thurgate- Stage 3 Supervisor (rel) Fri
  • Mrs. Sarena Hill - Stage 2 Supervisor Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
  • Mrs. Rebecca Gee - Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 Supervisor
  • Mrs Wendy Stankovic- Support Class Supervisor

Pre School Teacher

  • Mrs. Carol Williams (Group 1)
  • Ms Anna Grice (Group 2)

School Administration Manager

  • Mrs. Lynne Brown - School Administration Manager

School Administration Office 

  • Mrs. Rhonda James 
  • Mrs. Ann Murdoch

Support staff

  • Ms. Kathy Cant - School Counsellor
  • Mrs. Amy Gooden - Teacher/Librarian
  • Mrs. Tayla Bannister - Interventionist Teacher
  • Mrs Jannette Wilkinson- Interventionist Teacher
  • Mrs Deb Johnson - Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO)
  • Ms Kathy Last SLSO
  • Mrs Donna Blinksell SLSO
  • Mrs Kate Wightman SLSO
  • Mrs Jodie O'Keefe SLSO
  • Mr Phil Herring SLSO
  • Mrs Wendy Zonnefield SLSO Preschool
  • Jacen Hough SLSO
  • Lee Moran SLSO
  • Katie Stone SLSO
  • Melissa Brown SLSO

Classes and teachers

K Amber- Mrs Rebecca Gee

K Pink- Mrs Teresa Vasey

1 Blue- Mrs Rachel Cavallaro

1/2 Green- Mrs Kerry Loder

2/3 Orange- Mr Rhys Bannister

3/4 Red- Mrs Tanya Quigg

4/5 Grey- Mr Kye Foster

5/6 Indigo- Mr Kendall Thurgate

5/6 Violet- Ms Nicole O'Loughlin

Support Classes

K-3 Rainbow- Mrs Kate Llewellyn

K-6 Purple- Mrs Wendy Stankovic

3-6 Yellow- Ms Jennifer Hiles