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Doonside Public School

Doonside Public School

Excellence in education

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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.

Our staff in 2020


David Galea

Deputy Principal

Colleen Nisbet 

Karen Charles - Instructional Leader

Assistant Principals 

Lincoln Dawson – Support Unit

Priya Singh – K-2

Sesilia Pelesasa – 3-6

Rola Halawi – Learning and Support

Teaching staff

Charlene Palaiyan - Preschool Teacher 

Rebecca Morgan - KM

Emma Paharukov – KP

Nicolina McKenna - 2/6M 

Neeru Seetia – K/2S

Amber Thomson - 1T

Mandy Geraghty - 1/2G

Sheeriza Atiq - 2A

Sharon Velasco - 2/3V

Caitlin Norton -  3/4N

Jai Webb - 3/4W

Leanne Wood - 3/6W

Prue Wheeler – 5/6W

Maria Baluyot - 5/6B

Anne Maher – Library 

Learning and support staff

Felicity Stratton Learning Support / RFF 

Jade Rennie –  EAL/D

Rola Halawi - LaST

Tori Ormonde James - EAL/D

Roselyn Chetty - LaST 

Administration support staff

Vicki O’Neill SAM

Bobbie-Jane Wilkinson SAO

Louise Skinner SAO

Kathy Graham SAO

Gloria Harrison AEO (Preschool)

Aileen Ingrey AEO (K-6)


Catherine Lange 

Samantha Rien 

SLSO staff

Brendon Cefai 

Tahlia Nisbet 

Noni Miller 

Debbie Heinitz

General Assistant

Mark Rutledge

Gary Howard 

Staff Professional Development.