STAFF & SISTERS

Staff

The Colleges, although outside the Catholic School System, are nonetheless regarded as an important means for the spread of the Catholic Faith through the cooperation of dedicated priests, religious and lay-people. 

Our teachers and all ancillary staff are committed to the Catholic faith and seek to adhere to the Church's requirements that they be " very carefully prepared so that both in secular and religious knowledge they are equipped with suitable qualifications

Intimately linked in charity to one another and to their students and endowed with an apostolic spirit, may teachers by their life as much as by their instruction bear witness to Christ, the unique Teacher.(GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS 28).

Founders and Directors

Joanne and Bill Andrews

Primary School Principal - John Burton

 

John Burton, born and bred in Holbrook, N.S.W., was awarded his teaching degree from Charles Sturt University. A dedicated Catholic, John was for many years a speaker at, leader and co-ordinator of young Catholic adult events in the diocese.

 

After several years of experience in education, John currently combines his teaching responsibilities with the role of Primary School Principal.

 

John is passionate about teaching and learning, and particularly values the role of classical children's literature in character and academic formation.

He lives in Wagga Wagga with his wife and children.

The Conventual Sisters of St Dominic

This is a religious community of Diocesan Right founded in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga by Bishop William Brennan. The members of the community have taught in the college since its opening.

 

As a semi-contemplative community, committed to a monastic life-style of prayer, penance and study, they continue to teach part-time and are in charge of the school's Religious Education programme.

 

More information on this community can be found at www.conventualsistersofstdominic.org 

Secondary Co-Ordinator – Stephen Vieira

 

Stephen Vieira is a passionate teacher who enjoyed opportunities to work in both Catholic and public high schools in Sydney before moving to the Riverina six years ago. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in 2002, and a Diploma of Education from UNSW in 2003 and currently is completing his Masters of Religious Education (UND).

 

In previous schools Stephen has held roles including Year Adviser, Senior Coordinator and Acting Head Teacher.  During World Youth Day, Stephen was highly involved coordinating and leading youth groups and conferences through Western Sydney.

Stephen now lives with his wife and children near Wagga.

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