Our Staff

​​​​​​​Our Leadership Team

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Mr Damian Gambley: Principal

Mrs Natasha Galvin: A​ssistant Principal - Religious Education / Student Teacher - Inclusive Education

Our Classroom Teachers

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Ms Sam Taylor: Prep

Ms Taylor's passion for early years teaching burns as bright today as when she began 30 years ago. She credits her lively enthusiasm to her love of video games and building lego, but it is clear it is her infectious love of teaching and her desire to be continuously at the top of her game that keeps her coming back. When the Preps enter her classroom they are in for a treat of active, playful and engaging activities that not only secure a deep love of learning, but also foster independence, build confidence a​​nd cultivate curiousity.

 

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Ms Helen Gilmour: Year 1

Proficient in Spanish, Ms Gilmour's career has taken her from Victoria to Columbia, before settling back in sunny Brisbane, yet it is in the community of Our Lady of Fatima that she feels she has found her place. With the firm belief that education should not be confined to the classroom, Ms Gilmour's class is often seen enjoying the sunshine or getting their hands dirty in OLOF's community garden.

 

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Mrs Suzanne Chambers: Year 2

For Mrs Chambers it is seeing the spark of understanding flicker and grow in students that keeps her teaching.  Her class are often engaged in hands on Science experiments or Mathematics games. Mrs Chambers is most passionate though about early literacy and enjoys reading all genres from the classics to modern literature.

 

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Mr Bill Green: Year 3

After coaching his son's Rugby and Cricket teams, Mr Green decided that being a full-time educator was his vocation. A banker in a previous life, Mr Green is here to earnestly make a difference in the lives of the students he teaches. His classroom is full of encouragement, learning challenges and a lot of laughs. At special occasions, you may find Mr Green behind a guitar and microphone, sharing his love for playing and listening to music. 

 

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Miss Stephanie Renner: Year 4

It was Miss Renner's very own experiences in Primary School that gave life to her own love of learning, and now she is proud to be sharing that love with the students at Our Lady of Fatima. Providing an environment where children feel safe, heard and inspired is Miss Renner's number one goal in the Year Four classroom, and the foundation in which all of her lessons are built upon.

 

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Miss Sarah Tramacchi: Year 5

Miss Tramacchi has been part of OLOF's growth and journey for over two decades, privileged at times to teach every child of some families. With a talent for art, a knack for technology and a passion for science, the Year 5 classroom is often filled with stimulating hands-on projects. Through these projects Miss Tramacchi aims to not only transfer knowledge, but also foster a deep passion for learning.

 

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Mrs Caroline Butterfield: Year 6

Mrs Butterfield thrives on listening and responding to every student's unique needs. Finding ways to challenge and stretch the students into leaders is one of her strengths, as well as building individual confidence, developing positive mindsets and engaging her class through the use of collaborative technologies. All of this accumulates to confident and caring leaders of the school, who are set up for success in their first year of high school.

 

Our Specialist Teachers

Primary Learning Leader and Lower Years Literacy

​Mrs Therese Evans

​Upper Years Numeracy

Mrs Susan Gambley

​Lower Years Numeracy

​Ms Jane Beckwith

Prep Support Teacher &
Community Engagement

​Mrs Kathleen Jenkins

​​English and Additional Languages Support

​Ms Joanne Connors

​​Music Teacher
​Ms Sonya Settle

​​Teacher Librarian

​Mrs Patricia Serrano


Our Student Support Staff
​​Pastoral Care Worker
Richelle Schofield (Mrs S)
Guidance Counsellor
​Lyn Bardsley (Miss Lyn)
​Speech Therapist
​Mrs Jacinta Costello
Occupational Therapist
​Sam Brekalo (Miss Sam)
​Speech Therapy Support
​Ashleigh Serrano (Miss Ashleigh)
​School Officer - Prep
​Mrs Kerri Halpin
School Officer - Year 1
​Bonnie Foss (Miss Bonnie)
​School Officer - Year 2
​Mrs Maria Vega
​School Officer - Year 3
​Rita Upsensky (Mrs U)
School Officer - Year 4
​Mrs Joanne Ellerby
​School Officer 
​Melissa Siragusa (Miss Melissa)
​School Officer 
Suthany Thines-va (Miss Suthany) ​​
​​Library Aide
​Clare McCorry

​​​Our Administrative Team and Other Staff

Finance OfficerLarissa Ah Chong (Miss Larrissa)
School Secretary
Mrs Allison ​Hinchy​​
Mrs Nicoletta Cuo​​lahan​​​
​​Tuckshop Convenor
​Mrs Jan Govan
​Gardeners
​Mr Rino Orazio
Mr Bob Thompkins
Cleaner
​Olga Fengier