Goonellabah Public School

Innovative Progressive Creative

Telephone02 6624 1444

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.

Relieving Principal: Warren Rhijaan

Early Stage One/Stage One Assistant Principal: Emma Smith

Kinder Blue: Jodi Wills

Kinder Lilac: Angie Grace

Year 1 Pink: Emma Smith 

Year 1/ 2 Aqua: Stacey Caught

Year 1/ 2 Green: Farrah Rowhani


Stage Two Assistant Principal: Trudy Watson

Year 3 Sapphire: Jill Mitchell

Year 3/4 Emerald: Deb Crealy 

Year 4/5 Opal: Jason Holmes 


Stage Three Assistant Principal: Matthew Peiti

Year 5/6 Amber: Matthew Peiti  

Year 5/6 Jade: Deborah Dolman

Year 5/6 Purple: Aminta Flannagan

Student Learning Support officers: Alex Bellchambers, Daniel Cameron, Mary Cruse, Zoe Dolman, Sharon Gylling, Belinda Rich, Andy Rosier, Hugh Sheavils

Specialist Teachers                                                              

Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction: Janette O'Keefe                                  

Learning and Support Teacher (LaST): Trudy Watson

LaST/RFF: Amethyst Erzetic, Deb DaFre 

Librarian: Fiona Henry

Release from Face to Face (RFF): Tamara Yates, Krista Pearce, Kirsten Maina, Rachael Lister, Mary-Anne Stephens

Attendance Initiative: Rachael Lister 

School Counsellor: Janelle Jeffery 

AP Vision: David Hausen

Home School Liaison Officers (HSLO): Paul McLauchlan

Digital Classroom Officer: Alan Foster 

School Support Officer (SSO): Fiona Tate 



School Administration Manager (SAM): Debbie Fiedler

School Administration Officer (SAO): Leanne Albertini

SAO: Wendy Trudgeon, Belinda Rich, Sarah-Jane Yeo

Aboriginal Education Officer: Ajay Harrington

General Assistant (GA): Rex Parrish 

IT: Jacob Comber

Music Tuition: Daniel Cameron