Our Staff

Senior Staff

While at Centralian Middle School, your child will have many teachers with specialised subject knowledge. Our Senior Teachers oversee year levels, faculty groups and elective subjects.

School leadership Team:


Mr. Paul van Holsteyn
Principal


Mrs. Cassie O’Bree
Assistant Principal


Ms. Kristi Beynon
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Senior Teacher


Mr. Ben Balmer
Year 7 Senior Teacher


Mr. Wellington Pasi
Year 8 Senior Teacher


Ms. Annie Thompson
Year 9 Senior Teacher


Ms. Rachel Helliwell
Student Support Senior Teacher


Mrs. Carol Watson
Business Manager


Ms. Kirsten Wilson
Counsellor


Ms. Rebecca Gibb
Pedagogical Coach

The journey begins

During their first year of Middle School, your child will be introduced to the world of secondary schooling through rich and rigorous learning in all subjects.

Year 7 Teaching Staff:


Mr. Ben Balmer
Senior Teacher and Health/PE


Ms. Sherri Bryers
English/SOSE


Ms. Laryssa Montgomery
English/SOSE


Ms. Rebecca Gibb
English


Ms. Gwenyth Broug
SOSE


Mr. Owen Gale
Maths/Science


Ms. Stefanie Farr
Maths/Science


Ms. Elizabeth Hills
Small Group

Search beneath the surface

Throughout Year 8 your child will build upon the base of knowledge gained from the previous year. It is in this year that subjects begin to specialise and take on a greater depth of knowledge through perception.

Year 8 Teaching Staff:


Mr. Wellington Pasi
Senior Teacher and English/SOSE

 

Ms. Sarah McCord
English/SOSE


Mrs. Gwenyth Broug
SOSE


Mr. Al Dunbar
Maths/Science


Mr. Ian Shepherd
Maths


Mr. David Douglass
Science

 

Ms. Monica Russell
Health/PE


Mr. Hans Westermann
Small Group

Year 9 is the final year of Middle School. In this crucial year we ready your child for the challenges that will face them in the senior years of their education. Students participate in a range of transition activities such as 'Try-a-Trade' days.

Year 9 Teaching Staff:


Ms. Annie Thompson
Senior Teacher and Health/PE

 

Miss Carly Phillips
English and SOSE

 

Mr. Jack Talbot
English/SOSE


Ms. Bonnie Chapman
Maths/Science


Mr. Ian Shepherd
Maths


Mrs. Laarni Gaces
Science


Ms. Kate Axten
Small Group

 

Mr Lachlan Grant
Health and Physical Education

Arts/Design and Technology


Stephen Ryan
Design and Technology


Stone Lee

Visual Arts

Julie North
Home Economics

 

Natalie O’Connor
Dance

Student Support


Rachel Helliwell
Student Support

 


Nola Hunter
Small Groups Support


Barry Georgopoulos
Small Groups Support


Shelly Caspani
Small Groups Support


Fiona Hunter
Small Groups Support


Tenniel Wark
Small Groups Support


Jamahl Hayes
AIEW


Denise Casey
Home Liaison Officer


Kirsten Wilson
Counsellor


Kathryn Howitt
Nurse

Support:


Astrid Joyce
Library

Lewis, Annie 

Annie Lewis
Administration


May Tabart
Administration


Julia Pearson
Administration


Vicki-Lee Smith
Canteen


Joe Breen
IT Supportt


Carolyn Bindle
Science Technician Supportt