Meet The Staff

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Meet Our Staff

At the top of the list when measuring the quality of a school has to be the quality of the teaching staff. We are beyond fortunate to have a team of teachers truly dedicated to positive outcomes for all children.

Meet our teachers below!

Principal Class

Amanda Wigg

Amanda Wigg

Principal

I love belonging to the fabulous RMPS community where positive partnerships and relationships are cultured and nurtured. At Robbie Mac children are at the heart of all we do!
My favourite thing at home is to celebrate with family and friends, go on holidays and to walk my dog Nahla.

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Assistant Principal

I love being the Assistant Principal of Roberts McCubbin Primary School. We have such an inclusive, diverse community of wonderful, supportive families. With Mrs Wigg, being able to lead such a talented staff is also a daily privilege. Outside of school I love to go camping with my family!

Administration

Suzie Markopoulos

Suzie Markopoulos

Business Manager

As the Business Manager of Roberts McCubbin Primary School, I love helping and caring for the children and building relationships with their families.
Outside of school, I enjoy catching up with friends and family and I also enjoy exercising.

Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Office Manager

I enjoy the interaction I have in the office with both parents and children, but I particularly like seeing the children grow and develop as they move through the year levels.  Reading is my favourite leisure time activity.

Karen Langton

Karen Langton

Administration

I’ve been at Robbie Mac one day a week for over 10 years now, I love my Wednesday’s as it’s such a fun, friendly and welcoming school.

Outside of school I love spending time with family, friends, playing basketball and travelling.

Prep Teachers

Maria Pase

Maria Pase

Foundation Teacher

My first association with RMPS was as a parent back in 1992 when my first child attended, followed by my daughter in 1994 and my third child in 1998. I started working as a CRT which lead to full time work. I have loved working with the  community.

Kate Pickburn

Kate Pickburn

Foundation Teacher

Roberts McCubbin is such a positive environment to teach within. I love teaching Foundation as I get to meet the new families and watch the children develop and flourish throughout the year. In my spare time I love doing different fun activities with my own children.

Emma James

Emma James

Foundation Teacher

I love working at RMPS with the youngest members of our school. It is a joy to see children develop a love of learning and to help them nurture new skills and knowledge.
Outside of school, I enjoy travelling and spending time in the great outdoors.

Anne Seymour

Anne Seymour

Foundation Teacher

I am currently teaching a Foundation class and am also the whole school Literacy leader. I love the community spirit and the belief that all children can achieve no matter what starting point. It’s about quality teaching and having high expectations. I love to watch my boys play sport!

Year 1/2 Teachers

Vicki Marnell

Vicki Marnell

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

I have been have been a part of the RMPS community since 2011. I love the community feel of the school and collaborative approach to teaching and student learning.

Outside of school I love competing in calisthenics and spending time with my family and friends.

Stephanie Acevedo-Bates

Stephanie Acevedo-Bates

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

I’ve been at RMPS since 2015, and feel fortunate to work at a school with such dedicated and enthusiastic staff, a positive and collaborative broader community, and engaged and caring students. Outside of school I love trying new restaurants, travel, baking, and spending time with family, friends, and my pets!

Kirsty Davies

Kirsty Davies

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

I have taught at Roberts McCubbin since 2008 and I love working with the great kids we have here. I have 3 children (all Robbie Mac students) and a very cute cavoodle. In my spare time I like to go camping with friends and family, reading and watching movies.

Claudia Collins

Claudia Collins

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

I love being a part of the Robbie Mac community. Collaborating with passionate, caring and unique teachers each day is such a privilege.

In my spare time I enjoy painting, calligraphy, cooking, team sports and spending time with my family and friends!

Raelene Schumann

Raelene Schumann

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

Over my thirty year career, Roberts McCubbin has been my absolute favourite school to work in. Our school truly cares for each and every child, both on an educational and well being level. We are an inclusive school and we celebrate differences.

Margaret  Strickland

Margaret Strickland

Grade 1/2 Classroom Teacher

I love working at RMPS because we get to work with wonderful kids and supportive staff. RMPS also has a great community! Outside of school I love to spend time with family and friends!

Year 3/4 Teachers

Stephen Roche

Stephen Roche

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

I love working with the students at Robbie Mac, making their learning journey a positive experience. Seeing the smiles as they grasp new concepts is so rewarding. l love cooking, skiing and exploring new travel destinations. I am very passionate about developing Numeracy and Wellbeing in our school.

Sonia Robinson

Sonia Robinson

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

I love working in the 3/4 area with the big kids after quite a few years in the Foundation team.  RMPS is such a welcoming group of staff and students! In my own time, I like an early morning run as the sun rises!

Cheryl Ryan

Cheryl Ryan

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

Hi, my name is Cheryl Ryan and I am a year 3/4 teacher. I have been working at Roberts McCubbin for a number of years.  I enjoy working with all the students and making their learning journey a positive one. I love the beach, reading and playing tennis.

Tristan Liao

Tristan Liao

Grade 3/4 Classroom Teacher

As a teacher and parent at Robbie Mac I love our schools focus on student well being and the supportive nature of our staff and parent community. The integrated use of ICT in all areas of learning is also a big plus. Outside of school I enjoy dabbling in photography.

Year 5/6 Teachers

Ash Van Hattum

Ash Van Hattum

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

I have been at Robbie Mac for about 10 years now and I just love coming to school each day. The kids are so engaged and willing to learn which makes teaching them such a rewarding experience. We are very lucky to have such a supportive staff and beautiful school.

Nick Kong

Nick Kong

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Robbie Mac is a beautifully inclusive school, that is committed to developing the student as a whole. The school offers a plethora of learning to ensure that every need of the child is met.

Jayne McConnell

Jayne McConnell

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

Working with year 5/6 students I have the opportunity to prepare them for their next stage of education. I love the challenge this brings.It’s about building  relationships and fostering self esteem.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family and friends,surfing and keeping fit.

Renae Greer

Renae Greer

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

I love working at RMPS because all of the staff, students and families are so welcoming and inclusive! The 5/6 students are amazing to work with because they ask so many great questions and are lots of fun to be around. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Natasha Robb

Natasha Robb

Grade 5/6 Classroom Teacher

I feel lucky to be part of the RMPS community, working everyday with our wonderful teachers, kids and parents. I am proud that, at RMPS, we love and nurture all of our students for who they, and where they are, and get to witness and celebrate their successes and growth.

Specialist Teachers

Tim Fearn-Wannan

Tim Fearn-Wannan

Physical Education

I’ve been a teacher at Robbie Mac for almost 20 years.  In that time I’ve seen this place change and develop into an amazing facility with a fantastic community and caring, dedicated teachers who love what they do.  Come visit me some time in ‘Tim’s Gym’ !

Erin Cheung

Erin Cheung

Performing Arts

I am thrilled to be teaching Performing Arts at Robbie Mac, having been a classroom teacher (across all year levels) for nearly 20 years! I love music and enjoy sharing this passion with my students. I live with my husband, two kids and little dog, Monty. I love 60s music.

Katrina Cassidy

Katrina Cassidy

Visual Art

I love the school community, especially working with the students. I really enjoy learning new things especially about other cultures and introducing them to students. I love travelling, skiing and doing anything creative.

Kelly Vimpani

Kelly Vimpani

Japanese & EAL

I love my job because I get to do what I am passionate about every day-help kids learn languages! Outside of school I enjoy cooking for friends, caravanning and watching my kids play sport.

Melinda Browne

Melinda Browne

STEM

Students “buy-in” to STEM because it’s authentic, hands-on and collaborative. The level of immersive engagement, ingenuity, creativity and complex problem solving I’ve seen students engage in, is so inspiring.  Outside of school you will find me teaching adults, in pump, spin and barre classes and sharing my passion for fitness.

Education Support

Sophie Posselt

Sophie Posselt

Education Support - Integration

I’ve been working at RMPS for 12 years. I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many children and made many lifelong friendships with other staff. I find my position extremely satisfying and rewarding and feel supported by my colleagues. I love  working at RMPS.

Luciana Sanelli

Luciana Sanelli

Education Support - Integration

I love working at RMPS because the teachers are extremely supportive and very caring to all the students. I really enjoy seeing students reach their full potential and RMPS gives them that opportunity. At home I like to keep busy, walking my dog, gardening, cooking and going on holidays.

Sophie Knight

Sophie Knight

Education Support - Integration

I am integration aide for 3 boys  and 11-13… I love providing them an an adaptation to programs to suit their boys….watching the boys get results is amazing.  Integration work is amazing

Denise Anderson

Denise Anderson

Education Support - Integration

Robbie Mac has always been about the whole child and find the achievable steps. In my role I love seeing the smallest of steps being celebrated and the pride and excitement shared.  I love health and fitness, cooking, creating and sharing anything and everything with family and friends.

Lisa Ralling

Lisa Ralling

Education Support

I love seeing our children, grow  in confidence, share their interests and thoughts, to find ways that inspire them to do their best and Seeing them demonstrate what they have learnt In class.

I love doing craft , being in the garden and spending time with family.

Alison McDonald

Alison McDonald

Education Support

I love RMPS, the students, the community and the team of staff who make it a fantastic place to work. I love seeing the children overcoming  learning challenges, stepping out of their comfort zone, and their achievements. RMPS is a safe place to nurture and foster a positive learning spirit!

Melissa Khoury

Melissa Khoury

Education Support

This is my second year as an Integration Aide at RMPS and I absolutely love my role, it is a pleasure being involved in children’s learning and emotional development as well as guiding them to be their absolute best! I am so fortunate to work in such a warm friendly environment. I enjoy being creative and catching up with family and friends.

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