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Jonathon Simmons

Jonathon Simmons

Principal

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Mexican Italian

2. Hobby: Fishing

3. Subject to Teach: English

4. Ballina Activity: Fishing

5. Bible Verse: John 10:10- “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Elise Janes

Elise Janes

Head of Secondary | Yr 11 & 12 Standard English

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Italian

2. Hobby: Galleries & Museums

3. Subject to Teach: Music

4. Ballina Activity: Beach/ River Parks

5. Bible Verse: Isaiah 54

Vanessa Miller

Vanessa Miller

Head of Primary | Year 4 Fri Odd Week | STEM

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Thai & Spicy Food

2. Hobby: Swimming at the Beach

3. Subject to Teach: Science Investigations

4. Ballina Activity: Walking our dog Coco and watching the dolphins

5. Bible Verse: Micah 6:8- “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Lisa Weingarth

Lisa Weingarth

Coordinator of Teaching & Learning | Year 6

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Chocolate
  2. Hobby: Reading
  3. Subject to Teach: I love teaching them all!
  4. Ballina Activity: Going to the beach with my family
  5. Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

Julie Millar

Julie Millar

Pre-Kindy

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Thai

2. Hobby: Gardening

3. Subject to Teach: Literacy

4. Ballina Activity: Walking on the beach

5. Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Tiffany Chilcott

Tiffany Chilcott

Kindergarten

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Mango & Raspberries

2. Hobby: Stand Up Paddle Boarding

3. Subject to Teach: Reading

4. Ballina Activity: Boating on the River

5. Bible Verse: Hebrews 13:5 

” God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’.”

Clare Hickey

Clare Hickey

Year 1

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Thai
  2. Hobby: Travelling to new places
  3. Subject to Teach: English and Science
  4. Ballina Activity: Walk along North Wall followed by a coffee
  5. Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Joelle Walker

Joelle Walker

Year 2

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Fruit (raspberries especially) & Chocolate

2. Hobby: Craft

3. Subject to Teach: Most subjects

4. Ballina Activity: Exploring the beaches and wildlife

5. Bible Verse: I have so many! One is 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Let all that you do be done in love.”

Elizabeth Bergmeier

Elizabeth Bergmeier

Year 3

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Dairy-free ice cream and chocolate!
  2. Hobby: Sewing and going to the beach with my family
  3. Subject to Teach: Maths
  4. Ballina Activity: Eating THE most delicious pizza with my family.
  5. Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6          “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” 

 

Emily Cobb

Emily Cobb

Year 4 Mon-Thu/Fri Even Weeks

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Strawberries of Chocolate
  2. Hobby: Cooking, gardening & creating
  3. Subject to Teach: English & Visual Art
  4. Ballina Activity: Picnics or walks along the wall
  5. Bible Verse: Micah 6:8

“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?”

Debbie Simmons

Debbie Simmons

Year 5 Mon/Thu/Fri

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Thai
  2. Hobby: Going to the Beach
  3. Subject to Teach: Maths
  4. Ballina Activity: Walking on the beach
  5. Bible Verse: Matthew 4:4

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Nicki Steevens

Nicki Steevens

Year 5 Tue/Wed | K-12 Learning Support

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Chocolate Brownies

2. Hobby: Going to the Beach

3. Subject to Teach: English

4. Ballina Activity: Walking Along the River

5. Bible Verse: Colossians 3:14-

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Science | Mathematics | Physics

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Fish

2. Hobby: Vinyl

3. Subject to Teach: Mathematics

4. Ballina Activity: Waterslides

5. Bible Verse: James 1:1a- “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Belinda Bos

Belinda Bos

English | Visual Arts | Geography/History

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Indian

2. Hobby: No time for a hobby

3. Subject to Teach: Visual Arts

4. Ballina Activity: Laughing with friends & family

5. Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7 -“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Leonie Bulmer

Leonie Bulmer

Japanese | History | Legal Studies | Distance Ed

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Food cooked by someone else

2. Hobby: Trail riding

3. Subject to Teach: Japanese

4. Ballina Activity: Walks on the Beach

5. Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31- “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

David Cobb

David Cobb

IST | Mathematics |Bible | Industrial Technology

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Pizza

2. Hobby: Gaming

3. Subject to Teach: Bible

4. Ballina Activity: Park with Kids or Golf

5. Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Brad Gilmore

Brad Gilmore

Mathematics| PASS

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Chocolate

2. Hobby: Golf

3. Subject to Teach: Sport

4. Ballina Activity: Beach

5. Bible Verse: Romans 8:28- “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Sarah Marquet

Sarah Marquet

Advanced English |English| Bible| History

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Woodfired Pizza

2. Hobby: Sewing

3. Subject to Teach: Drama

4. Ballina Activity: Killen Falls

5. Bible Verse: Romans 8 & 2 Corinthians 12:9- “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Michelle Robertson

Michelle Robertson

Music K - Yr 10 | Geography

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Chocolate 

2. Hobby: Songwriting

3. Subject to Teach: Music

4. Ballina Activity: Drinking coffee

5. Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Adam Schouten

Adam Schouten

Science | Food & Ag | Digital Technologies | Yr 6 Math

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Potato Chips or Lasagne

2. Hobby: Surfing

3. Subject to Teach: Science

4. Ballina Activity: Shellys Beach

5. Bible Verse: Matthew 6: 25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson

PDHPE | Textiles | School Sports Coordinator

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Roast Pork

2. Hobby: Netball/ Watching Movies

3. Subject to Teach: PDHPE

4. Ballina Activity: Beach/ Lake Ainsworth

5. Bible Verse: Psalm 139

Lorin Ripley

Lorin Ripley

School Counsellor / Chaplain

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Fruit

2. Hobby: Dancing

3. Subject to Teach: Healing Trauma

4. Ballina Activity: The beach

5. Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.”

Alison Scott

Alison Scott

Educational Assistant

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Roast Pork & Baked Vegies

2. Hobby: Sewing

3. Subject to Teach: Helping Kids

4. Ballina Activity: Swimming at Beach & Riding my Bike along the Bike Tracks.

5. Bible Passage: John 15:1-17

Kathie Tanttari

Kathie Tanttari

Educational Assistant

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Asian

2. Hobby: Movies

3. Subject to Teach: The reality that God loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with us

4. Ballina Activity: Enjoying the beautiful scenery of our region

5. Bible Verse: James 4:8

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

Aksha Watts

Aksha Watts

Educational Assistant Pre-Kindy

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Chocolate

2. Hobby: Photography

3. Subject to Teach: Craft & Art

4. Ballina Activity: Shopping/ Coffee

5. Bible Verse: Galatians 2:20

 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Librarian

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2. Hobby: 

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4. Ballina Activity: 

5. Bible Verse: 

Janelle Clarke

Janelle Clarke

Principal's Assistant

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Seafood

2. Hobby: Gardening

3. Subject to Teach: Kid’s Church

4. Ballina Activity: Walking on the Breakwall

5. Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9- “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Alison Parr

Alison Parr

Administration Officer

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Falafel, Hummus Wraps

2. Hobby: Photography

3. Subject to Teach: Judo/ Worshipping Jesus

4. Ballina Activity: Soccer & Hockey

5. Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:3- “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

Laurel Trainor

Laurel Trainor

Finance Officer

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Roast Lamb

2. Hobby: Crossfit

3. Subject to Teach: Finance skills

4. Ballina Activity: Run along North Wall

5. Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

David Weaver

David Weaver

Grounds and Maintenance Officer

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