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Jonathon Simmons

Jonathon Simmons

Principal | Year 12 Standard English

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 | Maternity Leave

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 | Primary RFF

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 M/T/W/F

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.”

Sue Weaver

Sue Weaver

Year 3

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Baked Shanks
  2. Hobby: Crossword, Sewing and Reading
  3. Subject to Teach: Art
  4. Ballina Activity: Walking on North Wall
  5. Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31

“But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”

Emily Cobb

Emily Cobb

Year 4 Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri

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?”

Jono Miller

Jono Miller

Year 5

5 Favourite Fun Facts
  1. Food: Coffee
  2. Hobby: Rugby
  3. Subject to Teach: Bible
  4. Ballina Activity: Going to a park or beach with my boys
  5. Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t rely on what you understand. Put God in the centre of everything you do and He will guide your life.”

Debbie Simmons

Debbie Simmons

Year 4 Tue | RFF Wed | Year 6 Thu

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Thai

2. Hobby: Going to the Beach

3. Subject to Teach: Maths

4. Ballina Activity: Walking on 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.’”

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Secondary Science | Advanced Math

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

Secondary English | Visual Arts

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 | Business Studies | Distance Education

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

PDM | Technology Mandatory |Bible

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

Acting Head of Secondary|Mathematics| Technology Mandatory| History | 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.”

Stefan Hall

Stefan Hall

IST | Science | Mathematics | History | Student Leadership

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Extra Extra Hot Indian Curry

2. Hobby: Gym

3. Subject to Teach: Bible

4. Ballina Activity: Teaching at RCC

5. Bible Verse: Romans 8:14-17 – “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

Colin Jarrett

Colin Jarrett

Secondary History | Technology Mandatory | PASS

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: 

2. Hobby: 

3. Subject to Teach: 

4. Ballina Activity: 

5. Bible Verse: 

Sarah Marquet

Sarah Marquet

Advanced and Extension English

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 | 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.

Nicki Steevens

Nicki Steevens

Learning Support Teacher | Maternity Leave

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.”

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson

PDHPE | Science| Technology Mandatory | Primary RFF | Sport 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.”

Jennifer Hind

Jennifer Hind

Librarian

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Duck & Most things French

2. Hobby: Reading & Quilting

3. Subject to Teach: Introducing Children to Great Books and Seeing Them Excited

4. Ballina Activity: Coffee with Friends

5. Bible Verse: Philippians 4:8- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

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.”

Jane Barr

Jane Barr

Administration Assistant

5 Favourite Fun Facts

1. Food: Indian

2. Hobby: Card making, coffee with friends, swimming

3. Subject to Teach: Swimming, Craft

4. Ballina Activity: Fish and chips @ the beach

5. Bible Verse: Micah 6:8

“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what GOD is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously – take GOD seriously.”(MSG)

David Weaver

David Weaver

Grounds and Maintenance Officer

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