Centennial Park School

Creating Positive Pathways

Telephone02 9310 0588

Emailcentennial-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our staff


Executive Staff


Craig - Principal

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Craig has  extensive experience working in Schools for Specific Purposes (SSPs) and joined Centennial Park School in 2019 after a long-standing role as Principal at Verona School in Sydney's Western Suburbs. 


Nicole - Assistant Principal

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Nicole is a specialist teacher in the key learning area of Visual Arts to include Photography and has a Master of Special Education with a specialisation in Behaviour and Emotional Disorders. Nicole has undertaken courses in remedial reading programs to include MULTI-LIT and has successfully supported students reading development across a number of SSP settings. Nicole is an Assistant Principal and Classroom Teacher of C5, a senior class (Years 10 - 12) with a focus on school to work transition pathways to include TAFE, work experience and the management of the student café.


Andrew - Assistant Principal (relieving)

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Andrew is a PD/H/PE and English teacher. He undertakes the role of Sports Coordinator that includes booking and managing off-site activities to include archery, indoor rock climbing and swimming. As a qualified personal trainer Andrew facilitates 1:1 and small group fitness sessions that aim to support both the physical and mental health needs of students. Andrew has recently engaged in professional learning on remedial reading programs and strategies and is proactive in supporting students across the school who require additional support in this area.


Teachers


Anne - Art Therapist/Art Teacher

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Annie has 3 distinct roles at Centennial. She works as an art therapist where students have individual sessions and are encouraged to express themselves using art materials in order to increase self-awareness, emotional regulation and self-reflection. Annie works as an art teacher with all classes once a week. Students experience a variety of artmaking activities using varied materials and experimenting with different techniques. Students do painting, drawing, sculpture, sewing, printmaking and mosaics. Annie is the Anti Racism Contact Officer for Centennial Park. This role has 3 parts, acknowledging complaints, educational- building understanding of racism and monitoring any issues.


Brooke

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Brooke has a background in teaching Drama in mainstream and special education settings. While she supports students through all key learning areas of the curriculum, she has maintained her passion for teaching Drama by offering specialist classes and supporting students to produce short films for festivals including the Reelise Film Festival. Brooke has maintained a professional acting practice by featuring in stage plays and commercials.


Luca

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Luca is a classroom teacher who is experienced in teaching subjects such as English, Italian and TESOL (Teaching English as a Second/ or Additional Language). He also co-ordinates extra-curricular activities such as the school Barista Program, weekly workshop at the Sydney Story Factory and manages the school blog.


Sarah

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Sarah is a Geography teacher with a background as a School Counsellor. Sarah mostly works 1:1 with students providing remedial literacy and numeracy on a needs basis. Proactive in providing social skilling and leadership opportunities to students, Sarah spearheads the Student Leadership Committee at CPS. Within this role, Sarah supports the elected student leaders to facilitate meetings, promote their role within the school, organise fundraising events and foster a positive and safe environment for their peers.


Amaya

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Teacher


Brigitta

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Teacher


Support Staff


Mo - Student Support Officer

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Mo is a qualified Social Worker and undertakes the role of Student Support Officer at CPS. This enables Mo to work with individual students and their families to access external support services that can provide medical and mental health assistance, housing and transition pathways after school. Mo supports disengaged students with a history of school refusal to attend school through home visits and attendance plans, and facilitates holidays programs for CPS students on a needs basis.


Cassia - School Learning Support Officer

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Cassia is a School Learning Support Officer, assisting students within the classroom space to access curriculum and meet learning outcomes. Cassia is our 'kitchen queen'! She loves to support teachers and students in the school cooking program and is known, on occasion, to make yummy pancakes for the student breakfast program. Cassia is a passionate yogi who has recently completed yoga teacher training.


Josh - SLSO

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Josh is a School Learning Support Officer who is connected to C5 classroom, a school to work transition class for senior students. Josh frequently supports students who are integrating to their mainstream schools by providing travel training and support on-site of the mainstream school. Josh also supports the management of the student café, in particular, the flourishing partnership with Randwick City Council in which C5 students provide barista quality coffee to RCC staff twice a week.


Trent - SLSO

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Trent is a School Learning Support Officer and keen musician. He assists students within the classroom space to access curriculum and meet learning outcomes. Trent often supports the music program by working alongside the music teacher to provide 1:1 support to students learning musical instruments.


Lauren

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SLSO


Kristy

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SLSO


Warren

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School Psychologist


Lauren

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School Counsellor


Vanessa

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Music Therapist