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Our staff deeply value intellectual pursuits as well as spiritual, cultural, sporting and arts endeavours. Our teachers are experts in holistic education – educating the whole child.

Catholic Education teachers are given multiple opportunities each year for quality professional development and they are expected to actively embrace change for improved student outcomes. At St Kieran’s, staff are encouraged and supported to be dedicated, passionate, hard-working, creative, knowledgeable, collaborative, caring and highly professional educators. We believe in the value of being life-long learners and we strive to be authentic role models for your children, our students.

Leadership Team


Mrs Peta Laffin

Assistant Principal - Religious Education (APRE)

Mrs Evon Downie

Assistant Principal - Pedagogy and Learning

Mrs Melissa Siemer  

Administration Staff

School Secretary

Tanya Kingston

Finance Secretary

Belinda Thompson



Agnes Lagiono

Class arrangements

Decisions regarding class sizes and staffing are made in consultation with the Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) and are determined by TCEO guidelines and budget allocations.