2019 Departing Staff/ Updated 2020 Staffing Structure

Unfortunately, at this time of year we sometimes need to say goodbye to staff who won’t be returning next year.  As you may have realised, after reading in a recent notice the planned 2020 staffing structure, there are several members of our current staff who will be moving on to new opportunities in 2020.

This year, we are farewelling Miss Harriet Maingard, Miss Miriam Peake, Mrs Nadia Reynolds, Mrs Sarah Thompson and Mrs Paola Nicoli.

Harriet has decided to move to London next year, where she plans to travel, work and live for at least twelve months.

Miriam, who as well as having a teaching degree also has one in Psychology, will be stepping away from teaching for twelve months to complete her Honours in Psychology.

Nadia has decided to explore a new role, this will involve supporting families of children with special needs within our local community.

Paola returned on a temporary basis for part of 2019 to assist with providing additional support across the school. She will hopefully continue to be part of the St Dominic’s community as a relief education assistant next year.

Sarah has been offered a position back at Perth College, a role that is more flexible and will enable her to spend more time with her young family.

We thank all of the ladies above for the amazing work they have done supporting our students and families here at St Dominic’s and wish them all the very best next year.

For your reference, below is an updated staffing plan for 2020.


Kindy – Amanda Muniandy
Pre-Primary – Jemma Davis
Year 1 – Louise Smith (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Hannah Mearns (Thu, Fri)
Year 2 – Laura Smith
Year 3 – Alicia Matrenza
Year 4 – Jacky Lisi
Year 5 – Joe Sullivan
Year 6 – Stirling Bovell

STEM  (Science/ Technology) – Michelle Martin
Music/ Support – Mags James
Physical Education – Alex Paljetak
Italian – TBC

Year 1 – 6 Support – Alex Paljetak
Kindy EA – Pieta Stirling
Pre-Primary EA – Sue Capriotti

Office Staff – Monique Champion and Peta Kelly
Social Worker – Gill Ford
Canteen – Peta Kelly and Chris Challis

Acting Assistant Principal – Alex Paljetak
Principal – Leon Bolding



Leon Bolding