Catholic Education South Australia

Our Staff

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Meet our Secondary School Leader

Ms Lisa Caffyn, 7-9 Secondary Years Leader will work closely with appointed middle school teachers to ensure your child has access to specialist curriculum design that will prepare them for senior schooling and SACE.

"As St Mary MacKillop School moves forward into secondary education, I am excited to be part of this progression.  For ten years, I have been a member of St Mary MacKillop School and during this time have witnessed firsthand the growth in our school.

Our Secondary School features state of the art design and will be equipped with all the resources your child will need to complete a comprehensive education.  With a background and passion in secondary education (I have previously taught science, maths, physical education and home economics), I look forward to working within this setting once more.

I am excited that St Mary MacKillop School will be able to offer secondary education, while providing deep connection to parents at this transformative time in your child's life.  Our aim is to tailor learning programs to meet each child's needs."

Ms Lisa Caffyn

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Welcome our 7-9 Teacher

"As a recent graduate of the University of Adelaide, I am looking forward to joining the Secondary School 7-9 learning expansion, and to become integrated with the Copper Coast community. 

I am incredibly passionate about the discipline of Science, and I wish to do it justice in all its scope by imparting the foundational skills students need to know to work within the field and appreciate new developments in it. In my practice, I have a strong desire for students to experience a rich, content-filled curriculum balanced carefully with the opportunity for self-discovery and inquiry-based learning.  As St Mary MacKillop School expands to years 7-9, I am excited at the wonderful opportunity to provide the space for students to continue on their academic journey and to further connect with their community through their schooling.

I am looking forward to collaborating with you and your child to ensure a positive and successful outcome for them." 

Miss Masha Sudareva

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Sheridan Bonney, new APRIM in 2022

"Every student is unique and learns in different ways. I am excited to be a member of the St Mary MacKillop School Community, particularly in this time of expansion to Year 9. Ensuring that students are provided with an education that is faith-filled, lifelong and relates to reality is essential within our St Mary MacKillop School.  

I bring nine years of teaching practice, a background in Wellbeing as a Coordinator for MacKillop House at Nazareth Catholic College, and experience teaching a range of year levels in both a primary and secondary setting. My background in faith, music, art and sport are strengths I will utilise to build positive relationships with students. As APRIM of St Mary MacKillop School, it is a privilege to collaborate with you, your child, and the wider community." 

Mrs Sheridan Bonney

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Meet Sue Wharton

7-9 Education Support Officer

Sue Wharton has joined our ESO and 7-9 team in the role of supporting students in all areas of their learning and wellbeing.  Sue builds strong relationships with students and staff, witnessing to our goal to know each individual student deeply.  Sue also contributes to all of the administration requirements of the 7-9 area (setting up for Science, Tech, Food Tech practicals, attending to WHS, etc.)

Sue brings with her a wealth of experience as an ESO at schools in the Northern Territory.