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Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal, Mr Graham Leddie

Principal – Graham Leddie

BA GradDipEd MEDL MRE MACE

Graham Leddie was appointed Principal of 成人综合网 in January 2017. Mr Leddie is passionate about boys鈥 education and believes that learning outcomes are closely linked to the quality of the teacher as well as students social and emotional wellbeing.

“成人综合网 is at the forefront of Catholic education in Australia and has a strategic direction to develop innovative learning, student formation and wellbeing programs designed to assist boys to flourish across their spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, cultural and physical dimensions.
I am excited to be a part of the College as it continues to educate young men, challenging them to actively reflect on their learning and to develop habits that help them become lifelong learners.”said Mr Leddie.

Prior to his appointment at 成人综合网, Mr Leddie was Deputy Principal at St Joseph鈥檚 Nudgee College in Queensland, an Edmund Rice School which participates in the GPS Association. Prior to the role as deputy, he held two other senior positions as Dean of Administration and Dean of Teaching and Learning. During his early teaching career, he worked at the Rockhampton Grammar School and SCECGS Redlands.

Mr Leddie was educated at Sydney Grammar and holds a Master of Educational Leadership and a Master of Religious Education from the Australian Catholic University and Boston College. Recently he completed the Business Executive Program at the Stanford Business School where he focused on developing innovative practices, strategic leadership in dynamic environments, managing bias in strategic judgement and strategic crisis management.

Graham has two children and loves sports and the great outdoors. He has climbed many mountains around the world including Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro.

Acting Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning, Ms Gabrielle Smith

Deputy Principal – Students – Ms Gabrielle Smith

Deputy Principal – Students – Gabrielle Smith

BEd MEd

Gabrielle聽joined 成人综合网 in 2018 as Director of the Junior School bringing considerable expertise in the delivery of innovative and challenging pedagogy.

Prior to her appointment at 成人综合网, Gabrielle was Acting Head of Junior School 鈥 Loreto Kirribilli, where she taught and worked for 12 years. Her previous roles included Head of Curriculum, Religious Education Coordinator and Assistant Head of Junior School. Prior to Loreto Kirribilli, Gabrielle worked at St Scholastica鈥檚 College Glebe, and Stonar School, Bath, England.

Gabrielle holds a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education and was recently awarded a National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative Scholarship.

Gabrielle is passionate about delivering an education that equips the students in her care with the skills to thrive in the world they will enter at the completion of school. The world is changing at a rapid rate, and students need to be able to critically think, communicate, collaborate and create to keep up. She believes in the importance of driving school-wide pedagogy that supports this through the explicit teaching of these domains.聽

Three key focus areas Gabrielle has been working on in her role as Acting Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning) include Collaborative Learning Spaces, the Learning Walk Program and Deep Learning.

Gabrielle has spoken of some of her other highlights since beginning at 成人综合网 – her launching of the new Learning Hub in the Junior School; developing a Lunchtime Talks initiative where inspiring members of our community are invited in to share their career journey; developing STEM Club, Innovation Club and Sustainability Club, and spearheading the future 鈥榃ingara鈥 project – the 5000m2 of bushland behind the Junior School.

Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning, Elizabeth Watson

Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning, Ms Elizabeth Watson

Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning – Elizabeth Watson

BEd (Hons)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics. Her high-level academic results and excellent teaching practicums (one international practicum in Thailand teaching English) elevated her to 鈥淭argeted Graduate鈥 status where she was appointed to her first teaching post at Randwick Girls High School. During her first seven years as a Mathematics Teacher at Randwick, she experienced many leadership positions including Acting Head of Mathematics. Elizabeth accepted a promotional role in 1999 as Head of Mathematics at 成人综合网 where she successfully coordinated a dynamic and progressive department. During her tenure at 成人综合网, she has experienced a number of senior leadership roles including, Acting Director of Personnel (2014) Director of Curriculum (2015-2016), Director of Teaching and Learning (2017-2018) and was appointed Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning in 2019.聽聽

In 2019, Elizabeth was the recipient of the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) Scholarship for Lead and Expert teachers and took study leave in Finland to collaborate with Finnish educators and explore their highly regarded Education System. During 2020- 2021, Elizabeth accepted a secondment position with EREA as the Acting Director of Learning where she worked with staff, students and school leaders across the 54 EREA schools nationwide. She led the research and co-construction of the Learning Framework that underpins the pedagogical approach in every EREA school.聽聽聽聽

Her passion and commitment to education and lifelong learning are evidenced by the many roles undertaken in this field over her teaching career. They include Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame; Executive Officer for the EREA National Learning Reference Group; facilitator and presenter at various pedagogical, wellbeing and leadership forums for 成人综合网, Sydney Catholic Schools and EREA.

Elizabeth currently holds the role of Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning and holds a Bachelor of Education (Mathematics), Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, and is currently finalising her Master of Educational Leadership studies.

Acting Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning, Lynsey Porter

Ms Lynsey Porter, Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning

Ms Lynsey Porter, Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning

Acting Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning, Lynsey Porter

BA (Hons) PGCE English

Lynsey Porter is the Director of Curriculum at 成人综合网. 聽She has been an educator for eighteen years including fourteen years at 成人综合网 and eight years in the role of Head of English. 聽She has also delivered English teaching methods to undergraduates at Southern Cross University. Lynsey graduated from the University of Liverpool in the UK attaining a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English Language and Literature. She then embarked on post-graduate study in education by completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education at the University of Manchester also in the UK. Lynsey鈥檚 expertise in curriculum is in the area of English where she has fifteen years of experience as an HSC teacher and HSC marker across all English courses.

Lynsey is passionate about raising standards of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum and honing twenty-first century skills such as critical and creative thinking and communication. She defines herself as a lifelong learner and recognises the need for both educators and students to be open to the possibilities of changing the face of education both now and in the future. 聽To this end, Lynsey identifies the mentoring of other educators, as they embark on their own career journey, as imperative. Lynsey finds it difficult to pinpoint a specific favourite teaching moment but finds joy in the moment any student in her class gains the confidence to work independently from her and trust in their own ability.

Ms Gaby Bransby, Director of the Junior School

Ms Gaby Bransby, Director of the Junior School

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Gabrielle was appointed as the Director of the Junior School in December 2022. She held this position for 18 months previously in July 2020. She joined 成人综合网 in 2011. Prior to her appointment as Director, Gabrielle held the position of Assistant Director of Junior School/Curriculum for 1 year and previous to that held Assistant Director of Curriculum for 6 years.聽

Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Education and is currently completing her Masters in Religious Education. She was recently awarded a National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative Scholarship.

Gabrielle is passionate about creating a learning environment where students are able to thrive, follow their interests and passions and be equipped with the skills required for an ever-changing world. She believes teaching fundamental skills is paramount in education as well as providing rich, authentic and challenging programs for all students.聽

Gabrielle has spoken of some of her other highlights since beginning at 成人综合网 鈥 the launch of one-to-one devices for each student, the implementation of flexible furniture, new innovative and creative programs and LMS systems, the creation of the Teaching and Learning Framework, and the opening of the new classroom and playground space in the Junior School in 2021. Most recently, she has been part of the design and set up of the new Science Laboratory in the Junior School.

Director of Co-curricular – Mr Stephen O’Donnell

Director of Co-curricular – Stephen O’Donnell

BEd Human Movement and Health Education

Stephen has 23 years of teaching experience in a range of schools throughout Sydney and in the UK. Mr O鈥橠onnell holds a Bachelor of Education (Human Movement and Health Education) through the University of Sydney, as well as a Certificate in Religious Education RLSSA and SLS. He is a Bronze Examiner, St John First Aid – Trainer and Assessor / Advanced First Aid

It was a personally significant moment returning to the College as an Old Boy (class of 1990) and joining the Teaching staff. Other highlights include winning the 2017 Dual Football and Rugby CAS premiership.

His passions include teaching PDHPE to the young boys of 成人综合网 as well as Surf Lifesaving in his free time.

Martina Cooper – Acting Director of Curriculum

BA (Hons) Mathematics and Geography

Martina Cooper is the Acting Director of Curriculum at 成人综合网. She has been a curriculum leader for over twenty years including nine years as Head of Religion at 成人综合网. Martina graduated from University College Cork in Ireland attaining a Bachelor of Arts, with honours, in Geography and Mathematics. She then embarked on a range of post-graduate study, including diplomas in Education, Catechetics and TESOL. Martina has a range of expertise in the delivery of curriculum from Mathematics to Literacy, Geography and Religion. Prior to commencing at 成人综合网 in 2015, she was Director of Religion and previously Mathematics Coordinator at St Clare鈥檚 College, 成人综合网. Martina has significant experience as a HSC marker, ultimately a Senior Marker and then the Supervisor of Marking for Studies of Religion (2019-2023).

Martina is passionate about providing a holistic education for boys in the EREA context. Having grown up in Waterford, Ireland, she feels a sense of responsibility to ensure that the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice lives on at 成人综合网. To this end, Martina always strives to foster and develop interfaith dialogue opportunities for staff and students. Her educational philosophy is based around a liberating education that develops and nurtures globally-minded citizens. Martina pinpoints a number of highlights in her teaching career, in particular the joy, affirmation and excitement in enabling students to achieve First in State ranks for Studies of Religion: SOR I at St Clare鈥檚 College and SOR II at 成人综合网.

Martina鈥檚 other passions include food and travel but she finds it difficult to pinpoint the best place she has been citing amazing adventures in countries like China, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya and many in Europe too.

Director of Mission & Identity聽 – Suzanne Walsh

Director of Mission & Identity – Suzanne Walsh

BEd, MEd

Sue has been teaching for 30 years and during this time has held a wide range of Pastoral Leadership positions in different Catholic schools throughout Australia and the USA. She has taught at St Joseph’s Regional and Mackillop Senior College in Port Macquarie, St Ignatius’ College Riverview and St Louis University High School, in St Louis, Missouri. She has recently joined the 成人综合网 leadership team after 3 years at The Cardoner Project – a Jesuit youth ministry offering service experiences to students post-school.

Sue has a Bachelor of Education from Sydney University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from ACU. In addition to this, she also holds a Diploma in Catechetics from the Thomas Aquinas Academy.

Sue is an enthusiastic Business Studies, Commerce, Geography and RE Teacher and throughout her teaching career, one of her most memorable teachings moments was working with students on a camp for children with disabilities and seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they interacted with the 鈥渂ig guys鈥 and noting that the senior students were even more thrilled.

Mr Simon Potter

Director of ICT, Innovation and Campus – Simon Potter

Originally from the eastern part of England and having graduated from Queen Mary鈥檚 College, Basingstoke in Geology and Geography, Simon began his IT career working in a UK government department providing support on network infrastructure. He then certified as a Novell Master Engineer and moved on to a Post Graduate Legal College initially providing Level 3 support and then subsequently moving into a Team Leader role within the same organisation.

He emigrated to Australia with his Australian wife in September 2005 and commenced work at 成人综合网 as the sole IT Support person in November that year. Since those early days, he is now the proud father of 3 children and has progressed from IT Manager into his current role of Director of ICT, Campus and Innovation. Throughout his early career, he developed a strong customer service ethic and a passion for supporting technology in the Education space. He is most proud of the development of the IT Support structures that have matured at 成人综合网 and which provide excellent support to all members of the 成人综合网 community.

Mr Jonathan Phillips

Mr Jonathan Phillips

Director of Business Services – Jon Philips

Jonathan Phillips serves as the Acting Director of Business Services at 成人综合网, where he seamlessly blends financial acumen with a passion for education. Qualified with a Master of Business in Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney, Mr Phillips pivoted from a successful career in finance to contribute his skills to the education sector.

In his role, Mr Phillips oversees the efficient management of the College鈥檚 finance functions including budgeting, procurement, and asset management, ensuring the College’s fiscal health thrives.聽 His leadership has fostered a collaborative and innovative finance team, prioritising resources towards improving the College. Beyond his business management responsibilities, Mr Phillips is actively involved with the local community promoting the College and its facilities.

An active member of several financial associations, Mr Phillips stays abreast of industry trends, embodying integrity and transparency. Trusted by the College leadership, Finance Committee, and local community, he navigates economic uncertainties, solidifying 成人综合网’s financial foundation. Mr Phillips’ dedication to the synergy of finance and education embodies 成人综合网’s commitment to excellence, ensuring a robust platform for sustained growth and success.