The staff at St John Paul College are committed to providing excellent educational opportunities that promote gospel teachings and the Catholic faith.

With supportive and enthusiastic teachers, St John Paul College is dedicated to the provision of quality education. The College strives for excellence in its education program by providing a safe and inspiring learning environment, coupled with a stimulating and challenging curriculum.

In recognising the value of student choice and the tremendous benefits gained from active and involved students, the staff at St John Paul College are committed to providing a nurturing environment for our young men and women to enjoy a successful and memorable Catholic high school experience.

Staff Obligations

Staff in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lismore have significant obligations as Mandatory Reporters for the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people. A Mandatory Reporter is a person who, due to the nature of their employment, must report any concern regarding the safety, welfare or wellbeing of a child. This means that they must report any issue that they suspect, on reasonable grounds, that a child is at risk of significant harm to the school Principal, who will take the required action. More detailed information can be found on the school website in the Child Protection Policy and Procedures document.

College Executive and Leadership Team
Name Position Email
Michael Carniato Principal 
Michael Stubbs Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care
James Furey Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching 
Leanne Gennat Assistant Principal - Mission
Janine Sawtell Leader of School Evangelisation 
Sarah de Byl Leader of Catechesis 
Claudia Brown Leader of Curriculum 
Louise Maybury Leader of Pedagogy 
Richard O'Connor Leader of Student Engagement 
Sharon Brennan Teacher Librarian/Leader of Learning Technologies 

Leaders of Learning
Name Position Email
Paul Corsalini Careers
Siobhan McCosker English
Cherie O'Brien English Assistant
Megan Le Mesurier History
Amanda Martin HSIE
Kirsten Binnie Languages
Maree McKelvie Literacy Coach
Steve Verbruggen Mathematics
Carolyn King Mathematics Assistant
Mark Hoare Music and Drama
Kurt Marle PDHPE
Will Gregson PDHPE Assistant
Nick Burke Science
Sally Poidevin Science Assistant
Sarah Corsalini Inclusion & Diversity
Sarah Coates Technological and Applied Studies
Michelle Verbruggen Technology and Applied Studies Assistant
Vicki Foggiato Visual Arts
Jo-Anne Benten VET
Danielle McAra Sport Leader
Leaders of Student Wellbeing
Name Position Email
Alana Johnson Year 7
Mark Sultana Year 8
Mark Coster Year 9
Anthony Abbotts Year 10
Nick Haworth Year 11
Trish Furey Year 12

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour