Our Team

We have a dedicated team of teachers and staff, who understand disability and are experts in inclusive education. Student learning and wellbeing are at the centre of our teaching, and our staff are highly skilled, experienced and adaptive in ensuring learning opportunities are individualised to support and challenge every student.

Our staff have a strong collegiality in building a culture of inclusivity and excellence in the Katandra Berendale Special School and broader community.

Professional Development

2023 Key Staff Contacts

PrincipalJuliet Cooper
Assistant PrincipalAthina Caravatas
Assistant PrincipalChristopher Goaley
Curriculum Learning Specialist/Acting Assistant PrincipalVenessa Sigamoney
Leading Teacher (Junior)Jacqui Lamden
Business Manager (Junior)Barbara Pontikis
Business Manager (Senior)Bev Jackson
Inclusion Outreach CoachChristy Vryonis
Inclusion Outreach CoachElizabeth Addision
Learning Specialist LiteracyColette Kerr
Learning Specialist NumeracyCarli Ekelis
Respectful Relationships Team LeaderEmily Jeffery
SWPBS Team LeaderAnn-Marie McCann
Community Engagement and Public Relations Melanie Wells
Mental Health PractitionerMartine Potter
Year 7 - 10 Team SupportBianca Mortimer
Year 11 - 12 Team Support