Mr Norton Sands
Norton commenced as the founding Principal of Staines in 2007 after 23 years of experience as an educator working in the state education system.
Norton grew up in the Ipswich area, leaving when his teaching career started, and returned in 2001 as an administrator. His administrative experience in schools commenced in 1995, after spending time as an education advisor to schools. Norton’s class teaching experience is in the areas of Mathematics, Computing, and Health and Physical Education.
He has held a variety of leadership positions in education including 20 years experience on panels with the Queensland Studies Authority. One of the professional highlights of his career was being part of an overseas teaching exchange.
Under his leadership, schools in recent years have been successful in securing funding for Career Education, education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and funding for developing boys education.
Out of school hours, Norton is usually spending time with his family and serving God in other ways. His passion is coaching football (the round ball and true football kind) for some local church teams.
Mr Nick Makin
Deputy Principal – Head of Teaching and Learning
Nick joined our College in January 2012 as Head of Teaching and Learning. Nick is responsible for the supervision of P-12 curriculum planning documentation. He has taught for over 15 years and has held a variety of leadership positions in education, including involvement on QSA panels. Nick is married to Leah and has five children. He is a member of Grace Christian Church, Redbank Plains.
Mr Adam Marsh
Deputy Principal – Christian Character Development
Adam joined Staines Memorial College in 2017 as Director of Character Development. He is responsible for developing and implementing positive and enriching experiences, student welfare oversight and working in partnerships with families and other groups that will help the Staines community grow in godly character. Adam has taught a range of year levels and subject areas from childcare to Senior Secondary over the last 20 years. He has recently moved from Livingstone Christian College, our sister school on the Gold Coast, where he was Head of Curriculum and Head of School: Secondary. Adam is married to Kirstie and has four daughters. Together they are members of Liberti Church, Carrara.
Mrs Christine Hoerlein
Principal’s Assistant – supporting HR & PR
Christine Hoerlein joined Staines Memorial College in October 2011 as Principal’s Assistant. Christine’s career in education started in Central Queensland in 2002, following her 20 years in the banking industry. Christine has worked in both country and city schools and enjoys the bush environment at Staines Memorial College.
Christine and her family relocated to the SE corner for work and university purposes and together are members of the Baptist Church.
Mrs Jenny Houwen
Jenny joined our College in 2012 as a teacher aide and in 2013 started as Administration Assistant. Her role is to assist our Deputy Principal – Head of Teaching, completing Queensland Studies Authority data entry for the Senior School and provide general administration support in the Kindergarten.
Jenny can be found in the office Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 3:00.
Mrs Laura Hopkins
Registrar – currently on Maternity Leave
Laura joined our College in 2007. Over the years, she has had many roles. Laura currently processes all student enrollments, from tours through to starting on the first day. Laura’s efficiency and eye for detail means she is well suited to her compliance responsibilities that are required of schools by a range of government authorities.
Laura loves spending time with her husband and family and serving in Children’s Ministry in her church.
Ms Lynda Winders
Lynda moved to Staines Memorial College from our parent company, Christian Community Ministries in 2016 to fill the role of Registrar whilst Laura is on leave. Lynda has quickly endeared herself to staff, students and families alike with her joyfulness and attention to detail. Outside school hours, Lynda loves to garden and renovate.
Mrs Debbie Price
Debbie joined our team in 2010. Her helpful, caring, thoughtful nature greatly suits her role. Debbie is our receptionist and gladly assists our parents and visitors at Staines. Debbie’s role also incorporates the issuing and collecting of the College fees for families.
Debbie is devoted to her husband Rob and two adult children. She loves God and this is most evident through her actions.
Mrs Sue Petersen
Mrs Sue Petersen is our inaugural Kindergarten Director. Kindergarten commenced at SMC in January 2015. Sue comes to us as a well experienced teacher, kindergarten director, mother and grandmother. Sue has been blessed with the gift of never-ending patience, kindness and friendliness and our little SMC Kindy children are growing and learning quickly with her guidance. The purpose built Kindergarten is situated on the College grounds and enjoys the bushland environment with the kookaburras and kangaroos close by.
Mrs Amanda Magee
Mrs Amanda Magee is a friendly face you’ll find in the Student Services room where she does everything from caring for sick students to liaising with parents and staff.
Amanda has a swag of qualifications and experience which she happily shares with staff, students and parents. Amanda’s career began as a nurse and specialised in midwifery. Amanda is a very creative person and you’ll often see her at handmade expos and craft markets selling her personally designed children’s wear. Amanda has a busy family life with 5 children who all share her enthusiasm for learning and serving.
|Mrs Leanne Abbott||Teacher|
|Ms Juanita Anable||Teacher Aide|
|Ms Cassandre Black||Kindy Teacher|
|Mrs Amanda Bray||Teacher; Careers Development & VET Co-ordinator|
|Mrs Meagan Casey||Teacher|
|Mrs Judi Coleman||Admin Assistant|
|Mr Justin Coluccio||Teacher|
|Mr Joshua Coluccio||Teacher Aide|
|Mrs Melissa Coluccio||Teacher|
|Mr Leroy Corea||Teacher|
|Mrs Rebecca Coulter||Teacher|
|Mrs Liz Crook||Teacher Aide|
|Mrs Julia Davies-Hopkins||Kindergarten Teacher|
|Mrs Janine Davis||Teacher|
|Ms Bonita Enkera||Teacher Aide; Uniform Shop Convenor|
|Ms Melissa Fanning||Teacher|
|Mr Mark Ferres||Teacher|
|Mr Phil Gibson||Teacher|
|Mrs Annette Gillert||Teacher Aide|
|Mr Peter Gillert||Teacher Aide|
|Mrs Kathleen Gillespie||Teacher Aide|
|Mrs Chrissy Goodridge||Teacher Aide|
|Ms Monica Gough||Kindergarten Teacher|
|Mr Carl Gustafson||Teacher|
|Ms Catherine Hardcastle||Teacher|
|Mrs Jocelyne Harris||Teacher Aide|
|Mrs Jenni Hillier||Teacher Assistant|
|Mrs Nathene Henry||Teacher|
|Mrs Uta Ito||Teacher|
|Mr Brendan Johns||Teacher|
|Miss Felicity Johnson||Teacher Aide|
|Mr Tunoa Johnson||Teacher|
|Mrs Michelle Kirkby||Teacher|
|Mr Nick Makin||Deputy Principal – Head of Teaching and Learning|
|Mr Adam Marsh||Deputy Principal – Christian Character Development|
|Mrs Janeska Marshall||Teacher|
|Mrs Linda McClelland||Teacher|
|Mrs Jill McIntosh||Kindy|
|Miss Jenny Merrit||Teacher|
|Ms Amy Millerick||Teacher Aide|
|Ms Mary Oliver||Teacher|
|Mrs Tanya Pardede||Teacher|
|Miss Nicole Petersen||Teacher|
|Mrs Sue Petersen||Kindergarten Director|
|Mrs Rachelle Piamonte||Teacher Aide|
|Mr Robert Price||Teacher Aide / Bus|
|Mrs Wendy Pritchard||Teacher|
|Mr Rod Rashleigh||Trade Training Tutor|
|Mrs Kate Reid||Teacher|
|Mrs Joy Robson||Teacher|
|Mrs Chantelle Rogers||Teacher|
|Mr Nathan Sands||Sports Co-ordinator|
|Mr Norton Sands||Principal|
|Mr Brock Saunders||Teacher|
|Mrs Lindsay Saunders||Teacher|
|Mrs Rebecca Scurr||Science Lab Assistant, Administration|
|Mrs Suzie Sodenkamp||Teacher Aide|
|Mr Jan Volschenk||Teacher|
|Ms Jaclyn Webb||Teacher|
|Mrs Lisa Zhou||Teacher|
Administration, Chaplains and Property staff
|Mr Alf Bittner||Bus Co-ordinator & Driver|
|Mrs Marlene Foote||Counsellor|
|Mrs Vicki Jackson||Chaplain|
|Mr Errol Statham||Bus Driver|
|Mrs Christine Hoerlein||Principal’s Assistant (HR & PR)|
|Mr Andrew Hopkins||IT|
|Mrs Laura Hopkins||Registrar|
|Mrs Jenny Houwen||Administration Assistant|
|Mrs Vicki Jackson||Chaplain|
|Mr Peter Jenyns||Chaplain|
|Mr Wiki Kaio||Bus Driver|
|Mr David Lennox||Property Services Co-ordinator|
|Mrs Amanda Magee||Student Services|
|Mrs Debbie Price||Administration Assistant (Reception & Fees Advisor)|
|Ms Lynda Winders||Registrar|
Additional Regular Support Received
|Ms Claire Tang||Senior Accountant, CCM Schools|
|Mrs Carol Van Luyn||Administrative Officer – Finance, CCM Schools|
|Mr Andrew Lennox||Director of Planning & Development, CCM Schools|
|Mr Kevin Bray||Project Manager, CCM Schools|
|Mr David Roake||“Media Muscle”|
|Mr Jason Jarrett||“Trusted Communications”|
Local churches network including Springfield Regional Churches and the wider Ipswich area.