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Leadership and Governance

Experienced Governance

Parent and community representation on all of our governance bodies brings a wealth of relevant experience and a unique yet essential perspective that enhances the governance of Nazareth Catholic Community. 

Our Governing Council is responsible for the governance and to further the vision of Nazareth Catholic Community. 

This includes supporting the leadership team in strategic planning and guiding the direction of Nazareth, nurturing the religious, educational and community dimensions and to develop genuine partnerships between NCC, families, the wider community and the local parishes. The Council is also responsible for the management of the Community’s financial and administrative affairs including compliance with all its legal obligations.

Our Stewardship Committee oversees and reports to the Governing Council on issues relating to the financial and administrative affairs of Nazareth. 

The Faith and Education Committee oversees and reports to Governing Council on the religious, educational and community dimensions of Nazareth.

As members of Nazareth Catholic Community, we each have something to contribute. If for you, the work of the Governing Council or its committees is the ‘best fit’ for the skills and experience you have to offer, it is an opportunity well worth considering.

Councils and Committees

Governing Council




Faith & Education


Mr John Mula, Chair
Mr Andrew Baker 
Fr Lancy D'Silva
Dr Vin Thomas
Ms Sara Ucci
Mrs Jenny Papps
Ms Lynette Bellwood
Mr Peter Bierer
Dr Pauline Hill
Mr Con Babaniotis
Mr Darren Bailey
Mrs Victoria Richardson
Mrs Jane Fox (Secretary)

Mr Con Babaniotis, Chair
Mr Darren Bailey
Mr Andrew Baker
Mr Peter Cavallaro
Mr Paul Harwood
Ms Natasha Walc
Ms Fiona Margrie
Mr Nathan Conolan
Mr Joby Thachapilly
Mr Jeff Sochacki

Dr Pauline Hill, Chair
Mr Joseph Hicks
Mr Andrew Baker
Mrs Narita Perrotta
Mr Christian Leonardi
Ms Elizabeth Goble
Ms Kelly Blandford
Ms Angela Cavallaro
Ms Juliana Martino
Ms Rebecca Donnon
Mrs Natalie Cameron 


Strong Leadership

The Leadership Team at Nazareth is committed to ensuring ongoing integrative leadership of Nazareth Catholic Community that is forward-thinking, innovative and open-minded. The Team leads a progressive approach to education, care and community development and its membership bring a diverse yet complementary range of skills, experiences and perspectives to this work. 

Nazareth Leadership

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Andrew Baker 

R-12 College Principal  
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Jeff Sochacki 

Head of Campus (7-12) 
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Natalie Cameron 

Head of Campus (R-6) 
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Nici Slack 

Early Years Director (acting) 
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Juliana Martino 

Community Development Leader 
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Darren Bailey 

Business Services Manager 
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Joe Hicks 

Assistant Principal - Religious Identity & Mission (R-12) 
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Rebecca Donnon 

Deputy Principal of Curriculum (7-12) 
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Linda Low 

Religious Education Coordinator (R-6) 
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Emma Fowler 

R-6 Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning  
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Christian Martino  

Assistant Principal - Student Development (7-12) 
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Andrea Leeming 

Finance Manager 
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Victoria Richardson  

Marketing & Communications Manager 
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Richie Klaffer 

Facilities and Maintenance Manager 
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Robyn Ciccolella  

ICT Network Team Manager 
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Emma Gray 

Team Leader - Dominic Room  
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Jessica Neves 

Team Leader - McAuley Catherine Rooms 
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Aurianne Warley 

Team Leader - Romero Room  
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Amanda Ruddock 

Team Leader - MacKillop Room  
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Kay Baker 

Learning Diversity Coordinator R-6 
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Jessica Gosti  

Student Wellbeing Coordinator (R-6) 
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Emma Radbone 

Religious Education Coordinator (Mission) 7-12 
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Bianca Ferraro  

R-12 Learning Diversity Coordinator  
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Gemma Pannell 

Learning Diversity Coordinator 7-12 
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Jane Watson  

R-6 Leader of Teaching & Learning - Numeracy 
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Olivia Abarno 

R-6 Leader of Teaching & Learning - Digital Technologies  
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Deb Featherby  

R-6 Leader of Teaching & Learning - Literacy  
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James Tran 

Manager of Digital Learning, Innovation and Analytics (R-12)