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
Ms Ann Bliss
Fr Peter Zwaans
Dr Vin Thomas
Mr Dale West
Ms Sara Ucci
Mrs Jenny Papps
Mr Peter Bierer
Dr Pauline Hill
Mr Darren Bailey
Mrs Victoria Richardson
Ms Mel Scherwitzel
Mrs Jane Fox (Secretary)

Mr Dale West, Chair
Mr Darren Bailey
Ms Ann Bliss
Mr Jeff Sochacki
Mr Con Babaniotis
Mr Peter Cavallaro
Mr Paul Harwood
Mr Simon Watkins
Ms Fiona Margrie
Mr Nathan Conolan
Ms Emma Fowler

Dr Pauline Hill, Chair
Mr Michael Honey
Ms Ann Bliss
Mrs Narita Perrotta
Mrs Elizabeth Goble
Mr Christian Leonardi
Ms Kelly Blandford
Ms Angela Cavallaro
Ms Juliana Martino
Ms Natasha Walc
Ms Rebecca Donnon


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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Ann Bliss  

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Mel Scherwitzel 

R-12 Principal 
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Jeff Sochacki 

Head of Campus (7-12) 
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Michael Honey 

Head of Campus (R-6) 
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Natasha Walc 

Early Years Director 
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Juliana Martino 

Community Development Leader 
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Darren Bailey 

Business Services Manager 
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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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Joe Hicks 

Assistant to the Principal - Religious Identity & Mission (R-12) 
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Emma Fowler 

Assistant Principal (R-6) 
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Claire Krawczyk 

Student Wellbeing Coordinator  
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Kay Baker 

Inclusive Education Coordinator (R-6) 
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Rozanna Elmassih 

Literacy & Learning Pedagogies Coordinator (R-6) 


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Tim Fernandez 

Religious Education Coordinator - Mission (7-12) 
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Adam Lewis 

Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning (7-12) 
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Christian Martino  

Assistant Principal - Student Development (7-12) 
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Victoria Richardson  

Marketing & Communications Manager 
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Robyn Ciccolella  

ICT Network Team Manager 
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Richie Klaffer 

Facilities and Maintenance Manager 
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Andrea Leeming 

Finance Manager 
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Rebecca Werner 

Team Leader - Dominic Room  

Amanda Ruddock 

Team Leader - MacKillop Room  
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Mirella Tsmiklis 

Team Leader - McAuley Catherine Rooms 
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Aurianne Warley 

Team Leader - Romero Room  
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Rebecca Riley 

Team Leader - Romero Room