Our People

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College Leadership Team

Mrs Tanya Appleby
Principal
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Ms Bernadette Witham
Deputy Principal
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Miss Angela Collins
Assistant Principal Mission & Identity
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Mrs Maria Gibson
Assistant Principal Pastoral Care
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Ms Kerry Chrusciel
Business Manager
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College Board

Ms Kathryn Finlayson
Acting Board Chair

Kathryn is a past St Ursula’s College Toowoomba student graduating in 1997. She holds fond memories of her time as a student of the College and is passionate about her commitment to the College’s future success.

Ms Finlayson is currently a Partner at Minter Ellison, Australia’s largest law firm. She specialises in dispute resolution, as well as regulatory and administrative law matters in the energy and resources, infrastructure, agribusiness and health industries.

Kathryn has been a College Board Director since March 2019 and has held the position of Chair of the Policy & Risk Committee. Kathryn brings her vast corporate experience, insight and energy to this role and the Board.

Ms Deanne Bond
Director

Deanne is the manager of a statewide rural doctor training program with responsibility for recruitment, education and leadership initiatives designed to support the rural medical workforce and improve healthcare access.

Deanne is a past student and boarder of St Ursula’s and is delighted to give back to the school community through her involvement on the Board.

Dr Joan Conway
Director

Joan is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). Joan’s teaching and leadership background, spanning several decades in national and international schools has formed a strong basis for her tertiary teaching and research in the areas of educational leadership and professional learning.

Joan has a strong focus on the benefits of collaboration and collective intelligence in professional learning communities, with a particular eye on educational leadership, teacher leadership in schools, the processes of effective professional learning, and specifically the importance of the conduct of professional conversations.

Dr Joan Conway, PhD MEd Bed DipT, FACEL FACE

Ms Tanya Martin
Director

Tanya Martin is a Senior Development Manager for Lendlease, based in Brisbane, with over 20 years of experience in the property industry. Starting her career as a town planner in Brisbane, she completed her Post Graduate study at Cardiff University before working in town planning in Cardiff and London.

Tanya has been with Lendlease for over 18 years, working in acquisitions and development delivery. Tanya is passionate about sustainable development and the legacy of place.

Mrs Sara Olive
Director

Sara is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in public practice, specialising in the agribusiness industry. Sara is currently an Associate at Horizon Accounting Group and holds positions on several not-for-profit and school boards and committees.

Raised on a family farming property in the Scenic Rim, Sara completed her secondary education locally before moving to Toowoomba for tertiary studies.

Mrs Sara Olive, B.Com (Dist) B.Bus (Dist) CA CTA

Ms Corinne Sklavos
Company Secretary

Corinne is a past student of St Ursula’s, graduating in 2005. Resulting from the nurturing of Corinne’s interest in STEM, HPE and sports during her schooling years, Corinne has gone on to pursue these interests at a higher level.

As an experienced senior scientist, studying law and a half-marathon athlete, Corinne is enthusiastic to serve on the board and give back to the community that supported her during her formative years.

Head of Year

Year 7 – Ms Kate Clark

Year 8 – Miss Rachel Scott

Year 9 – Miss Rachel Scott

Year 10 – Miss Hayley Grabham

Year 11 – Ms Clare Watson

Year 12 – Ms Clare Watson

Head of Faculty

Head of Faculty – English: Mr Troy Edwards

Head of Faculty – Maths: Mrs Kerri Lange

Head of Faculty – Science:  Ms Amanda Kilgour

Head of Faculty – Arts: Miss Lydia Pickard

Head of Faculty – Technologies: Ms Maree Ford

Head of Faculty – Health & PE: Mr Cameron Williams

Head of Faculty – Languages: Ms Guylaine Leduc

Head of Faculty – Religious Education: Mrs Mary Conaghan

Head of Faculty – Humanities & Social Science: Mr Daniel Ryan

Key Staff

Head of Boarding: Miss Jodi Marshall

Director of Learning Enrichment: Ms Shelley Stokes

Director of Music: Dr Bradley Voltz

Director of Sport: Mrs Elyce Ruhle

Director of VET: Ms Charlene Jackson

College Chaplain: Mrs Nancy Heritage