Banora Point Public School

Telephone07 5524 1444

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

School Leadership Team

  • Principal: Mr Paul Taylor
  • Deputy Principal School Operations and Student Wellbeing K-6: Mrs Hilary Dance-Wilson 
  • Relieving Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning K-6: Nicole Crawford
  • Assistant Principals:
    • Therasa Trew (ES1)
    • Jacinta Smith (S1 - Relieving) 
    • Elana Sampson (S2)
    • Sarah Mortimore (S3)

2020 Classroom teachers


  • Ms Therasa Trew - ES1 Assitant Principal (4 Days) / Mrs Rebecca Mander (1 Day)
  • Mrs Sue McArthur (4 Days) LST Co-Ordinator / Mrs Rebecca Mander (1 Day)
  • Mrs Angela Hackett 
  • Mrs Jan O’Donohue 

Stage 1

  • Y1 Mrs Nicole Crawford - Relieving Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning K-6 (4 Days) / Ms Amanda Jarrett (1 Day)
  • Y1 Mrs Trish Stewart
  • Y1 Miss Cassie Elliott 
  • Y1 Mrs Nicole Canellis
  • Y2 Mrs Jacinta Smith - Relieving S1 Assistant Principal (4 Days) / Ms Amanda Jarrett (1 Day)
  • Y2 Mrs Karen Foate
  • Y2 Mrs Lynda Cargill

Stage 2

  • Y3 Ms Elana Sampson - S2 Assistant Principal (4 Days) / Mrs Emily May (1 Day)
  • Y3 Mrs Sinead Dunn 
  • Y3 Mrs Claire Wilson
  • Y4 Mrs Viv Winfield
  • Y4 Mrs Amy Clarkson (4 Days) / Mrs Emily May (1 Day)
  • Y4 Miss Zia Maley

Stage 3

  • Y5 Mrs Genevieve Esgate
  • Y5 Mrs Karen Regan 
  • Y5 Mrs Elizabeth Ryan
  • Y6 Ms Sarah Mortimore - S3 Assistant Principal (4 Days) / Mrs Lara Granger (1 Day)
  • Y6 Mr Michael Wilkinson
  • Y6 Mrs Virginia Jenkins

Other staff

  • Mrs Theresa Davern - Learning and Support Teacher
  • Mrs Wendy Hardy - MiniLit / RFF
  • Ms Sandy McGrady - RFF
  • Donna Germany - S1 Literacy Intervention
  • Teacher/Librarian: Mrs Janelle Gill 
  • School Counsellor: Ms Janene Skaines (2 Days) 
  • Instrumental Program: Mrs Mary Seckold (2 Days)


  • Ms Debbie McGann - Business Manager
  • Mrs Kerry King - School Admin Officer (Mon-Fri)
  • Mrs Bethany Mitchell - School Admin Officer (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
  • Ms Debra Moore - School Admin Officer (Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri)
  • Mrs Amanda Tarlinton - School Admin Officer (Wed/Thurs/Fri)
  • Mrs Lisa Jarvis - Librarian Assistant (Wed/Thurs)
  • Mr Darren Gilmore - General Assistant (Mon/Fri)