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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Program at St Patrick’s College Townsville aims to create a sense of hope, joy and optimism within the students encouraging them to grow in confidence and self-determination. This is achieved through a focus on ensuring all students develop a sense of belonging to the College Community.

Extracurricular activities are an excellent way for students to engage and provide opportunities to build relationships with staff, peers and students across all year levels. Pastoral days provide students with an opportunity to make connections and further advance their Catholic spirituality and personal development. The College offers camps and retreat programs; each with a focus that further develops friendships, spirituality and connections with the wider community and the environment.

 
St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Our expert teachers are industry leaders, drawing on their real-life experiences to engage and inspire our students to be intelligent, confident, active learners."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Cameran Triffett

Deputy Principal

With a love of travelling, Cameran has studied and taught in the UK and USA, completing a Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Bachelor of Business International Business and German, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Master of Arts in American Studies at the University of Alabama. He taught at the Bulmershe School in Reading, UK and at the Cathedral School in Townsville before joining St Patrick’s College Townsville three and a half years ago. Cameran has held curriculum leadership roles as Head of Faculty - English, The Arts and Languages as well as senior leadership roles including the Director of Students, leading student wellbeing and pastoral care at the College. During his time at St Patrick’s College, he has built strong relationships with staff, students and parents and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the College. In 2020, Cameran will continue to serve the College as Deputy Principal.

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Our expert teaching team make St Patrick's College Townsville the school of choice for young women of the future."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Maria Franettovich

Director of Students

Maria has been teaching for over 30 years and has a depth of experience in pastoral care and supporting students' emotional and social wellbeing. She began at the College in 2009 and has held a variety of roles including Pastoral Dean, Head of House and Teacher. Maria holds a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) and a Bachelor of Education as well as Certificates in Business Administration, Business, and Training and Assessment. Maria's passion lies in teaching business, particularly in delivering the Certificate III in Business, a valuable qualification for students as they seek employment or further study. With a positive psychology approach to caring for our girls, Maria has well developed relationships with students enabling her to connect with each and every girl and she is much loved and respected by students and staff.

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Our expert teachers are industry leaders, drawing on their real-life experiences to engage and inspire our students to be intelligent, confident, active learners."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Meg Henderson

Head of Year 7

When Meg began as a teacher at St Patrick’s College Townsville in 2019, she said it felt like ‘coming home’. A proud alumnus graduating from the College in 2001, Meg has retained strong friendships with her graduating cohort over the years and values the importance of developing a network of strong, powerful, independent women from an early age. With over 14 years Teaching experience formerly of St Kieran’s Catholic School in Mt Isa and Marian Catholic School in Townsville, Meg brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a specialty interest in working with junior students during some of the most important transitions of their lives. in 2020, Meg takes on the role of Head of Year 7 while Mrs Woods takes maternity leave. She is a busy mum of three and loves to maintain an active lifestyle as an open-water swimmer.

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Nothing is more important than empowering girls to become young women of the future."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Lucy Towers

Head of House - Dominations

Lucy emigrated from England in 2014 and spent her first six months in Australia travelling before settling in Western Australia for three years. Lucy comes to us following an 11-year career that has seen her teach at Sandbach Sports College in the UK, as well as at Calvary Christian College in Townsville and extensively in WA at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, and St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, where she worked as a sports coach. She brings with her experience as an athletics and gymnastics coach, as well as a teaching passion for Physical Education, Sports and Dance. 

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"As industry leaders and experts in their field, our teachers draw on their real-life experiences to inspire our students to be intelligent, confident, active learners."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Jordan Stewart

Head of House - Powers

Jordan has quickly become a powerhouse of the STEM Department since joining our team in 2018. She completed her Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in 2017 and specialises in Chemistry, Biology and Junior Science. In 2019 Jordan was a finalist for the Australian Education Award’s ‘Education Rising Star’. She is passionate about STEM and says she is excited to be in a teaching environment that actively promotes girls in science and prepares students for careers in the STEM fields. In 2020 Jordan is looking forward to inspiring her students to be critical and creative thinkers. She will also take on the role of Head of House for Dominations while Lucy Towers is on maternity Leave. 

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Jodie Roberts

Head of House - Principalities

Jodie’s educational experience is vast and varied. Having studied and worked in both America and Australia, she settled in Townsville seven years ago. In her professional career, Jodie has learnt that teaching is about people, relationships and learning. As Head of House – Principalities, Jodie’s aim is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to recognise and harness their unique gifts. She is looking forward to working with the young women of St Patrick’s College Townsville, helping them to be self-reliant, kind, adaptable, generous and open to new challenges. When she is not teaching, Jodie can be found spending time with her family and dogs, and she enjoys all outdoor pursuits. 

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Nothing is more important than empowering girls to become young women of the future through an expert education designed especially for girls."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Jaimee Seebohm

Head of House - Thrones

Jaimee began her career as a professional basketballer in 2005, attending the Australian Institute of Sport for three years before later representing Australia at a Junior level and playing for the Sydney University Flames WNBL until 2013. A career change saw her complete a Bachelor Degree in Human Movement and Health Education at The University of Sydney, graduating with the Vice Chancellor’s Award. Since then she has worked in education for eight years, teaching at SCEGGS Redlands, St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney and St Francis Xavier College Hamilton in New Castle. A passionate HPE and Mathematics teacher, Jaimee joined the College in 2019 and has been a welcome and enthusiastic addition to the team. In 2020, Jaimee continues to support students as the Head of Thrones House.

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Rosie Maguire

Head of Year 12 (Acting)

Rosie has always had a passion for the performing arts and this eventually led her to study a double degree in Secondary Education and Creative Arts at the University of Queensland. Upon graduation, Rosie jumped at the opportunity of a regional experience and relocated North to Columba Catholic College in Charters Towers. Rosie spent four years inspiring students in Drama, English, Humanities, Dance and Chinese, as well as directing the College Musical. A keen sportswoman, Rosie coaches Netball, Rugby League, Touch and AFL. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Regional Teacher Mentorship scholarship at the Bell Shakespeare Company in Sydney, and in 2021, was named a "Rising Star" by The Educator. "I am thrilled to be a part of a community that champions young women and helps them realise it’s okay to have a voice and to take up space in the world."

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Our expert teachers are industry leaders, drawing on their real-life experiences to engage and inspire our students to be intelligent, confident, active learners."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Lisa Mowbray

College Nurse

Composed, knowledgeable and astute, Lisa has had more than 16 years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse and a Laboratory Scientist in the oil and gas industry, including on off-shore oil rigs. Also a trained Science and Mathematics teacher, Lisa has previously worked as a Head of House (Principalities) and has an inherent understanding of the ethos of St Patrick's College Townsville. 

St Patrick's College, Townsville

"Nothing is more important than empowering girls to become young women of the future through an expert education designed especially for girls."

Amber Hauff | Principal

Melissa Capponi

College Psychologist

An experienced psychologist with a background in the NDIS and non-for profit organisations, Melissa brings with her a genuine passion for working with young women. Her goal is to help girls develop strategies to be healthy, resilient and strong when navigating life's challenges. As a Townsville local, Melissa has developed strong relationships with community services, including the 'Make A Wish' Townsville branch of which she is President. 

St Patrick's College, Townsville

Courtney Zagami

College Psychologist

With a background in government, not-for-profit and private industry, Courtney has a wealth of experience in a range of therapeutic approaches, as well as a plethora of knowledge regarding local support services. Her calm and professional manner, combined with a deep love of research, provides invaluable support for our Pastoral Care Team. Using a warm, compassionate and light-hearted approach, Courtney is able to provide practical tools to aid in ongoing student wellbeing. 

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St Patrick’s College Townsville
45 The Strand (PO Box 721)
Townsville Qld 4810
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Acknowledgement of Country: We give thanks and respectfully acknowledge the Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba people, the Traditional Custodians of this beautiful country whose land our College shares. We recognise their ongoing deep spiritual connection to this Country, and the care they gave for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the Bindal people as the neighbouring Custodians of their Country. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.