Our deaf and hard of hearing students are at the core of everything we do at St Mary’s College and as a faith community, we shape the formation of empowered, inquiring students.

As a leading deaf school in Melbourne, we are committed to providing an exceptional education for hearing impaired students learning alongside their hearing peers. We are proud of our dedicated Teachers of the Deaf and support team, Catholic school partnerships and history of delivering quality education and spoken language programs to primary and secondary deaf and hard of hearing students.

Our Leadership Team

The St Mary’s College leadership team is committed to providing the level of specialist support our deaf and hard of hearing students and families need and want.

Our dedicated leadership team delivers a holistic education focussing on essential life skills: well-developed literacy, wellbeing, spoken communication, critical thinking and social skills that are critical elements for students to develop and grow into capable and successful young adults.

A passionate and collaborative leader, Amanda guides the St Mary’s College staff ensuring students are learning and engaging together within their partner schools. Amanda has been connected to Dominican Education since commencing as a Year 7 student herself at Siena College and has taught and led many deaf education schools and facilities throughout Victoria.

With extensive qualifications and experience in both leadership and deaf education, Amanda’s ability to deliver the St Mary’s deaf and hard of hearing education program across all campuses places her as a go-to leader in the deaf education program space.

As Head of Campus, Melissa manages the education program for deaf and hard of hearing primary students at the Wantirna South Campus and secondary students at the Tarneit Campus.

As an experienced and qualified teacher of the deaf, Melissa brings particular expertise to the development of strong, positive and independent children and adolescents at all campuses through leading highly individualised and proven pastoral and wellbeing supports and teaching programs.

As Head of Campus, Narelle manages the deaf and hard of hearing education program for secondary students at the Sunbury Campus and Prep to Year 12 students at the South Morang Campus.

Narelle’s role also oversees new staff inductions, professional learning and compliance and is responsible for committee and wellbeing programs that support and give voice to the staff community. Narelle holds dual master’s qualifications in leadership and deaf education, ensuring staff have the knowledge, skills and support to deliver successful student educational outcomes.

As Head of Campus, Mini manages the deaf and hard of hearing education program for secondary students at both the Ringwood and Dandenong Campuses.

Mini’s role also ensures students across the College experience a range of educational opportunities and extra-curricular experiences and are supported in developing as independent learners and thinkers ready to make a difference in the world. Her extensive experience in planning and supporting curriculum for deaf and hard of hearing students ensures a viable and individualised educational pathway built on students’ strengths and interests enabling them to realise their goals.

Each campus provides several teachers of the deaf and educational support staff who work in close partnership with our partner school subject and classroom teachers. College Administration and Speech Language Pathologists are here to support all students, families and staff.

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