Exceptional Educators

Fostering new ways of teaching and learning

As a Catholic learning community', Santa Sophia is founded on the the best of what we know about contemporary learning and the experience of our exceptional educators.

Our teachers are passionate and creative, inspiring a love of learning in students every day.

They foster exploration and innovation, drawing on students’ passions, talents and learning styles to create an education that cultivates the whole child -- academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Santa Sophia educator:

  • listens to and appreciates each student as an individual
  • guides the development of social-emotional skills through class activities, individual goal setting, and 1:1 coaching
  • plans and assess a well-rounded education using academic milestones
  • creates hands-on learning experiences through projects and community experiences
  • partners with parents to best support their children
  • uses technology to enhance in-person learning, not replace it

Our educators are empowered through:

  • technology and a support team that enables them to spend more time with each student and less time on clerical tasks
  • flexibility to create meaningful experiences for their students
  • mentors and educational leaders who draw on the latest research in learning to guide professional development
  • a rich and varied network from which to draw experiences and share best practices
  • 1:1 partnerships with business and the community to develop educational tools

Our School Team

Our inspiring teachers allow students to thrive in their learning adventure to become adaptable, confident and conscientious young adults who will contribute positively to a rapidly changing world as globally responsible citizens... it’s The Santa Sophia Way.



Mr Mark De Vries




Mrs Lisa Kalocsai

Leader of Learning



Mr Daryl Castellino

Leader of Learning



Ms Ivy Magistrado

Stage 4 Teacher



Ms Cassandra Powell

Administration Services Officer



Miss Kimberley Campbell

ICT Trainee


Are you a next generation teacher?

We're always looking for innovative educators to help us create the future of learning at Santa Sophia Catholic College. For more information, take a look at our vacant positions.