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.



Mark De Vries

Mr Mark De Vries



Daryl Castellino

Mr Daryl Castellino

Assistant Principal: School of Connect


Lisa Kalocsai

Mrs Lisa Kalocsai

Leader of Learning

Michael Faccin

Mr Michael Faccin

Sports Coordinator


Michael Williams

Mr Michael Williams

Diversity Coach


Ivy Magistrado

Ms Ivy Magistrado

Youth Ministry



Miss Stephanie Musgrave

Kindergarten Teacher



Miss Deniece Ganac

Kindergarten Teacher


Michael Knight

Mr Michael Knight

Stage 4 Teacher


Liam Magann

Mr Liam Magann

Stage 4 Teacher


Vivenne Pintado

Miss Vivienne Pintado

Stage 4 Teacher


Angeli Kihi

Mrs Angeli Kihi

Stage 4 Teacher


Cristina Rubbo

Miss Cristina Rubbo

Stage 4 Teacher


Phill Rooke

Mr Phil Rooke

Stage 4 Teacher




Ms Cassandra Powell

PA to the Principal/
Office Manager


Vanessa Lyons

Mrs Vanessa Lyons

Administration Services Officer


Tanya Castellino

Mrs Tanya Castellino

Marketing and Communications 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.

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