Staff Profiles

The staff at Dominic College are a dynamic, hard working and talented team. Dominic has been fortunate to attract a range of outstanding and experienced educators, leaders and administrators dedicated to our students and to the College.

Generosity and service are key features of the College staff. Each of our staff is invited to model two characteristics that our founder Don Bosco emulated – kindness and cheerfulness.

At Dominic, we actively encourage and support staff to undertake ongoing professional learning and study. The College conducts a program of professional development and a number of our staff enter and continue formal study ranging from Post Graduate university degrees to Vocational and Educational Training.

With our staff modelling the way in a culture of lifelong learning, we hope that this reinforces both the aspirations of our students and an understanding that their learning journey needs to be lifelong as well.

At Dominic College, we believe in being a community where staff, students and parents work together and where everyone undertakes timely, effective and honest communication about issues. Communication with staff can be by telephone, student diary notes, email and especially encouraged through arranged face-to-face meeting.

Email addresses for staff can be accessed below and via the 'Contact Us' page.

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College Principal

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Anna Attuoni

Teacher - Year 2

Anna completed her studies at the University of Tasmania in 1988 and has been teaching in Catholic Education ever since. Anna has taught all primary grades and brings a wealth of experience to Dominic College. She believes strongly in bringing out the best in her students by providing an enriching and engaging learning environment. Anna also believes in assisting her students to develop not only academically but also ensuring that they continue to grow socially and emotionally within a Christian framework. She joined the Dominic College community in 2017 as a Year 2 Class Teacher (2017-2018) and in 2019 Anna has taken on the role of Year 4 Class Teacher. During her career, some of her responsibilities have included teaching L.O.T.E. (Italian), specialised Art classes for Years 3 and 4, organising and running school Chess Clubs and being a ‘Rainbows’ facilitator, just to name a few. In 2014, Anna was awarded the certificate for 25 years of service in Catholic Education.

Book every child should read
The Peasant Prince - Li Cunxin

Best recent professional learning
2019: Rev. Dr Elio Capra SDB 'The Mission of the Catholic School'

Favourite teaching unit
History, Geography, Art and L.O.T.E.(Italian)

Teaching motto
‘Each child is like a butterfly in the wind. Some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different. Each one is special. Each one is beautiful.’ Author unknown

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Daniel Bellinger

Teacher - Year 1 kalinkina

Daniel began teaching in 2011 at St Peter Chanel where he taught Years 2, 3 and 4. During his time there, he was also the school's Positive Behaviour Coordinator, which allowed him to help the school develop ways in which students could take ownership of their own learning and behaviour. In 2016, Daniel completed his Certificate of Religious Education which has helped him to gain a current and in-depth understanding of how contemporary Australian children and young adults view and treat the nature of religion and Religious Education. Daniel believes in ensuring all students can make connections between classroom learning and life outside of school and enjoys engaging students in their learning through stories and hands-on activities.

Book every child should read
There are so many to choose from! I think Peter Pan by JM Barrie, Wonder by RJ Palacio and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery are must haves as they deal with the importance of childhood, seeing the wonder of the world and accepting others.

Best recent professional learning
Graduate Certificate of Religious Education

Favourite teaching unit
Anything to do with Literacy and Science

Teaching motto
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

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Kirilee Beveridge

Teacher - Savio 1 Pastoral, Science and Animal Husbandry

Kirilee spent a number of years helping to teach people the sport of horse riding before starting an Agricultural degree at the University of Tasmania. Being passionate about animals she enjoyed studying subjects involving animal production systems within agriculture and agriculture for sustainable futures. After completing her Bachelor of Agriculture degree she then went on to complete a Masters of Teaching. Kirilee began teaching at Dominic College in 2020 and enjoys teaching Science and Animal Husbandry.

Book every child should read
Oh, the places you'll go, The Harry Potter series and The Chronicles of Narnia

Best recent professional learning
Teaching biosecurity on school farms

Favourite teaching unit
Animal science - Equine or insect units Science - Animal Kingdoms and Ecology

Teaching motto
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Madelyn Carver

Teacher- Year 1 lakri

Madelyn, an Old Scholar, has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tasmania majoring in Gender Studies and Sociology in 2015. She furthered her studies by graduating with a Master of Teaching degree in 2017. Madelyn is passionate about teaching young children and preparing them to be successful in their future endeavours. Madelyn continues to strive to develop her teaching pedagogy which is why she is currently completing her honours in Early Childhood Education as well as a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. Madelyn is thrilled to begin her teaching career at Dominic College.

Book every child should read
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Best recent professional learning
Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Favourite teaching unit
Science

Teaching motto
"Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson

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Stephen Casni

Deputy Principal, Teacher - Religious Education

Stephen started his teaching career at St John Bosco College, Engadine, a Salesian school in the tradition of Don Bosco teaching English, History, Geography and Religious Education, working for three years as English Coordinator from 2007. Stephen also worked as Religious Education Coordinator for three years starting from 2010 being heavily involved with social justice, liturgy, retreats and staff and student faith formation.

Throughout 2013 Stephen spent time at Dominic College as Director of Mission K-10, before returning to Sydney to take up the role of Leader of Learning and Innovation at Caroline Chisholm College from 2014-2017, during this time Stephen focused on developing a culture of growth coaching amongst students to empower them to take ownership and control over their own learning.

Stephen returned to Dominic College as Deputy Principal commencing in 2018. With a passion for encouraging responsible use of technology to enhance student learning Stephen believes students must develop and sustain a growth mindset with which they can achieve anything they put their minds to. Stephen enjoys History, travelling, reading, theatre, coastal walks and spending time with family and friends.

Book every child should read
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations and the entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Best recent professional learning
Growth Coaching International - Coaching Accreditation Program

Favourite teaching unit
RE unit - “The Church in History” and Ancient History unit - “Pompeii and Herculaneum”

Teaching motto
“In every young person, a point of goodness is accessible, and it is the primary duty of the educator to discover that sensitive cord of the heart so as to draw out the best in the young person.” -St John Bosco

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Bonnie Court

Teacher - English, Religious Education, Humanities and Empower

Bonnie undertook her university studies at the University of Tasmania, specialising in Secondary English, Humanities and TESOL (EAL). Since graduating, Bonnie spent 5 years teaching at Marist Regional College in Burnie, before returning to Hobart to teach at Guilford Young College. She has spent the past 7 years teaching at Bavarian International School, located in Munich, Germany. Bonnie has experience teaching from Year 6-12 across the disciplines of English, Humanities and EAL.

Book every child should read
Lockie Leonard: Human Torpedo, by Tim Winton- It's an Australian classic!

Best recent professional learning
I was lucky enough to attend the last 2 Google Educator summits in Germany.

Favourite teaching unit
I love teaching all things geography and history!

Teaching motto
Always dare to dream. ‘Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything? Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.’ – James and the Giant Peach

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Catherine Coventry

Learning Support Coordinator K-6

Catherine completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania in 1994. She has over 20 years teaching experience working in primary schools within Australia and overseas. Most recently she has been working in Muscat, Oman where she held the role of Literacy Leader for Learning for four years. Catherine has experience teaching at each grade level from Kindergarten - Year 6 and has taught in both EAL and Learning Support roles. Catherine joined Dominic College in 2020 after relocating to Tasmania with her family.

Book every child should read
The Rainbow Fish

Best recent professional learning
Visible Thinking - Harvard's Project Zero

Favourite teaching unit
Literacy and Art

Teaching motto
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn - Alvin Toffler

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Katie-Lee Crawford

Teacher - Religious Education, Humanities and English

Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of Tasmania in 2017, with a double major in Psychology and Behavioural Science and a double minor in Criminology and Marketing. Driven by her love for learning and passion for cultivating curiosity in young minds, Katie undertook a Master of Teaching graduating in 2020 and commenced teaching at Dominic College in Term 1 2021.

Book every child should read
'Once' by Morris Gleitzman

Best recent professional learning
'High Impact Pedagogy and Classroom Management'

Favourite teaching unit
Poetry, Film Studies, The World Wars and the Civil Rights Movement.

Teaching motto
'What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.' (George Bernard Shaw)

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Benjamin Crick

Teacher - Year 5

After completing a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania in 2015, Ben moved to England to teach in a Church of England Primary School located in North London. Living in London enabled Ben to travel extensively throughout Europe and learn about the history and culture of many countries, a passion of his which he enjoys sharing with his students. Ben is looking forward to continuing his journey at Dominic College.

Book every child should read
The Adventures of Odysseus by Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton

Best recent professional learning
URSTRONG

Favourite teaching unit
English - Persuasive Writing

Teaching motto
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.” St Jerome

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Sue Cunningham

Coordinator of Teaching and Learning 3-6, Teacher - Year 6

Sue began her career in education in 1988. Since that time she has held a number of positions in the field of education including teaching ESOL, working with special needs students, making high school and university placements for overseas students and of course classroom teaching in Years 2, 4, 5 and 6. She has worked in primary, secondary and adult education. Sue came to Dominic in 2012 after 18 years living in Asia, 13 years in Shanghai, China and 5 years in Taipei, Taiwan.

Book every child should read
Wonder by RJ Palacio

Best recent professional learning
Thomas Guskey: On Your Mark

Favourite teaching unit
History, writing, reading, maths ... - it is too hard to choose one!

Teaching motto
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford

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