St Anthony’s School is blessed with a team of professional and dedicated teachers and support staff, led by Principal Jennifer Ioannou.
Jennifer Ioannou, Principal
Master of Educational Administration and Leadership (Merit); BEd (Teaching)
Kia ora, I am proud to be the Principal of St Anthony's School. Our children thrive within a warm and supportive community, and are encouraged to be the best that they can be! My passion is teaching and learning and this often involves me being in the classroom to assist the children and teachers. I am also passionate about the development of the curriculum and offering a variety of opportunities for our children at St Anthony's. I have been the Principal of St Anthony's since October 2015 and have recently completed a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. I am a keen golfer and now that I have completed my Master's, I am planning to spend more time on the golf course.
Yvonne Small, Office Manager
I have worked in office management now for 16 years, nine of which were with a Catholic parish and the last seven within a Christian school environment. My passion for helping others allows me to assist our wonderful Principal and staff enabling them to work better and teach children in a supportive, innovative and exciting way. I love helping people, enabling them to succeed, especially and indirectly watching the children grow in character, personal strength and knowledge.
Denise Johnson, Year 7/8 part-time teacher (Tui Class), Assistant Principal, Director of Religious Studies
I have a long association with St Anthony's School and community. I am married to Mark and our four daughters completed their primary schooling here. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and love the freedom to teach and work from a faith based perspective. As a family we are passionate about sport, particularly tennis as well as enjoying some wonderful times water and snow skiing. Mark and I are now trying our hand at golf so are experiencing the joys of being learners in a very technical game!
Sarah Macintosh, NE/Year 1 Teacher (Kiwi Class)
BEd (Teaching); ACET Teacher
I teach New Entrants/Year 1 students in Kiwi Class. I have been teaching for 15 years, 9 of which have been at St Anthony’s. I love to teach Year 1 - the students have such a love of life and learning and they keep me on my toes! I have three children, two who are at St Anthony's - Brianna in Year 7 and Codie in Year 3. I am the staff representative on the Board of Trustees. I am kept busy with after school and weekend sports, including playing netball myself.
Ronan Kelly, NE/Year 1 Teacher (Kiwi Class); Release Teacher
PGCE Primary; Master of Arts (Drama and Theatre Studies); BA (English and History)
I started teaching New Entrants/Year 1 at St Anthony’s in May 2017. I have been teaching for nine years and have spent the last three of these working at a preschool in Wellington. I have also spent time teaching in London. I enjoy finding ways of making learning fun in the classroom and often incorporate children’s interests into my planning. I love working with children and helping them to achieve their goals. In my spare time, I like swimming, walking, cooking and reading.
Tracy Shanks, Year 2/3 Teacher (Hoiho Class)
GDipTchg (Primary); BA; Dip Business Studies; ACET Teacher
I have been teaching at St Anthony’s since 2009. Prior to this I taught at Holy Cross School and Strathmore Park School. I enjoy teaching Year 2 and 3 as every day brings new challenges and the children are full of energy. I enjoy using my love of art to teach in my classroom and run the school garden with a dedicated group of students. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, baking yummy treats for my colleagues, spending time with my family and special friends.
Davinia Penman, Year 3/4 Teacher (Takahe Class)
GDipTchg (Primary); BSc (Psychology and Educational Psychology)
I have been at St Anthony's School for one year and I'm really enjoying being part of this little community! I've lived in Wellington for five years and am in my third year of teaching. I love working with students through different mediums to create a fun learning environment where students are comfortable expressing themselves. My favourite teaching moments are when students are proud of what they've achieved and can see their progress.
Helen Revill, Year 7/8 part-time teacher (Tui Class); Release teacher
I am delighted to have recently joined the St Anthony's School Community. I have been teaching in the Junior School at Queen Margaret College for the past 19 years, where I established the Junior Art Programme in the Primary School. Prior to working there, I taught for 6 years in London and before that in Sydney where I was trained. We have two gorgeous grown up children and a humorous wire haired fox terrier named Timmy, who keeps us fit and makes us laugh a good deal. I enjoy all things creative from painting to sculpting, sewing and drawing. I adore teaching and the joy of working with children and look forward to saying hello.
Maureen Folan, Release Teacher
GDipTchg (Primary), B.A (English Literature and History)
I have been working at St Anthony's as a release teacher for the last 17 years. My own children attended the school and it is a real pleasure to be involved in the learning of the wonderful children who attend St Anthony's.
Nick Small, Year 5 Teacher (Kea Class)
GDipTchg (Primary); BA; ACET Teacher
I have taught at St Anthony's School since 2014. I have 19 years’ teaching experience - this includes 5 years teaching in London and before coming to St Anthony's School I taught for 7 years at Holy Cross School in Miramar. I enjoy coming to St Anthony's School each day to teach and work with the children creating a positive, fun, safe and calm learning environment. I am married and have a daughter who attends St Anthony's School. Outside of school, I enjoy watching the Canterbury Crusaders and attend Wellington Phoenix games as I am a season ticket holder.
Kate Kingston, Librarian / Teacher Aide
BA (English Literature)
I have been at St Anthony's in my current role since October 2014. I have a background in Office Administration in the Education and Government sectors, plus Government Department Libraries. I like the small family friendly atmosphere at St Anthony's School, and the way the children are respectful and considerate. Virtually all the students like books, so it makes my job a pleasure! Outside of school is mostly spent with my family, and running around after my two school aged children!