Noel Mifsud
Mr Noel Mifsud

Principal

JP, Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Masters Education Administration, Bachelor Education, Diploma Teaching, Diploma Training & Assessment, Graduate Diploma Education, Associate
Fellow Australian Institute Management, Member of Commonwealth Council Education, Member Australian Company of Directors.

Noel Mifsud began teaching at Kildare College in 1984 and moved to his first Christian Brother/EREA school in 1985 serving for 32 years in EREA education. 2017 is his 11th year as Principal of CBC.

Noel was formerly Principal Xavier Community Education Centre in the NT from 1993-1996. He has visited schools across the globe and conducted seminars for Principals in the Philippines and India, lectured on education and visited China six times. His key note addresses included the Australian Work Skills Managers Conference, National Southern Cross Homes Managers Conference, National Asia Education Foundation and SA Lutheran Schools Conference. Noel was the former Station Leader of Casey station in Antarctica and also served first as a consultant then as a Captain in the Army Reserves Education Corps.

Rachele Tullio
Dr Rachele Tullio

Assistant Principal -
Faith and Identity


Dip T, Grad Dip (RE), Med (Ed) PhD.

Rachele has been teaching since 1980 in various Catholic schools at both primary and secondary levels. During this time, she has held several leadership roles that provided her with opportunities to explore the spiritual dimensions and resilience of young people and staff.

Rachele’s area of expertise is in Retreat work where young people reflect on personal identity and their emerging sense of spirituality. Currently, she is responsible for the religious dimension of CBC and continues to focus on Catholic Identity as well as nurturing a multi-faith community. CBC enjoys a positive and inclusive relationship with other faiths. Her love for community is a testament to her becoming an Elected Member in the City of Charles Sturt since the 2014 Council elections.

Rachele is also an active contributor to the academic well-being of the students at CBC. With over 38 years’ experience in teaching boys, she seeks opportunities and programs for students to succeed that are monitored regularly. Social justice initiatives are included in this holistic approach to provide students with a deeper understanding and empathy for the socially marginalised as encompassed in the Gospels.

Frank Scali
Mr Frank Scali

Business and Finance Manager

Frank graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Major) and completed his CPA in 1992. With over thirty years' experience in accounting, financial planning and business management, Frank has worked in retail, life insurance, superannuation and education (20 years in education and over 16 years at CBC). Frank is passionate about making a difference for our students, families and staff by ensuring that we have the best facilities, resources and staff available all at an affordable and competitive price. He prides himself on being approachable and is genuine in assisting all committed families in need.
Sean Mangan
Dr Sean Mangan

Assistant Principal - Learning

Dr Sean Mangan has held a number of senior leadership positions across Victoria and South Australia – both in Catholic and Independent settings. He has experience in a range of large schools – both co-educational and single sex. Beyond schools, Dr Mangan has experience working for the SACE Board and Catholic Education Office as a Senior Education Adviser (Data Analyst). Dr Mangan holds a number of qualifications including a Doctorate of Education (Uni of Adelaide), Master of Education (Deakin) and Bachelor of Education (Uni of Melbourne) along with a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education (Uni SA). As a life-long learner, he believes that ongoing study and reading are important requirements for ongoing professional growth. He has a particular interest in providing an engaging and contemporary curriculum that caters for all student’s needs in the 21st century. Currently in collaboration with a Literacy Consultant and key staff, Dr Mangan is leading a whole-school Writing Project to improve Literacy outcomes for all students. Dr Mangan believes all students must aim to strive for academic excellence and maintain a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle by participating in the life of the College through social justice/outreach opportunities and the co-curricular program.
Michael Lucas
Mr Michael Lucas

Director of Senior School

Michael has worked as an Academic and Pastoral Care leader within Edmund Rice Education Australia for over twenty-five years. His experience includes teaching in schools located in Queensland, England and South Australia. Michael is a passionate advocate for boys education and embodies the values of our college. Through his strong leadership, he encourages the develop of innovative pedagogy in curriculum that encourages students to embrace 21st Century Learning platforms. Michael motivates all members of our community to build positive relationships and resilience, foster critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills. With these goals Michael enables our students to take personal responsibility for their learning, and achieve success beyond the gates of CBC.
Jamie Couch
Mr Jamie Couch

Director of Middle School

Jamie graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts the University of South Australia with a Graduate Diploma in Education and has completed his Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies. With over twenty years' experience as a classroom teacher and Educational Leader in many of our Adelaide schools, Jamie has educated, motivated and inspired our teenagers in both Middle and Senior Schools. His genuine desire and drive to prepare, holistically, our CBC students for the ever changing, technology driven society they will enter is a true testament to the loyal, caring, professional person that Jamie is.
Nicola Brennan
Mrs Nicola Brennan

Director of Junior Campus

As an educator of over thirty years’ Nicola is experienced in teaching primary and secondary schools and adult education on three different continents. Her classrooms have ranged from being situated under a tree to large, high-tech, well-equipped rooms. She has taught adult literacy funded by a Dutch Charitable Foundation, been part of a project seeking to rehabilitate young people living on the streets, taught Mathematics at High School and most levels of Primary School. Nicola has held many positions of increasing leadership responsibility, culminating to her current position as the Director Junior Campus at CBC. Nicola's years of teaching in diverse classrooms, has developed within her a strong appreciation of the important role educators play in providing inclusive educational experiences for all pupils, that also respectfully embraces the rich breadth of a student’s cultural, social and faith background.

Reflecting back upon her years as a student at the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa, Nicola now appreciate that the aim of their pedagogical philosophy was to develop within us not only the knowledge and skills to be quality educators, but also the desire to be strong advocates of social justice. Since her graduation, Nicola has attended a wide range of professional development opportunities, including currently studying, via distance education, for a Masters degree in Special Educational Needs, thus ensuring that her pedagogy remains current and her teaching continues to be inspired by the latest educational pedagogy and research.

As a member of the leadership team at the Junior Campus, Nicola continue to ensure that all our students are provided with a nurturing environment, rich learning experiences and the knowledge and skills necessary for them to become confident young people ready to be a citizen of the Twenty-first Century.
Stephen Clohesy
Mr Stephen Clohesy

Director of Student Learning Enrichment

Stephen graduated from the Adelaide College of Advanced Education in 1984 with a Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education. In 2008 he completed a Masters Degree in Education and Leadership from Flinders University.

As Director of Learning Enrichment Stephen is responsible for coordinating the Inclusive Education Faculty that looks after the interests of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. He is fortunate to work with a most caring and talented team of Educational Support Officers on both the Senior and Junior Campus.

Stephen is also responsible for the welfare of our Indigenous students and those students who study English as an Additional Language (EAL). Working closely with the Careers Counsellor and VET Coordinator, Stephen ensures senior students select the best subject patterns and identify the right vocational pathway.
Mrs Erin Hayman

Director of Community Children's Centre

Erin has been working within the Early Childhood sector for over 14 years and her passion continues to grow as does her knowledge and thirst for it! Erin’s personal philosophy aligns with the vision of CBC. She believes in creating a community where learning and environments can be enjoyed and celebrated with innovation, creativity and passion. Where the children’s voices are heard first and teachers scaffold the learning and encourage autonomy. Erin has a strong affiliation with the Reggio Approach, this is reflected through her teaching style and within the Children’s Centre Environment.

Within the Early Years environment Erin places a great deal of value with using our Teachers, our Educators, our Children and our Families all as resources from which they can learn and teach. Erin follows a Connectivist approach to how she communicates and creates a Community of Learners for both the Children as well as the Educators. With this in mind, she also thinks communication is such an integral element within the Children’s Centre. Communicating not only with the children but with the Families and the Communities that we share. Erin is a strong believer that there is so much to learn and even more to give.

 

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