Pacific Palms Public School

Quality learning in a safe and happy community.

Telephone02 6554 0249

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.


Melissa Merchant

Assistant Principals 

  • Amy Dorfling (Year K-2 ES1 and Stage 1)
  • Helen Saville (Year 3-4 Stage 2)
  • Lell Franks (Year 5-6 Stage 3)
  • Lisa Pursch (Curriculum K-2)

Teaching Staff

  • K/1M - Miss Jessie Meehan
  • KD - Mrs Amy Dorfling
  • 1/2D - Mr Kieran Dalton
  • 1/2J - Ms Tara Jones
  • 2/3G - Ms Amanda Godfree
  • 3/4S - Ms Helen Saville / Mrs Mady Hunt (Thurs/Fri)
  • 3/4W - Mr Mike Wilson
  • 4/6 PB - Mrs Linda Brislane/Ms Bec Perkins (Thurs/Fri)
  • 5/6F - Ms Lell Franks / Mrs Beth Marchmont (Wed)
  • 5/6R - Mr Jacob Ross

Teaching Support Staff

  • Library & Technology/Science RFF - Ms Rachel Cooper ( Wed, Thurs & Fri)
  • K-2 Science - Mrs Jess Arnold (Tues/Wed)
  • 3-6 Science - Mrs Lauren Perkins
  • Aboriginal Education - Bec Perkins (Wed)


Student Learning Support Officers

  • Learning and Support Team Coordinator - Mrs Lauren Perkins
  • High Potential & Gifted Education Teacher - Mrs Ebony Struwe
  • Student Wellbeing Officer -Ms Mel Shoesmith
  • Intensive Learning Support Program - Mrs Mel O'Neill, Mrs Virginia Healey
  • Student Learning Support Officers - Ms Katrina Read, Mrs Virginia Healey, Ms Mel Shoesmith, Miss Zenya Cropf, Mrs Danielle Hughes, Mr Mitch Wells.
  • Counsellor/Ed Psychologist - Mrs Fern Champion (Tuesday)

Administrative and Support Staff

  • School Administration Manager (SAM) - Mrs Robin Rowe
  • School Administration Officer (SAO) - Mrs Karen Dickson, Mrs Lexi Smith
  • General Assistant - Justin Hobbs
  • IT/Technology Support - Rod Dransfield
  • Big Childcare (OSHC) - Marcello