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 

  • Mrs Lyn Wood
  • Ms Katrina Punton
  • Ms Helen Saville (Rel)

Teaching Staff

  • KM - Mrs Mady Hunt
  • KD - Mrs Amy Dorfling
  • 1/2K - Miss Grace Keating
  • 1/2S - Ms Helen Saville
  • 1/2G - Ms Amanda Godfree
  • 3/4W - Mr Michael Wilson
  • 3/4C - Mrs Elana Knight
  • 4/5P - Ms Katrina Punton
  • 5/6B - Mrs Linda Brislane/Mrs Mel O'Neill (Friday)
  • 5/6L - Miss Lani Williams
  • 5/6S - Mr Hugh Smyth

Teaching Support Staff

  • Library - Mrs Kate O'Donnell & Mrs Jessica Arnold (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
  • Learning and Support Team Coordinator - Mrs Lauren Perkins
  • Early Literacy Intervention - Ms Patricia Tuft
  • RFF - (Science) Mr Baldwin, Mrs Tavener, Mrs Struwe
  • School Wellbeing Officer - Ms Mel Shoesmith (Monday - Thursday)
  • Counsellor / Ed Psychologist - Mrs Anna O'Meara
  • COVID Intensive Learning Support Program - Mrs Lorna Lavener, Ms Claire Golding, Mrs Lynelle Patterson, Ms Elana Knight

Administrative and Support Staff

  • School Administration Manager (SAM) - Robin Rowe
  • School Administration Officer (SAO) - Angela Edwards, Karen Dickson
  • General Assistant - John Wood
  • Learning Support Officers - Natasha MacArthur, Katrina Read, Virginia Healey, Lexi Smith, Selina Brookes and Jacob Ross
  • IT/Technology Support - Rod Dransfield
  • Big Childcare (OSHC) - April Teece