Our Staff & Board

Because caring and
kindness starts with us.

Our dedicated, skilled, patient and understanding staff are the backbone of our school.

Their passion and commitment to bringing out the best in each child is evident not only in class, but in every interaction with students, parents and the wider Good Shepherd community.

Our Staff

Darren Altus

Principal
MEdTheol, B.Ed JP/P

In this role, I really value forging strong partnerships with parents; listening to the voice of students and the wider community; empowering staff to be creative and courageous; creating an environment that sparks imagination and curiosity and; facilitating real-life learning experiences that enable children to take action and make a difference in their community.

Renae McDonald

Foundation Teacher/
PYP Curriculum Coordinator
B.Ed JP/P, Grad Cert Acc Lit

I love working at Good Shepherd Lutheran School because of the incredible team and community spirit that exists. It is a place that that genuinely cares about the well-being and success of each and every student. The unique outdoor environment at Good Shepherd adds a crucial element in nurturing students’ curiosity, creativity, and overall well-being. All of these things foster a deep sense of belonging and connection that makes coming to work each day a joy.

Danielle Pywell

Year 3/4 Teacher
B.Ed Primary

The Good Shepherd community is one I have always been very proud to be a part of, as a past student and now, as a teacher. Forming positive relationships is at the heart of what I do and I am looking forward to providing specialised support to students, and encouraging a love for learning.

Rachel John

Resources Coordinator
B.Ed Middle Primary

What I love about Good Shepherd is that it is a school of the Lutheran Church and that it has its roots buried in the Christian ethos. I love that it is a small school and I know all the children by name and all their families too.

Jodie Hampton

Arts Teacher/PE Coordinator
B.Ed JP/P

As an old scholar I am excited to be a part of the Good Shepherd school community once again, now as a teacher.

Lara Hepner

German Teacher
B.Ed P

 

Daniel Hausler

Year 5/6 Teacher
B. Ed, Dip. Theo. Ed

I love working at Good Shepherd because it feels like home – it’s small, cosy and full of friendly faces!

Sam Bussenschutt

Year 3/4 Teacher
B. Ed P

Good Shepherd is such an amazing community and I am looking forward to being a part of this community as a teacher.

 

Jennifer Grieger

Year 1/2 Teacher/
Sustainability Coordinator
B.Ed JP/P

I feel truly blessed to be part of the Good Shepherd community with such open hearts and minds!

Linda Fiebiger

Learning Support
B ECE, Grad Dip Theo Ed

I feel a strong sense of community and warmth at Good Shepherd which makes this a special place to both work and learn. I love that all children regardless of their abilities are truly valued and supported to reach their full potential. It is exciting to be part of this team.

Sonya Abdelmalek

Learning Support
BSc, Cert 3 Edu Support

It is a blessing to be part of such a caring and supportive team at Good Shepherd. It is lovely to see students showing respect and care for one another, and showing enjoyment while learning.

Selena Grundel

Learning Support
Cert 3 Edu Support

I am so grateful to be part of a learning environment that encourages all students to strive towards their individual goals. Each student is celebrated for their unique gifts, skills and personalities. Through our strong community of dedicated and caring staff, supportive families and enthusiastic students, successful and meaningful learning is achieved.

Fiona Lloyde

Student Wellbeing Officer
B. App Soc Sc (Counselling)

What is amazing about Good Shepherd is the loving, caring nature of this whole community.

Sarah Loveday

Finance Officer
B.Com

My number one priority is always the students.

Danette Mifflin

Administration

It is a privilege to be able to assist our parents and students each day in this caring community.

Stephen Grieger

Grounds and Maintenance
BA Accountancy CPA

Brenton Klau

Bus Driver/Grounds Maintenance Assistance

It’s great to be part of a dedicated team and watching our wonderful Good Shepherd students grow through their years at the school.

Governing Board

Paul McGorman
Chair GSLS Board

Amy Blenkiron
GSLS Board Member

Mel Jaunay
GSLS Board Member

Rob Borgas
Pastor
(Non-voting Member)

Daniel Swincer
Vice Chair GSLS Board

Andrew Bradtke
GSLS Board Member

Darren Altus
Principal
(Non-Voting Member)

Paul Bert
Finance Chair GSLS Board

Jamie Cameron
GSLS Board Member

Sarah Loveday
Finance Officer
(Non-Voting Member)