Teachers and Staff

The staff of The Armidale Waldorf School play an important role in the development of your child. Our staff are specially selected from candidates with demonstrated commitment to Rudolf Steiner Education principles.


Playtime: Rose McGrath

Preschool: Donna Grey (Director), Khalida Khan (Assistant) and Tiarna Brown (Assistant)

Kindergarten: Karen Jenkins

Years 1/2: Tracey Somerville

Years 3/4: Angela Earth

Years 5/6: Tim Kemp

Years 7/8: Joanne Lowe


Instrumental Program: Zana Clarke (Recorder); Joanna Fairs-Wu (Violin/Cello); Robert Jackson (Cello); Jhana Allen (Violin); Richard Smith and Nicole Mackson (Piano); Robert Harpley (Guitar).

Music: Nicole Mackson

French: Michelle Le Gall

Craft: Nadia Waters

Art: Belinda Nano

Gardening: Belinda Nano

Wellbeing: Belinda Nano

Extra Lesson: Rebecca Molyneux

Library Coordinator: Adriana McClenaghan


Student Support Coordinator and Instructional Leader: Michelle Hollands

Learning Support Teacher: Sofia Debus

Student Learning Assistants: Narelle Jackson, Kim Bizo, Nadia Waters, Belinda Nano, Anthony Cooke, Paula Atwell, Rebecca Molyneux, Meg Tickle, Felicia Corney


Every year the school hosts young visitors from Germany who are spending a gap-year doing volunteer-work abroad.  These are our Freunde (“friends” in German). The Freunde are hosted by families from within the school community, and they spend the weekdays performing various duties around the school – they may be assisting in a classroom, working in the garden, repairing desks and chairs or helping on a class camp. The program is an invaluable part of the school’s life and we are very grateful to be a part of it.

2018/2019 Freunde – Hanna Kriessl, Jonas Buehler, and Lara Staubach


Education Director: Zana Clarke

School Manager: Steven Breese

Finance and Payroll: Tracy Kennedy

Administration: Julie Sillar and Tanya Day

Promotions and Events: Tanya Day

Maintenance: Ralph Webster (Coordinator) and Terry Manly

Bus Supervisors: Kim Bizo