Principal – Mrs Kim Wickham
Kim commenced as Principal in January 2018. As an educator with over 30 years of experience, Kim’s professional experience began as a music teacher. She held positions as Head of Music and Head of Creative Arts before moving into the area of curriculum leadership as Dean of Studies at St Aidan’s AGS. She has also worked in the tertiary sector, lecturing in curriculum and professional practice. Kim holds a Masters Degree in Education (curriculum), Bachelor Degrees in both Education and the Arts (Qld Conservatorium), a Graduate Diploma of Teaching plus an Associate Diploma in Performance. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and graduated from her tertiary theology course with the highest Grade Point Average. As a finalist in the Queensland College of Teachers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Leadership, she is passionate about student voice, agency and personal efficacy.
Deputy Principal – Curriculum, Mr Chris Nastrom-Smith
As Deputy Principal Curriculum (Years 10-12), Chris’ primary responsibility is the provision of relevant, engaging and challenging curricular programs that reflect the College’s ethos and Mission, but also comply with the relevant statutory authorities, such as the QCAA and ACARA. The role allows Chris to work in partnership with the Director Studies (Years 7-9) and lead the Curriculum Leaders’ to ensure the College is developing curriculum approaches and assessment practices that foster collaboration and innovation amongst the teaching staff to ensure our students are provided with the opportunity to engage in enriching learning experiences.
Deputy Principal – Operations & School Development, Mrs Lissa Gyte
This role provides the opportunity to both shape and serve Loreto College. Having been a Curriculum Leader for the past five years, Lissa has experienced first-hand the opportunities made available to our teachers so they may continuously grow. Research confirms that the most impactful professional growth occurs by working in collaboration with colleagues. Lissa hopes to build upon the legacy of her predecessors and strengthen the collective efficacy of our staff – with a clear focus on improving student learning and growing our effectiveness as teachers. Key responsibilities include implementing our new Teaching and Learning Framework – HEART, the professional development of staff and the daily operations of the College.
Director of Mission, Mrs Andreia Wigan
Responsible for leading the religious life of the school and to animate the charism of Mary Ward and the traditions, ethos and actions of the ibvm sisters here at the College. Andreia is charged with the formation of students, staff, families and the wider community in the areas of faith and spirituality. This includes the planning, preparation and leading of prayer, liturgy, reflection and retreat opportunities. Andreia is also responsible for the Social Justice and service learning areas of the school including the organisation and facilitation of opportunities such as service, charity, awareness raising, community building and immersions. Ultimately, the role exists for the building and formation of a vibrant and active Catholic school community.
Director of Pastoral Care, Ms Annie Diamond
Annie has worked at Loreto College since 2004 and has undertaken leadership roles in both curriculum and pastoral areas. Since 2016, Annie has been a member of the College Leadership Team serving in various capacities as the Deputy Principal – Administration and then Executive Deputy Principal. Annie’s commitment to student welfare and fostering their individual growth sees her in a new role this year, as the Director of Pastoral Care. In our nurturing community where each student is known, valued and empowered, Annie leads an authentic and effective Pastoral Care system that provides for the social and emotional well-being and personal development of all students. She is also dedicated to developing effective and trusting relationships that value and support parents and families.
Director of Studies, Ms Sally Crothers
Sally commenced at Loreto College in 2015 as the Curriculum Leader – History and in 2019 transitioned to the Leadership Team. As a professional educator Sally has developed and refined her skills as a leader and teacher. She completed her Master of Educational Leadership at ACU and graduated from her Bachelor of Education with Honours from QUT. She believes it is imperative that educational leaders have a strong sense of the values and beliefs that underpin their learning community, to ensure the curriculum delivered is one that can liberate, empower and motivate students to develop their individual capacities to equip them to face their future with courage, confidence and resilience. Sally firmly believes that she displays her passion for education and learning daily and hopes that her fervour inspires our students to remain motivated and open to continuous life-long learning.
Director of Finance & Business Operations, Mrs Gail Winks
As Director of Finance and Business Operations, Gail oversees the College business functions including administration, compliance and risk management, community, facilities, finance, and technology services. As a member of the College Leadership Team, Gail also provides support to the Principal, School Board and Sub-Committees as part of the school’s governance program. A finance executive with over 25 years’ experience, she has held roles both locally and internationally across Public Practice, Mining, Manufacturing and Education sectors. Gail is a Chartered Accountant (Australia), and plans to build upon the legacy of her predecessors to make a lasting, positive contribution to the Loreto Community.