Our People

If you are interested in joining our team please contact us at admin@mis.qld.edu.au

Our Team


Acting Deputy Principal

Kirsty is a remarkable educator and has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher. In that time, Kirsty has worked in the Torres Strait, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Northern Queensland and even Hayman Island. With a Bachelor of Education, Kirsty went on to complete a Post Graduate qualification in Applied Science Fisheries and she is now undertaking a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Most of her career Kirsty has been a whole-school teacher working across year levels, which fits in perfectly with our multi-age school. Her passion to truly understand each learner, connect with them and engage them in their learning journey is evident every minute of the day. Kirsty’s belief that every child can succeed is at the centre of her education program and her commitment to building strong relationships to engage learners is a powerful combination. 


Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Sarah has a background in Public Health, Project Management, Commissioning, Case Management, Management of Health Visiting (Child Health) and School Nursing, as well as Clinical Nursing in a variety of areas. She has worked within Health in both the UK and Australia and is passionate about Child and Youth Development, encompassing the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur from birth through to adolescence and into adulthood.


Leader of Learning and Teacher

Katherine is a remarkable and holistic educator who has worked in a diverse range of schools, including a remote town in Western Australia. Kat holds a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Graduate Certificate in the Arts (English) and a Bachelor in Mass Communications (Journalism and Public Relations). Her focus is to ensure all learners know and reach their potential, feel safe, worthy and supported, and are provided meaningful and personalised access to the Australian Curriculum. Kat is effective in developing the personal, academic and social capabilities of all learners through the creation of a meaningful, supported and accountable community.


Learning Support Specialist

Pauline has over 22 years’ experience as an educator teaching in primary, secondary and special education schools in Australia and the UK. With a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate of Integrative Health and Wellness, Pauline comes to us with many valuable skills. Her focus is on supporting all learners so they feel safe, valued and worthy in their learning journey. She places a strong emphasis on emotional health as the foundation to successful learning. Pauline is committed to providing a holistic individual learning program for all learners at MIS.



Sabine moved to the Sunshine Coast from Victoria in early 2021 and is very excited to be teaching at My Independent School. Sabine has travelled a lot and taught in a variety of school settings around Australia, both remote and within cities. She is a passionate educator with an interest in STEM Education and preparing students for the future. Sabine loves Bikram Yoga, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and walking her dog Mojo! She is excited to be creating fun, immersive and valuable learning experiences for our young people.


Learning Enabler

Support Team

Melissa Weston

Office Manager

Our Board

Dan Fischer


Garry Claridge


Margi O’Brien


2021 Key Dates

All the key dates for the year are available here.


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