Meet Our Middle Management Team

Peter Brookes - Head of Dennis House

The responsibility of the Head of Dennis House is to oversee the personal development and wellbeing of students across the College, with particular pastoral emphasis on the students of Dennis House.  Peter joined the HPE Faculty of A.B. Paterson College in 2007 and moved into the role of Head of Dennis House in 2018. 

Alison Ward - Head of Lawson House 

Alison’s role is to oversee the personal development and wellbeing of students across the College, with particular pastoral emphasis on the students of Lawson House.  Alison joined A.B. Paterson College in 2010 as a History and Social Sciences teacher.  She became Head of Lawson House in 2016.

Justin Andrews - Head of Mackellar House

The Head of House role oversees the personal growth and wellbeing of students, with particular emphasis placed on the pastoral care and development of the students of Mackellar House.  The Head of House role also supports teachers, parents and carers in maintaining the high standards expected of all students.  Justin joined A.B. Paterson College in 2013 as a Mathematics, Science and HPE teacher.  He became Head of Mackellar House in 2014.

Marc Olivier - Head of Wright House

The role of the Head of Wright House is to oversee the personal development and wellbeing of students across the College, with particular pastoral emphasis on the students of Wright House.  Marc joined A.B. Paterson College in 2008 as a History and Social Science teacher.  He became Head of Wright House in 2015.

Bonn Hatton - Head of Faculty - Academic Excellence, Growth & Development

Bonn was appointed Head of Academic Excellence, Growth and Development in 2020. In this role Bonn will support and promote the academic growth of all of our students, with particular focus on our gifted and talented students and learning support. Bonn has a Masters Degree and will also be leading the department in their support of our EAL/D students.

Jasmine Lange - Head of Faculty - Mathematics

Jasmine is responsible for the day-to-day operations within the Mathematics Faculty, working collaboratively with students and fellow teaching staff to ensure that the curriculum and assessment practices challenge and inspire students while meeting QCAA guidelines.  Jasmine joined the College in 2006, moving from a teaching position to Assistant Head of Mathematics, and to the Head of the Mathematics Faculty in 2017.

Anne Wood - Head of Faculty - English

Anne has 30 years’ experience as an English Teacher. She has taught in both New South Wales and Queensland, in the State, Independent and Catholic systems. She is a QCAA Lead Confirmer, Lead Endorser, External Marker and a member of the Prescribed text book committee.

Anne is the current Vice President of the English Teachers Association of Queensland and a committee member of the Joint Council of Teacher Associations of Queensland, as she is strongly committed to elevating all English Teachers’ capabilities and advocating for the place of English within the curriculum. Anne has presented at a number of conferences and seminars both Nationally and Internationally. 

Anne holds a First Class honours Master Degree from University of Sydney and is currently studying a Doctorate of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. 

Steven Mikael - Head of Faculty - Health and Physical Education

The role of Head of Faculty entails being responsible for the planning, mapping and delivery of curriculum to students across Prep to Year 12.  Steven joined A.B. Paterson College in 2003, moving from specialist teacher to Head of Health and Physical Education faculty in 2007 and has been a member of the Panel since 2011. 

Leighton Morgan - Head of Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics involves the use of statistical techniques and software to collate and evaluate data in order to assess and monitor student learning and provide feedback to leaders of curriculum areas.  Leighton joined A.B. Paterson College in 2017 as a mathematics teacher after being Head of Mathematics at several schools in London, United Kingdom.  He was appointed as Assistant Head of Mathematics in 2018 and became the Head of Learning Analytics at the beginning of 2020.

Cheyne Sandercoe - Head of Faculty - Languages

Cheyne coordinates the Languages Program from Prep to Year 12.  This includes Japanese (Prep to Year 12) and Spanish (Years 4 - 12).  She teaches the Prep Japanese and Senior Japanese classes.  Cheyne joined the College in 2006, moving from a teaching position to Assistant Head of Languages in 2011, and to the Head of the Languages Faculty in 2013.

Melissa Presland - Head of Faculty - Science

With a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Queensland, Melissa joined A.B. Paterson College in 2002 as a Science teacher and was promoted to Head of Faculty Science in 2012. 

In this role, Melissa ensures that the members of the Science Faculty are able to deliver a quality education that follows the requirements of ACARA (Years 7 - 9) and QCAA (Years 10 - 12).

Bernelle Sole - Head of Faculty - Technology

As Head of Faculty for Technology, Bernelle Sole is responsible for overseeing the organisation and growth of the department, and for ensuring the development of an effective and creative curriculum that challenges and inspires students whilst meeting the QCAA guidelines.  Since joining the College in 2015, Bernelle has taught across both the Technology and Creative Arts faculties. Bernelle believes that a collaborative teaching and learning approach is essential to create the best learning environment for all students.

Sharyn Walker-Joyce - Head of Faculty - The Arts

Sharyn Walker-Joyce was appointed to the Head of Arts Faculty position in 2013. In this role, she oversees the organisation and growth of the College Co-curricular Performing Arts program, as well as the development of the Prep to Year 12 academic Arts curriculum encompassing Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Anthony (AJ) Chetter - Head of Faculty - Humanities & Social Sciences 

Anthony is excited to be working with the dynamic and inspiring HASS team to continue developing student knowledge and skills in Humanities subjects.

Anthony is an Ancient and Modern History teacher and has previously also taught English in Years 8-10 at A.B. Paterson College. Prior to joining the College, he taught Geography in Hong Kong and began his teaching career as a German teacher in Logan and the Lockyer Valley. He found teaching in a variety of contexts and subjects extremely rewarding and insightful. Anthony believes there is something to interest every student in the HaSS domain, due to the breadth and depth of subjects.