Head of English
After graduating from Rossmoyne High School with results in the top 1% in the state, Pauline Crisp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then a post graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia. With over thirty five years of involvement in education, her knowledge, interest and enthusiasm have only grown over time. Classroom teaching is her passion.
Pauline has taught English and Literature in a number of Perth schools, held Year Co-ordinator roles, engaged in relief teaching in both Primary and Secondary schools and privately tutored many students to better results. She came to St Andrew’s Grammar in 2010 and took up the Head of English role in 2011, actively and successfully working to improve both individual and school results in literacy. Pauline is the leader of Demeter House and thoroughly enjoys encouraging students to give their best effort and take up every opportunity offered.
Head of Mathematics
Head of HASS, Service Coordinator
Louisa Abelha loves teaching Humanities and Social Sciences at St Andrew’s Grammar and is our current Head of Learning Area H.A.S.S.
Louisa grew up in a multicultural family and had traveled quite a bit before growing up in Rockingham, Western Australia. Louisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, both from the University of Western Australia. She began her teaching career at Manjimup SHS followed by St. Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School prior to having her own children.
Louisa strongly believes that the key to a student’s success is personal empowerment and the development of a love for learning and inquiry. She loves playing badminton and has been very grateful to see the keen interest in the Badminton Club. As our Service Coordinator, Louisa continues to interest and involve our students in the H.O.P.E (Help Our Planet Earth) Environmental Club and Service Committee.
Louisa lives with her husband, Michael and their two daughters, and enjoys travel, exercising, cooking, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family. She enjoys getting to know all the students and works hard on ensuring that every student achieves their personal best.
Head of Science
Head of Health & Physical Education, Director of Sport
Head of Arts & Technologies, Year 7 Pastoral Coordinator, Transition Coordinator
Samantha Hunt has been teaching at St. Andrew’s Grammar for the past 11 years. She has undergraduate qualifications in Bachelor of Arts, an Associate Diploma of Applied Science and a post graduate Diploma of Education.
Samantha is an Art Specialist and has experience teaching students of all abilities, across numerous courses. She is currently The Head of Arts and Technologies and teaches; Visual Arts in Years 8 – 12, Children Family and the Community, Food Science and Technology and lower school Food Specialisation.
Samantha is a passionate, adaptable member of staff and has worked in various roles over the years. She has implemented and assisted with the organisation of many successful social and fundraising events within the amazing St. Andrew’s Grammar community.
Samantha’s teaching philosophy is one where the students are motivated and inspired and are not afraid to investigate their concepts and opinions. It is important that all students are engaged in all aspects of their schooling experience, both in and out of the classroom.
Acting Head of Greek, Year 8 Pastoral Coordinator
Year 9 Pastoral Coordinator, Head of Perth Glory Academy
Trent Bradshaw completed a Diploma of Education majoring in Physical Education and specialising in Science from The University of Notre Dame. Following this, he took on rural placements at Hedland Senior High School and Great Southern Grammar, teaching both Outdoor Education and Physical Education before moving back to Perth.
Trent is a passionate, motivated and energetic teacher, who is committed to producing lifelong learning within all of his students. He enjoys creating a positive rapport with both students and parents, seeing this as a crucial aspect to further the success of his students within all aspects of their learning.
A former East Perth WAFL player, Trent now enjoys camping and diving on the weekends and is excited to join the St. Andrew’s community.
Year 10 Pastoral Coordinator
Careers & Vocational Coordinator
A Masters in Science Education and Bachelors degree in Computer Education supports Bruce Wilkin’s passion for Science, Engineering and Mathematics. He has multiple years of WACE Physics and Chemistry experience that includes ‘Top Performing Schools’ status for Physics in 2018. Bruce has also taught Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Woodwork, Media, Health and Religion in a range of schools including Girrawheen, Manjimup, Kelmscott, St Hilda’s ASG, John XXIII, Servite and Methodist Ladies’ College.
He has 12 years’ experience as a Head of Science and a further 11 Years on the Leadership Team at MLC where he was primarily the Timetabler but also had roles including the Assistant to the Head of Secondary, the Acting Head of Middle School and the Academic Dean (K – 12). Bruce has a teacher wife and 3 children: an OT, an Engineer and a soon to be Lawyer.
He is still very proud of his position in the WA U16 State Team for Basketball along time ago, his 2nd Place in the 150km ‘Northam to Perth’ bike race and his effort riding a tandem bicycle for the WA Blind Sports Federation. He also swam at the world Master’s swimming championships. Bruce rides a bike to work ‘almost always’ and has spent a couple of years coaching students for the ‘Busselton Pedal Prix’. He is a life member of Hamersley Little Athletics, a former LAWA Board Member and has coached High jump for around 10 years. In his spare time, Bruce is building two kit cars, a Sonic 7 and Locost ‘Lotus 7’, which fits in well with him being the secretary of the WA Sports Car Builders Club.
In the classroom, he believes that challenging students to give their best needs to be personalised to the individual student and actively modelled by the teacher. He is looking forward to providing some challenging learning opportunities to the St Andrew’s students and watching them strive for success.
ELC Cell Leader, Kindergarten 1
Taryn Havas is an enthusiastic, highly motivated teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood Education. She has worked extensively in schools across Perth, Sydney and London. Taryn holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University. She has been teaching at St Andrew’s Grammar since 2012 and was appointed as the Early Learning Co-ordinator in 2013. In this role Taryn provides management and support for the Early Learning Centre staff.
Taryn is invested in St Andrew’s Grammar’s vision, purpose and values and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), WA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines and the Western Australian Curriculum.
Taryn is passionate about her role as an educator, and understands the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and teachers alike. Taryn provides a vibrant, stimulating classroom environment that is conducive to learning, and motivates the students in her care to produce their best possible outcomes.
Year 1-2 Cell Leader, Year 1.1
A dedicated and conscientious teacher, Maria Kassinas has over 16 years of teaching experience and is an industrious Year 1-2 Cell Group Leader. Her Bachelor of Education, Kindergarten to Year Seven, allowed her to teach in the United Kingdom for two years where her passion for the acquisition of literacy in the early stages of schooling developed. In 2011, she completed a Master of Education, specialising in Literacy, Numeracy and Learning Difficulties.
Mrs Kassinas in committed to providing quality teaching within an inclusive and supportive learning environment that encourages children to be risk takers, to control their own learning and profit from their own experiences. In a safe and supportive environment where students are valued and empowered, she prepares each child to be a flexible, resilient, life-long learner.
Year 3-4 Cell Leader, Year 3.1
Michelle Emmelhainz been teaching at St. Andrew’s Grammar for many years and in that time has taught various year levels including Middle School Physical Education. She is currently teaching Year 3 which she thoroughly enjoys.
In addition, Mrs Emmelhainz is a Senior Teacher and has been a Cell Leader in the Primary school for the last four years. This year she is the Year 3-4 Cell Leader.
Furthermore, in 2013 Mrs Emmelhainz was given the position of Resources coordinator for the Primary school in the Learning Area of Science. This has now progressed to include HASS, Mathematics, Home-Reading, Guided Reading and Classroom Reading. This role involves researching, purchasing, collating and maintaining all of the resources for the Primary school.
Mrs Emmelhainz is a Primary Years Specialist who has over 15 years of teaching experience in all year levels of primary school.
Mrs Emmelhainz firmly believes that SAG integrates curriculum to ensure that all students reach their full potential.
In her spare time, she loves travelling, exercising and spending time with her family.