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Suncoast Events

Careers Expo

Date: July 31, 2018

Our senior students had the opportunity of attending the annual Sunshine Coast Careers Expo last Tuesday. It is an excellent


Ancient History Students’ Close Encounter with Mummies

Date: July 30, 2018

Recently our Year 11 and 12 Ancient History class visited the Brisbane museum to view the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient


Year 12 Humanitarian Project – SC Marathon

Date: July 17, 2018

We are encouraging the whole Suncoast community to get behind our team entry in the Sunshine Coast Marathon this year


Netball Tour

Date: July 17, 2018

Our top netball players have just returned from a very successful Netball Tour to an International Carnival on the Gold


Students Challenged at Robotics Tournament

Date: July 17, 2018

Late last term, 5 Suncoast teams consisting of Years 5 and 6 students, competed at the Sunshine Coast Robotics Tournament. Samson


Italian Update

Date: July 17, 2018

Italian Extravaganza Day Our Primary students had a taste of Italy on the last day of Term 2 with our

  1. Aug 04

    Family Photo Fundraiser

    August 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Saturday 4 August – 9:00am to 5:00pm A unique and affordable opportunity for College families

  2. Aug 07

    Year 11 in 2019 Info Night

    August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Our Year 11 in 2019 Subject Expo and Information Session will be held on Tuesday

  3. Aug 15

    Open Morning

    August 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    You are warmly invited to our Open Morning Please join our staff and students to

  4. Aug 21

    Arts on Twilight

    August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Arts on Twilight is a celebration of the artistic creativity and talents of Suncoast students. 

  5. Aug 31

    Father’s Day Stall

    August 31 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Let the kids do Father’s Day shopping on Friday 31 August. Pick out a gift

  6. Sep 19


    September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Spotlight is Suncoast Primary School’s premier performance event of the year to be held on



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International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212

Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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Secondary Teaching Staff

At Suncoast we have a team of dedicated Christian teachers and staff who believe in developing each child’s academic potential and character. Our staff are passionate and professional with a genuine commitment to the aims of Christian education.

Year Level Coordinators

Andrew Riek
Year 7 Coordinator Music, Health & Physical Education
Felix Sibarani
Year 8 Coordinator Digital Technologies (ICT), Information Technology Systems
Dirk Lategan
Year 9 Coordinator Science

Lourens Warricker
Year 10 Coordinator Science, Design Technology, Mathematics
Roslyn Styles
Year 11 Coordinator Cert II Hospitality, Home Economics, Food Textile Technology
Natasha Tomlins
Year 12 Coordinator Film, TV & New Media, Media Studies, Humanities

Secondary Teachers

Rosemarie Blakeston
Head of English
Judith Bowden
Secondary Learning Support
Ken Bowden
Cert III Music, VIP Coordinator

Bindi Brien
Visual Arts
Caroline Carruthers
Digital Technologies, Industrial Technologies Skills, Design Technology
Tania Cox
English, Humanities, Christian Studies

Peter Cutlack
Visual Art
Kieran Eskdale
Mathematics, Science
Denis Fricot
Health & Physical Education

Lauren Halson
Mathematics, Science. Christian Studies
Peter Herbert
Science, Mathematics
Kristina Hicks
Head of Science, Biology, Physics

Tanya Holthausen
Head of Performing Arts, Drama
Edward Howell
Maths & Science
Emily Hynes
English, Humanities & Business Studies ehynes@suncoast

Christine Jones
Senior Home Economics & Middle Years Food & Textile Technology
Jenny Kingi
Mark Lester
Head of Sport

Victoria Lester
Business Communications & Technology, Humanities, English Communications
Kate Lillington
Science, Biology, Mathematics
Gregory Mattiske
Principal, English

Tiona McMenamin
English, Humanities
Daniel Prinsloo
Mathematics, Science
Trent Raddatz
Head of Health & Physical Education, Senior PE, Middle Years HPE, Science

Garth Reid
Director of Student Development, Head of Christian Studies
Amanda Rockliff
English, Ancient History
Phillip Rockliff
Head of Secondary, Health & Physical Education

Lynda Shannon
Head of Humanities, Legal Studies, English, Christian Studies, Geography
Karen Starr
Head of Mathematics
Maria Tanase
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Meagan Toohey
Natalie Ukkola
Ruan van der Merwe
Head of Innovation & Enterprise, Economics, Business Communications & Technology

Lyndall Waters
Director of Studies, English
Haley Whitfield
Director of Teaching and Learning

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