Our Staff

Principals Message

Welcome to St Bede’s! Our school is blessed with a beautiful campus, tight-knit community and excellent teachers dedicated to the highest standards of education. Our focus is on developing the character, talents and potential of each young person in our care. Staff at St. Bede’s foster and develop creativity and collaboration with the goal of achieving excellence in learning. We work together to build ongoing systemic improvement and a culture of trust, respect and integrity. Pride in our school and the profession of teaching is highly valued and enables us to offer quality education for the children of the Braidwood community. Students at St. Bede’s School are encouraged to identify their educational passions and to see themselves as successful learners. We currently have seven classes (individual Year levels) from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The school leadership team includes Mr Gerard (Ged) Galvin (Assistant Principal) and Ms Lisa Kaptein (Religious Education Coordinator). Together with the teaching staff and administrative and classroom support staff we strive to provide best educational practices within the Catholic tradition for every child who attends our school.

We warmly welcome you to our community. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Marylou Gorham


Meet Our 2021 Staff

Principal  Mrs Marylou Gorham

Assistant Principal

Mr Gerard Galvin

Religious Education Coordinator

Ms Lisa Kaptein


Miss Bridget Welfare

Year 1

Miss Shaye Cooper

Year 2

Mrs Katie Tooth

Year 3

Ms Johanna Barling

Year 4

Mr Gerard Galvin and Mrs Victoria McGrath

Year 5

Mrs Jennie Marsh and Mrs Ann Monkhouse

Year 6

Ms Lisa Kaptein and Ms Elisabeth Mertens

Classroom Support Teacher

Mrs Cherie Kilburn

Teacher Librarian

Mrs Jennie Marsh

Science & Technology Teacher

Ms Philippa Kelly

Dhurga Language

Mrs Kerry Boyenga

LNAP Teacher Support

Mrs Lois White (Kinder) and Mr Alex Shain (Yr 2)

Early Career Support Teacher

Mrs Cherie Kilburn (Yr 1)

Office Manager

Mrs Lara Hewitt

Classroom Support Assistants 

Ms Michelle Bartley, Mrs Sarah Stewart and Mrs Michelle Ridley