Our Staff

Principal’s 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. Teachers 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 (indivudual Year levels) from Kindergarten to Year 6.

In addition to the Principal, the school leadership team includes Mr Julian Laffan (Assistant Principal) and Mrs Ann Monkhouse (Religious Education Coordinator). Together with the teaching staff and administrative and classroom support staff we strive to provide best educational practice 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 Trish Ferlitsch

Meet Our 2019 Staff


Mrs Trish Ferlitsch

Assistant Principal

Mr Julian Laffan

Religious Education Coordinator

Mrs Ann Monkhouse


Mrs Ann Monkhouse
Ms Annie Lightfoot

Year 1

Mr Paul O'Donnell

Year 2

Mre Katie Tooth

Year 3

Ms Emma Hillsdon

Year 4

Miss Bridget Welfare

Year 5

Mr Niall Ashby

Year 6

Ms Lisa Kaptein

Classroom Support Teacher

Ms Jane Lokan

Classroom Support Assistants

Ms Michelle Bartley

Mrs Sarah Stewart

Mrs Michelle Ridley

Mr Karuna Bajracharya

Office Administrator

Mrs Lara Hewitt

Teacher Librarian

Mr Julian Laffan

Visual Arts Teacher

Ms Elisabeth Mertens

Cultural Immersion Teacher

Mrs Victoria McGrath