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Our Staff

Diane Hayes


Diane Hayes is Principal of our wonderful school.  Diane has been Principal at St Mary’s since 1991 and is passionate about ensuring that children are given the best education that they can receive.  Married to Juno – they have 8 children between them.  Diane enjoys learning, travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Ellen Devaney


Ellen Devaney is Deputy Principal and Director of Religious Studies at St Mary’s.  Ellen teaches the Year 5 & 6 children and loves planning camps, productions and fun activities for her class.  She lives in Outram with her partner Kyle and enjoys walking, spending time at the gym, dancing and reading.  Ellen is passionate about education and is  currently completing her post graduate degree in Educational Leadership.


Katie O'Connell


Katie O’Connell teaches the Year 3 & 4 children.  She lives in Dunedin with her partner Connel.  Katie enjoys dancing and musicals, baking and walking her dog, Joey along the beach.

Katie Shaw


Katie Shaw teaches the NE – Year 1 children.  She lives in Milton with her partner Benji and 3 children – Sophia, Benson and Louie.  Katie enjoys following her partner round the country with his car racing.

Tina Reardon

Tina Reardon


Tina Reardon teaches the Year 3 & 4 children. She is passionate about helping all children succeed through empowering them to find their strengths and find their own voices in the classroom. This passion inspired her to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching for Learning and Behaviour. Tina lives in Mosgiel with her husband Josh and daughter Mila. She loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys traveling

Shayla Rowley


Shayla Rowley teaches the Year 1 and 2 children.  She lives in Dunedin with her partner, Jared.  Shayla enjoys sport (mainly softball).  Shayla is the Sports Co-ordinator at St Mary’s.  Shayla enjoys travelling around New Zealand.


Lyn Clark


Lyn Clark is Classroom Release Teacher.  She lives in Milton on a sheep farm with her husband Bryce and their 3 children.  Lyn enjoys Art and Maori.


Di Tait


Di Tait is a Teacher’s Aide at St Mary’s.  Di loves working with children.  She is married to Warren – has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.  Di enjoys walking and handiwork.


Nicola McKenzie


Nicola McKenzie is a Teacher’s Aide at St Mary’s and has worked with children of all ages for 15 years.  Nicola lives with her husband and 9 year old daughter.  Nicola’s interests are horses, walking, scrapbooking and spending time at her beach house with her family.

Sandra Shaw


Sandra Shaw is Office Administrator and has been a part of St Mary’s School for 29 years, being a parent, being a member of the Home and     School and Chairperson of the BOT.  All of her children – Katie, Alisha, Dion and Nicholas were educated at St Mary’s School.