Our Support Staff

Wendy Hyland – Education Administrator


Wendy is an experienced Steiner teacher who has previously taken a group of students from class 1-8.  Her specialist areas include art, health, physical activities and craft.

Wendy is a member of the Tasmanian Anthroposophical Society who participates in study groups, meetings and special events when possible. Her Steiner training has been in-house, through workshops, attendance at conferences and intensives within Australia over the past fifteen years.

Contact: wendyh@tarremah.tas.edu.au

Mandy Silversides  – Education Facilitator

Mandy has been a class teacher at Kamaroi (Sydney) and Bowral Steiner Schools for the last 15 years. Her passion is classroom teaching and learning, yet increasing interest in the school-wide picture saw her move into mentoring and leadership roles in recent years.

She moved with her family to Hobart to take up this new role at Tarremah, and has two daughters at the school. In supporting the teachers, she enjoys the opportunity to continue deepening her understanding of Steiner education, working collaboratively with colleagues to inspire and support the children in their learning. She loves getting out and about, connecting with the broader Steiner/educational context at conferences, workshops and meetings.

Business Manager – Penny Lane

Penny is our Business Manager.

Front Office

Therese Chilcott

Therese works as Office Administrator and Enrolment Officer.

Jo Richardson

Jo is our Accounts Manager, Payroll Coordinator, and spends time working in the Front Office.

Teacher Aides

Agnes Reddington

Agnes works in the Early Childhood Centre as a Teacher Aide.

Rosie Barry

Rosie works as an assistant to the craft teacher in the primary school. She is an experienced crafter and teacher, and a loving mother of four children.

Danni Vaughan

Danni is as a Teacher Aide in both the Early Childhood Centre and the Primary School.

Sue Vincent

Sue is a Teacher Aide in the Primary School with a specialisation in Learning Support.

Melissa Harris

Melissa is a Teacher Aide in both the Early Childhood Centre and the Primary School..

Michelle Evans

Michelle is a Teacher Aide in the Secondary School with a specialisation in Learning Support.

Marie Ward

Marie works as a Teacher Aide in the Secondary School. When she’s not at Tarremah, she is a keen crafter and world-class Tennis Official!

Ivalu Greig

Ivalu is as a Teacher Aide in both the Primary School and the Secondary School.

Administration Staff

Abbey Vincent

Abbey is the Library Technician at Tarremah.

Colin Sinclair

Colin works in Information Technology.

Kevin Roberts

Kevin heads up Information Technology.

Qug McKendrick-King

Qug does a great job as the school gardener as well as helping our Outdoor Education team.

Sam Thompson

Sam works as maintenance and Workplace Health and Safety.

James Pepperell

James is our Chaplain, and works one-on-one with students on a weekly basis.


Cleo is the Tarremah School Therapy dog. She visits the school once a week and helps the students to develop their reading, socialisation skills, and respect for animals.