Leadership Team

The team at St Mary MacKillop College is united in its mission to inspire students to grow and learn.

Mr Frank Norton

Mr Frank Norton


In 2017, Mr Frank Norton was appointed as Principal of St Mary MacKillop College, Busselton.

Frank is passionate about helping students find true depth of character to be compassionate, insightful, curious, optimistic, faith-filled and informed. He visits schools both nationally and internationally to seek best practice and innovation, and has identified significant strategies to create a seamless educational flow for each student at St Mary MacKillop College as they travel from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Initially a Mathematics teacher in Karratha, Mr Norton has an extensive background in education across a wide range of schools and with students from all walks of life. He has held positions as Head of Year at Willetton SHS, Head of Mathematics at both Kelmscott SHS and Corpus Christi College in Perth, as well as deputy positions at CBC Fremantle, Aquinas College and Lumen Christi College.

Mr Norton holds Masters Degrees in Educational Leadership (UWA), Theology and Religious Education (University of Notre Dame) as well as a Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership from the University of Melbourne.

Frank has a love of teaching and relishes the privilege to make a positive contribution to the lives of students. He shares this love with his wife Jenny, who teaches Pre Primary, and their two children: Madison is a Year 1 teacher and son, Jackson, is the Head of Sport at a College in Perth.

Ms Rachel de Mamiel

Ms Rachel de Mamiel


The College’s Business Manager is responsible for the day to day business operations of the College, including finance, administration and development.

Ms de Mamiel has managed the financial and business operations of the Secondary campus as Bursar of MacKillop Catholic College since 2000.

Mrs Bernice Roche

Mrs Bernice Roche


The Head of Ministry is responsible for the College’s Catholic identity, including support and development of the vision and mission of the College, spiritual formation, pastoral care policies and procedures, as well as staff formation and accreditation for Catholic Education.

Mr Tony Papasergio

Mr Tony Papasergio


Mr Tony Papasergio has been Head of Senior School at St Mary MacKillop College since 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science and Dip.Ed from UWA as well as a Masters of Education (NDA) and a Professional Certificate in Leading and Learning from the University of Melbourne.

Tony began his career as a Science teacher at Eastern Hills SHS. He has held positions of Head of Year at Hollywood SHS and Head of Science at Broome SHS, Merredin SHS and MacKillop Catholic College. He has also been a Deputy Principal at Merredin SHS and Nannup DHS.

Mr Papasergio believes that success is not what we become, but who we become. He holds true that it is the quality of the relationships that exist between students and staff that define the standard of education provided.

Tony takes pride in the life achievements of our past students after graduation, and encourages the development of effective teaching teams who can assist students in growing to their potential. One of his driving motivations is securing the best possible outcomes for senior students in a rural setting.

Tony’s wife, Wendy, runs a literacy support program for primary school children. He has a daughter in her final year at the College and a son studying engineering at university.

Mr Michael Bradley

Mr Michael Bradley


Michael Bradley has been Head of Middle School for the St Mary MacKillop College community since 2008.

Mr Bradley taught for five years at CBC Capetown and worked in accounting before emigrating from South Africa in 1996 with his wife Brigid, who is also a teacher. He taught in Humanities and Social Sciences at John XXIII for 10 years, and joined the St Mary MacKillop College community as Head of Learning Area (HASS) before moving to Head of Middle School.

Michael is passionate about engaging and extending individual students in the learning process, and works closely with teaching and support staff to create an environment where all students feel secure and confident to develop a love of learning, good values and resilience. He invests in getting to know and understand students to determine what is important to them, and how the College can help them discover their unique potential and transform our world.

Mr Bradley holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Capetown, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (UNISA) and a Master’s degree in Education (NDA). He also holds a Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership from the University of Melbourne.

Michael’s two daughters are graduates of the College, and are currently studying at universities in Perth.

Mrs Joanne Paini

Mrs Joanne Paini


Mrs Jo Paini was appointed as Head of Primary at St Mary MacKillop College in July 2016.

Mrs Paini has 15 years’ teaching experience across all primary year levels, as well as three years as Assistant Principal at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bunbury. She also has a degree in Applied Neuroscience in Education and a background of four years in curriculum development and school improvement with the Catholic Education Office in Bunbury.

Jo has a passion for building a connection to students who may find school life particularly difficult. She believes there is opportunity for all children to experience a sense of belonging at school, and to discover a place where they feel both welcome and understood.

Mrs Paini has a special interest in students with learning challenges, with a Masters degree in Education in Learning Difficulties. She is a strong advocate for understanding the science of learning and the impact of the developing brain towards all aspects of schooling: academic, social, emotional and spiritual.

Jo is married to a wool producer in Kojonup, and has two children aged 21 and 23.

Ms Anne Tan

Ms Anne Tan

ASSISTANT HEAD OF PRIMARY (Kindergarten – Year 2)

Ms Anne Tan was appointed Assistant to the Head of Primary in January 2016, and is responsible for the Early Learning Centre and for curriculum development from Kindy through to Year 2.

Anne is a strong advocate of play-based learning in the early years for developing skills in self-discovery, social interaction and problem solving. She holds to this foundation as the platform for subsequent learning, fostering strong, capable and resilient individuals who can positively contribute to their communities. Anne focuses our Early Learning Centre on the understanding that not all children learn, behave and play the same, and encourages a tailored approach as the key to engaging students and motivating learning.

Ms Tan has taught Early Childhood for 12 years, at St Mary’s Primary School in Kalgoorlie and St Brigid's College, Lesmurdie, and was most recently a foundation teacher at Mother Teresa Catholic College in Baldivis. Born in Singapore, she has studied, worked and lived in Perth since 1987. With a background and Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing, she also has a post-graduate Diploma in Early Childhood, a Master’s degree in Education (focusing on learning challenges and special needs) and a Master’s in Religious Education.

Anne is mother to Nicolette, who is currently studying Health Sciences at Curtin University.


Ms Simone Clews

Ms Simone Clews


Ms Simone Clews manages the pastoral care of students from Year 3 to Year 6. She is responsible for curriculum development and Religious Education, and is an integral part of the strategic leadership of the College.