Meet the SOTE Team


Shane Power, Principal
Starting as a volunteer at the School in the 1980s, Shane later worked in businesses which funded the School, where he worked under the personal guidance of the School’s founder, Vijayadev Yogendra. A member of the School Governing Council since 1992, Shane has also been actively involved as a school parent, with two children who have attended the School. After many years as a solicitor, Shane decided on a career change and took up the role of Principal in 2012.

Management Committee

Shane Power - Principal
Michael Funder - Student and Teacher Support
Judy Funder - Senior Curriculum
Samantha Fisher - Primary Curriculum
Debra Lane - Parent Support


Bernadine Bradshaw
BA (Hons), Dip Ed
Matthew Bradshaw
BA, B Ed
Joanne Collins
BA Vis.Arts, Grad.Dip.Ed.
Susan Cooper
BA, Grad Dip Learning Teaching
Piers Dudin
BSc(Mth), PGCE
Samantha Fisher
Grad Dip Ed (Special Ed), B Ed
Judy Funder
MA, Dip Ed
Michael Funder
B Music Ed
Saskia Hulme
BVA, BCA, Dip Ed(Secondary)
Debbie Lane
Karen Leech
Dip Teaching
Ray Licence
Dip Ed, BSc (Hons)
Sophia Lightfoot
BA, GradDip TL (Primary)
Ronda Mattarollo
BA, B Ed (Secondary),M Ed Special Ed
Rachelle Mohajer
BEdSer(Early Childhood)
Sarah Namour
BArts(sociology), GradDip Ed (Primary)
Cathy Petrasiunas
BA Dip Ed Primary, GradDip Humanitaries, French
Brett Weier
BA His&EngLit, GDTL(Secondary)
Kiki Williment
BEd(Early Childhood)
Sharmayne Wilcox
BEd Primary(Hons),A.Mus AGMED, C.Mus AGMED (Hons)

Teachers Aides

Sharon Fern
BA(Disability Studies)
Christopher Hulme
Artist in Residence
Angela McLaren
Cert III Ed Support
Laura O'Leary
Cert III Ed Support
Sky Thompson
Cert III Ed Support
Jenny Thornton
Cert III Early Childhood Ed and Care
Benjamin Wardle
Kacey Weier