Anne Thorp


Anne is a passionate and energetic educator with over 30 years expertise. Her vast experience across a range of educational settings includes consultancy in New York and for the Western Region of Victoria.  Having worked both in State and Catholic primary schools, as a tutor at Melbourne University and in the adult education sector, she has a wealth of experience that translates into a commitment to provide students with a safe and nurturing environment where they can be their best selves. Anne fosters the links between school, parents and the broader community to work together to nurture our most precious resource, our children.  She is a highly motivated leader who fosters teaching excellence and a love of learning. Anne believes in a sense of tradition where respect and kindness are paramount and innovation encouraged.


Linda Ratcliffe

Assistant Principal Wellbeing Coordinator

Linda Ratcliffe (Assistant Principal) has extensive experience as an educator, curriculum writer and facilitator.  She has a proven ability to build collaborative relationships within the school, and amongst the wider community. Linda believes strongly in building the capacity of all students to become fine global citizens. Students who are given the opportunity to develop their own voice have the ability to make a difference and interact successfully with those around them.  The school’s values of KINDNESS, RESILIENCE and RESPECT are ever present in Linda’s daily interactions with others.


Deborah Workman

Assistant Principal

Debbie has comprehensive experience across a range of educational settings, with a specific focus on curriculum development and implementation. She fosters a learning environment that is based on research and best practice to ensure all students reach their full potential. Debbie builds strong relationships with staff, students, parents and the broader community to ensure optimum growth is achieved for every child. 


Tom Barnett

Acting Leading Teacher Digital Technologies

Tom is a vibrant, dedicated and creative educator who has a passion for complimenting learning with digital technologies. He started his education journey in London, before returning home to Melbourne to share his desire for learning and develop students with a growth mindset. Tom has a strong belief in celebrating and sharing learning success both in the classroom and with the wider school community. He is a collaborative learner and teacher, aiming to develop student competencies in Digital Technology through deep learning tasks.


Tristan Collin

Learning Specialists Mathematics

Tristan is an all round educator with a particular flair for Mathematics. He is a contemporary and enthusiastic educator who creates the best possible learning opportunities for all students. Tristan facilitates Professional Learning Communities (PLC) builds teacher instructional capacity through coaching. He works with all teachers to build their knowledge to use data to inform teaching and learning, ensuring growth for all students.


Brad Arthur

Student Voice

Brad is an insightful educator who nurtures and fosters a love of learning.  He empowers all students, ensuring their thoughts, ideas and passions are an integral part of every aspect of education. As part of Brad’s mandate, his ongoing work with Junior School Council (JSC) and the broader student body will be to develop our students as leaders of tomorrow. Student growth is an integral component of student life at FNPS. Brad gives credence to Student Voice, Agency and Leadership.


Sam Tolley

Leading Teacher Mathematics

Sam has vast experience working within a range of educational settings in both England and Australia as a School Sports Coach, Classroom Teacher and Curriculum Leader. He is an enthusiastic and passionate educator who develops positive relationships with students providing all children the opportunity to achieve. Sam has lead a range of subject areas focusing on the implementation of the curriculum, development of staff and implementing assessment. He is highly motivated to ensure whole approaches lead to successes within all areas of the school especially the children.