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Teachers & Staff

 At Birralee, we are fortunate enough to have an experienced and dedicated team of talented teaching professionals. 


Our teachers hold qualifications from universities in the UK, USA, Canada and Norway. Having worked in a variety of international settings, our teachers' bring with them a broad experience.

We aim to recruit and retain the very best staff, providing a diverse, open and inclusive environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish. People are the foundation of the School’s success. The quality of teachers and support staff is critical to our future.

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Meet our Staff: 2022-2023

Mrs Elin J. Hitchman
Principal

Mr van der Kaaden

Business Manager

Ms Lewis-Jones

School Development Leader

Ms Alison Myler

Office Administrator

Ms Julie Torsvik

Special Needs Coordinator

Mrs Vanessa Heise

Year 1 Class Teacher

Ms Lia Voges

Year 1 Class Teacher

Ms Catherine Keep

Year 2 Class Teacher

Ms Emma Slaughter

Year 2 Class Teacher

Ms Hege Solbakken

Year 3 Class Teacher

Mrs Kelly Borsick

Year 3 Class Teacher

Mrs Heidi Alenga

Year 3 Class Teacher

Ms Trudi Charlson
Year 4 Class Teacher

Mr Martin Fletcher

Year 4 Class Teacher

Mr Joe Bailey
Year 5 Class Teacher

Mrs Rachel Cramp

Year 5 Class Teacher

Ms Amy Jones

Year 5 Class Teacher

Ms Olivia Holen

Year 6 Class Teacher

Ms Kirra DiCamillo

Year 7 Class Teacher

Ms Marit Eggen

Year 7 & 8 Class Teacher

Mrs Inger Loe 

Year 8 Class Teacher

Mrs Itziar Castanedo

Year 9 Class Teacher

Ms Line Bosnes-Askim
Year 9 Class Teacher

Mr Pedro Santos

Year 10 Class Teacher

Mrs Rhona Hearst

Year 10 Class Teacher

Mrs Synne Agersborg

Norwegian Teacher

Mr Daniel Greenhalgh

English & History Teacher

Mr Ryan Hubbard

Subject Teacher

Ms Helene Bergane

Subject Teacher

Ms Verena Thomassen

Subject Teacher

Mrs Paulette Anderson

English & Art Teacher

Ms Skogan Bonesrønning

Music Teacher

Mr Colin McPherson

Design and Technology Teacher

Mrs Susanne Ingram

Norwegian Teacher

Mrs Murphy

P.E. Teacher

Mr Rus Pearson

Subject Teacher

Ms Hariet Emberson
IPC Teacher

Ms Emily Spittle

Art Teacher

Mrs Emily Nordmark

(on leave)

Ms Anne Utstrand

(on leave)

Mrs Margaret Colton
Learnging Assistant

Mrs Mahsa Rashidnejad

Learning Assistant

Ms Eleanor Day

Learning Assistant

Ms Siri Skolmli

School Receptionist

Mrs Brooke Eriksen

Learning Assistant

Ms Robin Conway
Learning Assistant

Mrs Heidi Garwood

Learning Assistant

Ms Annina Wistbacka

Learning Assistant

Ms Erika Olah

Learning Assistant

Mr Robert Duncan

Learning Assistant

Mr Ove Gulteig

IT Technican

Mrs Joanna Tarzi

Learning Assistant

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