Meet the Team

Mr John Weeks - Head of College

Mr Weeks was appointed the Head of College on 1 July 2019 and brings a wealth of leadership experience growing academic excellence and building strong communities within schools. He was the Founding Head of Hunter Grammar School in Maitland, Head of Illawarra Grammar in Wollongong and 15 years at Knox Grammar in Sydney.

Mr Weeks has an extensive career as a leader in education in both government and non-government schools, in regional, country and city locations.

Mr Chris Jackman - Head of Junior School

Mr Jackman has been the Head of Campus, Eglinton Road since the amalgamation of The Scots School and All Saints’ College at the start of 2019.  Before that he was Head of Junior School at All Saints’ College from 2008-2018. He has worked at Radford College in the ACT and Canberra Grammar Junior School where he held leadership roles. Mr Jackman’s experience of 29 years in highly regarded independent schools includes being responsible for Preparatory (Pre-Kindergarten) through to Year 8 in both Junior and Middle School settings.

Mr Anthony Le Couteur - Director of Boarding

Mr Le Couteur has extensive experience as an educator and boarding practitioner overseas and in Sydney and the Central West of NSW. He has held positions as Year Advisor, Sports Coordinator, Housemaster and PDHPE teacher. Prior to arriving at Scots All Saints College to take up the position as Director of Boarding, Mr Le Couteur spent 10 years as Head of Wolaroi House at Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange.

Mr Michael Bennett - College Chaplain

Before joining Scots All Saints, Rev. Bennett served 12 years as College Chaplain at Newington College in Sydney and St. Peter’s Cambridge, New Zealand. He previously worked as a television producer creating programming for commercial networks, the Australians at War series and other commercial clients. Rev. Bennett has Diplomas in The Bible and Missionary Activity, Teaching, and Positive Psychology, a Degree in Theology, and a Master’s Degree in War Studies.

Mrs Catherine McDonnell – Human Resources

Mrs McDonnell has worked at the college for 8 years which includes her time working for The Scots School.  Before working at Scots, she and her young family lived in her home town of Narromine.  She was the Manager of the Narromine Shire Council Children’s Services and the creator of a not-for-profit organisation that ran community projects for children with a particular focus on children from less privileged families.  Named as the first recipient of the ‘Children’s Champion Award’ in 2009, as an advocate for children’s care and education, she brings to the college passion and drive for continual improvement in the educational sector.

Mr Justin Adams – Director of Co-Curricular K-12

Mr Adams began his teaching career with a PDHPE placement in June in 1999. After 5 years he spent a year on a working holiday in the UK and Canada. He returned to the homeland, the Central West of NSW in 2004 and took on the Sportsmaster and Head of PDHPE position at The Scots School. Whilst being a passionate physical education teacher, Mr Adams also loves playing, coaching and watching sport. In 2019 he took on the Director of Co-Curricular position at Scots All Saints and continues to lead the PDHPE Department.

Mr Anthony Roohan – Deputy Head of Junior School

With a Masters of Educational Leadership, Mr Roohan previously worked at The Scots School, Bathurst for four years. He has been the Assistant Principal at St Joseph’s Oberon and Head of Sport at Kinross Preparatory School. Mr Roohan works collaboratively with the teaching staff to embed quality teaching and learning practices and innovative learning programs that inspire our students to love learning and attain their personal best. 

Mrs Lisa Ellery - Registrar

Mrs Ellery commenced as Registrar at All Saints’ College in 2014.  With degrees in both business and education she previously held management positions in the tertiary and not for profit sectors in the areas of IT, facilities and project management.  She looks forward to talking with you about a Scots All Saints College opportunity for your child.

Mr Matthew Banning – Chief Operating Officer

Mr Matt Banning joined Scots All Saints in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer following his 3 year tenure as CEO of Westfund Health Insurance. He has also held various accounting roles in the manufacturing, mining and education industries, along with holding a Bachelor of Business (Acc/Fin), CPA, MBA and GAICD. The Chief Operating Officer portfolio of responsibility includes Finance, Marketing, Catering, Facilities and Transport.

Ms Tracey Leaf | Deputy Teaching and Learning Prep - Year 12

Prior to working at Scots All Saints College, Ms Leaf held numerous leadership positions as Deputy Head, Head of Senior School and Head of Department. She has worked in K-12 education for over 36 years in a variety of educational settings in Australia, UK and Asia.

In her role as Deputy Teaching and Learning, Ms Leaf provides support to teachers in their professional growth and development, highlighting the College’s commitment to the important link between teacher quality and student achievement.

Mr Tom Van Gend - Director of Student Wellbeing

Mr van Gend is an experienced educator, having worked previously at St. Stanislaus College Bathurst, La Salle Academy and Oakhill College. He was at The Scots School from 2014-2018. Besides his love for teaching science to students, Mr van Gend has had active roles as Science Co-ordinator, Director of Teaching and Learning and Pastoral Care.

Ms Helen Jones - Careers

Ms Helen Jones joined Scots All Saints College, 2019 in the newly created fulltime role as Career Development Officer.  Helen is an experienced educator having previously taught at St Stanislaus College, Santa Sabina and St Patrick’s College Strathfield. Her depth of experience within Careers Counselling has drawn on her own career pathway and further tertiary study in Careers Education.

An individual’s career journey is rarely what they expect it to be, and this can be said for Helen. Her varied career path has included including roles in sales and marketing; HR and recruitment and politics.

Mrs Christie Jarrett – Executive Assistant

Christie Jarrett has a background in administration, marketing and communications having worked for the electricity, health and not-for-profit sectors. Christie is passionate about student wellbeing and ensuring all students, staff and parents are heard within the College Community.

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