Our Team

Lauren Hall

Acting Principal

Lauren was appointed the Deputy Principal at John Paull II Catholic School as of 1 January 2022 and is the Acting Principal since May 2024.

Prior to joining our school community, Lauren was the Director of Primary (K-6) at Mount Carmel College. Before that she held the position of Kindergarten teacher, Acting Religious Education Coordinator, Early Years Leader and Setup for Success Coordinator at St Therese’s Catholic School. Lauren is excited to be at John Paul II Catholic School.

Jane Davies

Acting Deputy Principal

Jane has been teaching in Catholic education for thirty years and has worked in several schools in the Hobart area as well as a school on Tasmania's west coast.

Over the years she has been a classroom teacher for various year levels, ranging from Grade Two to Grade Six. She has also had leadership roles during her time in school and has performed duties as an Assistant Principal - Religious Education, Religious Education Coordinator and Assistant to the Deputy in a college setting.

She is passionate about helping students develop a love of learning, helping them nurture caring, compassionate relationships with their peers and engage with God through rich experiences in prayer and liturgy.

Alison Wightman

Student Support Coordinator

Alison is the Student Support Coordinator at John Paul II. She coordinates the education support programs that provide additional support for individual students. She works closely with teachers, parents and students to support the diverse learning and specific needs in our school community.

The key focus of Alison’s role is to support students using evidence-based programs, improving the learning outcomes for students and coordinating the planning processes and resourcing for students with disability and additional needs.

Alison has a Graduate Certificate in Education - Special Education (Flinders University), Bachelor of Education (University of Tasmania) and User Level B Qualification from Pearson Academy.

Theresa Blizzard

Ludo State Operations Manager - CatholicCare Tasmania

Theresa has been in the education and the care sector for over 30 years. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Children Services and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood. Theresa has extensive experience in school environments, long day care and outside school hours care. Most of her career has been in leadership positions, where she developed strong connections to the children and families she worked with.

Theresa’s goal for Ludo is to ensure that children receive quality care through child-directed learning - that Ludo teachers guide childrens’ natural sense of wonder and exploration to learn through play. She believes that strong relationships are the foundation of a sense of belonging and create a readiness to learn and thrive.

Theresa welcomes enquiries or feedback and can be contacted at [email protected] or on 0448 675 213.

Jane Davies

Laura Lange