Principal's Message


Wel­come to Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School and thank you for vis­it­ing our website.

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School would like to acknowl­edge the ances­tral lands of Katherine’s abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple. We acknowl­edge that we are on coun­try and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

Let’s begin by look­ing at our school vision:

We strive to achieve”
Learn­ers at CSPS have an embed­ded belief that they are capa­ble of achiev­ing suc­cess. Learn­ers are able to artic­u­late their goals and devise a plan to achieve them.”

This CSPS vision guides us in all that we do here at Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School. We have amaz­ing staff who con­tribute great­ly to the vision of our school, con­tin­u­ous­ly improv­ing and work­ing towards ensur­ing that our stu­dents have suc­cess in their learn­ing. Our par­ents sup­port us and our stu­dents demon­strate the 4 school val­ues of Pride, Respect, Respon­si­bil­i­ty and Inclu­sions through­out the year.

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School is a grow­ing and vibrant school locat­ed in the devel­op­ing area of Kather­ine East with a cur­rent enrol­ment of 370 stu­dents. Our vision is that Learn­ers at CSPS have an embed­ded belief that they are capa­ble of achiev­ing suc­cess. They are able to artic­u­late their goals and to devise a plan to achieve them. CSPS is a North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry School of Excel­lence and has been recog­nised for both its sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment in stu­dent out­comes and inno­v­a­tive prac­tices. It is also one of 14 Inde­pen­dent Pub­lic Schools in the NT.

A large pro­por­tion of stu­dents at CSPS are part of the Aus­tralian Defence Force com­mu­ni­ty locat­ed at RAAF Base Tin­dal. In addi­tion, stu­dents attend­ing CSPS iden­ti­fy as Abo­rig­i­nal and/​or Tor­res Strait Islander. CSPS caters for a diverse range of learn­ers includ­ing those with addi­tion­al needs and those iden­ti­fied as being gift­ed and tal­ent­ed. A range of con­nec­tions and ini­tia­tives place the school at the heart of the Kather­ine Com­mu­ni­ty, with high lev­els of atten­dance and engagement. 

As an Inde­pen­dent Pub­lic School CSPS we work close­ly with the CSPS Board and asso­ci­at­ed sub-com­mit­­tees to devel­op future strate­gic ini­tia­tives and to pro­vide ongo­ing gov­er­nance of the school struc­tures and procedures.

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School is locat­ed in the town of Kather­ine, 315km south of Dar­win. Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School (CSPS) is locat­ed on Casua­r­i­na Street in Kather­ine East, Kather­ine. The school first opened in 1998 and our grounds con­tain four gen­er­al learn­ing areas, each with four class­rooms and com­mu­nal work­ing spaces for addi­tion­al work with stu­dents; as well as a library, mul­ti-pur­­pose hall and stage, can­teen and sin­gle unit preschool set amongst well main­tained grounds with a com­bi­na­tion of shad­ed and open play­ing areas and out­door facilities.

Renez Lam­mon


Casuarina Street School Values

As staff, stu­dents and par­ents we worked togeth­er to decide the four core val­ues that they believed were impor­tant to them and to our school.

The four core val­ues are

Pride      Respect     Respon­si­bil­i­ty      Inclu­sion

The Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School Pos­i­tive Behav­iours Matrix (SWPBS Pol­i­cy) was cre­at­ed to clar­i­fy to the stu­dents the cor­rect behav­iours that should always be dis­played in the dif­fer­ent areas of the school. These behav­iours are direct­ly aligned with the school val­ues, respect, respon­si­bil­i­ty, pride and inclu­sion. The matrix is dis­played in var­i­ous areas around the school yard, in com­mon areas and in all class­rooms. Teach­ers and stu­dents refer to the core val­ues in dai­ly prac­tice and assembly.

Meet the Team

Casua­r­i­na Street Pri­ma­ry School main­tains a team of admin­is­tra­tive and sup­port staff with a Busi­ness Man­ag­er and Admin­is­tra­tion offi­cers, Preschool, ear­ly years and class­room sup­port offi­cers, a Defence School Men­tor (DSM) and a Main­te­nance Offi­cer. All teach­ing staff have achieved reg­is­tra­tion with the Teacher Reg­is­tra­tion Board of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry and all staff have Work­ing with Chil­dren’s clear­ance (OCHRE Card) in line with depart­men­tal and fed­er­al expectations.


Renez Lam­mon

Assis­tant Principal

Nicolle Gadd

Busi­ness Manager

Jodie Fish­er

Stu­dent Sup­port Team Leader

Anna Geary

Teach­ing Staff

Victoria Stewart, Aman­da Kel­ly, Courtney Jeffery, Karly Devereux, Caitlin Young, Ali Chapman, Lau­ra Hen­ley, Rebec­ca Smith, Annabel­la Ass­mus, Rod­ney Gregg, Lau­ra Kim­ber, Emi­ly Byrne, Kirsty Bartlett, Hol­ly O’Driscoll, Tasmyn Drew, Shenise Gaymer, Amy Piper, Chloe Tomlinson, Nannette Thompson, Evie Taspe, Courtney Jeffery and Emily Byrne. 

Admin Offi­cers

Jahaleia Lammon and Chelsea Vanlawick.

Sup­port Staff

Mr Asif Shaik — ICT Man­ag­er, Val Ward­ley — Librar­i­an, Claire Stew­art — DSM

Mentors — Maddi Potgieter, Jamie Maxey, Jodie Rhone, Jess Tummarello, Sally Dalglish, Jodie Bailey, Jaye King, Emma Walker 

Main­te­nance Officer

Mr Peter Giles– Maintenance Officer

Ms Lammon and Ms Gadd

Defence School Mentor

Mrs Claire Stewart

My name is Claire Stew­art. I am the new Defence School Men­tor (DSM).

My role with­in the school is to make the tran­si­tion for you and your child/​children as smooth as pos­si­ble and to assist you with any con­cerns you may have about their edu­ca­tion­al, emo­tion­al, or social needs.

I have worked in Ear­ly Edu­ca­tion for over 20 years and as a spouse of a Defence Force mem­ber for over 15 years. I am aware of the hard­ships and sac­ri­fices that are placed upon Defence fam­i­lies and under­stand that mov­ing schools or fam­i­ly being away can be quite daunt­ing for children.

If I can be of assis­tance in any way, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me on (08) 8973 3800 or via email 


I look for­ward to meet­ing you.

What does a Defence School Men­tor (DSM) do? 

A DSM is a liai­son between par­ents, teach­ers, chil­dren and the school.

Who does the DSM help?

The DSM helps and sup­ports all Defence chil­dren at the school should they seek or require assistance. 

Why do we have DSM’s in Schools?

Some­times chil­dren have dif­fi­cul­ties mak­ing new friends as well as under­stand­ing and adjust­ing to the rou­tines of a new school. The DSM will assist chil­dren and fam­i­ly become part of the school community.

The DSM will answer any ques­tions about the school and link fam­i­lies to the right per­son to pro­vide help and assistance.

A Defence School Men­tor is not a teacher but is a mem­ber of the school team.

Some points to remember…

When a fam­i­ly mem­ber is absent from home please con­tact me. I am here to assist your child and give them sup­port through­out times of change. 

If your child is expe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties set­tling in, find­ing friends, friend­ship issues, or any dif­fi­cul­ties while at CSPS, please con­tact me and I can assist. 

When post­ing occurs please advise our school ASAP so we can assist with the tran­si­tion and pre­pare leav­ing packs.

DSM’s can pro­vide infor­ma­tion on Defence Edu­ca­tion Assis­tance (DEA) pro­grams like tutor­ing and counselling.

Well­be­ing pro­grams will be run through­out the year for chil­dren who expe­ri­ence a par­ent away for long exer­cis­es and/or deployments.