St Margaret Mary's

College Board

The school board is a pastoral body consisting of parent members, the Principal, the Parish Pastoral Leader and staff members.

Catholic Education boards were established primarily as a response to requests by parents to be more active participants in Catholic Schooling.  The function of the school board is to support the Principal and advise on matters of existing policy and in the formation of new policies. A sharing wisdom process of discernment is the basis of the Board’s decision making.

Parent members of the Board are elected for a two year period and are chosen for their faith dimension and specific talents such as financial expertise, pastoral wisdom, managerial experience and local knowledge.

The School Board is an open and effective body which welcomes any questions, comments, suggestions or ideas you may have.

Ex-Officio Members - Mrs Kathy Park, Father Amado Canaveral

Parish Member – 

Parent Members – Paul Clay (Chairman), Greg Watson, Kieran Keyes, Dean Dank, Sandra Matters, David Bowtell, Jennifer Celotto

Teacher Members – Michelle Kotzas, Irma Lapico, Dr Sharon Hayston, Monique James

Co-opted Members – Judy Margetts sgs

Meeting dates for 2018:

  • 27 March
  • 15 May
  • 19 June
  • 24 July
  • 28 August
  • 23 October
  • 20 November

Fr Amado Canaveral

Was born in Manila and has been a priest for over 40 years.  He came to Australia in 2003 and has been a several parishes since arriving.  Fr Amado was part of the Cathedral Parish, Home Hill Parish, Bowen and Collinville Parishes and is now at Mary MacKillop Parish Mundingburra. 

Sister Judy Margetts sgs

Sister Judy is a Sister of the Good Samaritan who is currently a member of the Parish Pastoral Team on Palm Island. She has a background in teaching and administration in primary schools in QLD and NSW. Judy worked for almost 20 years in Kiribati and was engaged in teaching and administration at the Kiribati Pastoral Institute. Judy was also part of the Good Samaritan Formation team in Kiribati, engaged in the formation of young I Kiribati
women aspiring to be Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Jennifer Celotto

Jennifer Celotto graduated from St Patrick's College in 1989. After graduation she spent time living in California as an exchange student then returned to Townsville to study Bachelor of Social Work at James Cook University. She went on to obtain her Masters of Social Science in Criminology from Charles Sturt University, NSW, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Social Administration (Management) from UQ and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Jennifer was previously the Board Chair of the Holy Spirit School board for several years and prior to that was part of the Holy Spirit School P & F and also a school rep on the Diocesan P & F Board.

David Bowtell

David has been a Townsville community member since the late 1990's. He has worked in a number of varied industries from aged care, mental health, construction and local government. David is a member of the SMMC P&F and HPSS P&C. He has a passionate interest in seeing young women take the world by the horns and dream and achieve. David believes in a fair go for all but understands that 'equal and fair are not the same'. That some need that little bit extra in our community to make the changes.

Kieran Keyes

Kieran is the Chief Operating Officer with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service. Beginning his career as a Registered Nurse, Kieran worked in Coronary Care before completing a Masters of Business Administration and moving into management roles. He has worked in executive leadership roles in Townsville, Wide Bay and Metro North Hospital and Health Services. In addition to his MBA, Kieran is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Kathy Park

1-9 Crowle Street,
Hyde Park, QLD 4812

(07) 4726 4900

(07) 4726 4989