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The St Pius X OSHC Staff Team....staff xmas elves

We have a very strong, stable, experienced work team who have been working together for a long time. We try hard to keep a balance of young energetic educators who enjoy playing with the children, along with a mix of more mature, experienced educators with parenting skills. We meet regularly as a staff team to share our skills and knowledge and identify gaps in our communication, training needs and service provision.

Our staff team is comprised of a mix of qualified and unqualified staff, while many are also undertaking studies at the same time. OSHC standards require that services have a qualified educator (Education or Care degree/diploma) for every 30 children,with a staff:children maximum ratio of 1:15 when based at the service. At St Pius X, we endeavour to aim for a ratio of 1:12, when possible to provide a better quality of care and always exceed the minimum number of qualified educators.

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Mandy Richardson - Director
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
Master in Education

Mandy has been the Director at St Pius X OSHC since 1991. She is passionate about OSHC and has been involved in many other OSHC-related activities. She is currently the Chairperson for the peak body in SA, OSHCsa, a State delegate for the National OSHC body, NOSHSA, and sits on the Board of the Education Standards Board. Over the past 20 plus years Mandy has also worked as a project officer for the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD), a trainer for the Gowrie Training Centre and a Moderator for the NCAC in its Accreditation Systems. Mandy has recently completed a research by Masters focused in OSHC services on Developing Children's Emotional Intelligence. Mandy has a 13 year old daughter, 2 step daughters and a dog. She loves the Crows and plays netball twice a week.Janet pic


Janet Van der Meer - Assistant Director
Diploma of Children's Services

Janet has been working at St Pius X OSHC since 1992. Her two children Rebecca and Aaron attended St Pius X School when they were younger. Janet was on the original OSHC committee when it was started in St Pius X school in 1991. Janet is married, lives local with her husband Gary, and dog, Jack. Janet is a grandmother and enjoys looking after her four grand children! She is also a keen Port Adelaide supporter.


Mim Adams
Bachelor of Education - Primary/Junior Primary

Mim began working at St Pius X OSHC in 2016. Prior to this she was also working at St Raphael's OSHC service. Mim is also an Education Support Officer at St Pius X School. She enjoys gardening, playing netball and eating sweets! She has two chooks (one sociable, the other not so much) and a cat. Mim likes having Fridays off work!


Cassandra Figg
Student - Diploma of School Age Education & Care

Cassandra has worked in the OSHC service since 2009 and is currently studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Cassandra works three days in admin for OSHC, as well as working with the children. She has two children, Daisy and Cooper, who attend, or attended St Pius X School She loves going to the gym and watching football and follows the Crows!


Leigh McGIll

Leigh has been part of the St Pius X OSHC team since 2009. He also works at St Pius X School as an Education Support Officer. Leigh is currently studying at university externally to obtain a teaching degree.




Natasha Petrone
Student - Bachelor of Education

Natasha is currently studying a teaching degree and also works as an Education Support Officer at St Pius X School.



Ashlea Radan
Bachelor of Education at UniSA

Ashlea recently completed a Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary) at Mawson Lakes, UniSA. Ashlea is interested in travelling, animals and the environment and also works part time in a cafe. Her dream job would be a Zoo educator!


Josh Box
Student - Bachelor of Education at UniSA