Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.
Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.
The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.
Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.
Ms Jodee Burcher is our Principal
Ms Burcher has been teaching since 1989. She is passionate about public education and strives for our school to be current and innovative. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. She lives locally and loves reading about zombies!
She is a teaching principal and is currently teaching students in Years 5 and 6.
School administrative staff
Mrs Grant is the School Administrative Manager
Mrs Grant is our technology guru and office expert. She can fix anything to do with computers and looks after all the teachers. She is an expert in band aids and ice packs. She has 3 grown up children and is a fabulous photographer. She also cooks AMAZING cakes! Mmmmmmm......cake.....
Mrs Bush is the School Administration Officer
Mrs Bush works in the office with Mrs Grant and is a super-duper organiser who is very good at throwing out stuff we no longer need. She has 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren and lives in beautiful stone house in the bush and loves to bushwalk. She has a very apt name!
Mrs Balfoort is on leave in 2019
Mrs Balfoort is the longest serving member of the Rylstone PS team. She has lived and worked in the Rylstone area for over 35 years.
She has 4 grown up children and several grandchildren.
Mrs Balfoort LOVES ice cream and anything to do with Art. She's the one who thinks up the wacky and fantastic costumes for our end of year play. She helps run the SRC and is the mastermind behind most of the fun 'activity' days we have here.
Mrs Balfoort has taken this year off to be a super-Nan.
Mrs Suttor is on secondment
She is currently Relieving Principal at Capertee Public School until the end of 2019.
Mrs Suttor started her career in law! She quickly realised her passion was in teaching and joined our school several years ago. She has 2 children and lives on a farm with lots of cows. She is a closet nerd and avid environmentalist, and would love nothing better than to be left in a room full of Lego!
Ms Burns teaches Years 3 and 4
Ms Burns is our new recruit. She began at our school fresh out of Uni in 2016. She is a local girl and can shear a sheep, ride a horse and wanted to be an Olympic runner! She loves sport (watch out Mrs D!) and the students love her. She is young and enthusiastic and is crazy about mentos lollies!
Mrs D'Ilio teaches Kindergarten and Years 1 and 2
Mrs D'Ilio is sports crazy and loves anything to do with sport. She lives locally and has 2 children and used to grow grapes. She enjoys reading young adult and children's literature in her spare time...oh and did we mention she loves sport??
Ms Jacklin teaches Kindergarten and Years 1 and 2
Ms Jacklin is relatively new to Rylstone and has taken the leap from city to country living. We are so pleased she was able to juggle her young family with part time teaching.
School Learning Support Officers
Mrs Stokes has 3 grown up children who all went to our school. She helps the teachers and assists students during learning activities. She loves gardening and is always in our school vegie patch! She lives in a really old slab house out of town.
Mrs Kane has 2 children attending our school. She works with students on the MiniLit Program and also helps students manage medical conditions. She loves to eat peanut M&Ms and her favourite colour is purple.
Mrs Morris works with students on the QuickSmart program. She must like Maths because she is teaching students how to further develop their mathematical skills. She has 2 children at our school and her favourite dessert is Tiramisu.
Janice keeps our school sparkly clean. She fusses over the windows and keeping our floors polished.She drives a super fast car and lives in the next town.