Helen Macallister

MEd; BA; Dip Teach; Cert RE 11
Senior Lecturer, Primary Education

Email: Helen.Macallister@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4203

  • Biography

    Helen Macallister is the Associate Dean of the School of Education and a foundation member of staff at the Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia. Helen was instrumental in the start up stage of the Sydney campus joining the academic staff in August 2005. She was initially responsible for the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Education Primary degrees including the practicum organisation and placement. She was also responsible for all student interviews, student pastoral care, as well as, other general administrative and management tasks.

    Helen has been in Catholic Education since commencing her studies at the Catholic Teachers College, North Sydney in 1974 where she was awarded a Diploma of Teaching and a Certificate of Religious Education from a three year teacher training program. After the completion of her teacher training, she began part-time teaching in various catholic schools until such time as further studies were undertaken. She was then awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology from Macquarie University and later completed a Master of Education from Australian Catholic University.

    Helen taught in both the Sydney and Broken Bay Diocesan school systems where she has had experience in all infant and primary age groups. In the management structure of Catholic schools she has held all executive positions, Religious Education Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal in several schools.

  • Teaching Areas

    Primary education - all learning area's.
    Pedagogy.
    Student management.
    Professional Experience 1: Introduction to teaching
    Health and physical Education

  • Professional Affiliations

    She is a member of the Australian College of Educators Australia (MACEA).
    And a member of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)