Leadership Team

Click below to learn more about our Leadership Team and their involvement with the college.

Principal – Mrs Ann Rebgetz

Ann has always had a passion for work integrated learning and blending of academic and vocational pathways and she was the recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching award in this area. With an academic background in Mathematics, History, Politics and English (UQ), Ann completed her Masters Studies in Educational Leadership at GU, and Post Graduate Diploma in RE (ACU). With emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy throughout a diverse educational background in addition to 10 years in Health industry. Leader of the College to win the Australian Training Awards  for School Pathways in VET in 2014 being a National Finalist  in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and member of the judging panel in 2015. Previously, Ann was Co Principal of a Bilingual School at Wadeye in NT with over 700 Indigenous students.

Ann is currently the President of CaSPAQ (Catholic Secondary Principals of Qld) and a member of the National Board of CaSPA (Catholic Secondary Principals Australia), Vice President of ACSSQ (Association of Catholic Secondary Schools Qld), President of Qld Independent Secondary Schools Netball, Member of National Schools Strategy Committee for Australian Rugby Union. Ann received the Association of Women Educators Award for contribution to Education as a Leader and is currently member of the Ministerial Senior Secondary Assessment Review Task Force in Qld.

Deputy Principal Pastoral - Mr Martin Wiseman

Proudly educated by the Christian Brothers in Toowoomba, Martin has been teaching since 1993 in Education Queensland schools and EREA schools in both rural and urban settings.  He spent fifteen years at St Joseph’s Nudgee College occupying a number of pastoral, co-curricular, academic and boarding positions during that time culminating in his appointment as Director of Senior School Students.  In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, Martin has also been awarded a Masters in Educational Studies from the University of Queensland as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership via the Australian Catholic University.  He arrived at St James College in 2010 and has undertaken the position of Assistant Principal Pastoral since then, leading a terrific Pastoral Team at this great school.

Assistant Principal Curriculum- Ms Kristina Dolejs 

 Kristina is committed to ensuring all students gain the best opportunity for outcomes and pathways beyond school, with a specific emphasis on helping students work towards gaining credentials that will ensure their success as  young people in our global learning environment.  She has been working in Catholic Education for over twenty years with an undergraduate degree  in Social Science where she worked with young people from various backgrounds. Kristina then went on to post graduate study in Secondary Education (double major in Legal Studies and Economics) and she has a Masters in Educational Leadership.  She has been part of Senior Leadership in schools in a variety of roles including in Religious Education, Student Wellbeing and Curriculum.

Business Manager – Mr David Cantwell

David came to St James College after a long career leading the finance arm of the Anglican Church in Brisbane.  David has significant experience as a CEO and CFO in the Not-for-Profit sector, and senior financial experience in Education, Aged Care, Facilities Management and Retail.

He led and grew the church-based financial treasury for over twelve years.  Under his leadership, this organisation grew to over $200 million in assets and produced a turnover of over $17 million and a surplus of over $1 million pa.  He achieved an unbroken ten year track record of growth during his tenure as head of this vital resource.

David’s responsibilities at St James include finance, payroll, accounts and risk and facilities management.