Our Teachers

Our passionate teachers are highly qualified experts with years of teaching experience, and are specifically trained in online instruction methods.

They all share a desire to make a difference and help students learn in the ways that work best for them. Our teachers enjoy ongoing professional development throught the SCEA Institute of Teaching and Learning to ensure they stay current with future advancements in online instruction.

Their innovative pedagogy makes optimal use of all available teaching tools and technologies, and they care deeply about each individual. 

Teachers meet with their students in an online virtual classroom where they lecture, show videos, demonstrations, and presentations, ask questions and hold discussions, just like they would in a bricks and mortar classroom. 

Teachers and parents communicate by email and phone to discuss student progress and individual needs. 








Marion Poynton (Head of Swanonline and teacher of Year 11 Business Studies)

As Head of Swanonline Marion has an extensive background and career in Online Education and is passionate about growing and extending quality Christian Education courses to develop high-caliber students Australia wide.

She directs strong emphasis to fostering the potential in teachers to ensure quality delivery of courses and enjoys coaching, mentoring and grading pre-service teachers.

Having recently completed a Master in Christian Education Leadership, she has a particular interest in Christian Education and in her spare time works with a team writing curriculum for an International Distance Education dance course.



Jane Arney  (Teacher of Year 10 Maths, Year 11 and Year 12 Essential Maths and Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts)

Helping others is Jane’s passion and she enjoys helping students reach their unrealized potential through nurturing and encouragement. Jane has a big love of art and is an accomplished artist herself.  


Charles Coghlan (Teacher of Year 11 Economics and 12 Business Studies)

Charles has been teaching for ten years and been involved in online education for the past four. To Charles, teaching involves creating the opportunity for students to discover their own strengths and to become well-rounded, responsible individuals

His personal interests include reading, kayaking, rugby and traveling with my family. 


Bronwyn Dennis (Teacher of Year 7 Maths, Science, English,  HASS and Year 11 Geography)

Bronwyn joined the Swanonline team in 2015 after working at various private schools in both Regional Western Australia and Metropolitan Perth.

 She studied a Diploma in Education as an external student whilst living in a regional area and it is this personal experience of being an external student that drew her to becoming an online teacher.  


Libby Dowell (Teacher of Year 8/9/10 HASS  and Year 12 Modern History)

Libby loves teaching HASS and has a passion for both History and photography.

Online education suits her perfectly as she live in the South West on a little farm with her family and a menagerie of animals including chickens, cows and a trusty farm dog.


Kristie Fleming (Teacher of Year 8 Maths, Year 8 Science and Year 9 Maths)

Kristie has been teaching a range of subjects including Mathematics, Science and Home Economics at Swan Christian College for a number of years and joined the Swan Online team in 2013.

She enjoys the challenge of teaching Lower School Science and Mathematics classes in an online medium.


Lindsay Graieg (Teacher of Year 11 and Year 12 English (ATAR and general)

Lindsay has completed almost twenty years of external studies in various degrees in education.

In addition to being a Swanonline teacher, Lindsay is a part time lecturer for The National Institute for Christian Education and assists teachers in Christian schools in completing their Masters degrees. 


Manuela Harmon (Year 8 English and Year 9 English)

Manuela has been teaching for over seven years, is passionate about her profession and loves what she does.

Originally from Switzerland, she has a wonderful husband, two beautiful children and two chickens called Lilly and Milli.


Jane Jayes (Senior Admin Assistant)

Jane has been working at Swan Christian College since 2004 and considers it a privilege to be a part of the Swanonline team, offering an alternative pathway for educational success for students.

She loves seeing students grow into independent young adults.


Laura Lecciones (Teacher of Year 9 and Year 10 Science, Year 11 and 12 Integrated Science and Year 11 and Year 12 Human Biology)

Laura enjoys teaching Science, with a focus on Human Biology.

At home she is kept busy with a toddler and enjoys spending time in the garden.


Alex Smilovitis  (Teacher of Year 11 and Year 12 Maths Applications)

Alex has been at Swan Christian College for seven years, primarily teaching senior Mathematics, and joined the Swan Online team in 2011.  

He is passionate about education and technology and believes that quality online education is achieved by directing passion through appropriate online tools.


Kristina Wesley (Teacher of Year 12 Biology)

Kristina has taught Biology for many years, including through online education for over 5 years.

She enjoys the one-on-one relationship with online students and sharing her passion for God’s creation.


Norm Ewing (Workplace Learning Coordinator)

Norm has been at Swan Christian College for 28 years and been part of the Worklink program for the past 15 years.

Norm has a passion to see students develop their workplace skills so they can transition into life after school successfully. 

For Norm, it is always a pleasure to meet graduates that have been through the workplace learning program and who are happy in their careers.

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