OUR TEAM

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Anna Borneman

Executive Director/Principal

Qualifications

Bachelor of Primary Education; Master of Inclusive Education

What you love most about the role...

Being part of a team who believe that what they do will have a lifelong impact on our students at Carbrook Centre. Advocating for young people, their families and stakeholder teams to ensure they have access to the right level of support for their needs. Being amazed by how animal assisted learning can help students develop new educational, social, and emotional skills. Seeing young people learn and grow and develop hope for their futures.

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Vivienne Batt

Head Teacher

QualificationS

Bachelor of Education; Diploma of Bible and Mission; Master of Counselling; Master of Education-Guidance Counselling.

What you love most about the role...

I love being part of an awesome team who collaboratively make a positive difference in the lives of our students, so they can have hope and a future.

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Darani Cumming

Animal Assisted Learning Coordinator

QualificationS

Graduate Certificate in Trauma Aware Education; Accredited Equestrian Australia Vaulting (L1) and Riding Coach.

What you love most about the role...

I love working with a great team of hope-filled caring professionals and sharing my passions of working with horses and supporting young people with complex needs. It’s like all my experiences and life learnings come together at Carbrook Centre. It never ceases to amaze me how the open space and beauty of the property and the presence of the animals (especially the horses) provides a calm nurturing space and amazing teachable moments where the students life skills and learning needs can be met. I feel blessed to be a part of their journey, as they learn and grow, have hope and a future.

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James Pula

Wellbeing and Learning Facilitator/ Property Manager

QualificationS

Certificate IV in Community Services; Youth Support Officer; Child Safety Support Worker.

What you love most about the role...

Daily prayers with the team, mentoring young people, sharing experiences, learning from others, a positive community to be part of, learning about myself and supporting in the animal assisted learning program.

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Tristan Jones

Wellbeing and Learning Facilitator

Qualifications

Certificate IV and Diploma of Youth Work; 

Active experience with youth work since  2017.

What you love most about the role...

I love working with a great bunch of staff who genuinely care for young people.

I am encouraged by seeing young people grow, flourish and achieve their goals. 

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Cathy Whiting

Wellbeing and Learning Facilitator

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling); Cert IV in Youth Work.

What you love most about the role...

I'm a farm girl from regional SA so there's lots to love at Carbrook Centre for me! I love the space on this beautiful property, the horses, and the great team of staff. It's really rewarding to see growth in young people's lives and relationships. Queensland is such a beautiful state, there's no where else I'd rather be!

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Jeremy Walker

Teacher

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education; Cert IV in Training & Assessment; Master of Mental Health Practice (Active).

What you love most about the role...

Working with multi-skilled professionals who are focused on the health and wellbeing of our students as whole people. I love how the Carbrook Centre touches on my experience in Education, Youth Work, Wellbeing and Training, working collaboratively to provide unique ways to advocate for young people and their families and guide our students through a learning pathway. There’s really nothing quite like Carbrook Centre!

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Lynda Rogers

Teacher

QualificationS

Bachelor of Teaching; Bachelor of Education Studies; Horse Safety Australia; Certificate IV in Outdoor Education; Masters of Counselling (Active).

What you love most about the role...

I love the therapeutic and growth opportunities the horses provide for the students. I am continually amazed how the horses help regulate and calm the students and provide such amazing teachable moments of reflection and the introduction/application of life skills such as relationship building, self-confidence, problem solving, responsibility, and self-regulation.

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Wellbeing and Learning Facilitator

Qualifications

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What you love most about the role...

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Hamlin

Wellbeing and Learning Facilitator

QualificationS

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What you love most about the role...

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