Sally Colburn

Sally Colburn is an accomplished teacher, rich in experience from teaching R-7 at various schools in her 15+ years as a teacher. Sally completed her Bachelor of Education (JP & P) at the University of SA and has taught at schools in the Adelaide Hills, Southern and Eastern suburbs.

Sally has followed her passion to learn more about Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Education, enjoying the challenge of sharing the Assistant Principal role in 2017. She thrived on the Wellbeing and Student Services experience in helping students and their families with Individual Learning Plans, writing support applications and assisting students with ‘big feelings’ and challenging behaviours. Sally has studied to develop a plethora of strategies that can be incorporated into her classroom, and children’s lives, to assist when needed most. 

Sally has completed ‘Positive Education’ and ‘The Wellbeing Classroom’ training which have enriched her teaching pedagogy to further assist students and their families in times of need. Sally has trained in the MiniLit program which supports students to develop their reading skills. Sally has a keen interest in student voice and provides many opportunities for students to have their say and make informed decisions.

Sally is a proud Rose Park Primary School Old Scholar with long family connections to the school.



Karyn Byles

Karyn Byles is a dynamic, collaborative, highly organised and successful Early Years educator with nineteen years’ experience, teaching in both small and large metropolitan and regional schools.  Her engaging pedagogical approach has enabled her to provide a learning environment that has high expectations, yet flexibly caters for the differing backgrounds of students, staff, parents and school community. Karyn is committed to developing resilient, innovative, environmentally aware and creative lifelong learners who have an ability to engage with a growth mindset approach.

Karyn builds strong and trusting relationships with students, by listening and acting on their feedback. Through promoting a positive, safe and caring classroom climate, students feel valued because learning is celebrated, and everyone has a sense of belonging. She empowers students by co-developing personalised classroom essential agreements and having class meetings to discuss issues in preparation to validate student voice. Karyn develops professional and collaborative relationships with parents and caregivers by employing an ‘open door’ approach with a service culture orientation.  Karyn has been privileged on numerous occasions to receive nominations for the SA Excellence in Public Education Awards.

Karyn feels honoured to teach at Rose Park Primary School and is passionate about the school’s future direction. She is a valuable member of our school community and as an educator strives to inspire students every day to achieve their full potential, in all aspects of holistic education.



Angela Klenke

Angela Klenke is an experienced and dedicated teacher, she is compassionate and a genuine nurturer. Angela has been teaching at Rose Park PS since 2003 and thoroughly enjoys the community culture at Rose Park. She has taught in a variety of schools in differing demographics; including Milingimbi (an Aboriginal Settlement in the NT), and country and inner city schools in SA.

Angela has had 2 very successful and special teacher exchanges to Canada, followed by being involved in the SAETL committee (S. A. Exchange Teachers League), and being the editor of the SAETL magazine, published through the Ed Dept quarterly. These experiences have motivated Angela to continue travelling and be a global citizen.

Angela has a passion for Maths – both learning and teaching! She empowers and inspires students to enjoy and excel in Maths. A previous student was quoted saying “Angela engages her students to have fun and learn during Maths lessons.”