Dubbo, Optometry

I have loved the five years I have spent at Shalom - the experience has been fantastic! Coming from the country I was nervous about moving to Sydney. Shalom made the transition so easy and I soon made great friends in college!


Our friendly team at Shalom College is dedicated to helping you settle into college life and achieve academic success.

We are strong advocates of communication and are always here to assist with any enquiries or as an outlet for feedback.

You can meet the Shalom College staff below.  


Tamara Samuel

Tamara Samuel has been the head of Shalom College since 2016.

Tamara brings more than twenty years of experience from leading commercial and communal organisations. Her management experience has spanned several industries, competencies and continents. It includes leadership roles at The Boston Consulting Group and the Commonwealth Bank. She has led teams in strategy, operations, sales and product development.

Tamara studied her undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW, majoring in Human Resource Management and Marketing. Tamara was a Co-Op Marketing scholar. She graduated with honours and a university prize. During university she performed and produced musical comedy revues and was a youth group leader.

Tamara is married to Jonathan and they have four primary aged children. Tamara enjoys reading good books, singing, listening to music and surrounding herself in nature. You can often find Tamara doing yoga or walking on Bondi Beach.

You can contact Tamara at or read her special message here.


Michelle Kubie

Michelle Kubie is the Administrator of Shalom College. 

She has a long association with UNSW and was most recently the Practicum Administrator for the School of Education. She also completed both her degrees in Science and Education at UNSW. 

Michelle has taught science in both public and private schools before working as the Education Officer at The Australian Wildlife Park and the NSW Red Cross Blood Service.

Michelle has 3 teenage children and when time allows, enjoys reading, going to the beach and organising holidays!

You can contact Michelle at



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