Contacting a Teacher

The school values the input of parents/caregivers into the school. We believe that open communication between the school and its community is essential to ensure the best outcomes for our students. What is the best way of contacting a teacher to discuss a student's progress or issues associated with the classroom and who is the best person to contact in various other circumstances?


Who to contact


  • Student progress and/or associated classroom issues in a particular subject - the classroom teacher
  • Student progress and/or associated issues in a number of subjects - the Year Adviser
  • Discipline concerns in a particular subject - the Head Teacher
  • Discipline concerns in a number of subjects - the Deputy Principal
  • Bullying or harassment issues - Year Adviser or DP
  • Student Welfare issues - Year Adviser;  DP, Principal
  • Serious concerns - Principal or DP
  • If unsure of the most appropriate person to speak to, call the relevant DP who will either discuss the matter with you or advise you of the most appropriate person to contact.


Year Advisers                                              

Year 7– Mr Wellings

Year 8– Mr Jovanovski & Ms Henderson

Year 9 - Ms Hughs & Mr Luskan

Year 10 – Ms Crawford

Year 11 Ms Foots & Mr Tier

Year 12  Mr Jacques         


Deputy Principal

Mr Graham


How to contact

Finding a mutually convenient time for parents/caregivers and the teacher to discuss an issue is often the most difficult part of the process. The best solution is to arrange a time for a phone contact or a personal interview in advance.


A suggested procedure for a phone contact is:


  1. Ring the school and ask the office staff at what times the teacher is not on class or other duties and is therefore available to take a phone call. On some occasions the teacher may be available when you call.
  2. Give the office staff your name and your student's name so that the teacher can be informed that you intend to ring. You might also like to indicate what you would like to discuss.
  3. Ring the school at one of the times indicated.


Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child's wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer your enquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.


 Principal:  Mark King

Mark King


 Deputy Principal:  

  • Ross Graham

Ross Graham






  • Alicia Van Loo – Head Teacher
  • Ros Mahon
  • Sally Foots – Year Adviser Yr 10
  • Hayley Chisholm 
  • Mark Allen



  • Suzanne Groves  – Head Teacher
  • David Jaques – Year Adviser Yr 12
  • Jason Jovanovski – Year Adviser Yr 8
  • Mel Crawford – Year Adviser Yr 10



  • Andrew Laidler - Head Teacher
  • Arthur Heng  - SRC Coordinator  
  • Tanya Sullivan
  • Kristina Temple



  • Mark Banasiak - Head Teacher
  • Lisa Rainford
  • Simone Henderson (Temp) – Year Adviser Yr 8


 Visual Arts:

  • Julie Bass



  • Peter Heugh


TAS Industrial Arts:

  • Craig Mulder - Head Teacher
  • Paul Munro
  • Brian Wellings
  • Joel Foster - Transition, APCEO, IT Coordinator


 TAS Home Economics:

  • Rebecca Heap
  • Karen Banks



  • Belinda Arthur (Acting Head Teacher)
  • Simon Abbott



  • John Matthes



  • Lynda Steele

 Special Education:

  • Helen Mathews – Head Teacher
  • Joshua Tier - Year Adviser Yr 11
  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Lisa Hughes - Year Adviser Yr 9
  • Martin Luskan - Year Adviser Yr 9



  • Sandra Gyles



  • Mark Mathiesen



  • Joan Gissing - DGO
  • Jane Whittingham


Administrative Assistants:

  • Julie Soper – Admin Manager
  • Leanne Banach
  • Tracey Newman
  • Sarah Whiddon
  • Elizabeth Pentecost – Science
  • Richard Karton - General Assistant


School Learning Support Officers (SLSO):

  • Erica Chalmers-Mulder            
  • Phil Reid     
  • Sharon Briggs
  • Marie-Claire Kurt    
  • Jannette Parker
  • Julie Street-Smith


  • Kerry Coleman