Staff

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 Jovanovski

Year 8 - Ms Craig & Mr Luskan

Year 9 – Ms Gyles

Year 10  Ms Wood & Mr Tier

Year 11  Mr Jacques

Year 12  Mr Foster         

 

Deputy Principal

Mr Graham (Years 7, 11 & 12)

Mr Mar (Years 8, 9 & 10)

                       

Supervisor of Female Students

Ms Craig

 

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:  

  • Alex Mar (Years 8, 9, & 10)
   Alex Mar
  • Ross Graham (Years 7, 11 & 12)

Ross Graham

 

 

 

 

English:

  • Alicia Van Loo – Head Teacher
  • Ros Mahon
  • Sally Wood – Year Adviser Yr 9
  • Hayley Chisholm 

 

 Mathematics:

  • Suzanne Groves  – Head Teacher
  • Don Clark
  • David Jaques – Year Adviser Yr 11
  • Jason Jovanovski – Year Adviser Yr 7
  • Mel Crawford

 

Science:

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

 

 HSIE:

  • Mark Banasiak - Head Teacher
  • Garry Griffith
  • Lisa Rainford
  • Simone Henderson (Temp)

 

 Visual Arts:

  • Julie Bass

 

 Music:

  • Peter Heugh

 

TAS Industrial Arts:

  • Paul Munro
  • Craig Mulder - Head Teacher
  • Brian Wellings
  • Joel Foster - Year 12 Adviser, APCEO, IT Coordinator

 

 TAS Home Economics:

  • Rebecca Heap
  • Karen Banks

 

 PD/Health/PE:

  • Belinda Arthur (Acting Head Teacher) - Illawarra Zone President
  • Simon Abbott - Premiers Sporting Challenge Coordinator

 

 Languages:

  • John Matthes

 

Library:

  • Susan Cutsforth
     

 Special Education:

  • Helen Mathews – Head Teacher
  • Joshua Tier - Year Adviser Yr 10
  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Lisa Craig - Year Adviser Yr 8
  • Martin Luskan - Year Adviser Yr 8

 

 SLST:

  • Sandra Gyles - Year Adviser Yr 9

 

Careers:

  • Mark Mathiesen
  • Phillip Stephens

 

 Counsellors:

 
  • 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
         

 HSLO:

  • Kerry Coleman