Dapto High School

Inspire. Explore. Create.

Telephone02 4261 1416

Emaildapto-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

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 inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Principal

Deputy Principals

The three deputy principals are: 

  • Mr Darcy Moore – Darcy.Moore@det.nsw.edu.au
    Manages Years 7, 9 and 11 in 2021
  • Mr Daniel Inness – Daniel.Inness@det.nsw.edu.au
    Manages Years 8, 10 and 12 in 2021
  • Mr Shane Wood – Shane.w.wood@det.nsw.edu.au
    Manages Wollemi

 

Teachers

Careers

  • Mr  Paul Creighton - Careers Advisor
  • Mr Peter Johnson - Senior Student Mentor

Creative arts

  • Mrs Karen Heffernan - (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Maria Capilli - Languages/Distance Ed
  • Mrs Sandra Jelinic - Visual Arts
  • Ms Caitlyn McIntosh - Visual Arts
  • Mrs Angela Smith - Music 
  • Mr Thomas Smith - Music/Entertainment Industries
  • Mrs Melanie Lever - Head Teacher - Teaching & Learning

English/ Drama

  • Mrs Merrideth McGregor - (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Jenni Shaw - ARCO
  • Mr Mat Rhodes - Year 10 Advisor
  • Ms Melanie Apps - Year 10 Advisor
  • Ms Elizabeth Richmond - Drama Academy/Fed Rep
  • Ms Kristy Arntz - Duke of Edinburgh
  • Ms Louise Turk - SRC/Debating and Public Speaking
  • Ms Kelly Colquhoun - Year 8 Advisor
  • Ms Sarah Ulfsonn
  • Ms Tina Mitchell

Technology and Applied Science (TAS)

  • Ms Melanie Steele  (Head Teacher) VET Co-ordinator
  • Ms Krisharna Leighton
  • Mr Michael Pfeffer
  • Mrs Tanya Rogers  
  • Mr Robert Capilli
  • Mr Michael Kirk
  • Mr Dean Vazzoler
  • Mr Rikki McCann
  • Mr Robert Petreski
  • Ms Gemma Crighton - SRC
  • Mr Andrew Walker - Network Manager
  • Mrs Rachel King

Mathematics

  • Mr Alan Duffy (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Amy Boyd - Year 11 Advisor/Peer Support
  • Ms Allison Hopkins - L@SSO
  • Ms Meaghan Lake - Girls Advisor
  • Mr Matthew Hands
  • Mr Ian Napier 
  • Ms Samantha Rodgers - Year 9 Advisor/Peer Support
  • Mrs Sandra Tuck
  • Mr John Tilden - Year 9 Advisor
  • Ms Vanessa Vandermerwe 

Library

  • Ms Jess MacFarlane - Teacher Librarian
  • Ms Aveena Beedles - Teacher Librarian
  • Ms Michelle McDonald

School Administration and Support Staff (SASS)

  • Ms Tracey Anderson - Business Manager
  • Ms Alicia Hutchinson - SAM
  • Mrs Sue Vuleta - General Enquiries/Mail
  • Ms Kerrie Edwards - General Enquiries/Finance
  • Ms Amanda Trudgett - General Enquiries/Attendance
  • Ms Kristie Young - General Enquiries/Finance
  • Mrs Anne Martin - Enrolments/Leavers/NESA/AEO
  • Ms Melissa Tasevska - General Enquiries/Print Room
  • Ms Rachel King - Hospitality/Office
  • Ms Nikki Roach - Hospitality/Science
  • Ms Caroline Smith - General Enquiries/Mail/Excursions
  • Ms Karyn Vohradsky - Science
  • Ms Colleen Mowbray - Science
  • Ms Michelle McDonald - Library Technician
  • Mr Adam Toole - Technology Support Officer
  • Mr Eric Rosewarn - General Assistant

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

  • Mrs Meagan Gadd (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Anna-Lisa Reeves - (Relieving Head Teacher)
  • Ms Jessica DALY
  • Mr Andrew Horsley - Boy's Mentor
  • Ms Natasha Giorgio - Year 12 Advisor - Term 1
  • Mr Rob Neal - Year 12 Advisor
  • Mr Ryan Trevor - Year 8 Advisor

Human society and its environment (HSIE)

  • Mrs Jill Jones (Relieving Head Teacher) PEX Coordinator
  • Mr Dave Bateman - Green Group Coordinator
  • Mr Taylor Garner
  • Ms Lexie Hurt
  • Ms Christina Naydovska
  • Ms Melissa Lynch - Year 7 Advisor
  • Mr Alex Presgrave - Year 7 Advisor - Homework Club
  • Ms Lily Ridley
  • Mrs Jennifer Wilkinson

Science

  • Ms Sandra Horsley (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Shane Brown - Agriculture/Farm Manager
  • Mrs Michelle Gibbs
  • Mr Trent Crowe
  • Ms Cassie Sweetman
  • Mr Tom Massarella (Head Teacher Administration/EAU)
  • Ms Kelly Mathein
  • Ms Sarah Imber
  • Ms Jane Swan - Agriculture
  • Mr Joel Trist - Year 11 Advisor
  • Mr Ross Vincent 
  • Ms Natalia Apanasenko

School Counsellors

  • Ms Katrina Davies – Years 8, 10 & 12
  • Ms Jen Green - Years 7, 9 & 11

You can drop in to make an appointment before school, at recess, at lunch or you can complete a self referral form at the counsellors office and place in the locked box provided.

Senior Psychologist Education

  • Ms Carla Dale 
  • Ms Heidi Page

Wollemi (Autism Unit)

  • Mrs Yvonne White (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Sean Ainsworth
  • Ms Abbe Gale
  • Ms Tori Neilson
  • Ms Cindy Pryma
  • Mr Samuel Wilson
  • Mr Martin Backhouse
  • Mr David Glover
  • Ms Barbara Harvey-Robbins
  • Ms Judy Neaves

Student Wellbeing

  • Ms Chantelle Wilson (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Tom Pearson - Youth / Student Support

Learning Support

  • Ms Sharon Moran (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Heidi Jessup 
  • Ms Amanda Menanteau
  • Ms Michelle Quine
  • Mr Col Sherack
  • Ms Michelle Cosgrove

Canteen

  • Mrs Tanya McCauley
  • Ms Carman Oyston