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 8, 10 and 12 in 2022
  • Mr Daniel Inness – Daniel.Inness@det.nsw.edu.au
    Manages Years 7, 9 and 11 in 2022
  • 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
  • Ms Lauren McCarthy - (HT) Educational Pathways
  • Ms Sue Vuleta - Admin EPP

Creative arts

  • Mrs Angela Smith - Music (R/HT)
  • Ms Melanie Lever - HT Teaching & Learning
  • Mrs Maria Capilli - Languages/Distance Education
  • Mrs Sandra Jelinic - Visual Arts
  • Ms Caitlyn McIntosh - Visual Arts / Yr 7 Advisor
  • Mrs Angela Smith - Music  - Yr 12 Advisor
  • Ms Gemma Crighton
  • Mr Thomas Smith - Music/Entertainment / Yr 7 Advisor
  • Mr Shane Wood (DP) Music

English/ Drama

  • Mr Mat Rhodes - Head Teacher
  • Mrs Jenni Shaw
  • Ms Alison Simpson
  • Ms Melanie Apps - Yr 11 Advison
  • Ms Kristy Arntz - Duke of Edinburgh
  • Ms Kelly Colquhoun - Yr 9 Advisor
  • Ms Louise Turk - SRC/Phoenix Editor
  • Ms Sarah Ulfsonn Yr 8 Advisor
  • 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 David Mace
  • Mr Rikki McCann
  • Mr Robert Petreski
  • Ms Gemma Crighton - SRC
  • Mrs Rachel King
  • Ms Lynne McIntosh

Mathematics

  • Mr Alan Duffy - Head Teacher
  • Ms Amy Boyd - Yr 12 Advisor/Peer Support
  • Ms Meaghan Lake - Girls Advisor
  • Mr Stuart Brunsdon
  • Mr Matthew Hands
  • Mr Ian Napier 
  • Ms Samantha Rodgers - Yr 10 Advisor/Peer Support
  • Mr John Tilden - Yr 10 Advisor
  • Ms Vanessa Vandermerwe 

Library

  • Ms Jess MacFarlane - Teacher Librarian
  • Ms Aveena Beedles - Teacher Librarian
  • Ms Michelle McDonald
  • Ms Melanie Lever (HT Teaching & Learning)

School Administration and Support (SAS)

  • Ms Tracey Anderson - Business Manager
  • Ms Alicia Hutchinson - School Administrative Manager
  • Mrs Sue Vuleta - NESA Phoenix
  • Ms Kerrie Edwards - General Enquiries/Finance
  • Ms Amanda Trudgett - Gen Enq/Attendance/Health
  • Ms Kristie Young - General Enquiries/Finance
  • Ms Michelle Quine - General Enquiries
  • Ms Melissa Tasevska - General Enquiries/Print Room
  • Ms Rachel King - Home Economics
  • Ms Lynne McIntosh - Home Economics/Science/Admin
  • Ms Caroline Smith - General Enquiries/Excursions
  • Ms Karyn Vohradsky - Science
  • Ms Michelle McDonald - Library Technician
  • Mr Alex Dimoski - Technology Support Officer
  • Mr Mark Wheatley - General Assistant
  • Mr Wayne Filmer - General Assistant

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

  • Mrs Meagan Gadd - Head Teacher
  • Ms Annalisa Reeves - Relieving Head Teacher
  • Ms Chantelle Wilson (HT - Wellbeing)
  • Ms Jessica Daly
  • Mr Andrew Horsley - Boy's Mentor
  • Ms Bronte Manning
  • Mr Rob Neal - 2IC / Sports Committee
  • Mr Ryan Trevor - Yr 9 Advisor

Human society and its environment (HSIE)

  • Ms Lauren Beckinsale - Head Teacher
  • Mr Dave Bateman - Green Group Coordinator
  • Ms Brooke Brady
  • Mr Taylor Garner - Yr 6 Advisor
  • Mr Kyle Griffin
  • Ms Christina Naydovska
  • Mr Alex Presgrave - Yr 8 Advisor - Homework Club
  • Mrs Jennifer Wilkinson ARCO

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
  • Mr Joel Trist - Yr 12 Advisor
  • Mr Ross Vincent 
  • Ms Natalia Apanasenko
  • Ms Karyn Vohradsky - SAS
  • Ms Nicole Roach - SAS

School Counsellors

  • Ms Katrina Davies
  • Ms Trea Randall

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 Heidi Page

Wollemi (Autism Unit)

  • Mrs Yvonne White Head Teacher / ARCO
  • Mr Sean Ainsworth
  • Ms Tori Neilson
  • Ms Cindy Pryma
  • Mr Samuel Wilson
  • Ms Sally Gallagher
  • Ms Breanna Payne
  • Mr Martin Backhouse
  • Mr David Glover
  • Ms Barbara Robbins-Harvey
  • Ms Judy Neaves
  • Ms Kate Boyd

Student Wellbeing

  • Ms Chantelle Wilson Head Teacher
  • Mr Tom Pearson - School Support Officer
  • Ms Shaw
  • Ms Eva Ioannoa - Social Worker

Learning Support

  • Ms Sharon Moran (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Heidi Jessup 
  • Mr Joseph Carolan
  • Ms Maria Di Francesco
  • Ms Eva Ioannoa
  • Ms Karen Paterson
  • Ms Megan Donnelly
  • Ms Michelle Cosgrove
  • Ms Karen Davies
  • Mr Matt Cosgrove
  • Mr Sherack Col

Canteen

  • Mrs Tanya McCauley
  • Ms Carmen Oyston