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: Darcy Moore and Daniel Inness.

  • Mr Darcy Moore – Darcy.Moore@det.nsw.edu.au
    Manages Years 7, 9 and 11 in 2019
  • Mr Daniel Inness – Daniel.Inness@det.nsw.edu.au.
    Manages Years 8, 10 and 12 in 2019
  • Mr Shane Wood - Shane.w.wood@det.nsw.edu.au

Teachers

Careers

  • Mrs Yatras Anne-Marie
  • Mr Johnson Peter

Creative arts

  • Mrs Heffernan Karen (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Capilli Maria - Languages/Year 10 Advisor/Distance Ed.
  • Mrs Jelinic Sandra - Visual Arts
  • Mrs Caitlyn McIntosh - Visual Arts
  • Mr Brady Scott - Music 
  • Mrs Smith Angela - Music / Girls Supervisor/Choral Ensemble
  • Mr Wood Shane -  Music 
  • Mr Thomas Smith - Music

English/ Drama

  • Mrs Shaw Jenni - (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs McGregor Merrideth 
  • Mrs Mitchell Tina
  • Mr Rhodes Mat - Peer Support/Public Speaking/Year 6 Advisor
  • Ms Apps Melanie - Creative Writing Club/Year 6 Advisor
  • Ms Richmond Elizabeth - Drama/Federation Rep.
  • Ms Turk Louise 
  • Mrs Colquhoun Kelly
  • Ms Simpson Alison 

Technology and applied science (TAS)

  • Ms Steele Melanie  (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Pfeffer Michael - Year 10 Advisor
  • Mrs Rogers Tanya
  • Mrs Leighton Krisharna   - SRC Collaborator
  • Mr Capilli Robert 
  • Mr Kirk Michael
  • Mr Mitchell Rod 
  • Mr Petreski Robert - Rel. VET Co-ordinator
  • Mr Walker Andrew - Network Manager

Mathematics

  • Mr Duffy Alan (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Boyd Amy 
  • Mr Napier Ian 
  • Mrs Tuck Sandra
  • Mr Tilden John - eCubed Co-ordinator
  • Ms Rodgers Samantha
  • Ms Lake Meghan
  • Ms Hopkins Alison
  • Ms Vandermerwe Vaness

Library

  • Ms Gleeson, Hannah

School administration and support staff (SASS)

  • Ms Anderson Tracey - SAM
  • Mrs Hutchinson Alicia - Office
  • Ms Tasesvka Mel - Office
  • Mrs Harrison Aleisha - Office
  • Mrs Young Kristie - Office
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Mrs Trudgett Amanda - Office
  • Mrs Roach Nikki - Office/Hospitality/Science
  • Ms Ryan Gill - Hospitality
  • Ms Vohradsky Karyn - Science
  • Ms Mowbray Colleen - Science
  • Ms McDonald Michelle - Library
  • Mr Toole Adam - Technology Support Officer
  • Mr Rosewarn Eric - GA
  • Mr Malanga Joe - Farm Assistant

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)

  • Mrs Gadd Meagan (Head Teacher)
  • Ms Reeves Anna-Lisa
  • Mr Horsley Andrew - Sports C'tee, Year 7 & 8 Sport, Boys' Mentor
  • Mr Creighton Paul - Fitness Club 
  • Mrs Giorgio Natasha 
  • Mr Neal Rob
  • Ms Chamber Kristy
  • Mr Ryan Trevor

Human society and its environment (HSIE)

  • Mrs Jones Jill  (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Bateman Dave
  • Mr Moore Adam - Homework Club
  • Ms Naydovska Christina 
  • Ms Donnelly Megan
  • Ms Lynch Melissa
  • Mr Pesgrave Alex
  • Ms Felgate Lisa
  • Mrs Wilkinson Jennifer

Science

  • Ms Horsley Sandra (Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Gibbs Michelle 
  • Mr Massarella Tom (Head Teacher Admin - EAU)
  • MS Mathein Kelly - ARCO
  • Mr Trist Joel 
  • Mr Brown Shane - Farm Manager/Year 12 Advisor
  • Mr Lovegrove Paul - Homework Club
  • Ms Swan Jane - Agriculture
  • Mr Vincent Ross 
  • Ms Apanasenko, Natalia
  • Ms Delves, Kieran

School counsellors

  • Ms Davies Katrina – Years 8, 10 & 12
  • Ms Green Jen - Student Welfare Teacher – 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 Dale Carla
  • Ms Zelvis Robyn

Wollemi (Autism Unit)

  • Mr Foster, Allan (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Ainsworth Sean
  • Ms Long Melinda
  • Ms Neaves Judy (SLSO)
  • Mr Backhouse Martin (SLSO)
  • Ms Paring Tracey (SLSO)

Student wellbeing/ learning support

  • Ms Kyle Fiona (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Sherack Colin (Student Learning Support Officer) 
  • Ms Menanteau Amanda
  • Ms Cosgrove Michelle (SLSO)

Flexible learning centre

  • Ms Jessup Heidi - Learning Support/Chaplain
  • Mr David Lachlan - Scripture

Canteen

  • Mrs McCauley Tanya