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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

Telephone02 4721 0529

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.


Ms Jaclyn Cush



Ms Doris Lee - Years 8 & 11 

Ms Trang Lam - Years 7 & 10

Mr Anthony Vassallo - Years 9 & 12 (relieving)



Mrs Maria Ryan



Head Teacher English: Mr Steve Lidster

Head Teacher Mathematics: Dr Anju Katyal (relieving) 

Head Teacher Science: Ms Louise Holloway  

Head Teacher Social Sciences: Mrs Nin Eath

Head Teacher History: Mr Clark Stone

Head Teacher Technology and Applied Studies: Mr Gary McGovern

Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts: Mr Jack Rolls (relieving) 

Head Teacher PDHPE: Mrs Rebecca Smith (relieving) 

Head Teacher Educational Achievement: Ms Dimity Scardanas

Head Teacher Co-curricular Programs/LOTE: Ms Antoinette Pipio



Year 7 Adviser: Dr Laura Franshaw

Year 8 Adviser: Ms Annabel Goodman

Year 9 Adviser: Mr Tim Bates

Year 10 Adviser: Ms Sonia Kumar (relieving)

Year 11 Adviser: Mr Darwin Dos Santos

Year 12 Year Adviser: Mr David Huynh

Stage 4 Academic Adviser: Mrs Teresa Battistella

Stage 5 Academic Adviser: Mr Matt Wallace

Stage 6 Academic Adviser: Mrs Stephanie Micallef

Learning Support Coordinator: Mrs Julie Letters

Counsellors/ Psychologists: Ms Rhonda Blackadder and Ms Ruflyne Tzanis

Student Support Officer: Ms Tiarne Verbeek

Advocates for Female Students: Ms Konny Kwiet & Ms Janelle Michels

Teacher Librarian/Distance Education Co-ordinator: Mrs Lisa Roberts

Sports Co-ordinator: Mrs Rebecca Smith