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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.


Mr Mark Long



Ms Jaclyn Cush (Years 7 & 10)

Mr Brian Ferguson (Years 9 & 12)

Ms Doris Lee (Years 8 & 11)



Mrs Maria Ryan


Head Teacher English: Mr Steve Lidster

Head Teacher Mathematics: Ms Sue Briggs

Head Teacher Science: Ms Trang Lam

Head Teacher Social Sciences: Ms Bronwyn Kelly

Head Teacher History: Mr Clark Stone

Head Teacher Technology and Applied Studies: Mr Gary McGovern

Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts: Mr Anthony Vassallo 

Head Teacher PDHPE: Mr Andrew Rutherford

Head Teacher Educational Achievement: Mr Tom Hoekstra

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


Year 7 Adviser: Zubaida Alrubai

Year 8 Adviser: Ms Cara Horsley

Year 9 Adviser: Mr David Huynh

Year 10 Adviser: Ms Carol Wallace

Year 11 Adviser: Mr David Elias

Year 12 Year Adviser: Ms Susannah Grice

Transition Coordinator: Mr Karl Serrato  

Stage 4 Academic Adviser: Ms Konnie Kwiet

Stage 5 Academic Adviser: Ms Louise Holloway

Stage 6 Academic Advisers: Ms Stephanie Micallef & Ms Dimity Scardanas

Learning Support Coordinator: Ms Julie Letters

Counsellors/ Psychologists: Ms Sandra Begg & Ms Joanna Breen 

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

Distance Education Co-ordinator/ Librarian: Ms Lisa Roberts

Sports Co-ordinators: Mr David Elias & Mr Ognjen Matic