Kooringal High School

Respect Responsibility Excellence

Telephone02 6922 5155


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.

The Principal

Mrs Helen Schmetzer (Rel.)

The Deputy Principals

Ms B Jobe      (Yrs 8 & 11)    

Mr P McCartan    (Yrs 9 & 12) 

Mr J Celi     (Yrs 7 & 10)

The Executive Staff

These teachers are in charge of various subject departments. They are a point of contact for subject related matters.

English                                         Ms Maree Speers 

Mathematics                              Mrs Davies

Science                                        Mr Ryan 

HSIE                                             Mr Read (Relieving)

Creative and Performing Arts   Mr Lowrie

TAS                                               Mr Upton

TAS                                               Mr Teakel (Relieving)

PD/H/PE                                       Mrs Macri (Relieving)

Welfare                                        Mrs Mattingly 

Special Education                       Mrs Cox

Year Advisors

Year Advisors are the first point of contact for issues beyond a specific subject. If you have any issues settling in, if you are lost, have problems with other students in the playground, or in class or difficulties with lessons, you or your parent may contact your Year Advisor.

Year 7               Mr Unthank

Year 8              Mr Angel   

Year 9              Mr Taylor

Year 10             Mr Skeers

Year 11             Ms L Baker

Year 12             Mr Wickham


School Counsellors

Our School Counsellor is trained to help students and their parents deal with problems that are causing concern. Students should see their Year Advisor Or Head Teacher Welfare in the first instance who will then make an appointment for you to see the Counsellor, Student Support Officer or Deputy Principal if appropriate.

School Counsellor           Mrs McConnell

Sports Organisers

Sport in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 is mandatory at Kooringal  High School and is held on a Wednesday afternoon each week. 

Kooringal High School provides the opportunity for students to select and participate in a variety of sports throughout the year. Sports selections are held near the end of each term and are selected online via the student portal. If you have any problems, please see one of the sports organisers.

Sports organisers        Ms McCarthy & Mrs Carter


Our library is open to students before school and during the lunch break for research, assignments and quiet reading and is located in E Block.

Librarian                     Mrs Barron and Mrs MacIntosh 


Careers Advisor

Students requiring help with any matter related to a future career should visit the Careers Advisor. Students may speak to the Careers Advisor in her office upstairs in E Block.

Careers                                     Mrs Fitzgerald