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

Mr K Bryant

The Deputy Principals

Ms B Jobe      (Yrs 7 & 10)    

Mr P McCartan    (Yrs 8 & 11) 

Mrs H Schmetzer    (Yrs 9 & 12)               

The Executive Staff

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

English                                         Mrs Quinn (Rel) 

Mathematics                               Mrs Davies

Science                                        Mrs McArthur (Rel)

HSIE                                              Mr Celi

Creative and Performing Arts   Mr Lowrie

TAS                                               Mr Upton

TAS                                               Miss Teakel (Rel)

PD/H/PE                                       Mr Wykes

Welfare                                        Mrs Mattingly 

Special Education                       Mrs Cox


Year Advisers

Year Advisers 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 Adviser.

Year Advisers for 2020:

Year 7               Miss L Baker        

Year 8               Mrs Brissenden 

Year 9               Mr Read 

Year 10             Ms Bennett

Year 11             Mr Robinson

Year 12             Mr Teakel



School Counsellors

Our School Counsellors are trained to help students and their parents deal with problems that are causing concern. Students should see their Year Adviser 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 Counsellors           Mr Johnston &  Mr Wetherbee

Student Support Officers      Josh Larwood & Kelsie Hodges       


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 & Mr Skeers


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 Forsyth


Careers Adviser

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

Careers                                     Mrs Fitzgerald

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