St Marys Senior High School

Mente Manuque

Telephone02 9623 8333

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We are 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 and have embraced the ethos of a senior school environment. The staff is a mix of those with many years of experience and those who are in the earlier stages of their teaching careers. All teaching staff members are focused on working in partnership with students to assist them to achieve their educational, vocational and personal goals. The staff regularly reflect on their teaching practice, which is informed by value-added and HSC data analysis, and are actively involved in their own professional learning. Many staff members are experienced HSC markers and senior markers, bringing a wealth of expertise to the core business of quality teaching and learning at St Marys Senior High School.

The principal, Ms Sally Smithard is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to Sally, 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: Sally Smithard


School Leadership Team:

  • Deputy Principal (Year 12): Danielle Ervine
  • Deputy Principal (Year 11): Leah Havord
  • English: Julie Robinson
  • Mathematics: Simone Pett
  • Science (Rel) : Andrew Farrugia
  • Commercial Studies: Salochna Reddy
  • Creative and Performing Arts: Nicole Bonfield
  • HSIE: Shara Walsh
  • LOTE: Luigi Serra
  • Learning and Wellbeing: Melissa Jacka
  • PDHPE: Joanne Brines
  • Secondary Studies: Lucas Widdison
  • TAS / Computing: Matt Topp
  • Year 12: Charly Ebejer
  • Year 11: Tracie Huet
  • First Australians: Leah Havord
  • Sport and Recreation: Joanne Brines
  • Business Manager (Acting): Rebecca Zinghini
  • School Administration Manager (Rel): Angela Demaio


Student Advisers:

  • Year 11, Surnames A-G: Adam Bernthaler
  • Year 11, Surnames H-O: Lauren Hasna
  • Year 11, Surnames P-Z: Jeff Larsen
  • Year 12, Surnames A-G: Sussan Allaou
  • Year 12, Surnames H-O: Wendi Kambolli
  • Year 12, Surnames P-Z: Luigi Serra
  • Learning Support: Carmel Harriden, Carly McPherson, Ashlee Pleffer
  • Careers Adviser (Rel): Cheryll Ruskin