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: Lidija Radovancevic

-     Commercial Studies: Salochna Reddy

-     HSIE (Rel): Rebecca Langham

-     CAPA: Nicole Bonfield

-     Computing: Matthew Topp

-     LOTE: Luigi Serra

-     TAS/PDHPE: Rebecca Powell

-     Secondary Studies: Liz Hemmings

-     Student Services and Wellbeing: Melissa Jacka

-     First Australians: Leah Havord

-     Sport and Recreation: Joanne Brines

-     School Administrative Manager: Rebecca Zinghini


Student Advisers:

-     Year 12, Surnames A-G: Mitchell Baker

-     Year 12, Surnames H-O: Lynette Tuckwell

-     Year 12, Surnames P-Z: Jesse Vassallo

-     Year 11, Surnames A-G: Nicola Preston

-     Year 11, Surnames H-O: Luigi Serra

-     Year 11, Surnames P-Z: Tim Weston


Learning Support: Carmel Harriden, Dianne Pyne, Nicole Leong, Carly McPherson and Ashlee Pleffer


Careers Adviser: Lynette Tuckwell