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Finley High School

Finley High School

Wisdom is Strength

Telephone03 5883 1344

Emailfinley-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Principal – Mr. Jeffrey Ward

Relieving Deputy Principal – Mr. Matt Whitty

Teaching staff

English: 

  • Craig Burdon
  • Natalie Clarke
  • Wendy Coates - L.A.S.T
  • Kathy Dempster 
  • Jess Laxton (Maternity leave)
  • Veronica McNaught 

Maths:

  • Tegan Walker - Relieving Head Teacher
  • Tanea Bower
  • Jack Maslen
  • Geordy Pullen

Science:

  • Michael O'Leary - Head Teacher
  • Michelle Archinal
  • Daryl Bird
  • Nicole Close
  • Gary  Webb

HSIE & Library:

  • Madeline Jackson - (Maternity leave)
  • Amy Baxter - Relieving Head Teacher HSIE
  • Jacqui O'Bryan (LOTE - French)
  • Aileen Begbie (Teacher Librarian)
  • Anne Wadsworth

TAS/CAPA:

  • Robyn O'Leary - Head Teacher
  • Kim Denny
  • Charlotte Perry (Visual Arts)
  • Vanessa Geeves (Music)
  • Garry Harding 
  • Tessa McNamara
  • Eliza Tobin
  • Chloe Treacy 

PD/H/PE & Careers:

  • Michael Tooke - Head Teacher PD/H/PE
  • Nathan King
  • Dan Noonan
  • Dane Maxwell
  • Alex Hay (HT Welfare & Support)
  • Dian Sexton
  • Deb White - Careers
  • Jenny Philpot - Careers

Support Teachers:

  • Alyse Cox - Head Teacher Teaching & Learning
  • Sally Marsden 
  • Rueben Johnson
  • Kathrine Spence
  • Nicole Bird

School Learning Support Officers:

  • Emily Bird
  • Tim Buckley
  • Keeley Coates
  • Will Eldridge
  • Sharree Goesch
  • Sophia Ingram
  • Hilary Knight
  • Keeley Letson
  • Chelsea McDonald
  • Jenny O'Hora
  • Dimitra Wright

Administration staff:

  • Roslyn Braine - SAM
  • Abbey Breust
  • Gordon Close
  • Kirstie Chesworth
  • Sasha Congram
  • Jane Coombs
  • Daniela Gargaro
  • Judy Knight
  • Gaye Maxwell
  • Brian O'Hora
  • Sarah Singleton
  • Susan Fenaughty
  • Sue Jarrott
  • Cath Rorato
  • Therese Macdermid

Others:

  • Louisa Quiddington - Counsellor
  • Madeline Scott - Counsellor
  • Jodi Brown - Student Support Officer
  • Gerard Tessier – Techincal Support Officer

Year Advisors:

  • Year 7  - Gary Webb
  • Year 8 - Kathy Dempster and Jacqui O'Bryan
  • Year 9 - Deb White and Chloe Treacy
  • Year 10 -   Michelle Archinal 
  • Year 11 - Daryl Bird
  • Year 12 - Dian Sexton

Advisors:

  • Girls - Tanea Bower
  • Boys - Alex Hay
  • SRC - Vanessa Geeves & Eliza Tobin