Canowindra High School

Strive to do well

Telephone02 6344 1305

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.

Canowindra High Schools executive team


Neryle Smurthwaite

Deputy Principal

Tim Berry (Rlg)

English Faculty 

Head Teacher

Ben Dyer

English Teaching Staff

Robert Brown
Micheal Bushell
                                     Stuart Ferguson                                                   

Learning and Support

Bronwyn Porter
Melissa Bevan-Wright
Sarah Walsh

ATSI Support

Suzannah Tapim

Mathematics Faculty

Head Teacher

Rod Jones

Teaching Staff

Patricia Daniel
Ian Edmondson
Kirsty Maye

Creative and Preforming Arts (CAPA) Faculty

Head Teacher

Peta McKenzie

Teaching Staff

Dearne Curtis
Kathy Davis

Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Faculty

Head Teacher 

                                 Ben Dyer                                       

Teaching Staff

Amanda Graham
Michelle Burn
Peter Newbury

Technology and applied studies (TAS) Faculty

Head Teacher

Karen Stuttle

Teaching Staff

Robert Cain
Tammy Nash
Tim Roberts
Steven Wilson

Careers Advisor

Josh Conliffe

Science Faculty

Head Teacher

Peta McKenzie

Teaching Staff 

Rebecca Allen
Chris Tame

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) Faculty

Head Teacher

Rod Jones

Teaching Staff

Samantha Dunk
Warren McKenzie 
Zac Rue


Robert Brown


Natalia Jimenez

Wellbeing Officer

Bonnie Keys

School Administration

School Administration Manager

Tina Gruessing

School Administration Officers

Leanne Harrison
Jacqueline Kinsela
Imogen Smith
Suzannah Tapim

General Assistant

Jade Berkery (Rlg)

Farm Assistant

Jarrod Breen

Technical Support Officer (TSO)

Renato Marcentoni

School Learning Support Officers (SLSO)

Lorraine Daly
Catherine Ellis
Elissa Liondis
Charlie Thompson 
Diane Garner
Chloe Walker
Rebecca O'Dea
Kathryn Newton
Melissa McMahon 


Cindy Walker
Sheryn O'Malveny

Year Advisor

Year 7 - Tammy Nash

           Year 8 – Amanda Graham            

              Year 9 – Timothy Roberts             

Year 10 – Stuart Ferguson

Year 11 – Steven Wilson

Year 12 – Warren McKenzie