Canowindra High School

Strive to do well

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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

Head Teacher - Teacher and Learning

Chris Summerhayes

English Faculty 

Head Teacher

Ben Dyer 

English Teaching Staff

Robert Brown
Micheal Bushell
Stuart Ferguson

Learning and Support

Bronwyn Porter
Sarah Walsh
Melisa Bevan-Wright

ATSI Support

Suzannah Tapim
Charlie Thompson

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

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 

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
Imogen Smith
Jacqueline Kinsela
Melissa McMahon
Suzannah Tapim

General Assistant

Jade Berkery

Farm Assistant

Jarrod Breen

Technical Support Officer (TSO)

Renato Marcentoni

School Learning Support Officers (SLSO)

Lorraine Daly
Catherine Ellis
Elissa Liondis
Kathryn Newton
Rebecca O'Dea
Charlie Thompson 
Chloe Walker
Maddie Devlin


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



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