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Our staff

Benowa State High School has over 200* staff, volunteers, contractors and community support representatives providing quality education and care in a clean, safe and supportive environment for your student. We employ more than 125 teachers who deliver tuition across a wide variety of subject areas from years 7 to 12.

Our support services include career guidance, indigenous support, chaplaincy, school nurse, computer technicians, scientific assistants, teacher aides, janitorial and grounds staff, cleaners and office staff. Each year level is cared for by a year coordinator who is dedicated to that year level only and works closely with students and their families to r​esolve support issues and look after student well-being.

*Staff numbers change from time to time to cater for new enrolments.

Executive Team

Executive Principal ​Mark Rickard
​Director of School
​Sarah Douglas
​Director of Studies ​Brendon Wolski
​Director of Senior Secondary ​Lieve Rimbaut
​Director of Junior Secondary ​Glenn Chippendale
​Business Manager ​Michelle Black ​​

Support Team

Human Resources​


Fanch​​ette Mayer​


Erin Sinfield​
Guidance Officer​s
​David Ramsay
​Jane Mitchell-Watson ​​

Careers Centre

Louise ​Horan​

​International Homestay​

Judi Goldfinch

Tania Feveyear

Heads of Department

Access Centre

Caitlin Cleary​
​Enterprise and Technology Infrastructure

Justin Hinton


English (Communications)

​Matt Pickersgill


​LOTE and International

​​​​Cathryn Cooper


​Industrial Technology & Design/Hospitality

​Brian McErlean



​Ben Callum


​Physical Education

​Ian Hutchison



​Julien Grignon

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​Senior Schooling

​Sarah Price​


​Renee Larkin


​The Arts

​Bettianne Stuart

​Professional Practice

Joanne Bothma


​Head of Social Justice, Senior Secondary

​Tina Mackay


​Head of Social Justice, Junior Secondary
Anthony Larkin

Program Coordinators

French Immersion​

Francoise Escot


​Murray Sinfield 

Gifted & Talented ​Kelly Hair
​IB & CIS Coordinator ​Adrian Hays​
​Marine Studies ​AJ Presto​

School Nurse

Annie Wainwright
​Chaplin ​Naomi Dawkins ​​
​Teacher Librarian ​Kate Stanley



Heads of House

​​Bandler ​Andrew Taylor
​Florey Matt Anderson​
​Hinkler Kylie Diviak​
​Hollows Andy McKee​
Laver​ Adrian Comiskey​
Murdoch​ Mandy Howden​
Wake​ Dee Thorsborne​​
Wright​ Alex Armour​​

Our staff can be contacted through our administration office. Interviews with administration outside hours are by appointment only.