Denison College - Kelso High Campus

Excellence, innovation, opportunity and student success

Telephone02 6331 4544

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.

Year Advisers

If you have any concerns the relevant adviser may be a good person to contact in the first instance.

Year 7: Shaun Rowlands

Year 8: Hannah English

Year 9: Beatrice Grace

Year 10: Billy Taylor

Year 11: Trent Grantham and Georgia Sverdloff

Year 12: Emily Rhynehart and Tyrone Kostitch

Boys: Murray Wood

Girls: Meghann Davies


If you have any concerns around overall attendance and partial absences, contact one of the deputy principals.

Years 7 and 8: Narelle Beasley

Years 9 and 10: Sharon Mendes

Years 11 and 12: Karah Logan 

Support: Nathan Kenny

Head Teacher Administration: Sandra Howarth

Bullying concerns

Head Teacher Wellbeing: Elise Woods

Careers advice

For assistance arranging Work Experience, University Early Entry and general careers advice, contact Jennifer Forster.

Class changes

These are possible, however, please speak to the relevant Deputy Principal for your year group to arrange a formal meeting.


The school counsellor works with students and their families to make school a happy experience and help students who may be struggling.

Bronwyn Johnston (Monday, Thursday, Friday)

Phillipa Scott (Tuesday, Wednesday)


If you wish to discuss patterns of study, electives, information about subjects or overall Year 7-12 curriculum, please arrange a time to talk to the relevant Faculty Head Teacher or College Head Teacher.

Deputy Principal (Kelso High Campus): Michael Feening

Curriculum: Sandra Howarth

Teaching and Learning: Adria Hertel and Zoey Macpherson

CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts): Selina Ash

English: Jessie Adams

HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment) and Languages: Karen Mortimore

Mathematics: Laura Wilson

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education): Ric Bolus

Science: Jeanine Lawler

TAS (Technological and Applied Studies): William Maloney

Learning support team

This team oversees the learning and welfare of students, creates strategies and plans, and allocates funding.

Karen Cain

Oriana Zanon 

Sarah Staines

Frances McLeod

Cheryl Fearn


Kelso High Campus Principal: Mr Michael Sloan

Extra curricular activities

Dance, Drama, Music: Selina Ash

Sporting teams and events: Ric Bolus

SES Cadets: Paul Purser

Cirkus Surreal: Selina Ash

Enrichment / gifted and talented/ virtual selective school

Teacher/Librarian: Jackie Christie-Johnston

Aboriginal education

Girri Girri, Norta Norta: Brian Burke, and Casey Mackay

Aboriginal Education Officer: Blake Lawson

Leadership team

Coordinator of Year 12 Leaders: Judith Murphy

Parent - teacher evenings

Bookings are made online: enquiries to the front office.

School reports

Head Teacher Administration: Sandra Howarth

Senior studies

Seminars, patterns of study, elective choices:

Deputy Principal: Narelle Beasley

Special education/ support

Funding, programs, placements, ongoing issues

Head Teacher Support: Lauren Dean


Student Representative Council across Years 7–11: Sofia Whitehouse

Student assistance

Help with uniforms, fees, excursions, equipment

Head Teacher Wellbeing: Elise Woods

Subject information

For background information on various subjects, contact the school, give the name of the subject, and ask for the relevant Head Teacher.

Technology Support Officer (TSO)

Our TSO, Todd Miller, looks after various technology from computers and projectors to supporting our students' laptops and smart devices. Students are encouraged to come by the library if they are having any issues with a device so he can offer assistance. Further, if a student is having any issues with access to the computers, wifi or just needs their password reset he can assist with that too.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office and ask to speak to Mr Miller who is on-site 9 days a fortnight.


For explanations or to discuss issues with compliance, contact the Head Teacher Wellbeing: Elise Woods

Welfare and discipline/ suspension return

A parent/carer is expected to attend return from  suspension meetings.