Teaching and Administrative staff

Dickson College teaching staff are experts in their areas and all are fully qualified and registered with the Teacher Quality Institute.

If you would like to speak with a member of staff, contact our reception area on (02) 6142 0140 or you can email teachers using the format: firstname.surname@ed.act.edu.au

Year Coordinators are available by appointment through our Student Wellbeing Centre to discuss student progress. Student Wellbeing also organises Work Experience, Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) and Structured Workplace Learning.

School psychologists are available Monday to Friday in Student Wellbeing to support students with more complex needs.

Our Executive Teacher, Assessment and Certification, is available to discuss requirements of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

Our teaching staff are complemented by an administrative team that works across the college to ensure that teaching staff and students are well supported.

College Reception and Front Office

Facilities Management, College Finances and Front Office.

Staff Members: Dr John Clink (Business & Facilities Manager), Nigel Matupire(Finance Officer), Madeleine Wynne (Reception), Karen Burt (Assistant to Craig Edwards), Craig Osteraas (Building Services Officer).


Staff Members: Lindy Hathaway (Teacher librarian), Kirk Hone (Teacher librarian), Julie England (Library Assistant).

Arts and Physical Education

Visual Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Architecture and CADD, Dance, Drama, Music, Photography, Fashion Design & Textiles and Media.

PE, Outdoor Education, Exercise Science, Sports Development, Sports Studies, and Talented Sports Program.

Staff Members: Lex Warfield (Acting Executive Teacher), Elinor Archer, Jeremy Botha, Ryan Davis-Philp, Kristie Doney, Scott Eastburn, Kylie Foira, John Forrest,  Lyndsey Houghton, Shannon Kowalick, Kate Leedham, Isabelle Mackay-Sim (Arts Assistant), Jill Pettifer, Peter Richens, Kelly Roberts, Niki Van Buuren.

English and Humanities and Interdisciplinary Inquiry Project

English, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Global Studies, History, Legal Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

Staff Members: Kirk Zwangobani (Executive Teacher), Jason Abela, Alexis Adams, Erica Brown, Craig Edwards, Ben Godwin, Kirk Hone, Robert Howatson, Abby Johnson, Kristen Kauhanen, Victoria Margrain, Lia McKerihan, Zain Mohsin, Michelle Morthorpe, Christine Mya, Dion Oxley, Ella Packham, Claire Sandrey, Kylie Seluka, Suzanne Sherwood, Tilly Wiles-Dean.

Support Programs and Dickson College High School

2 Learning Support Units (LSU).

Dickson College High School: Alternative education program for students in year 9 and 10. Enrolment is by referral from an ACT government high school.

Staff Members: Caitlin Hanby (Executive Teacher), Vanessa Akister, Caleb Bartholomew (Learning Support Assistant), Jemma Collins (Learning Support Assistant), Jenny Cowell, Carolyn Crawford (Learning Support Assistant), Carl Davies, Michelle Davis (Learning Support Assistant), Jamie Foster, Jennifer Lobb, Dale Newberry, Gustavo Rivera, David Tudhope.

Careers, Transitions and VET

Hospitality, Cafe Operations, Food Studies, Community Services, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building & Construction, Automotive.

Staff Members: Jenny Cowell (Executive Teacher), Melanie Cook, Vicki Jackson (Hospitality Assistant), Dean Parkes, Erica Brown (Careers/ASBAs), Natasha Leonard, Lia McKerihan (Careers/WEX), Rebecca Osborne (VET Assistant), Paul Howard (Technology Assistant), Vidya Nath.

Languages - including English as a Second Language (ESL), International Private Students (IPS) and Refugee Bridging Program (RBP)

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Japanese and Latin.

Staff Members: Ros Phillips (Executive Teacher), Anna Beaver, Juliette Bornas (Chinese), Andrea Cruwys, Pushpa Ekanayake (Bilingual Assistant), Christine Eldridge-Smith (French), Marcus Lee, Faustyne L'Hostis (French), Anne Rose (Latin), Christiane Roth, Kylie Seluka (Indonesian), Yani Tian (Chinese), Aiko Wendfeldt (Japanese).

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Oceanography, Physics, Earth Science.

Programming, Web Design, Networking and Engineering. Our Robotics, UAV and autonomous vehicles programs are run from the IT faculty but work across faculty areas.

Specialist Maths (with Extension), Maths Methods, Maths Applications, Maths Essentials.

Staff Members: Josephine Kim (Executive Teacher), Tania Balind, Stephen Box, Glenda Cormie (Science Assistant), Christine Eldridge-Smith, Caroline Evers, Mostyn Gale, David Green, Matthew Hall, Emily Hathaway, Chris Hammerer, Andrew Mahoney, Brodie Kilbey (Information Technology Officer), Tom Langman, Uma Ramiah, Chris Rumley, Lex Warfield.

Assessment, Certification and Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC)

SIEC: Year 7 - 12 Intensive English language learning.

Staff Members: Juliette Bornas (Executive Teacher), Christie Abel, Entidhar Alridha (Bilingual Assistant), Janelle Boreham, Robert Brown (Certification Assistant), Emily Clarke, Cristina Gimeno, Elizabeth Gladwin, Emily Hathaway, Sara Hillier, Vanny Ho (Bilingual Assistant), Georgia Page.

Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing, Year Coordinators, Careers, ASBAs, Work Experience, School Psychologists.

Staff Members: Alison Di Berardino (Executive Teacher), Lyndal Bolton (SW Assistant), Karen Burt (SW Reception), Haylee Hilly (Office Manager), Jason Abela, Anna Beaver and Robert Howatson (Yr 11 Coordinators), Ryan Davis-Philp, Kylie Foira and Chris Hammerer (Yr 12 Coordinators), David Austin (School Psychologist), Bec Pashley (School Psychologist).