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), Emily Gulliver (Finance Officer), Madeleine Wynne (Reception), Tracey White (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, Kristie Doney, Kylie Foira, Shannon Kowalick, Kate Leedham, Isabelle Mackay-Sim (Arts Assistant), Jill Pettifer, Peter Richens, Kelly Roberts, Niki Van Buuren, Jeremy Botha, Ryan Davis-Philp, Scott Eastburn, John Forrest.

English and Humanities

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

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

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), Caleb Bartholomew (Learning Support Assistant), Jenny Cowell, Carolyn Crawford (Learning Support Assistant), Carl Davies, Michelle Davis (Learning Support Assistant), Jamie Foster, Jennifer Lobb, Dale Newbery (Learning Support Assistant), Margaret O'Donell, Gustavo Rivera.

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

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, General Maths, and Maths for Living.

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

Assessment, Certification and Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC)

SIEC: Year 7 - 12 Intensive English language learning.

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

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).