Mr Michael Parker – Headmaster

M_Parker-127x150After completing a law degree at Sydney University and a clerkship in a corporate law firm, Michael Parker transferred very enthusiastically to the world of education. Over the last twenty-three years, Michael has taught at Cranbrook School Sydney, Eton College UK and Newington College Sydney.  He was the subject of the SBS documentary ‘Inspiring Teachers’ in 2007. Most recently he was Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior (secondary) school at Cranbrook. Michael has published a number of books including Talk With Your Kids About Ethics in Australia and the USA in 2012 and Talk With Your Kids About Big Ideas in 2014.  He has also published a Young Adult novel with Penguin, a children’s picture book with Walker Books in the USA and six textbooks. Michael came to Oxley in May 2014 and as Headmaster is responsible for vision, strategy, students and staff.

Mrs Kathryn Cunich – Deputy Head Learning

K_Cunich-130x150Kate Cunich graduated from the NSW Conservatorium of Music with a B.Mus.Ed prior to completing a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2009. Before her time at Oxley, Kate was Head of Music at Inaburra School, also teaching English and Computing Studies while maintaining her interests as a freelance musicologist working with Musica Viva and the SSO.  Kate is responsible for the academic programme at Oxley. She is committed to using best practice in learning and teaching in order to maximise student achievement, and as a result has spearheaded Oxley’s implementation of the globally recognised, evidenced-approach known as “Visible Learning”. Kate has regularly presented at  Educational Leadership conferences in Australia and New Zealand, culminating in an invitation last year to speak at the 2014 International Visible Learning Conference in San Diego, USA. Kate has also worked closely with the global Visible Learning team on the soon to be released, Visible Learning in Action Case Studies book which features Oxley College.

Mr Mark Case – Deputy Head Pastoral Senior School

Mark Case joined Oxley College at the start of 2018, having been a Housemaster at Newington College in Sydney since 2011. His previous pastoral experience includes being Form Master for Years 11 and 12 and Deputy Head of Middle School at Trinity School in the UK from 2002. He has a Master of Arts from Oxford University and played rugby for the university as an undergraduate. Mark has a strong interest in critical thinking and has presented professional learning workshops at the 2013 International Boys’ School Coalition Conference and throughout Australia on the theme of ‘Inspiring Questions’ in 2017. Mark has been extensively involved in promoting social justice issues, initiating his previous school’s involvement in White Ribbon Day and establishing a partnership with the Asylum Seekers Centre.

Mrs Justine Lind – Head of  Junior School

J_Lind2Justine Lind has worked at The Scots College Sydney as Co-Ordinator of the Preparatory School’s Honours Programme. She previously held the position of Deputy Head of the Junior School at St Catherine’s in Sydney and Deputy Head of St Andrew’s School in Adelaide. Recently Justine completed a Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of New South Wales. In 2015 Justine was appointed as the inaugural Head of K-6.

Mrs Beverley Harris –
Business Manager

B_Harris-122x150Before commencing at Oxley, Beverley Harris spent twenty years in the corporate world of Sydney and London, working for Coopers Price Waterhouse as an audit manager. Clients included Smiths Crisps and Philip Morris. Beverley came to Oxley in 1995 and she manages the Financial and Non-Academic aspects of the College.


Mrs Emma Calver – Community Relations Officer & Registrar

E_Calver-128x150Emma Calver spent ten years in the world of documentaries as an Associate Producer and Producer.  She worked on numerous programmes including The Bookshow at SBS, many Film Australia documentaries in a variety of positions and as a Director of Serendipity Productions which produced The Young One – Portrait of Simone Young (AFI Nomination for Best Documentary). Emma moved to the Southern Highlands and became closely associated with regional projects. She began work at Oxley in 2007 and oversees admissions and community relations.

Heads of House

Dobell Mrs Jacqui Pugh
Durack Mr Bill Clewett
Florey Mr Christophe Gauchat
Mawson Mr Stuart Bollom
Monash Mr Tristan Bevan
Oodgeroo Mr Phil Cunich
K-12 Psychologist Mrs Rani Ritchie
Junior School Pastoral Mr Peter Ayling


Year Co-ordinators

Year 7 Mrs Jacqui Pugh
Year 8 Mr Bill Clewett
Year 9 Mr Phil Cunich
Year 10 Mr Stuart Bollom
Year 11 Mr Tristan Bevan
Year 12 Mr Christophe Gauchat
Year 12 Academic Master Mrs Tahren Hicks



Junior School Head – Mrs Justine Lind
Year 1
Year 1
Year 2 and Stage 2 Co-ordinator
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 5 and Stage 3 Co-ordinator
Year 6
Year 6
Ms Kelly Lees
Ms Lara Sheils
Mr Michael Winkler
Mr Gareth Loveday
Mrs Kathy Cupitt
Mr Brett Bacon
Ms Belinda Candelori
Mr Jonathan Hunt
Mr Peter Ayling / Mrs Shona Apostolatos
Mrs Kathryn Lonze
Learning Support Team Leader K-12
Learning Support Teacher
Learning Support Teacher’s Aide
Stepping Stones
Mrs Jo Ismay
Mrs Deborah Hunt
Mrs Annabel Lomax
Mrs Mandy Bransgrove
Ms Narelle Young
Ms Vanessa Robinson, Mrs Elizabeth Antoniak
Mr Dom Lindsay
Mrs Liane Bull, Ms Vanessa Robinson
Mrs Justine Lind
Mr Dushan Mrva-Montoya
Senior School
English Curriculum Leader – Mr Philip Turnock
Mr Grahame Chambers, Mr Bill Clewett,
Ms Olivia Cox, Mr Alex Hayman,
Mrs Tahren Hicks, Ms Victoria Rintoul,
Mr Philip Turnock
The Arts Curriculum Leader – Mrs Jacqui Pugh (acting)
Visual Arts Mrs Vanessa Forbes, Mrs Jacqui Pugh
Music Mrs Alison Bunyan, Mr Robert Hughes,
Mrs Belinda McBride
Drama Mrs Liane Bull, Mr Phil Cunich
LOTE Head of Department – Mrs Jacqui Pugh (acting)
French Mrs Roz Hamilton, Mrs Bridgette Micklem
TAS  Head of Department – Mrs Jacqui Pugh (acting)
Technology Ms Natacha Brochard, Ms Beattie Lanser,
Mr Stephen Marnoch
Food Technology Mrs Dene Patterson
Mathematics Curriculum Leader – Ms Catherine Dobner
Mr Simon Baird, Mrs Susan Dalton,
Ms Catherine Dobner, Mr Ben Hicks,
Mr Iain Maitland, Ms Belinda McGregor,
Ms Meaghan Stanton, Mr Simon Woffenden
Cornerstone Curriculum Leader – Mr Michael Parker
Mr Stuart Bollom, Mr Bill Braddock,
Mr Mark Case, Mr Grahame Chambers,
Mr Bill Clewett, Mrs Kate Cunich,
Mr Alex Hayman, Mr Ben Hicks,
Mrs Tahren Hicks, Mrs Jo McVean,
Mr Michael Parker, Mr Jason Simpson
Humanities Curriculum Leader – Mrs Ruth Shedden
Geography Mr Tim Dibdin, Mrs Ruth Shedden,
Mr David Spies
History Mr Stuart Bollom,  Mr Bill Braddock,
Mr Bill Clewett, Mr Christophe Gauchet,
Ms Jo McVean, Ms Bridgette Micklem,
Mr Jason Simpson, David Spies
Legal Studies Mr Jason Simpson
Business Studies Mr Stuart Bollom, Mr David Spies
Commerce Mr Christophe Gauchat, Mr David Spies
Economics Mr Christophe Gauchat
Global Perspectives Mrs Liane Bull, Mrs Sue Hanrahan,
Mr David Spies, Mrs Ruth Shedden,
Mr Jason Simpson
Studies of Religion Mr Christophe Gauchet, Mr Stuart Bollom
Science Curriculum Leader – Ms Annik Schaefer
Science Mrs Liane Bull, Mrs Sue Hanrahan,
Ms Annik Schaefer, Mrs Monita Singh,
Ms Bernadette Norton
Biology Mrs Sue Hanrahan, Ms Bernadette Norton,
Ms Annik Schaefer
Physics Mrs Monita Singh
Chemistry Mr Tristan Bevan, Ms Annik Schaefer
PDHPE Head of Department – Mrs Jacqui Pugh (acting)
PDHPE Mr Tim Dibdin, Mr Keiran Staples,
Mr Nick Wansey
Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator Mrs Bronwyn Tregenza
Accreditation Leader Mrs Bronwyn Tregenza
Library Head – Mrs Elizabeth Antoniak
Technicians Mrs Penny Everingham, Mrs Jenni Rees
Learning   Support Team Leader K – 12 – Mrs Jo Ismay
Speech Pathologist
Learning Support Officer
Learning Support Teacher
Mrs Rani Ritchie
Mrs Kate Psarakis
Mrs Susan Dalton
Mr Bill Braddock
 Careers Mrs Rani Ritchie


Visible Learning Team Leaders

Mr Phil Cunich Ms Olivia Cox
Mr Ben Hicks Mrs Jacqui Pugh
Ms Lara Sheils

Administrative Staff

Sports Administrators Mrs Kim McNaught, Mr Nick Wansey
Executive Assistant to Headmaster Mrs Linda Matthews
Office Manager Ms Joanne Richards
Reception / Assistant to Registrar Mrs Alex Stone
Assistant to the Director of Co-curricular Mrs Helen Phillips
Accounts Receivable Ms Lorrae Mueller
Accounts Payable / Website Maintenance Ms Joanne Richards
IT Manager Mr Imre Hirka
IT Assistant Mr Aziz Zahid
Senior School
Student Services/Assistant to Deputy Head Pastoral Mrs Kellie Henderson
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head Learning Mrs Louise MacDonald
Food Technology Assistant Ms Kelle Seiboth
Laboratory Assistant Ms Miranda Ford
Junior School
Student Services Ms Kirrily Hope
Oxley Shop Supervisor Mrs Nicky Moran
Canteen Supervisor Mrs Adriana Neil-Stevens
Canteen Staff Ms Elizabeth Charles
Mrs Diana Stanley
Mrs Shelley Hagan
Maintenance Staff Mrs Deb Gault
Mr Peter Kelly
Mr Kurt Gault
Cleaning Supervisor Ms Linda Rees
Cleaning Staff Ms Dee Brand
Ms Mel Oliver
Mrs Jo Granger
Mrs Maryanne Cook
Ms Sue Hickson
Ms Sue Proud
Ms Kelle Seiboth