Mrs Jenny Ethell – Head of College

Mrs Jenny Ethell commenced as the Head at Oxley College in January 2019. Previously, Jenny was Principal of Perth College – a leading independent girls’ boarding school in Western Australia.
Jenny was educated at Curtin University in Perth where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Agric.) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has taught and occupied senior leadership positions at government, independent and Catholic schools in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Appointed as Principal in her 30’s, Jenny was Principal of Perth College from 2003-2018 and Interim Principal at Methodist Ladies College in 2002. During her career, Jenny has worked in single gender (boys and girls) and co-education settings.
Committed to life-long learning, Jenny has studied at Harvard University, the University of Melbourne and the Institute of Company Directors. She has presented at and participated in a range of education conferences in Australia and overseas. Her longstanding experience and role as Principal has befitted the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) where she was Chair of AHISA’s Western Australia branch and a Director of the National Board for a number of years. She has also served on a range of other educational bodies over recent years.

Jenny is married to Dougall, an Anglican priest and former Chaplain of Hale School in Perth. They have four independent daughters who work in their chosen careers across Australia and Singapore.

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 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.

Head of  Junior School

Mr Euan Liddell – Director of Business Services


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

Deputy Head Pastoral – Senior School Mr Mark Case
Dobell Mr Keiran Staples
Durack Mr Bill Clewett
Florey Mr David Spies
Mawson Mr Stuart Bollom
Monash Ms Victoria Rintoul
Oodgeroo Mr Phil Cunich
K-12 Psychologist Mrs Rani Ritchie
Junior School Pastoral Mr Peter Ayling


Year Co-ordinators

Year 7 Mr Stuart Bollom
Year 8 Ms Victoria Rintoul
Year 9 Mr David Spies
Year 10 Mr Keiran Staples
Year 11 Mr Bill Clewett
Year 12 Mr Phil Cunich
Year 12 Academic Master Mrs Molly Simpson



Junior School Head – Mrs Kate Halcrow
Year 1 and Stage 2 Co-ordinator
Year 2
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 5 and Stage 3 Co-ordinator
Year 6
Year 6
Stepping Stones
Ms Kelly Lees
Mr Gareth Loveday
Mrs Kathy Cupitt
Ms Lara Sheils
Mr Brett Bacon
Mrs Kathryn Lonze
Ms Belinda Candelori
Mr Jonathan Hunt
Mr Peter Ayling / Mrs Shona Apostolatos
Mr Michael Winkler
Mrs Elizabeth Antoniak
Mr Dom Lindsay
Mrs Liane Bull
Mr Dushan Mrva-Montoya
Learning Engagement K-12 Team Leader – Mrs Jo Ismay
Literacy and Language Specialist
Learning Engagement Teachers
Mrs Kate Psarakis
Mrs Deborah Hunt, Mrs Karla Rogerson
Teacher’s Assistants Mrs Annabel Lomax, Ms Claudia Johnson,
Ms Abby Ismay, Mrs Belinda Foster,
Senior School
English Curriculum Leader – Mr Philip Turnock
Mr Grahame Chambers, Mr Bill Clewett,
Ms Olivia Cox, Ms Georgia Kickert,
Mr Adam Lee, Ms Victoria Rintoul,
Ms Olivia Takacs, Mr Philip Turnock
The Arts Curriculum Leader – Mr Andrew Young
Visual Arts Mr Matthew Bentham, Mrs Vanessa Forbes,
Mr Mark Hetherington
Music Mrs Alison Bunyan, Mr Caneron van Reyk,
Mr Andrew Young
Drama Mrs Liane Bull, Mr Phil Cunich
Mathematics Curriculum Leader – Ms Catherine Dobner
Mr Simon Baird, Mr Darren Brett,
Ms Catherine Dobner, Mrs Sarah Gauchat,
Ms Belinda McGregor, Ms Suzanne Pence,
Ms Meaghan Stanton
Cornerstone Curriculum Leader – 
Mr Bill Braddock, Mr Mark Case,
Mr Grahame Chambers, Mrs Kate Cunich,
Mr Dougall Ethell, Mrs Sarah Gauchat,
Mr Mark Hetherington, Ms Georgia Kickert,
Mr Jason Simpson
Humanities Curriculum Leader – Mrs Ruth Shedden
Geography Mr Tim Dibdin, Mrs Ruth Shedden,
Ms Georgia Kickert, Mr Jason Simpson
History Mr Bill Braddock, Mr Bill Clewett,
Ms Georgia Kickert, Ms Jo McVean
Legal Studies Mr Jason Simpson
Business Studies Mr Stuart Bollom, Mr David Spies
Commerce Mr Stuart Bollom, Mr David Spies
Economics Mr Christophe Gauchat
Global Perspectives Mrs Liane Bull, Mr Tim Dibdin,
Ms Suzanne Pence, Mr David Spies,
Mrs Ruth Shedden, Mr Jason Simpson
Studies of Religion 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
French/TAS/PDHPE Head of Department – Ms Beattie Lanser
Languages Ms Trish Gibson, Ms Bridgette Micklem
Technology Ms Natacha Brochard, Ms Beattie Lanser,
Mr Richard Madden, Mr Stephen Marnoch
Food Technology Mrs Dene Patterson
PDHPE Mr Tim Dibdin, Mr Keiran Staples,
Ms Jodie Wolstencroft
Accreditation Leader Mr Brett Bacon
Library Head – Mrs Elizabeth Antoniak
Technicians Mrs Penny Everingham, Ms Jenni Rees
Learning  Engagement Head K – 12 – Mrs Jo Ismay
Literary & Language Specialist
Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator
Learning Engagement Teacher
Learning Engagement Assistant
Mrs Rani Ritchie
Mrs Kate Psarakis
Mrs Kathryn Lonze
Mrs Claudia Johnson
 Careers Mrs Rani Ritchie


Visible Learning Team Leaders

Mr Phil Cunich Ms Olivia Cox
Ms Lara Sheils Mrs Kate Psarakis

Administration Team

K-12 Adminstrator Mr Tristan Bevan
Director of Co-Curricular Mr Christophe Gauchat
Sports Administrator Mrs Kim McNaught
Sports Co-ordinator TBA
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
Personal Assistant to Head of Junior School Mrs Sally Byrne
Oxley Shop Supervisor Mrs Nicky Moran
Canteen Supervisor Mrs Adriana Neill-Stevens
Canteen Staff Ms Elizabeth Charles
Mrs Diana Stanley
Mrs Shelley Hagan
Mrs Fiona Rodger
Mrs Samantha Jennings
Maintenance Supervisor Mr Greg Gospel
Maintenance Staff Mrs Deb Gault
Mr Kurt Gault
Mr Michael Aston
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