Sydney Childrens Hospital School

A caring and quality learning environment

Telephone02 9399 7119

Our staff

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2024 Staff

The Leadership Team

The principal and executive team are responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to an executive staff member, please contact us on 02 9399 7119 to make an appointment.

  • Acting Principal: Elizabeth Papayiannis
  • Deputy Principal Instructional Leader: Vanessa Turansky
  • Assistant Principal Learning and Support K – 6: Meghan Hughes
  • Head Teacher Teaching and Learning 7 – 12: Rachael Roseberg
  • Assistant Principal Welfare 7 – 12: Lisa Shortland

School Administration & Support Staff

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

  • School Administration Manager: Eliza Attwood
  • School Administration Manager (Project work): Alison Pollett
  • School Administration Officer: David Nichols

School Learning Support Officers - Student Health Support 

School learning support officers, under the supervision and direction of a teacher, assist in classroom activities, school routines, and the care and management of students with special and health care support needs.

  • Tash Boyle
  • Patricia Spyrou
  • Lisa Blazquez

School Counsellor: Anita Samson (Tuesday)

Student Support Officer: Zoe Kalos

Teaching Staff

Our professional, accredited 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.

Primary Teachers:

  • Hayley Bernadi 
  • Sally Reid
  • Mary Varvaressos

High School Teachers:

  • Ruth Attard
  • Lisa Emery
  • Daniel Weiss
  • Hannah Goldstein

Teachers and SLSO work across:

  • Level 0 Multistage classrooms: K-6 and 7 -12
  • Wards - SCH and POW Adult.
  • Level 3: Saunders Unit ED Support Class
  • Forensic Hospital Malabar: ED Support Class

Sydney Children's Hospital School works within a case management framework to meet the needs of all students. Case managers are assigned to students upon enrolment and the case manager continues to support the student, connect with health teams, census schools and parents while the student is a shared enrolment in our School. 

The Educational Case Manager (PDF 33KB) provides information on what a teacher at Sydney Children's Hospital School does for all, some and few.