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Our staff

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​Mackay State High School is led by our Principal, three Deputy Principals and ten Heads of Department and a Head of Special Education Services.  We also have Year Level Coordinators and a Student Services team comprised of a Guidance Officer, School Based Youth Health Nurse, Chaplain and Community Education Counsellor.

Heads of Department - Heads of Department (HOD) are responsible for the management of their department in helping achieve the aims of the school.  The HOD leads a team of teachers in the delivery of the curriculum.

  • Senior Schooling & Vocational Ed & Training - Sharon Barnard
  • Middle School - Troy Patti
  • Junior Secondary - Matthew Skinner
  • Teaching, Learning and Performance - Dianne Watt
  • English - Claire Blessas
  • Mathematics - Jim Laidlaw
  • Science (Acting) - Miles Jackson
  • Humanities & Social Science  - Roxanne Aprile
  • Health & Physical Education - Emma Forster
  • Technologies- Joe Slack
  • The Arts (Acting) - Emma Johnston
  • Access  for Diverse Learners - Majella Hoffmann

Year Level Coordinators - Year Coordinators address the welfare needs of students in a specific year level while encouraging their participation in all aspects of school life.  Areas of concern for Year Coordinators are uniform, attendance records, behavior in areas outside the classroom and pastoral care.

  • Year 7 - Rebecca Doueal

  • Year 8 - Aiden Nelson

  • Year 9 - Brad Smith

  • Year 10 - Stephanie O'Dolan

  • Year 11 - Kellie Bryan

  • Year 12 - Kevin Blakey

Mackay State High School Student Support Team

If you wish to contact any of our staff you can do so by emailing admin@mackayshs.eq.edu.au and insert the teachers name in the subject area.  This will then be forwarded directly to the appropriate teacher.

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Last reviewed 17 May 2022
Last updated 17 May 2022