Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

Quality, Opportunity, Diversity

Telephone02 9810 0471

Our staff

Get to know our school staff. We're all here to help.

Our professional, university-educated 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.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

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

Key staff

College Principal: Ian Bowsher

Principal: Ingrid Koodrin

Deputy Principal: Louise Swanson (responsible for Years 7 and 9)

Deputy Principal: TJ Catalanotto (responsible for Years 8 and 10)

Head Teacher Wellbeing: Sandra Laga'aia

Head Teacher Administration: Karen McGregor

Head Teacher English: Paul Flanagan

Head Teacher Maths: Mervat Rafla

Head Teacher Science: Raheela El-Rakshy

Head Teacher CAPA: Shannon Beesley

Head Teacher HSIE: Mitch Arvidson

Head Teacher TAS: Greg Tilley

Head Teacher PDHPE and LOTE: Kyle Sutton

Head Teacher Teaching and Learning: Kate Graham

Head Teacher Support Unit: Jane Herring


Year Advisers:

Year 7: Stuart Hastings

Year 8: Lachlan Pragnell

Year 9: John Shoebridge

Year 10: Jack Blaydon