Merrylands High School

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Telephone02 9632 9401

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.

Staff list 


Mr Amika Prasad 

Deputy Principals

  • Mr Steve Wark (Year 9 and Year 12)
  • Mr Moheb Salama (Year 8, Year 10 and Multi-cat)
  • Mr Mario Radisic (Year 7 and Year 11)

Head teachers 

English - Ms Kate Telfer 

Mathematics - Ms Zainab Bazzi 

Human society and its environment - Mr Gareth Lewis 

Teaching and Learning (Literacy) - Mr Andrew Pavlou 

Teaching and Learning (Learning Support) - Mr Ben Jones 

Technological and applied science - Ms Tania Safar 

Personal development, health and physical education -  Mr Trent Schmutter 

Creative and performing arts - Ms Maree Dickie  

Secondary Studies - Ms Usha Rao

Year advisors 

Year 7 - Ms Ayah Shadid and Ms Shaleeni Karan

Year 8 - Ms Navdeep Kaur and Ms Rima Gharibeh 

Year 9 - Mr Yusuf Dagdanasar and Mr Andrew MacNamara

Year 10 - Ms Adele Smith and Mr Robert Viuya 

Year 11 - Mr Eddie Waraich and Ms Batul Sultani

Year 12 - Ms Sujata Punj 



Girls advisor -  Ms Monika Kumari 

Boys education - Mr Andrew MacNamara 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coordinator -  Mr Andrew Pavlou 

Youth outreach officer - Mr Taga Paa 


Community liaison officer - Ms Sue Stead 


School office manager - Ms Carol Sioufi

Business manager - Ms Loretta Holland