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 8 and Year 11)
  • Mr Moheb Salama (Year 10, Year 12 and LEAP)
  • Mrs Rosella Mazzolini (Year 7 and Year 9)
  • Mr Mario Radisic (Transition)

Head teachers 

English - Ms Kate Telfer 

Mathematics - Ms Zainab Bazzi 

Science - Mr Naleen Varma

Human society and its environment - Mr Gareth Lewis 

Teaching and Learning (Literacy) - Mr Andrew Pavlou 

Teaching and Learning (Learning Support) - Ms Shaleeni Karanis (Relieving)

Technological and applied science - Mr Ben Jones

Personal development, health and physical education -  Mr Mario Radisic 

Creative and performing arts - Ms Maree Dickie  

Secondary Studies - Ms Usha Rao

Year advisors 

Year  7 - Ms Roshni Raj and Ms Blayre Smith

Year  8 - Mr Jared Belista and Ms P Raikadroka

Year  9 - Ms Ayah Shadid and Mr Dane Wilson

Year 10 - Ms Navdeep Kaur and Ms Rima Gharibeh 

Year  11 - Mr Yusuf Dagdanasar and Ms Eleftheria Karantanas

Year 12 - Ms Adele Smith and Mr Robert Viuya


Girls advisor -  Ms Monika Kumari 

Boys education - To be advised

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coordinator -  Mr  Pavlou and Ms  Gharibeh

Youth outreach officer - Mr Taga Paa 


Community liaison officer - Ms Sue Stead 


School office manager - Ms Carol Sioufi

Business manager - Ms Loretta Holland