Merrylands High School

We celebrate success large and small

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)
  • Mrs Rosella Mazzolini (Year 10)
  • Mr Moheb Salama (Year 7, Year 9 and Multi-cat)
  • Mr Mario Radisic (Year 12)

Head teachers 

English - Ms Kate Telfer 

Mathematics - Ms Zainab Bazzi 

Human society and its environment - Mr Gareth Lewis 

Learning support - Mr Andrew Pavlou 

Teaching and learning - Mr Ben Jones 

Technological and applied science - Ms Tania Safar 

Physical 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 Navdeep Kaur and Ms Rima Gharibeh

Year 8 - Mr Yusuf Dagdanasar, Mr Andrew MacNamara 

Year 9 - Ms Adele Smith, Mr Rob Viuya 

Year 10 - Ms Cate Rendell, Ms Batul Sultani 

Year 11 - Ms Anita Chau, Ms Sujata Punj 

Year 12 - Ms Zainab Bazzi and Ms Melissa Rutter



Girls advisor - Ms Jessica White and 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 Robyn Sayers 

Business manager - Ms Loretta Holland