John Warby Public School

Happiness through learning

Telephone02 4625 8140

Our staff

Get to know our amazing and dedicated John Warby 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 enquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.

Executive Staff:


Troy King

Assistant Principals:

Preschool Sharon Robens
Inclusive Education Lisa Grenfell
K-2 Amanda Williamson
3-6 Emma Makai
AP Wellbeing Karen Murray
Curriculum & Instruction Jane Smart



Billma (Preschool) Sharon Robens
Bara (Preschool) Katrina Woods

Years K - 6:

Buru (K) Jackson Lewer
Guruwara (K/1) Penny Draper
Girawaa (1/2) Siobhan Gregory / Amy Marfleet
Gunaagaan (1/2) Elizabeth Kent
Gugara (2/3) Emma Makai / Amanda Williamson
Djungaa (3/4) Joanne Hillsley
Gudhamaang (4/5) Kym Meyer
Yanaga (6) Patrick De Vono 

Inclusive Education:

Gulung Catilin Wilson / Sandy Liddle
Biraban Linda Saywell-Smith 
Gunninggwirr Lisa Grenfell
Burriburri Rachael Cronshaw

Specialist Teachers:

Elizabeth Boyd - LaST (K-2)

Kylie King - LaST (P-6)

Sandy Liddle - RFF

Jen Pickford - Speech Therapist 

Donna Yu - RFF Preschool / Gunninggwirr



Support and Administrative Staff:

Business Manager:

Helen McGuiggan

School Administrative Officers:

Melanie Hannagan

Paula Clissold

Michelle McKay (Preschool)

School Counsellors:

Rachelle Millers

School Learning and Support Officers:

Yolanda Chen

Melissa Chate

Courtney Enders

Bianca Muddle

Pauline Morrison

Pheobe Lambert

Brooke Robinson

Sue Robinson

Vicki Spinks

Starla Tanoi

Krista King

Rebecca Hanslow

Aboriginal Education Officers

Bianca Muddle (Monday)

Fiona Ritchie (Tuesday - Friday)

Community Liaison Officer

Ha Nguyen (Wednesday)

General Assistant

Richard Phillips

Technology Support Officer

Cola Saycocie