Newington Public School

Learning for Life

Telephone02 9748 7933

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.

2023 Staff list

Class teachers

KC – Mrs Nancy Celestino

KDM - Mrs Anna De Lucia (M-W) and Mrs Sally McCabe (Th-F)

KG - Mrs Sarah Garlick

KXS - Mrs Ros Xagoraris (M, Tu, Th, F) and Mrs Marcia Skelton (W)

1A - Miss Elise Selden

1D - Mrs Bron Davies

1E - Ms Seda Karasac

1Z - Miss Zoe Donovan

1/2F - Mrs Magdalene Farrar

2M - Ms Ray Marriott

2S - Miss Jenny Shin

2Z - Mrs Zoe Fletcher

3KH – Mrs Eleni Gavrilos

3M - Mrs Menaka Murthy

3O - Mrs Deborah O'Donnell

3/4K - Miss Hannah Kingsley

4B - Mrs Bertha Sun

4D – Mr David Burns

4S - Mrs Sally Stephenson

4/5C - Ms Mary Chin

5D - Mrs Nicole Drury

5H - Mr Chris Hellier

5T - Mrs Maria Tran

5/6O - Mr Daniel Oliveira

6A - Miss Ferda Adar

6J – Mrs Anna Jacobi

6P - Mr Rafa Poli

6SC - Mrs Anna Schep and Ms Frances Colley 

Support/specialist teachers


Library Administration

Mrs Shana Lal (F)

Mrs Deb Singh

English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D)

Mrs Pauline Aslan

Mrs Mariam Awad

Mr Ben O'Flaherty

Mrs Mariella Spina

Mrs Katherine Thielbeer

Mrs Sonia Zin

Learning and support (LAST)

Mrs Renee Organ

Release from face to face (RFF)

Mr Ben O'Flaherty

Mrs Jasmin West

Mrs Katherine Thielbeer

Mrs Shana Lal

Mr Brian He

Mrs Karen Morrissey


Mrs Marcia Skelton 

Mrs Sylvia Lin 

Ms Justine Harrington

Ms Nina Huvanandana

Mrs Shana Lal

Mrs Jasmin West

Mr Brian He

School counsellor

Mrs Katherine Kosac

School Psychologist

Ms Allison Galicia

Administration and support staff

Business Manager

Mrs Josephine Dickinson (M, W)

Administration manager

Mrs Josephine Dickinson (Tu, Th, F)

Ms Michelle Roberts (M, W)

Administration officers

Mr Matthew Dickinson

Ms Michelle Roberts 

Mrs Judith Rae 

Mrs Sharon Simpson

Mrs Deborah Singh 

Learning support officers

Mrs Joanne La Manna

Mrs Vida Bannura

Mr Joshua Barnett

Mrs Mariela Forneiro

Mrs Donna Galanos

Ms Elissar Keyrouz

Mrs Shida D'Haeveloose

Ms Joceline Moukhtafie

General assistant

Mr Paul Foley

Assistant principals

Mrs Marcia Skelton - ES1

Mrs Sylvia Lin - Stage 1 

Ms Justine Harrington - Stage 2

Ms Nina Huvanandana – Stage 3

Mr Ben O'Flaherty - RFF

Mrs Mariella Spina - EALD

Assistant principal curriculum and instruction

Mrs Jo Eadie

Deputy principals

Ms Sarah Spink 

Mrs Natalie Lewis


Mr Greg Weeks