Austral Public School

Scholarship, sportsmanship, citizenship

Telephone02 9606 0312

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.

The Team of 2023

2023 Staff List


Khaled Elhage

Deputy Principals (also Curriculum & Instruction)

Grace De Giorgio (K-2)

Lisa Hughes (3-6)

Assistant Principals

Mairead Wallace (Early Stage 1)

Kirsty Kellaway (Stage 1)

Laura Roberts (Stage 2)

Jeffrey Micallef (Stage 3)

Hayleigh Larrosa (Learning Support)


Tracey Carlsson, Janise Williams, Donna Jackson, Judy Chalkley, Angelina Fiorenza

Class Teachers

Early Stage One

Caitlyn Little (K Bilby)

Katie Gaut (K Sugar Glider)

Veronica Romeo (K Sugar Glider)

Stefani Rnjak (K Emu)

Mairead Wallace - AP (K Gecko)

Anne Chandros (K Dingo)

Stage One

Kirsty Kellaway - AP (1 Platypus)

Dianne Alde (1 Possum)

Tahmina Nishat (1 Wombat)

Mary Molloy (1 Wallaby)

Zoe Phillips (2 Crocodile)

Angela O'Beirne (2 Cockatoo)

Wijdan Khan (2 Blue Tongue)

Despina Soulos (2 Quoll)

Stage Two

Katrina Kanga (3/4 Quokka)

Laura Roberts - AP (3/4 Koala)

Emma Mayorga (3/4 Dugong)

Kathy Marks (3/4 Cassowary)

Maria Kearney (3/4 Rosella)

Stage Three

Samantha Renzi (5/6 Kookaburra)

Jeffrey Micallef - AP (5/6 Kangaroo)

Lisa Pellegrino (5/6 Echidna)

Omar Obeid (5/6 Goanna)

Hayleigh Larrosa

Community Language/RFF/QTSS

Silvana Cordi (CL Italian)

Ester Prada (CL Italian)

Ashrafi Pogalva (Teacher Librarian)

Pauline Clapham (RFF)

Daniela Pintabona (RFF)

Melissa Kalsina (QTSS)


Stephanie Walker (LaST)

Michele Carter (EAL/D)


Austral Community Preschool - Phone 9606 0753

Mervat Agaybi (Director)

Rebecca Mortlock

Theresa Gauci

Rachael Jones

Reema Kakkar

Saba Malghouth

Jeanette Nettle

Jasleen Sethi

Josie Furina

School Counsellor

Lauren Goldring

School Learning Support Officers

Sonia Comin

Lisa Grima

Katherine Baloglow

Zoe Cary

Sogna Vozzo

General Assisants

Kim Croucher

Keith Xerri

Rick Faulkner


Nicole Carrasco

Rosa Curtis