Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Providing quality distance education since 1995

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.

2020 staff

Principal: Danny Henman

Deputy Principal: David Thick

Deputy Principal: Sharon Hodgson 

Assistant Principal (Primary): Kath Barker

Full Time Enrolments

Head Teacher Secondary Studies - Enrolment/ Wellbeing North: Mark Ippolito

Head Teacher Welfare - Enrolment/Wellbeing South: Brett Rhodes

Head Teacher Distance Education - Enrolment/ Wellbeing Central: Ally Quinton and Sam Askew (Relieving)

Head Teacher Administration - Enrolment/ Wellbeing West: Anne Price

Single Course Enrolments

Head Teacher Distance Education and Single Course Coordinator/NESA Administrator: Michelle Dowling

Head Teachers

Head Teacher Teaching and Learning Technology: Matthew Moss

Head Teacher Administration: Coralie Sandell

Head Teacher Administration: Lisa Tonkin

Head Teacher Curriculum: Tiffeny Cox

Head Teacher Teaching and Learning Aboriginal Education: Rob Roberts (Acting)

Head Teacher Welfare - Aboriginal Education: Jeremy Whiterod

Head Teacher Vet: Alison Sandercock (Relieving)

Faculty Head Teachers

English and History: Elizabeth Robson

Science: Matthew Cartwright

Mathematics: Delina Tibbs

Human Society and its Environment: Angela Pelc

Languages: Suzanne Warmerdam (Relieving)

Creative and Performing Arts: Sharon Mwanza

Technology and Applied Studies: Louise Kearney (Relieving)

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Richard Mills

Secondary Studies - Learning Support: Sarah Giles

Student support

Counsellor: Dan Wilson

Careers Adviser: Please contact your year adviser

Technology Support:
Jason Ferns
Garry Somerville
Tim Dennis 

Gifted and Talented Coordinator: Hedda Whitfield
Anti-Racism Contact Officer (ARCO): Kim Morris