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Our Staff

At Spinifex State College, we are proud of our committed and enthusiastic staff, whose dedication to student success ensures our students achieve their full academic potential.

Leadership Team

​Name ​Position ​Email
​Mr Phil Sweeney ​Principal
​Mr Chris Pocock ​Head of Senior Campus
​Mrs Cath Jeffrey ​Head of Residential Campus

Deputy Principals

​Name ​Position ​Email
​Miss Rebecca Lovelock ​Junior Secondary - Year 7
​Mrs Nicole Clauson ​Junior Secondary - Year 8
​Mr Dan Horskins ​Junior Secondary - Year 9
​Mrs Carla Patch ​Senior Secondary - Year 10
​Ms Kristen Curd ​Senior Secondary - Year 11

Heads of Department

​Faculty ​Name ​Email address
​Junior Campus - English / Humanaties ​Miss Ahna Munro ​
Senior Campus - English / SOSE Ms Chris Trembath
​Junior Campus – Maths / Science Miss Morgan Buchanan​​

Senior Campus – Maths / Science Ms Carly Surman

Junior Campus – Health and Physical Education / The Arts​ ​Miss Tara O'Brien
Senior Campus – Health and Physical Education / The Arts​ ​Mr John Cronin
Junior Campus – Design and Technology ​Ms Lyn Raward
Senior Campus – Applied Technology Mrs Sara Cherian
Junior Campus – Senior Schooling Ms Vickie Reed

Senior Campus – Senior Schooling Mrs Prue Pocock/Mrs Deanna Stephens


All staff are happy to speak to and meet with parents to discuss the learning needs of students. Parents are encouraged to contact the school office and arrange an appropriate time if they wish to make contact with class teachers.


 Leadership Team

Head of Senior Campus
Head of Residential Campus