Wilcannia Central School

River of knowledge and learning | Ngurtaana Paakna-na

Telephone08 8091 5801


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.

Preschool team

The preschool team is a dynamic and hard-working group of educators who take care of the education and wellbeing of our youngest students.

  • Early childhood teacher: Ms Rachel Holmes
  • School learning support officer: Chloe Jones
  • Aboriginal education officer: Clarissa Wood
  • Community engagement officer: Benita Tatt

Primary teaching team

The primary teachers make up a dedicated and motivated team. This team takes care of our three primary classes:

  • Wantaali (K-3) taught by Miss Jasmine Duffy and Ms Wendy Quinn
  • Pilyara (K-6) taught by Mrs Tarren Walsh
  • Tharlta-Kalthi (4-6) taught by Miss Kim Vo and Ms Jo Felton

Secondary teaching staff

The secondary teachers are a multi-disciplined and enthusiastic group of educators who are responsible for our secondary students.

  • Ms Sarah Foy
  • Ms Lily Ferres (Year Adviser)
  • Ms Kate Hosking (Careers Adviser)
  • Mr Ethan Chaffey 
  • Mr Nicholas Kennewell
  • Mr Robin Sekanjako

Support staff

The SLSO and AEO team is made up of:

  • Jenny Grose
  • Sunno (Gordon) Mitchell
  • Marsha Whyman
  • Temicka Lawson
  • Felicity Johnson
  • Phillip Hunter
  • Lauren Byrne
  • Kamalah Allen

Executive team

The executive team is responsible for the educational leadership and management of the school. This team oversees the cohesion of preschool, primary and secondary teaching staff.

  • Executive principal: Mrs Annette Cam
  • Deputy Principal (Primary): Ms Sarah Donnelley
  • Senior Leader Community Engagement: Ms Regina Hunter
  • Assistant Principal (Primary): Ms Wendy Quinn
  • Head Teacher (Secondary Wellbeing): Ms Sarah Foy (relieving)

Learning support and well-being

These individuals bring their personal expertise to support our students' learning and well-being while at Wilcannia Central School.

  • Learning and Support Teacher: Ms Daphne Lynch
  • Paakantji Language and Culture Nest Coordinator: Ms Brenda Mitchell

School administrative staff

The school administrative staff ensure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes. These knowledgable individuals can assist you with any questions.

  • School administration officers: Erica Mitchell and Rylee Wall
  • School administration manager: Chloe Grose