Acting Principal – Brent Houghton
Brent has been the Acting Principal of Coburg High School since March 2021. He was the Acting Principal of Melbourne Girls’ College (MGC) between April 2020 and January 2021 and prior to that an Assistant Principal at MGC with a wide variety of responsibilities in student management, pedagogy and data. Brent has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Diploma of Arts (Political Science), Diploma in Education and Master of Education (Educational Management) from the University of Melbourne. Brent’s passions are in providing opportunities for students to lead others; giving students meaningful and authentic voice to improve the learning environment; and in developing a professional learning community which stretches students at their point of need.
Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning – Belinda Parini
Belinda is a Health and Physical Education teacher who has had many years of experience in leading faculty and whole school curriculum teams, as well as numerous years of experience teaching in the western suburbs and in the UK. Responsible for the Curriculum Executive and Teaching and Learning Teams at CHS, her role covers curriculum programs, assessment and reporting, pathways, as well as professional development for staff to enhance teacher capacity in the classroom. Belinda commenced at Coburg High School in 2018 and enjoys contributing to her local community school.
Assistant Principal of Student Engagement, Support and Management – Gary Vella
Gary is an English and Humanities teacher who has been a student leader at Coburg and local schools and has taught internationally with many years in the UK. Responsible for the Student Support Team at CHS, his role covers the sub-schools, wellbeing, events and enrolments. Gary is passionate about setting high standards and providing students with the best possible learning environment.
Teaching & Learning Team
Leading Teacher – Curriculum
Leading Teacher – Assessment & Data
Learning Specialist – Pedagogy & Learning
Learning Specialist – Student Agency
Learning Specialist – Practice Improvement
Learning Specialist – Differentiation
Learning Specialist – Literacy
Learning Area Leaders
Health & PE
Year 10 & VCE
Year 10 & VCE
Student Support Team Leaders
Giulia De Vincentis