Principal Team

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

Peta Johnstone

Leading Teacher – Curriculum

Theresa Pagon

Leading Teacher – Assessment & Data

Alison Godfrey

Learning Specialist – Pedagogy & Learning

Jeanette Williams

Learning Specialist – Student Agency

Katherine Ryan

Learning Specialist – Practice Improvement

Emmy Versteegen

Learning Specialist – Differentiation

Angela Greet

Learning Specialist – Literacy

Learning Area Leaders

Angela Greet

English

Mem Oztas

Maths

Lakshmi Sharma

Science

Jaan Butler

Humanities

Samara Harris

Health & PE

Jenna Carracher

Performing Arts

Natacha Malkin

Visual Arts

Selina Dennis

Digital Technologies

Jeanette Williams

Design Technologies

Emma Webley

Languages

Subschool Leaders

Angela Schneider

Year 7

Katrina Aralios

Year 7

Elle Drake

Year 8

Melanie Buscema-Moore

Year 9

David Snaddon

Year 10 & VCE

Eve Lamb

Year 10 & VCE

Student Support Team Leaders

Thomas Fehervari

Year 7

James Stephens

Year 7

Dominik Rafati

Year 8

Elisa Smith

Year 8

Clare Cosgrove

Year 9

Justin Fitzherbert-Smith

Year 9

Angela Cooper

Year 10

James Phillips

Year 10

Mietta Robertson

Year 11

Callum Walker

Year 11

Sam Morley

Year 12

Giulia De Vincentis

Year 12