Principal Class

Principal – Stewart Milner

Stewart has been the Principal of Coburg High School since July 2016. He previously worked in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne as a founding Assistant Principal at the highest-achieving government school in that region as well as working in the most economically disadvantaged areas of Melbourne as an improvement consultant in the Department of Education. Stewart has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Master of School Leadership. His teaching qualifications are Humanities and Japanese but he is a lifelong learner and has taught a wide range of subjects. Stewart is focused on raising student achievement, promoting equity, working to provide the best learning environment and conditions, and collaborating with a range of key people and organisations to secure valuable learning opportunities for students and staff. He enjoys the dynamic nature of the principalship and is passionate about leading schools to prepare the whole person for life. 

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.  

Learning Specialists

Joshua Wolter

Curriculum Leader

John Shute

Assessment & Reporting

Alison Godfrey

Learning Specialist, Teacher Capacity

Andrew Hickson

Learning Specialist, Digital Learning

Chloe Tayler

Learning Specialist, Enrichment & Extension

Sarah-Kate Hanley

Learning Specialist, Instrumental Practice

Learning Area Leaders

Lachlan Gaylard


Andrew Hickson


Katherine Ryan


Paul Arney

Health & PE

Chloe Tayler

Extension & Enrichment

Sarah-Kate Hanley

Performing Arts & Productions

Leah Murphy

Visual Arts & Exhibitions

Selina Dennis

Design & Digital Technologies

Subschool Leaders

Katrina Aralios

Year 7

Elle Drake

Year 8

Katie Radak

Year 9

David Snaddon

Years 10 & VCE

Eve Lamb

Years 10 & VCE