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Sir Joseph Banks High School

Sir Joseph Banks High School

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Our staff

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The passion of the Sir Joseph Banks High School staff and their commitment to operating as a professional and unified team is one of the greatest strengths of Sir Joseph Banks High School. We are proud of the reputation we have developed for being a caring community who engage, support and challenge students to draw out their best and to instil a sense of pride in their achievements. Every child’s progress is important and our staff look for opportunities to encourage and support each child’s development.


Mr Rabieh Gharibeh

Deputy Principals

  • Mrs Melanie Check
  • Ms Souad Khodary
  • Mr Brett Palmer

Head Teachers

  • English: Mrs Maria Papagianopoulos
  • Maths: Mr Tim Bird
  • Science: Ms Sally Chahine
  • Human society and its environment: Ms Cynthia Mikel
  • Technology and applied studies: Mrs Leonie Hampson
  • Creative and performing arts: Ms Danijela Mitic
  • Personal development, health and physical education: Ms Lisa Pemberton
  • Support unit: Ms Renate Hauch
  • Student wellbeing: Mr David Garlick
  • Learning and support: Mr Stamati Glaros 
  • Secondary studies: Mrs Amaney Roumieh