Wallsend Public School

Knowledge is Power

Telephone02 4955 9415


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.


  • Sandra Colman

Deputy Principal/Instructional Leader:

  • Jane Pankhurst

Assistant Principals:

  • Kate Quinnell
  • Elizabeth Sykes
  • Melissa Lemmon
  • David Shaw


  • Ruth Campbell
  • Michelle Drummond
  • Madeline Kolomycki
  • Karen O'Donnell
  • Emma Summerville
  • Shannon Merry
  • Ruth Jeston 
  • Joel Dedman
  • Carly Phillips
  • Natalie Hannah
  • Elizabeth Hughes
  • Alison Wakeman

Learning and Support Teachers:

  • Katie Thorley
  • Cate Larke

Learning Support Officers:

  • Michelle Mellen

Teacher Libraran:

  • Rhonda Creasey

School Administration Officers:

  • Kay Dunford
  • Kim Melliger

School Counsellor:

  • Peter Aldrick

School Chaplain:

  • Rob Branham

Community Liason Officer:

  • Maree Gilgrist

General Assistant:

  • Kim Swinburn