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Our staff

Coolum State High School is staffed by experienced and innovative educators committed to providing researched based education to all of our students.

Staff expertise ensures that the that the full range of curriculum areas are catered for as in any modern State Secondary School. 

The school encourages and values the support and expertise of community members and agencies to complement professional staff in enhancing student outcomes. Students come from a diverse range of social and economic backgrounds.

Outcomes are the focus of the classroom where teachers cater for a broad range of skills and abilities in numeracy and literacy of students from diverse backgrounds. 

At Coolum High, we are prepared to do 'Whatever it Takes' to ensure that each and every one of our students is successful. 

Executive Management Team

Troy Ascott
Lee Merrett
Deputy Principal
 Senior Secondary 
Emma Clarke
Deputy Principal
Senior Schooling and

Terry Proctor
Deputy Principal
Junior Secondary,
Numeracy and
Staff Development
Anthony Swan
Deputy Principal
Literacy and
Nolly Griffiths
Business Manager


Heads of Departments

Rohan Hardy
Creative Arts
Bec McCann
Diverse Learners
Emma Curnow
Jock McCabe
 Sally Vellar

Sean Sweeney
Senior Schooling/ICT

Tracy Ford
Junior Secondary/

Dean Hose

Paul Olsen
Robbie Koch
Student Services

Kath Weston
Teaching and Learning

Glenn Blair
Technology (M,Tu)

Claire Lewis
Technology (W,Th,F)
Patrick Walden
Vocational Education and Training

Student Welfare

Liz Mortimer
Guidance Officer

Pamela Hulsman
Guidance Officer
Mark Horsfall 
​Bek Sayers
Schoolbased Nurse

Heads of Year

Year 7
Carla Edgar

Year 8
John Stewart

​Year 9
Lee Francey

Year 10
Sam Barrow

Year 11
Joel Hughes

Year 12
Jeanette Samson