Our Team

Scots' greatest asset is its staff. Our teaching staff have the expertise to innovate whilst upholding academic rigour, offering a curriculum that is progressive and sequenced with seamless transitions from one stage to the next. With an enriching and flexible learning environment, complemented by a broad and rounded curriculum that encourages curiosity, Scots Staff consistently provide opportunities that ensure children develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Our supportive and inclusive teaching and learning environment supports both our staff and students to achieve to their highest levels.


Principal: Mark Hemphill
Master of Educational Administration, The University of New South Wales; Bachelor of Education (Primary), Institute of Catholic Education; Diploma of Teaching, Catholic College of Education Sydney

Deputy Principal & Head of Junior School: Kelly McKay
Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration), Deakin University
Bachelor of Arts (English and History) and Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Deakin University

Head of Senior School: Janine Haymes
Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature, Deakin University
Graduate Diploma in Education (P-12), La Trobe University
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), The University of Melbourne

Head of Business Operations: Caroline Pooley
Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) / Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Swinburne University of Technology
CPA Australia


Deputy Head of Junior School and Primary Years Programme Coordinator
Megan Dickins • mdickins@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Director of Preschool
Adele Withers • awithers@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Director of Boarding
Elsa Kilgour • ekilgour@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Community Relations & Advancement Manager
Petra Barber • pbarber@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Finance Manager
Glenn Withers • gwithers@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Director of Teaching & Learning
Kym Armstrong • karmstrong@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Head of Sport
Tim Kennedy • tkennedy@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • English & Modern Languages
Sarah Bowman • sbowman@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • Technology & Applied Studies, Design & Technology
Jim Papas • jpapas@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • Mathematics & PDHPE
Nathan Tainton • ntainton@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • Science & Agriculture
Thomas Hartshorn • thartshorn@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • Humanities & Commerce
Paula Gleeson • pgleeson@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Learning Area Leader • Music & Drama
David Coughlan • dcoughlan@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Stage 4 Leader (Years 7 & 8)
Shonetell Toohey • stoohey@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Stage 5 Leader (Years 9 & 10)
Jane Mackinlay • jmackinlay@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Stage 6 Leader (Years 11 & 12)
Matthew Patching • mpatching@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Leader of Inclusive Education
Mary Laughton • mlaughton@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Head of Performing Arts Co-curricular
Chris Torok • ctorok@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

Coordinator of Operations and Academic Administration
Rob Cowan • rcowan@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au