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Executive Team

Our Executive Team

The Executive Team is comprised of the Principal, the Deputy Principals, Head Teachers and Assistant Principals. The Senior Executive Team comprises the Principal and Deputy Principals.

At HSPA, we value the balance between work and personal time for our staff and families. As part of our commitment to wellbeing, we have set clear guidelines for digital communication. Please remember that our staff, as per Departmen of Education policy,  will not be expected to respond to non-emergency communications outside of school hours, ensuring they have time to recharge and focus on providing the best educational experience for our students.

Executive roles and responsibilities

Darren Ponman

PRINCIPAL  Relieving for Ms Tracey Breese
  • Administration
  • Curriculum
  • Communication
  • Staffing
  • Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Technology & Systems


Elizabeth Guider

Supporting  Y8 Y10 Y12 in 2024 

Faculties and whole school leadership roles:

  • Science
  • Maths
  • English
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Megan Lubinski

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL  Relieving for Mr Ponman
Supporting Y7 Y9 Y11 in 2024
Faculties and whole school leadership roles
  • Dance/Languages
  • Drama/Visual Arts
  • Music
  • HSIE
  • TAS
  • Aboriginal Education
  • V.E.T.


Karen O'Neill

  • Primary 
  • Auditions
  • Student Welfare
  • First Nation Education
  • School Adminstration Staff