Our Staff

Dr Barbara Harding

Principal

Subjects:

Philosophy – Stage 1

Ancient Studies – Stage 2

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Australian Studies and Drama)

Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Diploma of Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2003. Barbara has taught Professional English, and in the Foundation Course at Flinders University. Experience at assessment at SACE Board level. Experienced SACE Board Marker.

Angela Facchini

Deputy Principal

Subjects:

Visual Art – Art Stage 2

Visual Art – Design Stage 2

Visual Art – Stage 1

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Photography)

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2010. Angela has taught Art, Design and Multimedia at St Aloysius College, Henley High School and St Joseph’s School where she was Head of the Art Department. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Heath Anthony

Subjects:

Digital Photography – Stage 2

Business Innovation – Stage 1 &Stage 2

Psychology – Stage 1

Year 12 Foundation Studies – Stage 1

Other Duties:

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education (Middle / Secondary)

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since the beginning of 2020. Heath has a wealth of knowledge in a range of subject fields from business to electro technology. Heath has a strong focus on student wellbeing and is a great support to students during their studies.

Amber Clark

Subjects:

Society and Culture – Stage 2

Modern History – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Sociology – Stage 1

Other Duties:

Career Pathways Counsellor

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education (Middle/Secondary Schooling)

Bachelor of Arts (History/Media)

Higher National Diploma in Business

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2014. Amber has a wide career in national and international government agencies, focusing on education. Amber is a published author on the history of Whitmore Square for History SA. Amber is a National Judge for the Australian Teachers in Media Film Awards and an experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Jacob Davison

Subjects:

Biology – Stage 1

Chemistry – Stage 1 and Stage 2

Earth & Environment – Stage 1

Earth Sciences – Stage 2

Other Duties:

Workplace Health & Safety Officer

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Teaching & Science

Major in Chemistry, Minor in Geology

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2019. Jacob has become a integral part of our science team, ensuring that student numbers in Biology and Chemistry increase by showing students that science is practical in everyday life, interesting and fun.

Brett Jenner

Subjects:

Politics, Power & People – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Legal Studies – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Activating Identities and Futures – Stage 2

Earth & Environment – Stage 1

Other Duties:

Workplace Health & Safety Officer

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Majors: History and Legal Studies, Minor: American Studies)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Master of Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2013. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator. Highly experienced in the Research Project and on the SACE working group for the reinvigorated version of the Research Project in 2022, Activating Identities and Futures.

Anita Kershaw

Subjects:

English – Stage 1

English Literary Studies – Stage 2

Qualifications:

Honours in Bachelor of Arts (English)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2008. Anita has also taught at DECD and Independent schools. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Ryan Lynch

Subjects:

Philosophy – Stage 2

Film Studies – Stage 1

English – Stage 1

Activating Identities & Futures – Stage 2

Qualifications:

Master of Science in English Education

Bachelor of Science in English Teaching

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2017. Ryan was an English teacher in Connecticut USA for 4 years as well as a freelance writer in the USA. Ryan has been a Secondary Schools Relief Teacher at various Adelaide Schools teaching English, Maths, Drama and Science. Freelance writer Rip It Up magazine.

Maree Maney

Subjects:

Activating Identities & Futures – Stage 2

General Maths – Stage 1

Personal Learning Plan – Stage 1

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education (Mathematics/Business)

Diploma of Teaching (Mathematics/Business)

Teaching Experience:

Maree is new to Muirden Senior College in 2022. Maree is a highly experienced teacher and has taught at DECD, Catholic and other Independent Senior Secondary Colleges. Experienced SACE Marker and Moderator.

Ethan Murphy

Subjects:

Psychology- Stage 1 & Stage 2

Biology – Stage 2

Year 12 Foundation Studies – Stage 1

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Teaching Experience:

Ethan is new to Muirden Senior College in 2022. Ethan comes to Muirden as a highly awarded university student and very knowledgeable in the fields of psychology and biology.

Brock Rogers

Subjects:

General Mathematics – Stage 2

Mathematical Methods – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Specialist Mathematics – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) First Class

Bachelor of Teaching

Teaching Experience:

Brock is new to Muirden Senior College in 2022. Brock comes to Muirden with strong recommendations as a mathematics and science teacher, Brock has three years previous teaching experience at Seymour College and as a laboratory demonstrator for first year undergraduates at the University of Adelaide.

Shane Rowett

Subjects:

Physics – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Design Solutions – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Forensic Science – Stage 1

Essential Maths – Stage 1

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Double Major of Physics & Mathematics)

Graduate Diploma of Education

Certificate IV in Advanced Engineering

Teaching Experience:

Teacher at Muirden Senior College since 2019, Shane began his career in 2008 at Naracoorte High School and then moving to Glenunga International High School where he taught the SACE and the International Baccalaureate. Experienced SACE moderator..

Salomé van Rensburg

Subjects:

Economics – Stage 1 & Stage 2

English – Stage 1 & Stage 2

Qualifications:

Honours in Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching Experience:

Salomé is new to Muirden Senior College in 2022. Salome has 10 years teaching experience at Boksburg High School in South Africa. She grew up in Johannesburg and recently moved to Australia. She is an experienced Year 12 National marker.