MEET THE TEAM
Jon Rheinberger | Principal
Jon is from Barker College in Hornsby where he was Dean of the Middle School, and has held positions of leadership in Boarding and Outdoor Education over the past twenty years.
From a background in PDHPE and Commercial Studies, Jon is an accomplished educator with a strong track record in Senior leadership in both the academic and wellbeing spheres.
Passionate about engagement in the crucial adolescent years in education, Jon brings considerable experience and expertise, and a desire for every student’s potential to be realised.
Leivur Ragnarsson | Teacher
Leivur comes from the Faroe Islands, a small group of Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean just south of the Polar Circle.
He studied to become a teacher in Denmark after a trip to India where he taught Afghani refugees basic English and computer skills - and realised how much impact he could have as a teacher.
He has since taught in the Faroes, Tanzania and then in Thailand where he met his Australian wife. He moved to Australia 7 years ago where he has been specialising in high school Mathematics alongside a range of other subjects, including Science.
“I am truly looking forward to playing my part in making this innovative approach to education a great success. I cant wait to meet the students and welcome them to our new learning environment”.
Nicole Scott-Broudou | Teacher's Assistant
Nicole previously enjoyed a career as a Jewellery Buyer, designing jewellery and travelling overseas. As her family grew, she happily found a completely different calling as a School Learning Support Officer.
Nicole is passionate about students' welfare and learning. She hopes to make a difference in each student's life and help them achieve their personal goals. In her downtime, Nicole likes to entertain friends and family, as well as going to the beach.
“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are” – Harold S. Kushner
Pilar Betanzos Alonso | Teacher's Assistant
Pilar comes from Bilbao in northern Spain, where she studied teaching and history degrees as well as ballet and aerobics. She knew that teaching was 'her calling' from a young age. In Sydney, Pilar's interest in education led her to complete a Master of Special Education at Macquarie University and she has taught Spanish to children and adults in various locations and settings, including at Macquarie Community College.
Pilar has been energetic volunteer member of her children's schools, sports clubs, and community events. She loves the outdoors, bushwalking, fitness, and spending time with her family.
'I am very excited to be part of this new High School!'
Kate Cornish | Administration Officer
Kate has a strong background in the education sector having worked with OneSchool Global and Pymble Ladies College, and prior to that in the allied health sector. Kate has worked in education for over six years and likes the variety of work that working in a school environment offers.
'I started in education to make a positive impact on the lives of young people and to help support the next generation in their educational and continuous learning journey.'