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Hunter River High School

Hunter River High School

Quality Relationships, Quality Learning

Telephone02 4987 2306

RISE - Respectful, Inclusive, Strategic Education


Head Teacher, Ms Karna Roberts –

Guulu (Koala), Mrs Joslyn Boyd -

Mikiri (Echidna), Mr Andrew Dinham -

Senior Hub River, Ms Courtney Wevers and Mrs Demi Essex -

Senior Hub Hunter, Ms Maddie Winter -

Burrang (Magpie), Ms Antonia Gage -

Girriwa (Goanna), Mrs Kaitlin Abercrombie

Bulgun (Wallaby) Ms Charlotte Christie -

Bikan (Platypus), Ms Sarah Flemming -

Gawul (Eagle), Mrs Bernadette Van De Wijgaart -

Phoenix Class, Ms Sophie Higgins -

Student Learning Support Officers:

Mrs Deb Bottrill
Mrs Di Corrigan
Mr Nathan Finch
Ms Josie Johnson
Mrs Lyn McDonald​
Mrs Toni Piggott
Mrs Kourtney Grainger
Mrs Cath Williams
Mrs Kylie Willis
Mrs Brooke Errington
Mr Darren Austin
Ms Mandy Thomas


The RISE Faculty actively plans for the development of knowledge and skills in staff and students. We aim to facilitate programs that link schools with key agencies and community groups, and support students in their transition through school to adulthood as lifelong learners. Our vision is one of teachers, parents and communities "striving together" to provide opportunities for all citizens to achieve active participation in our society.
The RISE Faculty offers programs for students with learning and behaviour difficulties, intellectual disability and other special needs. It provides support in curriculum access, communication, social skills, personal care and safety, mobility, and health care through the development of individual transition, education and behaviour plans.