Meet the Mentor
Getting to know the mentors is a vital part of the Year 7 Transition program. Meet the Year 7 Mentors for 2018 below. You will also meet your son’s mentors at the Parent Information Evening on Monday 20 November (details will be sent to you shortly).
Head of Year 7 - Ms Colleen Scalone
Subjects that you teach: Science and senior Biology at HSC and IB level.
Co-curricular: Winter Football.
Hobbies: Basketball, cooking, reading (cook books!), movies, Rugby (all codes), travelling.
Something people may not know about you: I love to cook and love fast cars/motorbikes but my son wouldn’t let me buy one!
Assistant Head of Year 7 - Ms Jess Christian
Subjects/Levels you teach: English and History.
Co-curricular: Rowing Coach.
Hobbies: Travelling and reading.
Mr James Battaglia
Subjects: Year 7-10 Science and Senior Chemistry, both HSC and IB.
Co-curricular Activities: Rugby, Da Vinci Decathlon and Science Club.
Hobbies: Cooking, travelling and playing touch football.
Something most people wouldn’t know about me: I am a tragic Chicago Bears and Gold Coast Titans fan.
Mr Craig Fitzsimmons
Subjects: Science and Senior Physics. 2018 will be my sixth year as a Year 7 Mentor.
Co-curricular Activities: Tennis.
Hobbies: Travel, trains, driving, reading, walking, conversation (and lively debate!), swimming and just trying to stay fit.
Ms Genevieve Hayes
Subjects: Mathematics for all levels from Year 7-12, including HSC and IB.
Co-curricular Activities: I am the manager and coach of Swim Club.
Hobbies: I love to travel. I spent last year working at the Australian International School in Malaysia and spent my holidays travelling around most of South East Asia.
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: I flew a plane before I drove a car.
Mr Mark Scott
Subjects: I teach Year 7-12 HSC and IB Music and have been Head of the Music Department since 2004.
Co-curricular Activities: Choir and Symphony Orchestra.
Hobbies: Reading (real books), music (I truly believe it’s the most amazing thing in the world) and supporting the Roosters in the NRL.
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: I got kicked out of the school choir in Year 5.
Dr Billy Stevenson
Subjects: Year 7-12 English.
Co-curricular Activities: Debating.
Hobbies: I love cinema, television, reading and NRL.
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: I have Goldie Hawn’s autograph!
Mr Jeremy Green
Subjects that you teach: English and History.
Co-curricular: Winter: Football, Summer: Basketball.
Hobbies: Surfing, travelling, and reading (mostly Fantasy books!).
Something people may not know about you: My favourite country to travel to is Japan. The history, culture, skiing and food are all fantastic!
Ms Anne Moylan
Subjects: Year 7-10 Science, Year 11 and 12 HSC Earth and Environmental Science.
Co-curricular Activities: Cadets.
Hobbies: Travelling, seeing friends and family, going to the beach, going to the AFL (to support the Swans).
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: I am weirdly obsessed with Harry Potter. I have read each of the books and seen each of the movies too many times to count.
Mr Tom Cosgrove
Subjects: Year 7-10 Science, Senior Biology and Physics, both HSC and IB.
Co-Curricular Activities: Basketball.
Hobbies: Travelling, reading, most water based activities, snowboarding, and big fan of the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Saints.
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: As a child of country vets, I grew up with kangaroos, a wallaby, an echidna, a sheep, a ram, a myriad of birds and reptiles, and dozens of dogs and cats and their offspring.
Mr Doug Vass
Subjects/Level you teach: Mathematics all levels 7-12, including HSC and IB. I am the Head of the Mathematics Department at Newington College.
Co-curricular activities: Water Polo in the summer season.
Hobbies: Gardening and Technology. Just getting outdoors in general makes me smile.
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: You can take the boy out of the bush but not the bush out of the boy. I grew up out in western NSW and I love how country and folk music remind me of the simpler things in life.
Up Next: Experience Year 7 Day
All boys entering Year 7 are invited to attend our 'Experience Year 7 Day'.