Our Staff

The core of Fernbrook School is our passionate team of teachers. Through careful observation of children during formal and informal learning times, we are able to plan our educational programmes based on the emerging interests of the children. 
Take a look below to learn more about each of our team members.


Dianna Varner

Teaching Principal

Di has 35 years experience in the Alternative Education Sector and brings to us passionate leadership and her wonderful sense of humour.


Krystina Fisher


Krystina has worked across many school sectors and loves to be here holistically catering for each child.


Rhys Thomas


Rhys has been with Fernbrook from the start and is passionate about constructive discovery and empowering children to be their social best.


Rochelle Benning

School Assistant

Rochelle is our School Assistant supporting children in the classrooms. She is a passionate advocate of life skills and nutrition education.


Sarah Hawthorne


Sarah is our school Administrator.  She helps the teachers and the school run smoothly.