The Principal: episode guide

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Episode 1.01

Wed, October 07, 2015
Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Kriv Stenders

Set in a boys' high school, this four part drama series features AACTA award-winning Alex Dimitriades (The Slap, Underbelly) who plays the role of Matt Bashir, a former history teacher and Deputy Principal at a prestigious girls' school, who is swiftly promoted to the position of Principal of Boxdale Boys High.

Boxdale Boys High is a notoriously violent and difficult school and Principal Bashir is brought in because of his different and radical approach to reform. The sudden change brings him into conflict on all fronts and even leaves his personal life exposed. Still, Bashir works overtime to get the local community on side, promising change, but just when it seems he is making progress, a student is found dead on school grounds.

In memory of our friend and colleague
Caterina De Nave


  • Alex Dimitriades as Matt Bashir
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Kellie Norton
  • Rahel Romahn as Tarek Ahmad
  • Tyler De Nawi as Karim Ahmad
  • Michael Denkha as Mohammad Ahmad
  • Di Adams as Ursula Bright
  • Oscar Redding as Trevor Pieterson
  • George H. Xanthis as George Karidis
  • Stephen Leeder as Vincent Palgan
  • Deborah Kennedy as Val
  • Rebecca Massey as Rina
  • Andrea Demetriades as Hafa Habeb
  • Neveen Hanna as Alma Bivas
  • Michael Whalley as Dave Santos
  • Salvatore Coco as Frank Calabrisi
  • Thuso Lekwape as Kenny Movondo
  • Narek Arman as Sami Bivas
  • Karim Zreika as Bilal
  • Matthew DeOliveira as Salim
  • Aliki Matangi as Sisi
  • Cayne Docker-Clay as Sef
  • Tim Abdallah as Farid
  • Alec Epsimos as Husam
  • Adrian Dieguez as Terry
  • Jonathan Surjadi as Bernard
  • Elijah Williams as Raymond
  • Alexander McGuire as Tunc
  • JR Laveta as Pig
  • Alice Zahalka as Lucinda
  • Robert Mammone as Dino Abbadelli
  • Miles Gibson as Chris Langworthy
  • Serhat Caradee as Gang Leader
  • Parham Esmailpur as Yousef Boulos
  • Ahmad Mansour as Dakan Malik
  • Simon Elrahi as Farid's Father
  • Arianthe Galani as Mrs Bashir
  • Ivy Mak as Nancy
  • Barton Williams as Kwong
  • Josia Schroeder as Maori Woman
  • Kerry Blakeman as Pig's Driver
  • Brett Sheerin as Karim's Driving Double