Starting at Westlake

Staff Contacts

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Jane Stanley Principal BPhEd, PGDip Ed, Dip Tchg  
Mr Paul Davis

Deputy Principal
Learning Environment, School Operations 
Year 12 students

MSc (1st Class Hons) (Chem), BSc, Dip Tchg,
Cert. Occupational Health and Safety

Ms Sarah Hooper

Deputy Principal
Leadership Curriculum 
Year 13 students

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Mrs Lucille Vukets


Deputy Principal
Student Leadership and Welfare

Year 11 students

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Mr David Burton

Deputy Principal
Assessment and Reporting

Year 10 students

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Ms Nicky Whitham-Blackwell

Deputy Principal

Year 9 students

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Ms Donna Pike Assistant Principal, Senior Leadership Administration Sec School Tchg Dip, Tchers Dip. Typwrtg. Tchers Dip, Trained Tchers Cert  width=


Mrs Katie Pearson Dean – Akoranga BA, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Mr Will Anderton Dean – Akoranga Grad Dip Tech Tchg, Nat Dip ARch Tech   width=
Ms Louise Clouston Dean – Hauraki BIHM, Dip CA, PGDip Tchg   width=
Ms Tayla Boyd Dean – Hauraki BPE   width=
Mrs Kate Lawrence Dean – Onewa BA, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Ms Maggie Cogger-Orr Dean – Onewa BComm(Hons), Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Ms Rachel Carson Dean – Pupuke BMUS, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Mrs Nicola Ov Dean – Pupuke BFA, Dip Tchg   width=
Ms Elaine Xu Dean – Wairau BE (Hons), Grad Dip Teaching   width=
Mrs Pammy Meyer Dean – Wairau BSc in Biomechanics and Performance, Grad Dip Teaching   width=

Principal’s Personal Assistant

Ms Marie Mckerrow      width=

Alumni Co-ordinator

Mrs Cathy Roughan      width=

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Strategic Relationship Manager

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Attendance Officer

Ms Celia Toganivalu-Kikau Ext 727    width=


Mrs Moira Clarke


Ms Tee Scott

Event Centre and Sports Facilities  Manager

Event Centre and Sports Facilities  Administrator






Ms Carla Bickerdike      width=

Staff Room

Mrs Ann Muir    width=

Finance Department

Mrs Camila Tornquist Finance and Business Manager    width=
Mrs Karen Stevenson Accounts    width=
Mrs Shona Nolan Accounts    width=

Health Centre

Mrs Ashia Ismail-Singer RN (Senior Nurse)    width=


Ms Carla Bickerdike Education Support Officer/Data Manager/Enrolments    width=
Mrs Kate Page Education Support Administrator    width=

Careers Department

Mrs Rachel Bickerstaffe Head of Careers and Leadership Development BA, Dip Tchg, GradCertCareerDev   width=
Mrs Gemma James Careers and Student Leadership Adviser Dip Career Guidance   width=
Mrs Kiri Wilson-Cudby Gateway Coordinator MA; LLB  width=
Ms Teresa Winstone   BSc, GradDip Educ, MBS  width=

Learning Enhancement

Mrs Julie Mulcahy HOD Learning Support, Special Education Needs Coordinator BEd, PG Dip Educ, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Charlotte Anderson Counsellor MS Psychology, Dip Tchg  width=
Mrs Barbara Mackay Counsellor BA, Dip Crim, Dip Tchg ECE, PGDip Counsg (TH) Distinction), Dip Tchg, MCouns(Hons)    width=
Ms Fleur Piper Counsellor MMgt (Dist), BA, PGDip Counselling   width=
Ms Miriam Robinson Counsellor BA/BSc (Psychology and Statistics), Dip Tchg  width=

International Department

Ms Lauranne Croot Director of International Students    
Mrs Sami Moon Marketing Liaison     
Ms Sara Limpapath Thai Marketing Liaison    
Mrs Swinny Owen Homestay and Designated Caregiver Support    


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Mrs Liz Marshall Librarian    
Mrs Cathy Todd Librarian    
Ms Carolyn Coster Textbook Assistant    

Property Team

Mr Grant Brown Property Manager    
Mr Heta Witika Caretaker    
Mr David Toia Grounds    
Mr James Matthews Grounds    

Sports Department

Ms Leisen Jobe Head of Faculty: PE, Health and Sport BPhEd, Dip Tchg  
Ms April Ieremia Director of Sport    
Ms Liz O’Leary Sports Manager    
Mr Will Lacey Sports Manager    
Ms Ria Nathu Sports Manager    


Mrs Jo-Anne Hutchinson      

Digital Solutions

Mr Dan Benadie AV/IT Manager    
Mrs Aimee Wheeler Graphic Designer and Photographer    
Mr Alek Ristic AV Technician    

Heads of Departments (alphabetical by surname)

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Mrs Rachel Bickerstaffe Career Development BA, Dip Tchg, GradCert Career Development  width=
Ms Paula Calver Physics BEd, BSci, PGDip Ed   width=
Mrs Belinda Cannan Drama BA, PGDip Tchg (Secondary)  width=
Ms Sara Corbett Junior Science PhD, BSc(Hons), Grad Dip Tchg (Secondary)  width=
Mr Phil Cowley Business Studies BA, BBS., PG Cert Ed Admin Lead, Dip Tchg  width=
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Ms Claire Gilbert Junior English TBC  width=
Ms Sue Higgins Mathematics and Statistics TBC  width=
Mr Eddie Hudson Te Reo Māori BPhEd, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Kate Luisetti Technology BCApSc, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Fiona Mackie Librarian TBC  width=
Miss Sherna Matta Biology BSc, PGDipSci, GDip Tchg  width=
Ms Shona McRae Social Science BA, BSc, Dip Tchg, ATCL  width=
Ms MJ Milburn Senior English BA(Hons), MA, GDip Tchg  width=
Ms Alwyn Nicol Science CChemMRSC, CSci, MSc, PGDE  width=
Mrs Nicola Ov Visual Arts BFA and Dip tech  width=
Mrs Katie Pearson Media Studies BA, Grad Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Susana Tomaz STEAM    width=
Mrs Giesela Visser-Heydon Dance  BA, BA(Hons), MA (Media), GradDip Tchg  width=
Mrs Fiona Wilson Music MA (Musiceduc), BMus, Dip Tchg   width=
Mrs Carol Wright Language Acquisition and Learning MA, BA, Grad Dip Tchg (Secondary)  width=

Teaching Staff

Ms Reema Abueideh Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Pravina Ali Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Kirsten Allen English    
Mr Will Anderton Technology    

Mrs Emily Andrews
On Maternity Leave

Social Sciences    
Mrs Lizzie Beaumont Technology    
Ms Geetu Bhanot Science    
Ms Devanshi Bhavsar Biology    
Mr Kendall Blue Science    
Mrs Rebecca Bouterey PE Health    
Miss Tayla Boyd PE Health    
Dr Lucy Boyd Bell Science    
Ms Kay Brown Social Sciences    
Ms Pip Buddle Social Sciences    
Mrs Deborah Cachopa Science and PE    
Ms Ella Campbell Social Sciences    
Miss Ashley Candir Science and Biology    
Miss Rachel Carson Music    
Miss Louise Clouston Technology    
Ms Maggie Cogger-Orr      
Mrs Anna Cooper Visual Arts    
Dr Sara Corbett Science and Biology    
Miss Renae Dodds PE Health    
Ms Jane Donald Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Helen Drabble Languages    
Mr Charles Dugmore English    
Mrs Jane Edge Englis    
Mr Derek Fenton Business Studies    
Mr Michael Foster Social Sciences    
Mrs Myra Francis Languages    
Mrs Claire Gilbert English    
Mr Joaquin Gines Spanish    
Ms Sabina Giurgiu English, Media Studies    
Ms Maria Green Business Studies    
Mr Iain Guthrie Social Sciences    
Ms Claire Guy ESOL, Languages    
Ms Kahlia Hawkins Science    
Ms Rebecca Hay Technology    
Mrs Jane Hodges English    
Mr Stacey Hooks Social Sciences    
Ms Sarah Hooper Social Sciences    
Mr Jono Howan Music, STEAM    
Ms Olivia Jackson PE Health    
Mr Zelimir Jovic Science    
Mr Marwan Juma Science, Biology    
Miss Jiyoung Jun Science    
Mrs Ayesha Kausar Science, Chemistry    
Ms Karen Kennedy Languages    
Ms Helen Kim Visual Arts, Art History    
Ms Sun Mee Kim Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Kate Lawrence English    
Ms Kat Lee English, Specialist Classroom Teacher    
Ms Lilly Lee Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Tara Lemmon Food and Fabric Technology    
Miss Catherine Lin Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Ruth Linnell English    
Ms Ashley Longstaff
On Maternity Leave
Ms Kate Luisetti Technology    
Mrs Lizzi McCormack Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Vivianne McDermott Business Studies    
Mrs Siobhan McElroy English    
Miss Ashley McKenzie PE Health    
Mrs Bethan Meikle Technology, Child Development    
Ms Pamela Meyer PE Health    
Ms Mary-Jean Milburn English, Drama    
Ms Maureen Mitchley Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Niyothi Chinta Nathaniel Mathematics and Statistics, TIC Senior Statistics    
Mrs Melissa Nielsen
On Maternity Leave
PE Health    
Mrs Eve Nettleship Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Lisa Oddy Visual Arts    
Ms Olga Pascan English    
Mr Jono Palmer Mathematics and Statistics    
Mr Ken Patten Science    
Mrs Katie Pearson Media Studies, English    
Mrs Gail Pocock PE Health    
Ms Ingrid Renneberg Mathematics and Statistics    
Mr Dan Rennie Business Studies    
Mr Victor Rosendale ESOL, Social Sciences    
Ms Amanda Rubick Mathematics and Statistics    
Mr Kameron Sadler Social Sciences    
Mr Brett Scoones Science    
Mr Jez Scull Technology    
Ms Courtenay See PE Health    
Mrs Kate Segetin Technology    
Mrs Sheela Shankar Business Studies, Technology    
Mrs Aarti Singh Business Studies    
Ms Irena Smolko Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Hi Sung Son Visual Arts, Technology    
Ms Carrie Song Languages    
Mrs Rico Sugiyama Mathematics and Statistics, Languages    
Ms Toa Tanimo PE Health, Pasifika Mentor, Outdoor Education    
Ms Susana Tomaz Science, Robotics, STEAM, ASL    
Miss Emily Tsang Visual Arts, Art History, English    
Mrs Alex van der Loos Chemistry and Science, TIC Chemistry Logistics Management    
Ms Courtney van Raalte Media Studies, English    
Mrs Giesela Visser-Heydon TIC Dance, Spanish    

Ms Liz Waite
On Maternity Leave

Mr Mark Walker Biology, Science    
Ms Sarah Ward English    
Ms Morgan Wensley Social Sciences    
Mr Simon Whittam Social Sciences    
Ms Ella Wilson Social Sciences    
Mr Rik Wilson Visual Arts    
Ms Sarah Woodward Social Sciences    
Miss Alice Wu Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Elaine Xu Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Jenny Zuo Science    

Other Support Staff

Ms Jess Banks Teacher Aide    
Mrs Janet Cheng Teacher Aide    
Mrs Jan Davidson Teacher Aide    
Mrs Brigid Furness Teacher Aide    
Mrs Helena Haycock Special Assessment Co-ordinator    
Mrs Leah Hollewand Science Lab Technician    
Ms Rachel Luisetti Food Technician      
Mrs Duriena MacLeod Teacher Aide    
Mrs Farah Majid Science Lab Technician    
Mrs Justine Nicholson Teacher Aide    
Ms Ruth Reji Music Administrator    
Ms Susan Reshef Teacher Aide    

Out-of-zone applications now closed

Out-of-zone applications for enrolment to study in 2023 are now closed. If you have sent in an application, you will hear from us shortly. Applications from students who live in-zone are still being accepted HERE