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Staff Contacts

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Jane Stanley Principal BPhEd, PGDip Ed, Dip Tchg  
Mr David Burton

Associate Principal
Assessment and Reporting

Year 13 students

BA, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Nicky Whitham-Blackwell

Associate Principal

Year 13 students

MEdL (1st Class Hons) BA, 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 11 students

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Ms Rachel Bickerstaffe


Deputy Principal
Student Leadership and Welfare

Year 9 students

BA, Dip Tchg, Post Grad Cert in Career Development  width=
Ms Donna Pike Assistant Principal, Senior Leadership Administration Sec School Tchg Dip, Tchers Dip. Typwrtg. Tchers Dip, Trained Tchers Cert  width=
Ms Jane Donald Assistant Principal
Year 10 students

BSc, Grad Dip Tchg



Mrs Katie Pearson Dean – Akoranga BA, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Miss Ashley Longstaff Dean – Akoranga BDes (Hons) GDip Secondary Tchg   width=

Ms Auteletoa Tanimo

Dean – Hauraki

TIC Year 12 Outdoor Education.

BA, Grad Dip Tchg

Ms Tayla Boyd Dean – Hauraki BPE   width=
Mrs Kate Lawrence Dean – Onewa BA, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Ms Courtenay See Dean – Onewa BSc, BEd, MEd   width=
Ms Rachel Carson Dean – Pupuke BMUS, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Mrs Hi Sung Son Dean – Pupuke BFA, Grad Dip Tchg   width=
Ms Elaine Xu Dean – Wairau BE (Hons), Grad Dip Teaching   width=
Miss Danielle Johnson Dean – Wairau



Principal’s Personal Assistant

Ms Marie Mckerrow      width=

Alumni Co-ordinator

Ms Cathy Roughan      width=

Communications Manager

Ms Bridget Ellis-Pegler Ext 701    width=

Community Relationship Manager

Mr Dean Flyger Ext 213    width=

Attendance Officer

Ms Jaimee Pike 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 Ext 762  width=
Mrs Karen Stevenson Accounts Ext 737  width=
Mrs Shona Nolan Accounts Ext 739  width=

Health Centre

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


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

Careers Department

Ms Liz Woods Head of Careers  Dip PE, Dip Tchg, Dip Career Development    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 Careers and Student Leadership Adviser BSc, GradDip Educ, MBS, Grad. Cert Career Development  width=


Dr Alison Burke

Head of Counselling

(Monday – Thursday)

PhD, MEd(Hons)-Couns, DipTchng (Sec), BA, MNZAC  width=
Ms Charlotte Anderson


(Monday – Friday)

MS Psychology, Dip Tchg,

PGDip Counselling

Ms Linda Clouston


(Thursday and Friday)

MEd (Hons), Dip Ed(Tch), PG Dip Ed (SNRT) , PG Dip Counselling, MNZAC

Ms Frances Farmer


(Wednesday and Thursday)

MSc (Hons) Envi Sci, PGCE Sec Geo, PGDip Counselling  width=
Ms Fleur Piper


(Monday – Wednesday)

MMgt (Dist), BA, PGDip Counselling, MNZAC   width=
Mrs Miriam Robinson


(Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

BA/BSc (Psychology and Statistics), Dip Tchg, PGDip Counselling (Dist), Provisional Member Registered with NZAC  width=

Learning Enhancement

Mrs Julie Mulcahy HOD of Learning Enhancement and SENCo  BEd, PG Dip Educ, Dip Tchg  width=

International Department

Ms Lauranne Croot Director of International Students    width=
Mrs Sami Moon Marketing Liaison      width=
Ms Celia Toganivalu-Kikau

Homestay and Pastoral Care Co-ordinator



Ms Janet Cheng Chinese Liaison  



Ms Fiona Mackie Teacher-Librarian Dip Teaching, BA (LIS)   width=
Mrs Liz Marshall Librarian BA, GradDipTchg (Primary)  
Ms Holly Haigh-McShane  Librarian    
Ms Carolyn Coster Textbook Assistant    

Property Team

Mr Rob Nathan Property Manager

Ext 768

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  width=
Ms April Ieremia Director of Sport

BA, Dip Tchg

Ms Liz O’Leary Sports Manager    width=
Mr Will Lacey Sports Manager    width=
Mr Ian Bright Head of Rowing    width=
Ms Ria Nathu Sports Manager    width=


Mrs Jo-Anne Hutchinson      width=

Digital Solutions

Mr Dan Benadie AV/IT Manager    width=
Mrs Aimee Wheeler Graphic Design and Marketing    width=
Mr Alek Ristic AV Technician    width=

Heads of Departments (alphabetical by surname)

Miss Kathleen Beckett PE and Health BEd (Secondary Teaching)  width=
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=
TBC Languages    
Ms Claire Gilbert Junior English BA, Grad Dip Tchg, CLTA  width=
Ms Sue Higgins Mathematics and Statistics    width=
Mr Eddie Hudson Te Reo Māori BPhEd, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Kate Luisetti Technology BCApSc, Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Fiona Mackie Librarian Dip Teaching, BA (LIS)  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 Elyse Heslop Visual Arts BA, MEdLd  width=
Mrs Katie Pearson Media Studies BA, Grad Dip Tchg  width=
Ms Susana Tomaz STEAM BSc, MSc, PG Cert Ed Sci, PG Cert Digital and Collaborative Learning  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 (English, Media Studies, Drama, ESOL)  MA, BA, Grad Dip Tchg (Secondary)  width=

Teaching Staff

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

Mrs Emily Andrews
On Maternity Leave

Social Sciences    
Mrs Lizzie Beaumont Technology    
Ms Geetu Bhanot Science    
Ms Devanshi Bhavsar Biology    
Dr Stephen Bier Maths, Physics and STEAM    
Mr Kendall Blue TIC Earth & Space Science    
Mrs Rebecca Bouterey PE Health    
Miss Tayla Boyd PE Health    
Dr Lucy Boyd Bell Science    
Mr Martin Brennan English    
Ms Kay Brown TIC Classical Studies, Social Sciences    
Mr Greg Burnard 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 and TIC Hospitality    
Mrs Anna Cooper Visual Arts    
Dr Sara Corbett Science and Biology    
Miss Renae Dodds PE Health    
Ms Jane Donald Mathematics     
Mrs Helen Drabble Languages    
Mr Charles Dugmore English    
Ms Jane Edge English    
Mr Derek Fenton Business Studies    
Mr Michael Foster Social Sciences    
Mrs Myra Francis Languages, Social Studies and ESOL    
Mr Jerry Gao Chinese    
Mrs Claire Gilbert English    
Mr Joaquin Gines Spanish    
Mrs Maria Green Business Studies and Economics    
Mrs Dorinda Grobler Business Studies    
Mr Iain Guthrie Social Sciences and Business Studies    
Ms Claire Guy ESOL, Languages    
Ms Kasey Hani Lui Music Administrator    
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    
Ms Karen Kennedy Te Reo Māori    
Ms Helen Kim Visual Arts, Art History    
Ms Sun Mee Kim Mathematics and Statistics    
Miss Sumin Kim Science    
Mrs Kate Lawrence English    
Ms Kat Lee English, Specialist Classroom Teacher    
Ms Catherine Lin Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Ruth Linnell English    
Ms Ashley Longstaff
On Maternity Leave
Ms Kate Luisetti Technology    
Mr Brook Lyons English    
Miss Sophie Matthews Technology    
Mrs Lizzi McCormack Mathematics and Statistics    
Mrs Siobhan McElroy English    
Miss Ashley McKenzie PE Health    
Mrs Bethan Meikle Technology    
Ms Pamela Meyer PE Health    
Ms Mary-Jean Milburn English, Drama    
Ms Pauline Misa Science    
Ms Maureen Mitchley Mathematics and Statistics    
Ms Nina Monk English    
Ms Niyothi Chinta Nathaniel Mathematics and Statistics, TIC Senior Statistics    
Mrs Melissa Nielsen 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    
Miss Tee Scott Te Reo Māori    
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 – on Refreshment leave in 2023 Languages    
Miss Catherine Stokes Science    
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 TIC Year 12 Chemistry     
Ms Courtney van Raalte Media Studies, English    
Mrs Giesela Visser-Heydon TIC Dance, Spanish    

Ms Liz Waite
On Maternity Leave

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    
Dr Yongbin Zhao           Mathematics and Statistics                

Other Support Staff

Mrs Barbara Scholten Student Business Liaison    width=
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 Susan Reshef Teacher Aide