Our Staff

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Senior Leadership

Sarah Hay


Charmaine Nelson

Deputy Principal

Celeste Warner

Assistant Principal

Angela Slemint

Business Manager


Elize Crouse

Year 9 Dean
Digital Technology

Anna Sillibourne

Year 10 Dean

English, Media Studies

Morgan Kinzett

Year 11 Dean
Biology, Science

Jessica Wright

Year 12& 13 Dean
Agriculture, Social Studies

Heads of Learning

Anna McIntosh

HOL Arts

Jackie Grant

HOL Languages

Louise Lane

HOL Mathematics

Kahui Ako – Within School Lead (WSL)

Di Roberts

HOL Physical Education & Health

Jennifer Devon

HOL Learning Support

Pippa Holdsworth

HOL Social Sciences

Vicky Lilley

HOL Science

Bronwyn Gillies

HOL Technologies

Teaching Staff

Jeanette Aker


Anne Bain


Emily Hawker

Food Technology and Nutrition

Jill Hinds


Jennifer Howden

Agriculture, Chemistry

Lauren Hueppauff

Director of Sport

Physical Education & Health

Bridget McKenzie

Social Science

Sophie Pilbrow

Music, Drama

Dean Rabbitt
Kahui Ako – Within School Lead (WSL)

Tourism and Social Science Teacher

Megan Sinclair


Sandy Woock


Hayley Ambler

Science Physical Education & Health

Ben Tapper

Science, Mathematics

Kara Tartonne


Anna Fraser


Teaching Support

Alora Hill

Teacher Aide

Diana Ponsonby

Teacher Aide

Mandy Wilson

Teacher Aide

Tracey Plieger

Teacher Aide

Rebecca Heffernan

EOTC Coordinator, Sports Coordinator

Lynda Hawkins

Science Technician

Kaye Taylor

Library manager, Uniform shop manager

Sherilyn Hellier

Arts Coordinator, International director

Pam Ambler

Gateway Coordinator

Office and Support Staff

Kim Todd

Attendance Officer, Office Administrator, Reception

Natalie Matheson

Principal's PA

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Vicky Bowmar

Visitor Reception


Chris Wilson


Jenny Gillies

Assistant Caretaker/Cleaner

Guidance and Careers

Jenny Corlet

Guidance Counsellor

Viv Hay

Careers Advisor, Food Technology & Nutrition

Waitaki House Hostel

Tina Souness

Director of Boarding