Our School

Our People

The wellbeing of our staff and students is at the centre of everything we do. Our educators help all students experience success and feel valued. By building off their interests and applying real-world contexts to their learning, our students are engaged and challenged. We place a large emphasis on continual professional development to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of education and provide the best programmes for intermediate-aged learners. 

  • Specialists in emerging adolescence
  • Student centred teaching
  • We use a variety of approaches, materials and resources which acknowledge the diversity of learning needs at this age.
  • Engaging, challenging and empowering young learners
  • Actively and explicitly teach students to use specific tools to assist with their learning

Senior Leadership Team

Stephen Eames


Dave Gillies

Tumuaki Tuarua

Sam Watson

Tumuaki Tuarua

Matt Boucher

Tumuaki Tuarua

Pārekareka (DPE)

Bridget Baker

Kaiārahi Ako Art & Design

Shona Dowman

Kaiārahi Ako Edible Design

Chris Bailey

Kaiārahi Ako Industrial Design

Liz Fa’alogo

Kaiārahi Ako Performing Arts

Chris Johnston

Kaiārahi Ako Creative Media

Tom Boekhorst

Kaiārahi Ako Digitech

Whai Wahi

Aaron Cope

Rūma Tahi 1

Jacob Berthelsen

Rūma Rua 2

Reem Arhaim

Rūma Toru 3

Aaron Wright

Rūma Wha & Learning Leader


Kayne Hawea

Rūma Rima 5 – Pou Matauranga Māori & Learning Leader

Michael Anderson

Rūma Ono 6

Abby Smalley

Rūma Whitu 7

Guanny Liu-Prosee

Rūma Waru 8


Eddie Martin

Rūma Tekau 10

Paul Cooper

Rūma Tekau mā Tahi 11 – Manawanui Learning Leader

Myf Edge

Rūma Tekau mā Rua 12

Gab Temple

Rūma Tekau mā Toru 13

Sue Collins

Rūma Tekau mā Whā 14


Leah Mckenzie

Rūma Tekau mā Rima 15

Sam Johnston

Rūma Tekau mā Ono 16

Harriet Quin

Rūma Tekau mā Whitu 17 – Motuhake Learning Leader

Kelly Herbert

Rūma Rua Tekau 20


Tadhg Delany

Rūma Rua Tekau mā Tahi 21

Natasha Carroll

Rūma Rua Tekau mā Rua 22

Phil Morris

Rūma Rua Tekau mā Toru 23

Sophie Allan

Rūma Rua Tekau mā Rima 25

Jordan Price

Rūma Rua Tekau mā Ono 26

Clementine Westlake

Whakaute Learning Leader

Support Staff

Rueben Whaley

Kaiāwhina Kaiako & Groundsperson

Chris Matsas

Kura Kaimahi

Carmen Conijn

Kaiawhina Pūkete/Accounts manager

Clare Forest

Kaitaki Pukapuka/Library Manager & Executive Manager

Sam Beard

Kaiāwhina Kaiako

Marianne Dobie

Kaitaki Pukapuka

Lisa Linney

Kaiāwhina Kaiako

Lesley Love

Kaiāwhina Kaiako

Josh Blair

Financial Administrator

Alan Devine

Kaiwhakahaere Rawa/ Groundsperson

Learning Support Staff

Lynne Dunn


Judith Dunlop

Kaiako Reo Pākehā/ELL Teacher

Angela Stanley

Kaiako Matauranga Whakahirahira/SENCO & Learning Support

Support Teachers

Wellbeing Support

Kathryn Geddis