Our College Senior Managers, Heads of Department and Heads of House are talented teachers and managers who are highly qualified and passionate about their areas of expertise. 

They are committed to creating an environment that encourages, motivates and challenges our students and their team of staff to realise their greatest potential. 

Our continuing professional development programme ensures that all our teachers and managers are up to date with the best practices in teaching and learning, and further developing and enhancing their management and leadership skills. 

College Senior Leadership Team


Mr Damon Emtage

College Principal
BEd, MEd


Mrs Natalie Burridge

Deputy Principal
Academic Operations
BA, Grad DipTchg, PG Dip Ed Mgmt


Rev David Smith



Mrs Angee Robertson

Deputy Principal 
Senior Curriculum
BA, DipTchng


Mr Eric Wall

Deputy Principal 
Pastoral Care Senior School
MSSL, DipTchg, BBS


Ms Kate Offord

Campus Operations Manager


Mrs Pat Baird

Deputy Principal
Learning and Teaching
HDE (Sci),BEd, PG Dip Ed (Dist), Med


Mr Carl Lidstone

Deputy Principal Pastoral Care, Middle School
BEd, DipTchg


Mrs Hannah Williams

Deputy Principal
MEdL (Hons), PGCE (Hons), BSci Biomedical Physics (Hons)


Mr Duncan McQueen

Director of Campus Life and Special Character
MSc(Hons), MEd Admin (Hons), DipTchng


Heads of Faculty


Mrs Miriam Slow
BSc, GradDipEng


Technology  Product Design, Fashion & Textiles Design, Food Technology, Digital Technology, Design & Visual Communication, Computer Science, Animation & Motion Graphics, Middle School Technology - General
Mr Gerard Hodgson
BSc, GradDipTchg, PGDipSc
Science  Physics, Chem, Bio, Science
Mr Paul Bennett
Physical Education  PE, Health, Outdoor Ed
Mr James Palmer
Head of Languages  Te Reo, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Latin
Mr Brian Peel
BA(Hons), PGCE, PGCertAppPrac
Commerce Accounting, Economics, Business, Financial Literacy
Mr Rodney Stratton
BVA, GradDipTchng
Creative Arts Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts (Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture)
Ms Mary Lin
BA, BMus(Hons), DipTchg
Music  Itinerant Lessons, Music
Miss Sara Standring
BPerArts, GradDipTchg
Performing Arts Performing Arts

Dr Jamie Sneddon 
BSc, GracDipTchg(S), MSc, PhD

 Mathematics Maths, Statistics, Calculus
Ms JoAnn Wordsworth
BA, BPhed PGEdStudies Grad Dip Tchg (S)
English English, Media Studies
Miss Merryn Ward (acting HOF)
BA (Hons) and GradDipTchg
Humanities Geography, History, Social Studies, Classics, Christian ED, Travel and Tourism, Theory of Knowledge 

Mr Mike Anderson


Ms Suzie Tornquist
BSC, Dip Tchg, Dip Counselling

IB Coordinator  IB 

Pastoral Care

Mrs S Dawson Health Centre Nurse Registered Nurse
Mrs Catherine Watts Head of Enhanced Learning Senior School BA
Mr Edmund Aldiss Head of International Students MPhil
Mr Ieti Fetalaiga  Head of Cargill Senior School BPE, MEdLd 
Mr Steve Broun Head of Cargill Middle School BA, Dip Film&TV Production, Grad DipTchg
Mrs Shannon Duffy Head of Chalmers Senior School BSc, MTchg (Sec)
Miss Katie Gordon Head of Chalmers Middle School BA, BTch
Mrs Anna Pinder Head of Hamilton Senior School BPE
Ms Shannon Gwilliam Head of Hamilton Middle School BA, DipTchg (S)
Mr Peter Harries Head of Stark Senior School BA(Hons) PGCerted
Mr Joe Cunningham Head of Stark Middle School BPE
Miss Naomi Wilson Head of Wilson Senior School BA(Hons), PGCE
Mr Al Ronberg Head of Wilson Middle School BSc(Hons),PGDE
Ms Julie Coughlan Head of Wishart Senior School DipTchg, BA    
Ms Rebecca O’Donnell Head of Wishart Middle School

BA, BCom, Grad DipTchg (S)

Mr Kevin Taylor Head of Year 7

BSc(Hons), PGDE

General Contact Information

For general contact information please see below:

Main Reception - 09 577 0749

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