Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari, he toa takitini. 

My success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Enquiries

Senior Leadership Team

Mary Curran

Principal

Sonja Maree

Associate Principal - Students & School Wellbeing

Lynn Johnstone

Deputy Principal - Operations

Errin Nin

Deputy Principal - Reporting & Priority Learners & Kaupapa Maaori

Gina Fitchett

Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning

Reverend Stephen Black

Chaplain

Jacqueline Smith

Director of Boarding

Debbie Stevens

Communications and Marketing Manager

Dianne Campbell

Director ICT Services

Rebecca Jenkins

People & Culture Manager

Deans

Aimee Donovan

Year 9

Allison Peters and Jo Munn

Year 10

Nicola Ratima

Year 11

Sarah Urlich

Year 12

Faith Tautuhi

Year 13

Melanie Black

Dean of International Students

Heads of Departments

Lee ARMITAGE                                        Drama

Nicole COFFIN                                         Religious Education

Isobel DAVIES                                           Languages

Marcus DUVENHAGE                         Social Sciences

Bridget GREENSLADE                        Music

Alistair HUTCHESON                          Technology/STEAM

Maree MCCARTHY                                PE & Health

Alex MCHUGH                                          Science

Allison PETERS                                         Learning Support

Liz SEAGER                                                 Mathematics

Stacey STEWART                                   English

Faith TAUTUHI                                          Kaupapa Maaori

Diane THOMSON                                  Advanced Learning, EAP                                                    

   

Paula WEST                                                Visual Arts

Teaching Staff

Jenny BATES

Science

Melanie BLACK

Religious Education, Dean of International Students

Jenny BOTHWELL

TIC Physics, Teacher of Science

Samantha BROOMHALL

PE & Health

Catherine BROWN

Assistant HOD Social Sciences,  Teacher of Dance & Health

Siobhan BOUGHTON

Technology

Rosie BUTLER

Science

Kiran CHURCH

Mathematics

Christine COATES

Social Studies, TIC Media Studies

Maria COLVIN

Director of Music

Kelly CUNNINGHAM

PE & TIC Health

Aimee DONOVAN

Assistant HOD Sciences

Claire FOOT

French, TIC Exchanges

Susan FAYTER

Mathematics

Mandy GUNDERSEN

Science

Tanya GOULD

Drama, TIC Dance

Sarah GRAHAM

DVC/STEAM/Technology

Craig HARMON

TIC History,  Teacher of English

Stacey HOWARTH

Assistant HOD English

Clare LAMBERT

Mathematics

Yunjung (Esther) LEE

Mathematics

Karen LOCK

Biology and Science (on leave 2024)

Angela LUDBROOK

Accounting

Michelle KNOTT

TIC Food Technology

Ashleigh MARTIN

English

Nannerl MARTIN

Technology

Joanne MONNEY

Japanese

Joanne MUNN

Learning Hub

Moses NAIR

Mathematics, PE

Onele NDIWENI

TIC Chemistry

Wendy NIELSEN

English

Thomas NORTH

English, Social Studies

Anne O’NEILL

Mathematics

Maree O’REILLY

TIC Economics

Sandie PARR

English

Kristen PALMER

PE & Health

Nicola RATIMA

PE & Health, Te Reo Maaori,  Year 11 Dean

Pushpa REDDY

TIC Accounting and Business

Sophie REETZ

English

Phillipa RHODES

Science

Tracey RYAN

Art, Design

Emma STANNETT

Biology, Science, ICT – Teaching & Learning 

Sarah-Jane STEEL

TIC Learning Hub

Laura TREVISAN

French

Sarah URLICH

Mathematics

Susi WEBB

TIC Classical Studies, Economics, School Board Staff Rep

Sue WYLIE

TIC Careers

School Guidance Counsellors

Lizzie UPPERTON

Sarah PETERS

Boarding Team

Jacqueline SMITH

Director of Boarding

Alverta LE'AU'NAE

House Parent (Years 12 & 13)

Kimberly ROSE

House Parent (Year 9)

Emily MAREE

House Parent (Year 10)

Ngarangi MASON

Boarding Homework / Preparation Supervisor/ Casual Assistant House Parent

Sarah PYKE

House Parent (Year 11)

Havana KLINK

Assistant House Parent 

Shaeana JAUNAY

Assistant House Parent

Boarding Key Contacts

Moxon House (Year 9) moxonhouse@wdsg.school.nz
Ph: 021 585-286

Herft House (Year 10) herfthouse@wdsg.school.nz
Ph: 021 242-2369

Davis House (Year 11) davishouse@wdsg.school.nz
Ph: 021 585-712

Holland and Johnston snrboarding@wdsg.school.nz
(Years 12 and 13) Ph: 021 242-8929

Support Staff

Jo ASTWOOD

Receptionist

Liz BINNS

EA to Principal and Boards Secretary

Inge BOTHA

Student Services Administrator

Maree FOX

Technology Assistant

Richard FRANCOMBE

Technical Support Specialist

Ljiljana KOSIJER

Librarian

Georgina HEWITT 

Arts Administrator

Vivienne HOPE

Printery

Sonya NOBLE

Accountant

Melanie BLACK

Dean of International Students

Jayne LUGTON

International Students Administrator

Gemma MARRIOT

International Homestay Coordinator

Chelsea MEXTED

Events & Communications Coordinator

Kym PLAISTED

STAR Coordinator

Rebecca RENNER

Technology Assistant

Julie SILLS

Financial Assistant

Rupal SINGH

Academic Database Administrator

Angela SMITH

Music Accompanist

Donna STEPHENSON

Finance Assistant/Payroll

Jacqui SUTTON

EOTC Coordinator & Assistant to the Deputy Principals

Yo TORDOFF

HR Administrator 

Penny WEINBERG

Admissions and Student Database Administrator

Pamela WELCH-CROPP

Laboratory Technician

Megan WRIGHT

Learning Support Teaching Assistant

Helen BARNS-GRAHAM

School Nurse

Sports Staff

Darlene KARENA

Director of Sport

Katie BLUNSDON

Sports Coordinator

Anna WHITE

Sports Coordinator 

Property Staff

Vince MAREE

Property Manager

Stuart CHARLES

Gardener

Eunhyun CHOI

Assistant Caretaker

Janine QUIGLEY

Laundry Services Supervisor

Roy HART

Groundsman

Bruce RITCHIE

Assistant Caretaker

Shelley BOYD

Cleaning Supervisor

Jason WORSLEY

Senior Caretaker

Catering Staff

Brad BAKKER

Catering Manager

Bipin SCARIA

Head Chef of Boarding

Erden LALANCI

Sous Chef

Michelle WILLIAMS

Barista

Marsha COLLINGWOOD

Canteen Assistant

Anna BLACKETT

Canteen Assistant

Emily DONDERWINKEL

Catering Events Coordinator

Itinerant Teachers of Music (teaching at Dio)

Chris NATION

Itinerant Music Coordinator, Strings

Clive BURNELL 

Brass

Andrew HEWAT

Percussion, Guitar

Elsie KANE

Woodwind

Jane MARTIN

Voice

Jayne TANKERSLEY 

Voice

Private Teachers

Alan GRADY

Drums

Elena MORGAN

Chamber music/ Cello

Bev OLIVER

Strings

Angela SMITH

Piano

Sebastian DOUTHETT

Kapa Haka Tutor

Atera APIRANA

Kapa Haka Tutor

Grace WHITE

Kapa Haka Tutor

Student Leaders 2024

Role

Student Leader

Head Girl/Head Student

Isabella Hussey

Deputy Head Girl/Head Student

Tia Lord

Amokura

Tania Pakinga

Head of Academics

Diny Zhou

Head of Arts

Ava Germaine

Head of Boarding

Sophie Reeves

Head of Environment (Physical)

Serenita Wijaya

Head of Environment (Wellbeing)

Brooke Trebilco

Head of Events

Eve Donoghue

Heads of Mission

Hannah Levin & Kezia Schuitemaker

Head of Sports

Lilli Parres

Head of Student Council

Skyla Clarke

Head of Blake

Keisha Joe

Head of Hillary

Christina Toon

Head of Ross

Iris Wainui-Mackle

Head of Scott

Eloise Orr

Head of Shackleton

Chelsea Rundstrom

Head of Wilson

Lucy McMorran

School Board Student Representative

  • Charlotte Bidois