Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia!

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

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

Leadership Team

Mary Curran

Principal

Sonja Maree

Associate Principal - 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

Management Team

Delwyn Guilford

Commercial Manager

Debbie Stevens

Communications and Marketing Manager

Deans

Victoria Wolfe

Year 9

Nicola Ratima

Year 10 (Academic)

Karen Lock

Year 11 (Academic)

Maree McCarthy

Years 10 and 11 Dean (Pastoral)

Faith Tautuhi

Year 12

Chris Atkinson

Year 13

Teaching Staff

Amie ANDERSON 

Mathematics, Bus Controller (on maternity leave)

Lee ARMITAGE

HoD Drama

Jenny BATES

Science

John BILSBORROW

PE & Health

Melanie BLACK

RE, International Dean

Jenny BOTHWELL

TIC Physics, Science

Mandy BRAMLEY

Social Studies

Catherine BROWN

Assistant HOD Social Sciences, Dance, Health

Siobhan BOUGHTON

Technology

Christine COATES

Social Studies, Media Studies

Nicole COFFIN

HoD Religious Education

Maria COLVIN

Director of Music

Kelly CUNNINGHAM

PE & Health

Isobel DAVIES

HoD Languages, TIC French (currently on leave)

Marcus DUVENHAGE

HoD Social Sciences, Geography

Claire FOOT

French, TIC Exchanges

Elaine FREITAG

English, Geography (on maternity leave)

Jodie GARRETT

English

Tanya GOULD

Drama, TIC Dance

Bridget GREENSLADE

HoD Music

Craig HARMON

TIC History, English

Alistair HUTCHESON

HoD Technology, Design & Visual Communication

Jenny JACK

LAT Technology

Steve KULUZ

HoD English

Clare LAMBERT

HoD Mathematics

Patricia LEMIRE

Mathematics (on leave 2023)

Karen LOCK

Biology and Science, Year 11 Dean (Academic)

Michelle KNOTT

TIC Food Technology

Kim McALLEY

HoD Physical Education & Health

Maree McCARTHY

PE & Health, Years 10 and 11 Dean (Pastoral)

Alex McHUGH

HoD Science, Biology

Nannerl MARTIN

Technology

Joanne MONNEY

Japanese

Joanne MUNN

Learning Hub

Moses NAIR

Mathematics, PE

Onele NDIWENI

TIC Chemistry

Wendy NIELSEN

English

Thomas NORTH

English

Anne O’NEILL

Mathematics

Maree O’REILLY

TIC Economics

Stephen PARKER

Mathematics

Sandy PARR

English

Kristen PALMER

PE & Health

Allison PETERS

 HoD Learning Support, Junior Data Administrator

Nicola RATIMA

PE & Health, Te Reo Maaori,  Year 10 Dean (Academic)

Pushpa REDDY

TIC Accounting and Business

Sophie REETZ

English, Health

Phillipa RHODES

Science, Mathematics

Tracey RYAN

Art, Design

Aimee STEVENS

Assistant HOD Science

Liz SEAGER

Assistant HOD Mathematics

Emma STANNETT

Biology, Science, ICT – Teaching & Learning 

Sarah-Jane STEEL

TIC Learning Hub, Teacher of Physical Education

Faith TAUTUHI

HoD Kaupapa Maaori, Year 12 Dean

Diane THOMSON

Head of Advanced Learning, English for Academic Purposes

Laura TREVISAN

French

Sarah URLICH

Mathematics

Sam WALKER

Mathematics

Susi WEBB

TIC Classical Studies, Economics, BOT Staff Rep

Paula WEST

HoD Visual Art

Victoria WOLFE

Assistant HoD English, Year 9 Dean

Amanda WOOD

English

Sue WYLIE

TIC Careers

School Guidance Counsellors

Boarding Team

Jacqueline SMITH

Director of Boarding

Gwen HURLEY

House Parent (Years 12 & 13), Assistant Director of Boarding

Jessica BREMNER

Assistant House Parent

Kimberly JOHNSTONE

House Parent (Year 9)

Emily MAREE

Assistant House Parent

Ngarangi MASON

Boarding Homework / Preparation Supervisor/ Casual Assistant House Parent

Joanne MONNEY

House Parent (Year 11)

Ella SHORT

House Parent (Year 10)

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
Office Extension: 3500

Support Staff

Jo ASTWOOD

Receptionist

Inge BOTHA

Student Services Administrator

Dianne CAMPBELL

Director ICT Services

Maree FOX

Technology Assistant

Richard FRANCOMBE

Technical Support Specialist

Leonie GRIGSBY

Librarian

Georgina HEWITT 

Arts Administrator

Vivienne HOPE

Printery

Jo HOUGHTING

Executive Assistant to the Principal, Boards'  Secretary

Jenny JACK

Teacher Aide  - Technology 

Rebecca JENKINS

People & Culture Manager

Sonya NOBLE

Accountant

Melanie BLACK

Dean of International Students

Jayne LUGTON

International Students Administrator

Gemma MARRIOT

International Homestay Coordinator

Amy MURPHY

Communications & Events Co-ordinator

Nikesha PALIHAWADANA

Academic Administrator

Kym PLAISTED

STAR Coordinator

Carol RAYNER

Academic Administrator

Rebecca RENNER

Financial Assistant 

Angela SMITH

Music Accompanist

Jacqui SUTTON

EOTC Coordinator

Yo TORDOFF

HR Administrator 

Penny WEINBERG

Admissions and Database Administrator

Pamela WELCH-CROPP

Laboratory Technician

Hannah VAUGHAN

School Nurse

Sports Staff

IIse RHYNESDirector of Sport
Beth MCAVOYSports Coordinator
Sonya NOBLEDirector of Netball
Gabrielle PEACHSports and DioFit Coordinator
Anna WHITESports Coordinator 

Property Staff

Vince MAREE

Property Manager

Stuart CHARLES

Gardener

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

Jonas NOVAK

Sous Chef

Erdem LALANCI

Senior Chef de Partie

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

Kapa Haka Tutor

Kapa Haka Tutor

Student Leaders 2023

Role

Student Leader

Head Girl/Head Student

Jamie Bidois

Deputy Head Girl/Head Student

Petra Pratt-Rink

Amokura

Amiria Douglas

Head of Academics

Francesca Cullen

Head of Arts

Sienna Casey

Head of Boarding

Emma Clapcott

Head of Environment (Physical)

Charlotte de Lautour

Head of Environment (Wellbeing)

Jayha Egan

Head of Events

Niamh McCormack

Head of International

Hyelin (Helen) Park

Heads of Mission

Breanna Rickman & Lauren Verryt 

Head of Sports

Alexandra Peoples

Head of Student Council

Catherine Curry

Head of Blake

Lani Kete

Head of Hillary

Sarah Ngawhika

Head of Ross

Anna Urlich

Head of Scott

Meg Crawford

Head of Shackleton

Molly Roberts

Head of Wilson

Shelby Bowater

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Isabella Hussey

Student Council

Year 13


Year 12


Year 11


Year 10


Year 9


Academic

  • Charlotte Gilchrist

  • Annabel Johnson

  • Navleen Kaur Singh

  • Rei Kang

  • Ella Ramsay

  • Sarah Teale

  • Joie Lin

  • Claire McKelvie

Arts

  • Julia Sharratt

  • Ellena Wood

  • Jessica Mealing

  • Shannon Aplin

  • Eleanor Flintoff-Baker

  • Sarah Hilton

  • Chelsea Rundstrom

  • Ava Germaine

Boarding

  • Kate Sherlock

  • Emma Brooks

  • Charlotte Bryant

  • Samantha Fincham

  • Catherine Hardie

  • Maya-Jane Mans

  • Kate Wallace

  • Hannah Wilson

  • Charlotte Wyndham

Environment

SOCIAL

  • Ashleigh Davison

  • Emily Gibbons

  • Olivia Lockwood

  • Brooke Manderson

  • Zoe Oliver

  • Mya Pilcher

  • Ella Cho

  • Serenita Wijaya

  • Casabella Smith

PHYSICAL

  • Isobel Thirtle

  • Tate Carruthers

  • Sassi Wright

  • Nina Ross

  • Nikini Ranasinghe

  • Danielle Graham

  • Skyla Clarke

  • Leah Owens

Events

  • Alexis Harvey

  • Kate Mulder

  • Xanthe Johnson

  • Kelsey Cassey

  • Maddy Beere

  • Hayley Young

  • Eve Donoghue

  • Emilee Mehrtens

Mission (Chapel and Service)

  • Brianna Wallis

  • Sarah Cane

  • Peyton Woolerton

  • Sophie Turnwald

  • Pippa Morgans

  • Esther Keller

  • Victoria Eng

  • Kheesa Rahman

  • Hannah Levin

  • Kayla Te Kani

  • Kezia Schuitemaker

  • Eliana Peart

Sports

  • Tiana Lord

  • Issy (Isabella) Hussey

  • Kate Stephens

  • Holly Landon

  • Hayley Williams

  • Carys Foot

  • Harriet Cooper

  • Zoe Fon

Mana Wahine

  • Josie Cameron

  • Brooke Leeder

  • Lucy McMorran

  • Milan Nordstrom

  • Tania Pakinga

  • Jessie Parker

  • Lilli Parres

  • Abigail Strever

  • Annika Te Anga

  • Iris Wainui-Mackle

  • Te Aumihi Haggie

  • Amelie Hawera

Arts Captains

  • Drama Captain Ashleigh Davison

  • Dance Captain Kaitlin Thorrold

  • Debating Captain Brooke Manderson

  • Kapahaka Captain Lani Kete

  • Student Magazine Editor (NOISE) Mackenzie Barnett

  • Library Hayley Forshaw

  • Music Vocal Esther Keller

  • Music Instrumental Pippa Morgans

  • Visual Arts Juila Sharratt

  • Head Chorister Ellena Wood

  • Concert Master Diny Zhou

Sports Captains

  • Athletics Zoe Oliver

  • Badminton Cindy Park

  • Basketball Brooke Leeder

  • Cheerleading Eliana Peart

  • Cricket Catherine Hardie

  • Cross Country Charlotte Bryant

  • Cue Sports N/A 2023

  • Cycling Emerson Wright

  • Equestrian Zara Cowen

  • Football Kate Stephens

  • Futsal Hayley Williams

  • Hockey Kate Mulder

  • Inline Hockey Liv Davys

  • Lacrosse Sarah Cane

  • Multisport Kate Heatley

  • Netball Becky Dudson

  • Rowing Te Aumihi Haggie

  • Sevens Rugby Lilli Parres

  • Snowsports Mya Pilcher

  • Sports Climbing Zoe Weldon

  • Swimming Charlotte Gilchrist

  • Tennis Isabella Hussey

  • Touch Kate Findlay

  • Volleyball Petra Pratt-Rink

  • Water Polo Molly Roberts

Peer Support Leaders

  • Vina Young

  • Chloe Moorfield

  • Lauren Geer

  • Grace Prescott

  • Angel Cao

  • Laura Eggleton

  • Rochelle Fernandes

  • Stella McHardie

  • Emily Powell

  • Sophie Reeves

  • Sasha McGowan

  • Harriet Vellenoweth

  • Clementine Savil

  • Nicole Hollands

  • Ava Sarty

  • Annabelle Fielder

  • Esandi Silva

  • Samantha Taylor

  • Leah McRobbie

  • Lexie Stock

  • Keisha Joe

  • Jorja-Rose Griffiths

  • Eloise Orr

  • Isabel Melville

  • Hannah Crawford

  • Taylor Kilmister

  • Teresa Oertly

  • Irene Chun

  • Rachel Ronowicz