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Our Staff

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Executive Team
Christine Leighton Rector CLT@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2002
David Evans General Manager DEV@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2011
Evert van Florenstein Head of Secondary School EVA@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2013
Jonathan Bierwirth Principal of Preparatory School JBI@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2053
David Bevin Head of Teaching and Learning DBV@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2015
Hamish Bell Head of Values and Culture HBE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2007
Dave Hart Director of ICT DHA@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2054
Senior Management - Secondary
Helaina Coote Assistant Head of Secondary School HCE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2014
Dean McKenzie Assistant Head of Secondary School DMZ@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4087
John Ruge Head of Senior College JRU@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2064
Mikae Tuu'u Head of Middle School MTU@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2043
Paul Morrow Chaplain PMO@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000
Heads of Department - Secondary School
Phil Adams HOD Computing PAD@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4074
Stephanie Brooks HOD ESOL SBR@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4088
Brett Clark HOD Learning Support BCR@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2050
Diana Crawford HOD Social Studies DCR@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2058
Brent Cummack HOD Science BCM@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4093
Peter Dawkings HOD Outdoor Education PDW@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2027
Allyson Duncan HOD Technology ADU@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4078
Hamish Faulls TIC History and Classics HFL@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4022
Duncan Ferguson HOD Music DFE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4098
Jacqueline Gilbert HOD English JGI@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4003
Mitchell Howard HOD Mathematics MHO@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4074
Denley Jones Head of Co-curricular DJO@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2055
Kerry Larby Head of Well-being and Positive Education KLY@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2058
Virginia Simcock HOD Modern Languages VSK@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4077
Geoff Stanton HOD Physical Education GST@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4076
Mallory Swadel HOD Art MSW@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4059
Phil Temple HOD Commerce PTE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4060
Simon Williams HOD Media Studies SWM@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2065
Laurence Wiseman HOD Drama LWS@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4011
Deans 2018
Sarah Bishop Year 9 Dean SBS@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4017
Liz Gormack Year 10 Dean LGO@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4083
Maragaret Smeaton Year 11 Dean MST@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4089
Bronwyn Radcliffe Year 12 Dean BRE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4099
Natasha Derry Year 13 Dean NDE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4085
Tom Matthews Head of Guidance Counselling TMA@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2028
Heads of Department - Preparatory School
Diane Cumming Head of Years 4–6 Syndicate DCU@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2037
David Farmer Deputy Principal
Head of Years 7–8 Syndicate
DFA@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2052
Alex Kelley Head of Sport AKE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2037
Kelly McBride Head of Learning Enrichment KMC@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2067
Heather Orman Assistant Principal
Head of Junior Department (Years 1–3)
HOM@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4072
Vicki Pettit Head of Education VPE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2067
Boarding
Dianne MacDonald Director of Boarding DMD@stac.school.nz +64 29 246 0123
Joanne Ah Kuoi Thompson - Assistant House Manager JAH@stac.school.nz +64 21 307 365
Jo Morrow Thompson - House Manager JMO@stac.school.nz +64 21 307 303
Paul Morrow Thompson - House Manager PMO@stac.school.nz +64 21 025 39085
Lisa Laughlin MacGibbon - Assistant House Manager LCA@stac.school.nz +64 21 307 313
Struan George MacGibbon - House Manager SGE@stac.school.nz +64 27 334 2283
Maxine Shepherd Rutherford - Assistant House Manager MSP@stac.school.nz +64 21 863 383
Ian White Rutherford - House Manager IWH@stac.school.nz +64 274 513 720
Hamish Bell Head of Values and Culture HBE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2007
Pre-school
Amanda Jack Head of Pre-school AJC@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2030
Administration
Kay Shaw Head of Communications KSH@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2069
Lynn Smith Registrar enrol@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2016
Richard Boon Financial Controller RBO@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2022
Michelle Oosthuisen EA to the Rector rectorpa@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2002
Barbara Moore PA to Head of Secondary School BIN@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2013
Charlotte Penrose Assistant to the Principal of Preparatory School CPE@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2000 Ext 4023
Eleanor Glab Assistant to the General Manager
Facility Hire Manager
ECA@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2062
Kate Stanbury Alumni and Community Relations Co-ordinator KBK@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2036
Linda Bougen Nurse nurse@stac.school.nz +64 3 940 2040