The arts and music departments at St Paul’s welcome three new staff members in 2020 – Mr Jonathan Cameron, Mrs Delwyn Ringle and Mrs Sonya Pearce.
Mr Jonathan Cameron has for the past six years worked at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School in Auckland as a Visual Art and Photography teacher, Assistant Head of Department (HOD) Art and more recently Acting HOD Art. He gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours and his Masters of Fine Arts at Massey University, along with his secondary teaching diploma.
Outside the classroom, Mr Cameron has a passion for photography and will become our school photographer at a number of school activities and events over the years. Mr Cameron takes on the role as Leader of Curriculum (Arts) and Head of Visual Art at St Paul’s.
Mrs Delwyn Ringle has returned to New Zealand after 22 years in the USA, where she worked at Page County High School for the past eight years as Director of Performing Arts. Mrs Ringle graduated from Hamilton Girls’ High School in 1991 and completed a Bachelor of Music Education at James Madison University after moving to the USA and a Master of Arts in Worship Studies and Church Leadership at Liberty University.
Mrs Ringle has two adult children and loves travelling with her family. She joins St Paul’s as the new Director of Instrumental Music.
Mrs Sonya Pearce is no stranger to St Paul’s, having taught English and drama at the school in 2008 and 2009. She has experience teaching music at Glenfield Intermediate and more recently has been teaching piano at Rototuna Junior High School. She is currently a Trinity examiner and will take over teaching New Zealand Speech Board and Trinity Speech and Drama lessons within the school.
Mrs Pearce has recently returned from spending six years abroad in China and the United Arab Emirates.