St Paul’s Collegiate School is delighted to announce Mrs Theresa Miller as the newly appointed Associate Headmaster – Student Wellbeing, starting at the commencement of the 2023 academic year. Theresa joins us from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls where she has been the Deputy Principal for five years, holding several senior portfolios over that time, including overseeing the senior school, boarding, and school-wide pastoral care.
Theresa’s experience gained across fifteen years of educating and leading at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls has also included managing and leading the wellness centre, peer support initiatives, student prefects, and school academia.
Theresa will provide St Paul’s with a wealth of experience as she leads our School’s newly aligned Student Wellbeing focused portfolio. She will have responsibilities for integrating the School’s student wellbeing strategy, policies, and initiatives, alongside managing pastoral support and discipline structures within the day school. Theresa will also oversee the International Department and will lead the School’s important and continual Child Protection focus.
Theresa completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Waikato, was employed at Deloittes, and then admitted to the bar, before undertaking her Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary School Teaching at the Auckland College of Education.
Theresa is a familiar face to many long-serving staff around the St Paul’s Hamilton campus, having previously held a teaching position with us in mathematics and accounting between 2003-2007. Theresa is married to Hayden and they have three sons, Brooklyn, Dominic, and Maxwell.
“I am excited to be joining St Paul’s. I have been very fortunate to have led a pastoral team and I know how important student connections and relationships are in establishing a positive teaching environment and creating joy in learning. I am looking forward to meeting the staff, students, and parent community next year,” says Theresa.
In partnership with Mr Craig Hardman, who from the commencement of 2023 will be the School’s Associate Headmaster – School Operations (responsible for the day-to-day operations of the School, including the boarding and Tihoi portfolios), Theresa will be an integral part of driving the School’s vision of “Turning possibilities into reality”.