Teaching staff

  • Accounting/Economics Angela Bromwich

    Angela Bromwich

    Leader of Curriculum Social Sciences, Head of Department Commerce

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    Angela Bromwich

    Angela Bromwich

    Leader of Curriculum Social Sciences, Head of Department Commerce, Accounting/Economics

    Angela gained her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland and has considerable experience in curriculum development and assessment as an NZQA contractor, national moderator, panel leader for NCEA Accounting Level 1 and 2, digital assessment writer and materials developer.

    Angela was previously the HOD of Commerce at Edgewater College, Auckland Diocesan School for Girls and has had leadership positions at the Correspondence School. Prior to joining St Paul’s, she was teaching at St Cuthbert’s College.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745 Email: a.bromwich@stpauls.school.nz

  • Accounting/Economics Cameron Stapleton

    Cameron Stapleton

    Head of Economics

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    Cameron Stapleton

    Cameron Stapleton

    Head of Economics, Accounting/Economics

    Cameron gained his Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) at the University of Otago in 2002 and completed his Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the University of Waikato in 2011. Prior to teaching Cameron was a Captain in the NZ Army for 8 years and served in Afghanistan in 2005.

    Cameron was previously the HOD of Business at Te Awamutu College and Chairman of the Te Awamutu College Rugby Club. He is a keen rugby supporter having also played and coached across all levels in recent years.

    Cameron is married to Catherine and has two young children. He is also Assistant Housemaster at Clark House.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745 Email: c.stapleton@stpauls.school.nz

  • Accounting/Economics Daniel Teka

    Daniel Teka

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    Daniel Teka

    Daniel Teka

    Accounting/Economics

    A St Paul's Collegian (Sargood 2001-2005), Daniel completed his Bachelor in Business Analysis at the University of Waikato, after having spent some time working in banking services.

    An accomplished rugby player in his own right – NZU17, coached Fraser Tech premier side and assisted with Waikato U19 rep team – Daniel has a real interest in business studies.

    He has shown excellent rapport with St Paul's students as a Boarding House Tutor in both 2010 and 2016/17, and proved an impressive teacher trainee on placement at St Paul’s in 2017. Daniel is currently the Deputy Housemaster of School House.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745
    Email: d.teka@stpauls.school.nz

  • Accounting/Economics Garth Littlejohn

    Garth Littlejohn

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    Garth Littlejohn

    Garth Littlejohn

    Accounting/Economics

    Garth was educated at Whakatane High School and the University of Waikato. He completed a BMS (hons) in 1992 and subsequently a teaching diploma in 1999. He is currently close to finishing a Diploma in Careers Development.

    In 1993, Garth started his working career at the Gallagher Group, before leaving to travel extensively. A keen sportsman, Garth played extensive representative cricket for Bay of Plenty, Hamilton and for Northern Districts up to A team level. He played two years of league cricket in England and is also keen on golf and squash. Garth was involved in coaching several Northern Districts age group sides and the St Paul's 1st XI for 11 seasons.

    Garth has been a commerce teacher at St Pauls for 20 years, which included time on the cricket ground staff and also as a Deputy Housemaster in Clark House from 2015 to 2017.

    He is married to Jenny and together they have three children, Kate, Ben and Laura who have all been or are currently St Paul's students.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745 Email: g.littlejohn@stpauls.school.nz

  • Agribusiness Kerry Allen

    Kerry Allen

    Agribusiness Curriculum Director

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    Kerry Allen

    Kerry Allen

    Agribusiness Curriculum Director, Agribusiness

    Kerry’s passion lies in agriculture. She was appointed as the Agribusiness Project Curriculum Director in 2014 to help create and develop the school’s agribusiness teaching and learning programme, having witnessed the primary industry skills shortage first-hand as a part owner of two dairy farms and of AgFirst, a national agricultural consulting company.

    Qualified with a Master of Environmental Education (MEEd) from Australia’s Griffith University, a Diploma in Teaching from Christchurch and a Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (BPRTM) from Lincoln University, Kerry has been involved in the education sector for the past 18 years. She specialised in agricultural and horticultural science as a teacher, has been a regulator of NCEA exams, as well as a Ministry of Education curriculum and assessment writer. Kerry has held various roles in senior management in secondary schools, written numerous agricultural and horticultural science workbooks for ABA Books and Telford Polytechnic, and worked in the private sector as an educational consultant to schools.

    Her aim as a teacher is to make the curriculum practical and relevant so students can connect what they are learning with everyday life. “I want to ensure they develop good life skills, skills which will enable them to secure good jobs at the end.”

    Significant awards:
    Kudos Science Award – WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator/Communicator Award (2017)

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8839 Email: k.allen@stpauls.school.nz

  • Agribusiness Ainsley Robson

    Ainsley Robson

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    Ainsley Robson

    Ainsley Robson

    Agribusiness

    Educated at Rotorua Boys' High School, Ainsley has a Bachelor of Science and Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma in Educational Leadership all from the University of Waikato.

    Joining the St Paul's team in 2013, Ainsley comes with a wealth of practical knowledge and understanding. At the age of 29, he was appointed Deputy Principal at Hamilton's Fraser High School, with now over 10 years experience in educational management. Prior to that, he was Head Timetabler, Head of Chemistry, Year 13 Dean and mentored school prefects.

    Outside of teaching, Ainsley has been an active sportsman, playing football up to a national league level and representing Northern Districts A in cricket.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8831
    Email: a.robson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Agribusiness Chris Foot

    Chris Foot

    Teacher in Charge

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    Chris Foot

    Chris Foot

    Teacher in Charge, Agribusiness

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 21 275 8500
    Email: c.foot@stpauls.school.nz

  • Agribusiness Melanie Simmons

    Melanie Simmons

    Advisor to Schools

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    Melanie Simmons

    Melanie Simmons

    Advisor to Schools, Agribusiness

    Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology and Secondary Teaching from Massey University.

    From 2008 through to 2017, Melanie held several positions within NZQA including a marker of Level 1 Ag/Hort, independent checker for Levels 1 and 2 Ag/Hort, materials developer and examiner for Level 1 Ag/Hort and agribusiness moderator for Levels 2 and 3.

    From 2005 through to 2017, Melanie worked at Fielding High School as a teacher of Sciences, the HOD for Horticulture and more recently, Director of Agribusiness. She was also the teacher in charge of equestrian and road cycling.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8870 Email: m.simmons@stpauls.school.nz

  • Agribusiness Greg Haines

    Greg Haines

    Director of Teaching and Learning

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    Greg Haines

    Greg Haines

    Director of Teaching and Learning, Agribusiness

    Greg Haines joins St Paul’s teaching staff as the new Director of Teaching and Learning. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration majoring in Economics and Commercial Law from Victoria University of Wellington; a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Education) from the Wellington College of Education and since 2014 he has been studying towards his Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Educational Leadership through Auckland University.

    He most recently joined us from St Peter’s School (Cambridge) where he held the position of Deputy Principal for four years. Prior to this, Greg was the Acting Assistant Principal and Head of Teaching and Learning at Saint Kentigern College.

    He also spent six years as Boarding Housemaster and teaching A Level Mathematics and Economics at Hurstpierpoint College in the United Kingdom. As Director of Teaching and Learning, Greg will work closely with staff to improve and develop pedagogy so that we meet the needs of all learners.

    In addition to his leadership role, Greg will also be teaching Year 13 Agribusiness and Mathematics and Statistics.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8812 Email: g.haines@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Delwyn Ringle

    Delwyn Ringle

    Head of Department, Music

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    Delwyn Ringle

    Delwyn Ringle

    Head of Department, Music, Arts

    Delwyn graduated from Hamilton Girls' High School in 1991 and moved to the USA in 1997. While living in the USA she completed a Bachelor of Music Education with honors at James Madison University in Virginia, a Master of Arts in Worship Studies and Church Leadership at Liberty University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership Administration/Supervision from Old Dominion University.

    Delwyn worked at Page County High School for eight years as Director of Performing Arts, where she was the 2017-18 teacher of the year, her marching band won numerous 1st place finishes, she directed 7 musicals, and her band and choir students represented at regional and state levels every year.

    After 22 years in the USA, she moved home to New Zealand to be closer to family. She has two adult children and loves to travel and see new places. She is very pleased to be working at St Paul’s Collegiate School, where she directs both the Concert Band and Big Band and produces the annual productions.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8876 Email: d.ringle@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Jonathan Cameron

    Jonathan Cameron

    Leader of Curriculum, Arts and Head of Department, Visual Arts

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    Jonathan Cameron

    Jonathan Cameron

    Leader of Curriculum, Arts and Head of Department, Visual Arts, Arts

    Jonathan came to St Paul’s as Arts Leader of Curriculum and Head of Visual Art, after working at Epsom Girls Grammar School for six years, where he maintained a number of leadership roles, including Acting Head of Visual Art. He loves working with and coaching students to find meaningful ways of communicating and expressing themselves in a visual form, and is very experienced in supporting students to reach high levels of success in their creative, visual-based subjects. Jonathan specialises in teaching Senior Photography and Sculpture through to Level 3 and Scholarship, is talented and experienced in other mediums such as Painting and Printmaking, and holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Fine Arts from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Alongside his role as an art educator, Jonathan maintains his own lens-based fine arts practice and enjoys keeping up with the latest in contemporary art action, both on a national and international level.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8748 Email: j.cameron@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Bruce Rawson

    Bruce Rawson

    Head of Department Drama

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    Bruce Rawson

    Bruce Rawson

    Head of Department Drama, Arts

    With 14 years’ experience teaching in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Bruce joined St Paul’s as the Head of Drama in 2015.

    Prior to that, he worked at Rangitikei College in Marton, where he was Head of the Arts department and the Year 12 Dean. During his time in the UK, Bruce spent six years as the teacher in charge of drama and the boarding house tutor at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. An old boy of Whangarei Boys’ High School, Bruce gained his tertiary education at the University of Waikato, gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching. During that time, Bruce also worked at Southwell School as a boarding house tutor.

    Contact:
    Email: b.rawson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Heather Fox

    Heather Fox

    Teacher of Music

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    Heather Fox

    Heather Fox

    Teacher of Music, Arts

    Heather Fox holds a string of credentials from around the world along with international teaching experience from Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom in music and the arts. She has chosen to continue her love of teaching and share her knowledge and expertise with students of St Paul’s.

    Heather spent 16 years working at world-renowned private schools, most recently, Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi, as the Deputy Head of Senior School and the Head of Music.

    Originally employed as the Head of Music, Heather improved General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Music to 100% (grades 9-6) and was rated outstanding by Abu Dhabi Education Council. She successfully established the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum in the school with results soaring to 100% (grades 9-5) which was also rated outstanding.

    After receiving a promotion to Deputy Head of Senior School, Heather took on several duties including designing and implementing curriculum, department reviews and management of staff and projects - all while maintaining her music teaching. The biggest highlight in her teaching career was seeing one of her students achieve the Pearson GCSE Music ‘Highest Mark in the World’ for private schools while teaching at Al Bateen.

    Prior to Al Bateen Academy, Heather was employed as Head of Creative Arts at The British International School in Abu Dhabi. She led the subjects within the music, drama, and dance departments over a two-year period.

    Heather’s education comes highly qualified holding a Bachelor of Music with Honours from The University of Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education where she completed her Qualified Teacher Status and went on to further her credentials with The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

    Her professional development has been ongoing throughout her career, obtaining her NPQSL, IBDP Managing the Extended Essay CAT 3 and Penta Inspection Training Level 1 and 2 - just to name a few.

    Heather brings her extensive musical and arts background to St Pauls’ teaching music to Year 9, 10, 11 and 13.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: h.fox@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Timothy Wayne-Wright

    Timothy Wayne-Wright

    Teacher of Music

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    Timothy Wayne-Wright

    Timothy Wayne-Wright

    Teacher of Music, Arts

    Grammy-Award winning singer, Timothy Wayne-Wright has an extensive music career spanning 20 years, and will join St Paul’s as the new Director of Choral Music at the beginning of term three.

    Timothy has performed with, co-directed and project managed the infamous a capaella group, The King’s Singers, since 2009. The group was labelled ‘most successful vocal ensemble on the planet’ by Gramophone magazine in 2018 and has represented a gold standard in a capella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. Throughout the lifetime of The King’s Singers, they have been presented two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame.

    Over the past two years, Timothy has held the Artistic Director position at the CHORALSPACE Winter and Summer Festival’s in Berlin. CHORALSPACE is an event that enables, supports, and showcases local and international choral performances. His role was to lead the process of the artistic programming for the international choirs. Timothy is actively engaged in adjudicating world-leading choral events and undertaking masterclasses across the globe. Most recently he judged the European Choir Games in Sweden and The Heart of Chorus International Choral Festival and Competition in China. His masterclasses have taken him to the UK, China, Sweden and Germany.

    Timothy graduated from Goldsmith’s College at the University of London with a Bachelor of Music in 2004 and went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Studies, which he received a scholarship to do so, from the Trinity College of Music. With a CV full of tremendous feats, we are delighted Timothy has chosen St Paul’s to share his skills with our students.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: t.wayne-wright@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Lila Price

    Lila Price

    Teacher of Art

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    Lila Price

    Lila Price

    Teacher of Art, Arts

    Completing Bachelor of Design as well as a Diploma of Craft Design, Lila finished her studies with a Diploma of Secondary Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education.

    Throughout her teaching life, Lila has continued with her own artwork producing some world class paintings, prints and multimedia works. Keeping a portfolio of her work online, Lila’s pieces can be viewed here

    The artisan has been Teacher in Charge of Photography and Design at Christchurch Boys’ High School for the past 22 years. Prior to this, she spent four years in Australia teaching art, design and film.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: l.price@stpauls.school.nz

  • Arts Karen Johnson

    Karen Johnson

    Speech and Drama

    Karen Johnson

    Karen Johnson

    Speech and Drama, Arts

  • English Bryan Summerfield

    Bryan Summerfield

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department

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    Bryan Summerfield

    Bryan Summerfield

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department, English

    Bryan switched to teaching after a 10-year career in retail and banking, joining Hamilton Boys’ High School as an English teacher. He has extensive pastoral care experience through supporting students at risk and being a Year 11 and Year 13 Dean.

    Up until 2017, Bryan was the staff representative on the Hamilton Boys’ Board of Trustees and he took a leadership role in the Hamilton Central Schools’ Community of Learning.

    Bryan has coached football and was the editor of the Hamilton Boys’ school magazine. Outside of school, he is a volunteer firefighter.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8894 Email: b.summerfield@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Joshua Howard

    Joshua Howard

    Teacher in Charge, Media Studies

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    Joshua Howard

    Joshua Howard

    Teacher in Charge, Media Studies, English

    Josh joined St Paul’s as a Media Studies teacher in 2011. At the time, he was a first year teacher from the University of Waikato and had completed his teaching placement here at St Paul’s.

    Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Josh came on board to teach Media Studies following extensive experience in the industry. He has skills and knowledge in the area of production and continues to develop his skills through creating media for online forums.

    Joshua was a Queen Scout and Gold Duke of Edinburgh recipient and enjoys camping and the outdoors.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747 Email: j.howard@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Michael Groom

    Michael Groom

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    Michael Groom

    Michael Groom

    English

    Michael attended Hamilton Boys’ High School and completed his B.Ed at Waikato University.

    He been at St Paul's for over 25 years and has seen phenomenal change in society and in schools within that time. He has gone from using a blackboard and chalk when he first began teaching in 1996, to now using google classroom. Yet, essentially, the practice of teaching remains the same, despite the passage of time and the digital revolution.

    Michael says, "The role of the teacher was, and still is, to enliven, empower and awaken all the potential and prospect within the student. As a teacher of English, I have a great opportunity to facilitate this. By engaging students with powerful literary ideas, providing them with encounters with inspirational subject matter and developing an appreciation for the art of language, students can grow in the understanding of themselves and the world around them."

    He believes this will enable students to move positively and confidently towards their future. After 25 years, Michael is still very excited to be a participant in this process.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747 Email: m.groom@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

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    Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

    English

    Born in Zimbabwe but educated in South Africa at Pinetown Boys High School, Colin was the Deputy Head boy in 2001 and played 1st XV rugby. From 2002 - 2005 he completed a Bachelor of Education through the University of South Africa, majoring in the subjects of English and History, whilst completing a teaching internship at Westville Boys High School. He then taught at Westville Boys High School in 2006, whilst also coaching rugby, cricket, soccer and athletics.

    January 2007 - July 2008, Colin taught English and P. E. in the UK at Greendown Community School in Swindon, whilst also playing senior rugby for Cirencester Rugby Club.

    In August 2008 Colin returned to South Africa and Westville Boys High School where he became the pastoral Dean for Year 9's, and taught English and History. Colin remained there until December 2010. During this time he also played Senior rugby for Hillcrest Villagers.

    In January 2011 Colin and his family moved to New Zealand where he taught English at Matamata College, whilst also coaching 2nd XV rugby. During this year he played senior rugby for Leamington Rugby Club.

    In January 2012 Colin started teaching at St Paul's Collegiate as an English teacher, whilst coaching cricket and rugby. During his time at St Paul's he has been in boarding (Williams House Deputy Housemaster 2013 - 2014) and then became Housemaster of Fitchett House in 2015 - current. Colin has coached 2nd XV rugby (2012 - 2015) and travelled to Argentina with the St Paul's rugby team in 2015. He coached Colts cricket 2013 - 2014, and has travelled to Cambodia with the St Paul's service team in 2016 and 2017 where he led the trip.

    Personally, Colin is a Christian who is strong in belief and is married with 2 sons. He lives in Cambridge

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8895
    Email: c.lewis@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Heidi Lewis

    Heidi Lewis

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    Heidi Lewis

    Heidi Lewis

    English

    Heidi taught English in a part time capacity at St Paul’s in 2014, before taking up a full time position at Cambridge High School, where she was teacher-in-charge of debating.

    Prior to this, Heidi taught for two years at Matamata College, two years in the United Kingdom and five years in South Africa where she also gained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Kwa-Zulu in Natal.

    Since joining the St Paul’s team in 2017, Heidi has been the teacher in charge of the junior enrichment programme. She is also the Housemaster for Harington (Day) House.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
    Email: h.lewis@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Stacey Stewart

    Stacey Stewart

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    Stacey Stewart

    Stacey Stewart

    English

    Stacey was educated in the Franklin area, where she was the Head Girl of Tuakau College, going on to be recognised as dux, before becoming their top scholar in NCEA Level Three.

    She completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and History and a Diploma in Teaching at the University of Waikato, before starting her first teaching position at Onewhero Area School and then Trident High School, where she taught English and Year 12 History.

    A very able netball umpire, Stacey was Counties-Manukau umpire of the year in 2010. Stacey joined St Paul’s in 2017 as an English teacher. She is also the Deputy Housemaster for Harington (Day) House.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
    Email: s.king@stpauls.school.nz

  • English Drew Tierney

    Drew Tierney

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    Drew Tierney

    Drew Tierney

    English

    Drew Tierney joins St Paul’s as a highly experienced English teacher. He most recently held Assistant Head of Faculty position for three years at Cambridge High School before teaching English at St John’s College for eleven years, where he also held Dean responsibilities.

    He spent five years with St Peter’s School, Cambridge teaching English and was also the Director of Rowing.

    Drew has extensive rowing experience including international umpiring and school coaching making him invaluable to our rowing team.

  • Languages Tahau Thompson

    Tahau Thompson

    Teacher in Charge, Te Reo Maaori

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    Tahau Thompson

    Tahau Thompson

    Teacher in Charge, Te Reo Maaori, Languages

    Tahau started his teaching career at Western Springs College, having gained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland and an Advanced Māori Language Diploma at Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa.

    Before coming to St Paul’s in 2017, Tahau was head of the Faculty of Māori at Mt Albert Grammar for four years.

    Skilled in Kapa Haka, he is a nationally respected performer and tutor. Tahau has a real passion for touch and rugby.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8912 Email: t.thompson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Languages Anahia Noble

    Anahia Noble

    Te Reo Maaori

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    Anahia Noble

    Anahia Noble

    Te Reo Maaori, Languages

    For Collegian Anahia Noble (Harington 2016-2018), returning to St Paul’s as a teacher aide and teacher of Te Reo was a natural transition.

    Initially starting her Bachelor of Communications at the University of Waikato in 2019, Anahia also began netball coaching at Hamilton Girls’ High School. Coaching soon made her realise her passion for netball and the joy it gave her to teach keen students about the sport.

    "I loved seeing my netball team have those light bulb moments when they learned a new technique or finally understood what I was trying to teach them. This is what led me to teaching," says Anahia.

    After discovering her passion for coaching, she switched her degree to a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) while also pursuing her own netball career as a player. Anahia currently represents Waikato Bay of Plenty in the National Netball League but has aspirations of making the ANZ Premiership Netball.

    Due to netball commitments, Anahia has put her teaching degree on hold and began a teacher aide role here at St Paul’s in term 2 this year. She works alongside the Learning Enhancement Unit assisting students in English, science, and physical education classrooms, where she helps with reading and writing.

    Utilising her fluency in Te Reo, Anahia is helping teach Te Reo to the junior school.

    "As a Maaori, it’s always been important for me to know and share my culture. Teaching Te Reo not only encourages learning the language but also creates awareness of New Zealand’s history."

    With plans to return to her degree eventually, Anahia is happy to be pursuing her netball career while assisting in the classroom at St Paul’s.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: a.noble@stpauls.school.nz

  • Languages Helen Richardson

    Helen Richardson

    Director of International Students

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    Helen Richardson

    Helen Richardson

    Director of International Students, Languages

    Helen’s journey working in the international space began when she managed the YWCA Hostel in Hamilton, a Hostel that worked closely with Wintec’s international department. Through this relationship, Helen was recruited by Wintec, first as a homestay coordinator and then moved her way up to the manager of pastoral care. She was also appointed Chair of Waikato Education International, an organisation all local education institutes that host international students are members of.

    After 10 years with Wintec, Helen sought a change to the secondary school sector and a role that would enable her to oversee the whole process for international students. She was attracted to St Paul’s having had her son schooled here. Appointed in 2012, as the Director of International Students, Helen manages the process from recruitment through to overseeing the students’ study experience and international alumni.

    Although limited travel prior, Helen is now a frequent flyer as her role also requires her to travel overseas to meet with education agents who help promote St Paul’s, as well as to catch up with the parents of current students. One thing Helen takes particularly seriously within her role is the care of our international students.

    Equipped with a Diploma in Business Management, Helen originally wanted to be an event manager – skills which she gets to put to good use when organising the school’s international week.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8843 Email: h.richardson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Languages Robert Aldridge

    Robert Aldridge

    Teacher in Charge, French

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    Robert Aldridge

    Robert Aldridge

    Teacher in Charge, French, Languages

    Robert was educated at Waimea College in Richmond, Nelson.

    He completed a B.A. at Victoria University of Wellington majoring in English, French and German. After teaching English in Germany for 2 years, he returned to complete a B.A. (Hons) in German. After commencing teaching, he undertook a Diploma of Humanities in Japanese by correspondence at Massey University.

    Robert was appointed Head of Department in Languages at St Paul's in 1999 and is currently teaching French classes from Year 9 to Year 13. He enjoys coaching triathlon and cycling.

    A keen sportsman in his spare time, Robert has amongst other events completed 26 marathons and 11 Ironman races.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8746 Email: r.aldridge@stpauls.school.nz

  • Languages Martin Simoncelli

    Martin Simoncelli

    Teacher in Charge, Spanish

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    Martin Simoncelli

    Martin Simoncelli

    Teacher in Charge, Spanish, Languages

    Martin has significant international rowing and coaching experience at junior level in both New Zealand and Uruguay and U23 level in New Zealand.

    Martin also has coaching experience at both Takapuna Grammar and Hauraki Plains College and he teaches Spanish at St Paul’s.

    Contact:
    Email: m.simoncelli@stpauls.school.nz

  • Languages Harriet Norman

    Harriet Norman

    Teacher in Charge, ESOL

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    Harriet Norman

    Harriet Norman

    Teacher in Charge, ESOL, Languages

    Harriet Norman (Harington 2010-2012) gained her primary teaching degree from the University of Waikato and has taught at Karapiro and Leamington Primary since graduating in 2016.

    Harriet will be teaching the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and will head the newly opened St Paul’s Dance Studio. The St Paul’s Dance Studio, located in the St Barnabas’ Annex next to the Chapel, is offering ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop for children aged 4-18 years.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8843 Email: h.norman@stpauls.school.nz

  • Learning Enhancement Unit Fiona Stapleton

    Fiona Stapleton

    Director of Inclusive Practice

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    Fiona Stapleton

    Fiona Stapleton

    Director of Inclusive Practice, Learning Enhancement Unit

    Fiona Stapleton has taken on the role of Director of Inclusive Practise. Her responsibility is to support and enhance the experience of our priority learners and fostering positive relationships that enable them to feel comfortable and welcomed within the school.

    Fiona will join the extended Senior Leadership Group and take on wider school responsibilities for priority learners and positive educational outcomes.

  • Learning Enhancement Unit Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Teacher Aide

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    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Rachel Gamble-Flint

    Teacher Aide, Learning Enhancement Unit

    Rachel Gamble-Flint began rowing early in her high school years and at just 16 years of age, her hobby sport quickly turned into a professional career.

    Representing the Great Britain Rowing Team, the high-performance arm of British Rowing, Rachel competed at the highest level in her home country for six years with the hopes of ultimately making the Olympics.

    Sadly, a back injury cut her chances at Olympics short, but her passion for the sport remained. Channeling her sporting expertise into coaching, Rachel landed her first job at Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School in Australia.

    Once her stint in Melbourne was complete, in 2015 Rachel moved to New Zealand to take on the Director of Rowing position at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington. It was here she played an integral role of developing the school’s rowing programme which then led to several successful seasons at North Island Secondary Schools' Regatta and the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Rowing Championships over the following two years.

    Anticipating her next move, Rachel knew she needed to be near the Waikato, the rowing hub of New Zealand, to further her coaching career. She took on a Development Coaching role at St Peter’s School, Cambridge in 2019 where she coached the U15 and U16 girls’ squads to North Island Secondary Schools and podium finishes were achieved.

    Alongside coaching at St Peter’s, Rachel also spent time coaching the New Zealand Defence Force where they competed against other Commonwealth Nations at the Henley Royal Regatta, England.

    To maintain her world class coaching status, Rachel is part of the Rowing New Zealand Career Coach programme. This is a new initiative offered by Rowing New Zealand to develop coaches with ambitions to progress to the international stage.

    Rachel begins with St Paul’s Collegiate School in term three as the new Director of Rowing, alongside her teaching aide work within the Learning Enhancement Unit.

    She begins her teaching diploma in 2022 and will be working towards becoming a secondary school teacher. Outside of coaching and teaching, Rachel is a multisporter and is currently training for her second attempt at Coast to Coast in 2022, a 243 kilometre challenge made up of a bike, kayak and running race completed over two days.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: r.gamble-flint@stpauls.school.nz

  • Learning Enhancement Unit Marg Landon

    Marg Landon

    Teacher Aide

    Marg Landon

    Marg Landon

    Teacher Aide, Learning Enhancement Unit

  • Learning Enhancement Unit Nicki Carson

    Nicki Carson

    Teacher Aide

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    Nicki Carson

    Nicki Carson

    Teacher Aide, Learning Enhancement Unit

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 Email: n.carson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Learning Enhancement Unit Anahia Noble

    Anahia Noble

    Teacher Aide

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    Anahia Noble

    Anahia Noble

    Teacher Aide, Learning Enhancement Unit

    For Collegian Anahia Noble (Harington 2016-2018), returning to St Paul’s as a teacher aide and teacher of Te Reo was a natural transition.

    Initially starting her Bachelor of Communications at the University of Waikato in 2019, Anahia also began netball coaching at Hamilton Girls’ High School. Coaching soon made her realise her passion for netball and the joy it gave her to teach keen students about the sport.

    "I loved seeing my netball team have those light bulb moments when they learned a new technique or finally understood what I was trying to teach them. This is what led me to teaching," says Anahia.

    After discovering her passion for coaching, she switched her degree to a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) while also pursuing her own netball career as a player. Anahia currently represents Waikato Bay of Plenty in the National Netball League but has aspirations of making the ANZ Premiership Netball.

    Due to netball commitments, Anahia has put her teaching degree on hold and began a teacher aide role here at St Paul’s in term 2 this year. She works alongside the Learning Enhancement Unit assisting students in English, science, and physical education classrooms, where she helps with reading and writing.

    Utilising her fluency in Te Reo, Anahia is helping teach Te Reo to the junior school.

    "As a Maaori, it’s always been important for me to know and share my culture. Teaching Te Reo not only encourages learning the language but also creates awareness of New Zealand’s history."

    With plans to return to her degree eventually, Anahia is happy to be pursuing her netball career while assisting in the classroom at St Paul’s.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: a.noble@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Tess Hastie

    Tess Hastie

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department

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    Tess Hastie

    Tess Hastie

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department, Mathematics

    Tess has been the Assistant Head of the Mathematics department for three years at St Paul's, before being appointed as the Head of department.

    Tess received an award for the highest academic in the final year of her degree at the University of Natal and was the Head Girl of her school in South Africa.

    She joined St Paul’s in 2003, having previously taught at Mt Roskill Grammar School and Northwood Boys’ High School in Durban. In 2017, she gained her Masters in Educational Leadership (first class honours) at the University of Waikato.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8711 Email: t.hastie@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Katie Lilley

    Katie Lilley

    Assistant Head of Department

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    Katie Lilley

    Katie Lilley

    Assistant Head of Department, Mathematics

    Katie studied a Bachelor of Engineering at Loughborough University in the UK and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Mathematics with PE in 1997 to 1998, also at Loughborough.

    She taught Mathematics in England for three years from 1998-2001 at Dame Alice Owen school in Hertfordshire before moving to New Zealand in 2001. Upon arrive she taught Mathematics at Macleans College in Auckland for two years.

    In 2004 Katie moved to the Bay of Plenty and was Head of Department (HOD) of Mathematics at Aquinas College for 3 years. She started at St Paul's in 2007 as Housemaster of Harington Day and Assistant HOD of Mathematics. In 2012 she became Housemaster of Harington Boarding. She is now the Deputy Housemaster of Harington Boarding and Assistant HOD of Mathematics.

    Outside of the classroom, Katie is a keen sportswoman and has played most sports from Rugby to Basketball. She now concentrates on trail running and competes in various events around New Zealand.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8811
    Email: k.lilley@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Elizabeth Pitu

    Elizabeth Pitu

    Teacher of Accounting and Economics

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    Elizabeth Pitu

    Elizabeth Pitu

    Teacher of Accounting and Economics, Mathematics

    Elizabeth returned to St Paul’s in 2015 to take up a position within the Commerce department.

    She was previously at St Paul’s from 1996-2007, where she was at different times Head of Commerce, Head of Faculty and a member of the Academic Management Group. In 2008, she took up a role with NZQA where she worked as a National Assessment Moderator of Accounting and then resource deployment for NCEA.

    After a year with the University of Auckland in the Educational faculty, Elizabeth returned to St Paul’s and her true passion of classroom teaching within the Commerce department.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745
    Email: e.pitu@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Helen Bradford

    Helen Bradford

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    Helen Bradford

    Helen Bradford

    Mathematics

    Originally from Hastings, Helen has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Mathematics from Massey University. She completed her Diploma in Teaching at Christchurch Teachers College and more recently completed her Masters of Educational Leadership with first class honours from the University of Waikato.

    Helen came to St Paul’s in 2008 from Fairfield College where she taught Mathematics for 25 years. She held various roles during this time as Dean, Assistant Head of Mathematics, Head Timetabler and Principal's Nominee. Returning to the Mathematics classroom as a full time teacher initially Helen acknowledges how important communication and relationships are to good classroom practice.

    At St Paul’s Helen took on the role as Teacher in Charge of Netball organising tours to Australia and within New Zealand to compete in our Trans Tasman Tournament. As the manager of our Open A Netball team she was pleased to be part of the team that went to National Level in 2018.

    An important part of her role is to ensure that the young men and women transition easily into St Paul’s and that they are set up to enjoy every success and opportunity available to them.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8869
    Email: h.bradford@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Byron de Beer

    Byron de Beer

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    Byron de Beer

    Byron de Beer

    Mathematics

    A former Head of House and Chapel Prefect, Byron is a St Paul’s Collegian (School 2002-2006) who was appointed to the Mathematics department in 2015.

    He spent the first three years of his teaching career at St Peter’s College in Auckland, where he developed into an outstanding teacher of mathematics and science.

    Byron has coached athletics, football and rowing.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8711 Email: b.debeer@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Carolyn Gibbs

    Carolyn Gibbs

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    Carolyn Gibbs

    Carolyn Gibbs

    Mathematics

    Carolyn has a Bachelor of Science from Massey University, with a major in Statistics, and more recently (2016) she gained her Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) from the University of Waikato.

    Her teaching subjects are junior Mathematics and senior Mathematics with Statistics. She has also given private Maths tutoring to secondary school students up to Year 12.

    From November 2016 through to December 2017, Carolyn was a teacher of Mathematics at Rototuna Junior High School, joining St Paul’s in 2018.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8711 Email: c.gibbs@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Guy Johnstone

    Guy Johnstone

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    Guy Johnstone

    Guy Johnstone

    Mathematics

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8846
    Email: g.johnstone@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Carl Neethling

    Carl Neethling

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    Carl Neethling

    Carl Neethling

    Mathematics

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8815
    Email: c.neethling@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Greg Haines

    Greg Haines

    Director of Teaching and Learning

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    Greg Haines

    Greg Haines

    Director of Teaching and Learning, Mathematics

    Greg Haines joins St Paul’s teaching staff as the new Director of Teaching and Learning. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration majoring in Economics and Commercial Law from Victoria University of Wellington; a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Education) from the Wellington College of Education and since 2014 he has been studying towards his Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Educational Leadership through Auckland University.

    He most recently joined us from St Peter’s School (Cambridge) where he held the position of Deputy Principal for four years. Prior to this, Greg was the Acting Assistant Principal and Head of Teaching and Learning at Saint Kentigern College.

    He also spent six years as Boarding Housemaster and teaching A Level Mathematics and Economics at Hurstpierpoint College in the United Kingdom. As Director of Teaching and Learning, Greg will work closely with staff to improve and develop pedagogy so that we meet the needs of all learners.

    In addition to his leadership role, Greg will also be teaching Year 13 Agribusiness and Mathematics and Statistics.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8812 Email: g.haines@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Paul Cakebread

    Paul Cakebread

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    Paul Cakebread

    Paul Cakebread

    Mathematics

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: p.cakebread@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

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    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Mathematics

    Having specialised in coaching at tertiary level, Matt is qualified with a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato.

    He is a former Black Stick and has had a range of hockey coaching experience including the University of Waikato’s premier men’s team. Over the years, he’s taken high school, club and rep teams under his wing, leading some to national titles. “I have a good understanding of the phases of learning a skill which has allowed me to work with people of various ages and abilities. I can identify what type of coaching method is going to best suit the age and stage of a player.”

    Currently he coaches St Paul’s 1st XI boys’ team, as well as the Waikato University men, Midlands U18s, and is working for Midlands as a talent development coach.

  • Mathematics Adam Ross

    Adam Ross

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    Adam Ross

    Adam Ross

    Mathematics

    Adam Ross joins St Paul’s as a mathematics teacher. His prior position was maths teacher at Feilding High School where he also held the Head of Boys’ Boarding position at the school's hostel.

    Prior to that, he spent time teaching in London and at Karamu High School in the Hawkes Bay. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 and his co-curricular interests are rugby and distance running.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8711 Email: a.ross@stpauls.school.nz

  • Mathematics Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

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    Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

    Mathematics

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8845
    Email: p.wilson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Director of Sport

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    Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Director of Sport, Physical Education

    Brad gained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Cape Town. He taught for two years in South Africa and then a further two years in Hong Kong.

    For the past four years, he has taught at Westlake Boys’ High School. At Westlake Boys’, Brad coached 1st XV rugby and managed the 1st XI cricket side. Brad has also had responsibility at Westlake Boys’ as a House Leader and in South Africa he had experience as a Boarding Housemaster. In 2017, Brad completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. Coming to St Paul’s in 2018, Brad is also the Deputy Housemaster for Williams House.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
    Email: b.emslie@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Duncan Gundersen

    Duncan Gundersen

    Head of Department, Physical Education

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    Duncan Gundersen

    Duncan Gundersen

    Head of Department, Physical Education, Physical Education

    Duncan has joined us from Saint Kentigern College where he was the HOD of Health and Physical Education. Originally from Putaruru in the South Waikato, Duncan has a passion for Athletics, Squash, Touch Rugby, Rugby Union and League. He studied his teaching qualification at the University of Waikato and later completed is Postgraduate and Masters qualifications with Massey University.

    His thesis investigated the impact emergent and shared leadership has on team performance, he conducted research in the UK on teams involved in the National Rugby 7s series.

    Duncan has also spent 8 Years in the UK working in the private school sector as a Director of Rugby and Head of Faculty. During his time in the UK he also gained experience coaching with both the Hareliquins and Wasps Schools of Rugby Programmes and coached Middlesex County Rugby.

    He has moved back to Hamilton with his wife Katey and two young daughters.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8813 Email: d.gundersen@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Assistant Head of Department

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    Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Assistant Head of Department, Physical Education

    Michael is a St Paul’s Collegian (Williams 1997-1999) who joined the Physical Education department in 2015. Michael holds a double degree in sport and leisure and teaching. Prior to St Paul’s, Michael worked at Horowhenua College, where he was the acting Head of Faculty. Teaching aside, Michael is also the Deputy Housemaster of Sargood House.

    A talented and diverse sportsman, Michael has an excellent record as a player and coach in basketball, cricket, rugby, soccer and futsal, as well as holds coaching certificates in hockey and athletics.

    Michael has New Zealand Cricket’s prestigious level 2 coaching qualification. He has ten years of cricket coaching experience at all levels, from beginners to provincial players. Michael has held numerous coaching positions at regional and club level, ranging from assistant positions on the Horowhenua Kapiti men’s team, to coaching junior boys' teams.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8717
    Email: m.rameka@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Ryan McCarthy

    Ryan McCarthy

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    Ryan McCarthy

    Ryan McCarthy

    Physical Education

    Ryan is a St Paul’s Collegian (Sargood 1993-1997). Qualified with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from Otago, he joined St Paul’s in a teaching capacity in 2011, coming from Macleans College. Prior to that, he was teaching at Onehunga High School.

    Ryan has had years of boarding experience – five of those as a student in Sargood House where he was Head of House and another five years at John McGlashan College Senior House and Housemaster, so it made sense he also be appointed the Housemaster of Sargood House.

    Ryan’s co-curricular interests are rugby, weightlifting, touch and athletics. Ryan has played for Auckland Premier Rugby, Auckland Emerging Players, Dunedin Premier Rugby, Highlanders Super 14, Otago Air New Zealand Cup (which included 53 first-class games) and North Otago NPC. He coached Onehunga High School U15 and U15B (Auckland champions) and was the assistant coach of Macleans College 1st XV. Ryan currently coaches the St Paul’s development rugby team.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8823 Email: r.mccarthy@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Lynaire Williams

    Lynaire Williams

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    Lynaire Williams

    Lynaire Williams

    Physical Education

    Lynaire is a PE teacher who gained her Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato and has taught at Western Heights High School (2012-2013) and Hamilton Girls’ High School (2014-2019).

    At Hamilton Girls' High School she has been both a Dean of 350 girls in Edgecumbe House and Assistant Head of their PE department. Since 2018, she has been on maternity leave. At HGHS she was the premier coach 2014-2018, with the 2018 side finishing 5th in the NZSS Championship. Lynaire was a finalist for WBOP Netball Coach of the Year in 2019. An active Sevens Rugby player, she has managed the HGHS side in 2016 and 2017.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: l.williams@stpauls.school.nz

  • Physical Education Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

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    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Matt Rees-Gibbs

    Physical Education

    Having specialised in coaching at tertiary level, Matt is qualified with a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato.

    He is a former Black Stick and has had a range of hockey coaching experience including the University of Waikato’s premier men’s team. Over the years, he’s taken high school, club and rep teams under his wing, leading some to national titles. “I have a good understanding of the phases of learning a skill which has allowed me to work with people of various ages and abilities. I can identify what type of coaching method is going to best suit the age and stage of a player.”

    Currently he coaches St Paul’s 1st XI boys’ team, as well as the Waikato University men, Midlands U18s, and is working for Midlands as a talent development coach.

  • Religious Studies Reverend Peter Rickman

    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Chaplain

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    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Chaplain, Religious Studies

    Peter has 20 years of impressive and varied experience in the Anglican Church of New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA. He has worked as a community and youth worker, counsellor, teacher, prison and school chaplain, vicar and, prior to returning to St Paul’s, he was Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter. Peter was St Paul’s Chaplain for four years, from 2001 to 2004, before he returned to Parish Ministry in the United Kingdom.

    In his role as Waikato Cathedral Dean, he had extensive management and leadership experience, working with over 200 volunteers and 10 employees, assisting the homeless and mentally ill, providing outreach services programme for youth, the elderly and the vulnerable, while overseeing the Cathedral – a church that plays a central role in the life of the Anglican Church in the Waikato.

    Outside the church, as a first aid instructor, Peter has had experience as a community ambulance first responder, is an active leader in Hamilton Sea Scouts as an instructor in kayaking and sailing and is a qualified PADI scuba dive instructor. Articulate and engaging, Peter relates comfortably and easily to young people and has strong pastoral care and guidance skills.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8842
    Email: revpeter@stpauls.school.nz

  • Religious Studies Daniel Scanlon

    Daniel Scanlon

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    Daniel Scanlon

    Daniel Scanlon

    Religious Studies

    Daniel Scanlon (Fitchett 2013-2015) will be teaching religious education and junior social sciences as well as assisting with the Year 10 Learning Enhancement Programme. Daniel has been with St Paul’s as a Residential Assistant Boarding House Tutor since 2018.

    He gained his Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance from the University of Waikato in 2018 and went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching the following year.

    His sporting passion is hockey where he has represented New Zealand as a junior player and currently plays in the top league as a representative player.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: d.scanlon@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Duncan Smith

    Duncan Smith

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department, Chemistry

    Duncan Smith

    Duncan Smith

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department, Chemistry, Science

  • Science Jackie Lock

    Jackie Lock

    Head of Department, Science

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    Jackie Lock

    Jackie Lock

    Head of Department, Science, Science

    Jackie started her teaching career in New Zealand at Fairfield College where she taught Mathematics for 6 months, before taking up her current position as senior Biology teacher at St Paul’s Collegiate in July of 2009.

    Prior to this, Jackie taught Biology for 20 years in South Africa, where she was also HOD and a member of the senior management team of the school. She gained her Bachelor of Science and Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Pretoria (1989) and her Masters in Educational Leadership (first class honours) from Waikato University in 2017.

    Since joining the St Paul’s team, Jackie has been the Housemaster of Harington Day for 8 years before becoming the Harington Boarding housemaster in 2019. Jackie relates comfortably to young people and has strong pastoral care skills.

    An able sportswoman, Jackie has the ability to coach netball and athletics. She is a Christian who is strong in belief, she is married and has two daughters.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8836
    Email: j.lock@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Ben van Meygaarden

    Ben van Meygaarden

    Head of Department, Physics

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    Ben van Meygaarden

    Ben van Meygaarden

    Head of Department, Physics, Science

    Ben was educated at Howick College in Auckland. He completed a BSc in Physics. Then specialised, gaining an MSc in Geophysics and a Post Graduate teaching diploma all from the University of Auckland.

    He taught in Auckland for 2 years before travelling and continuing to teach in the United Kingdom, spending any breaks travelling around Europe. Leaving the UK to tour Africa and Asia he returned to New Zealand and settled in Hamilton. He joined St Paul’s in 2008, teaching Science, Physics, Computing and is the TIC for Cycling.

    He likes to stay active and cycles and runs, regularly competing in running events.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8738
    Email: b.vanmeygaarden@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Nicole Schollum

    Nicole Schollum

    Assistant Head of Department

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    Nicole Schollum

    Nicole Schollum

    Assistant Head of Department, Science

    Nicole was educated at Aquinas College, where she was the Deputy Head Girl. In 2016, she completed a conjoint degree of a Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology and minoring in Earth Science at the University of Waikato.

    In 2017, Nicole had a LTR position at Tuakau College, where she taught Biology to Year 12 and Science to Years 8, 9 and 11.

    An able sportswoman, Nicole has the ability to coach basketball, volleyball, touch or netball.

    Contact:
    Email: n.schollum@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Dr Michael Simmonds

    Dr Michael Simmonds

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    Dr Michael Simmonds

    Dr Michael Simmonds

    Science

    Mike joined the Science teaching staff in 2012, having gained his PhD at the University of Salford and having undertaken research and tertiary teaching in both the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

    Mike first taught in New Zealand for three years at Matamata College before taking up a position as Head of the Physics department at Hamilton’s Fraser High School for five years before joining St Paul’s.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8738 Email: m.simmonds@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Kelvin Hogg

    Kelvin Hogg

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    Kelvin Hogg

    Kelvin Hogg

    Science

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8879
    Email: k.hogg@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Jason McGrath

    Jason McGrath

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    Jason McGrath

    Jason McGrath

    Science

    Jason joined St Paul’s in 2003 after gaining a PhD in Microbial Biochemistry from the University of Waikato and being employed for five years as an Environmental Scientist at AgResearch.

    As well as teaching Chemistry and Science, Jason is the school’s Cambridge International Examinations Coordinator. He is also a member of the Senior Leadership Group and the coordinator of accelerated learning and scholarship within the school, as well as being the long-time Assistant Housemaster of Fitchett House.

    Jason’s sports coaching and playing interests include; basketball, cricket and rugby.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8709
    Email: j.mcgrath@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Jane Spenceley

    Jane Spenceley

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    Jane Spenceley

    Jane Spenceley

    Science

    Jane holds a Masters in Chemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato.

    While studying Jane worked as a tutor and laboratory demonstrator for both secondary and tertiary level students. She is a member of the gold standard Waikato Youth Symphonic Band where she plays the Tenor Saxophone.

    Jane completed a six-week placement at St Paul’s in 2014 before being appointed as a science teacher in 2015. She is a key member of the school orchestra and big band.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8709 Email: j.spenceley@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Raewyn Keene

    Raewyn Keene

    Technician

    Raewyn Keene

    Raewyn Keene

    Technician, Science

  • Science Keegan Stewart

    Keegan Stewart

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    Keegan Stewart

    Keegan Stewart

    Science

    Keegan graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

    He had a long history with St John’s College in Hamilton, where he moved from being a student to Teacher’s Assistant and Sports Coordinator. He has held the role of Master in Charge of rowing, rugby, football and tennis. In 2011, Keegan taught New Zealand workshops to secondary school students in Poznan, Poland through the AIESEC organisation.

    In 2014, Keegan became a boarding house tutor at St Paul’s and was the Assistant Housemaster in Williams House upon his appointment in 2015, a role he held until 2017.

    Contact:
    Email: k.stewart@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Fraser Wilson

    Fraser Wilson

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    Fraser Wilson

    Fraser Wilson

    Science

    Fraser Wilson (Fitchett 2001-2005) joins us as a teacher of biology.

    Fraser has six years of teaching experience and spent the last four years at Auckland Grammar School be taught at Aorere College.

    His co-curricular activities include athletics, rugby, football and basketball.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8768 Email: f.wilson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Science Isaiah Duncanson

    Isaiah Duncanson

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    Isaiah Duncanson

    Isaiah Duncanson

    Science

    Isaiah Duncanson gained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago and joins us in his first year of teaching in the Physics Department.

    Isaiah was Head Boy at Otumoetai College and his co-curricular activities include rugby and volleyball.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8739 Email: i.duncanson@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Sarah Cantlon

    Sarah Cantlon

    Head of Department Geography

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    Sarah Cantlon

    Sarah Cantlon

    Head of Department Geography, Social Sciences

    Sarah completed a double degree in Anthropology and Geography and the University of Waikato and has a graduate diploma in teaching and Masters in Education (1st Class honours). She is a passionate Social Science teacher who believes in engaging students through connection and content. Previously, Sarah spent 17 years at Hamilton Girls' High School in a range of roles, including, assistant HOD Social Studies, Head of House and as a Kaahui Ako across school leader. In 2019 she was employed at the University of Waikato Division of Education to teach trainee teachers, particularly Social Studies education and professional studies. She is interested in all things Geography and current issues. Sarah enjoys walking, biking reading and creating papercraft.

    Awards: New Zealand Geography teachers award of EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING 2014

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8735 Email: s.cantlon@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Ian Campbell

    Ian Campbell

    Teacher in Charge, Tourism

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    Ian Campbell

    Ian Campbell

    Teacher in Charge, Tourism, Social Sciences

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8819
    Email: i.campbell@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Matt Holdgate

    Matt Holdgate

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    Matt Holdgate

    Matt Holdgate

    Social Sciences

    Originally from Warkworth, Matt studied at the University of Waikato gaining a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching. After several years teaching in New Zealand, including at Te Awamutu College, Westlake Boys High School and Saint Kentigern College, he left to play rugby in the UK. Injuries cut his time short and he has spent the last six years at Newington College in Sydney where he was the head of outdoor education and a resident boarding master. During this time, Matt completed a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Positive Education from the University of Melbourne. Matt is currently working towards a Master of Applied Positive Psychology and Counselling, through the University of East London.

    Matt has always been involved in coaching both rugby and cricket and was the coach of the New South Wales under-15 cricket academy team for the last two seasons.

    Matt joined St Paul's in 2019 as the Williams Housemaster, he is also a teacher of physical education and social studies and coaches the under-65kg rugby team.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 21 103 2296
    Email: m.holdgate@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Caitlin Watson

    Caitlin Watson

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    Caitlin Watson

    Caitlin Watson

    Social Sciences

    Caitlin was educated at Otumoetai College, in Tauranga. She completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. As a university student, she gained work experience at the National Archives and as an archivist at Athenree Homestead in Katikati. After travelling across Asia and South America, Caitlin returned to the University of Waikato and was awarded an Honours degree in History (1st class). She then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching at the University of Auckland. Prior to joining St Paul’s, she taught history and social studies at Lynfield College.

    With a background in social and political history, Caitlin am passionate about making history ‘come alive’ for students, reinvigorating an interest for New Zealand history, and developing literacy and critical thinking skills.

    Raised near Mt Maunganui, Caitlin grew up with a love for the beach and outdoors. She likes to keep active through exploring nature, walking, and playing netball.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8735 Email: c.watson2@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Kieran Taylor

    Kieran Taylor

    Teacher of History

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    Kieran Taylor

    Kieran Taylor

    Teacher of History, Social Sciences

    Kieran Taylor joins us as a history and social science teacher. Kieran gained his Bachelor of Social Science, majors in history and geography from the University of Waikato.

    He was most recently teaching at Thames High School where he held the Teacher in Charge of History position, as well as Co-Dean for the Year 13s since 2016.

    Kieran has been heavily involved with rugby and cricket coaching during his teaching years.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8735 Email: k.taylor@stpauls.school.nz

  • Social Sciences Daniel Scanlon

    Daniel Scanlon

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    Daniel Scanlon

    Daniel Scanlon

    Social Sciences

    Daniel Scanlon (Fitchett 2013-2015) will be teaching religious education and junior social sciences as well as assisting with the Year 10 Learning Enhancement Programme. Daniel has been with St Paul’s as a Residential Assistant Boarding House Tutor since 2018.

    He gained his Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance from the University of Waikato in 2018 and went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching the following year.

    His sporting passion is hockey where he has represented New Zealand as a junior player and currently plays in the top league as a representative player.

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 Email: d.scanlon@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Simon Ward

    Simon Ward

    Director of Digital Learning

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    Simon Ward

    Simon Ward

    Director of Digital Learning, Technology

    Simon joined St Paul’s in 2013 to take up the position of Director of Digital Learning.

    He has a Bachelor of Science (Technology) from the University of Waikato. Simon started his teaching career at Hillcrest High School, a school that he taught at for nine years – the last five years as their ICT Director, where he gained significant experience in the management of ICT, overseeing just over 500 workstations or laptops, managing their internet, wireless and network. He had a year away in 2007, where he taught in schools in Essex and Suffolk.

    Since joining St Paul’s, Simon has made a positive impact on the school’s use of ICT in the teaching and learning programmes.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8862 Email: s.ward@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Andrew Harries

    Andrew Harries

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department

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    Andrew Harries

    Andrew Harries

    Leader of Curriculum and Head of Department, Technology

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8868 Email: a.harries@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Helen Chileshe

    Helen Chileshe

    Teacher in Charge, Computing

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    Helen Chileshe

    Helen Chileshe

    Teacher in Charge, Computing, Technology

    Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Canterbury. Helen joined the Technology department at St Paul’s in 2015. At her previous school, Christ’s College in Christchurch, she held the position of Head of Digital Media.

    As part of the Global Schools’ programme through Childfund, Helen spent 2008 teaching in rural Zambia. While part of Natcoll’s curriculum team she wrote the curriculum and significant resources for the secondary schools’ ‘Creating Futures’ programme; a programme that is used nationwide.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8728 Email: h.chileshe@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Phillip Clement

    Phillip Clement

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    Phillip Clement

    Phillip Clement

    Technology

    Contact:
    Phone: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8868 Email: p.clement@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Mathew Hewett

    Mathew Hewett

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    Mathew Hewett

    Mathew Hewett

    Technology

    Mathew completed graduate diplomas in engineering and teaching, going on to apply his trade in two schools – Aorere College and Fairfield College – before joining St Paul’s in 2015.

    Mathew has a proven track record of providing innovative programmes within engineering, woodwork and design and visual communications. As a registered gasfitter, Mathew also holds industry knowledge and expertise.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8868 Email: m.hewett@stpauls.school.nz

  • Technology Iain Rudkin

    Iain Rudkin

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    Iain Rudkin

    Iain Rudkin

    Technology

    Educated in Scotland, Iain gained a Bachelor of Technological Education with Honours at the University of Glasgow and a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and E-Learning at Wintec.

    He first worked as a technology teacher in Scotland for eight years before immigrating to New Zealand. Prior to St Paul’s, Mr Rudkin taught Electronics, Woodwork, Graphics and Carpentry for four years at Cambridge High School and spent three and a half years working with Youth at Risk in alternative education settings. In 2013, he was the New Zealand Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’ recipient, which enabled him to work with the Kiwi E-Learning Trust.

    A keen sportsman, Iain competed in the trans-Atlantic rowing race in 2005, and is an avid sailor and tramper. Iain joined St Paul’s as a teacher in the Technology department in 2014.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8868 Email: i.rudkin@stpauls.school.nz

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