Pastoral care & housemasters

  • Blair Heaton

    Blair Heaton

    Guidance Counsellor

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    Blair Heaton

    Blair Heaton

    Guidance Counsellor

    Blair came to St Paul’s from Auckland Grammar where he had been teaching Art since 2004. He also had considerable responsibility as a boarding housemaster for six years as well as Dean of 145 international students for three years.

    Blair gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Otago and has a Masters in Counselling from the University of Waikato. A very successful rugby coach, Blair was an assistant coach of Auckland Grammar’s 1st XV and in 2016 he coached the national championship winning under-15 side.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8808
    Email: b.heaton@stpauls.school.nz

  • Leah Gillanders

    Leah Gillanders

    Guidance Counsellor

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    Leah Gillanders

    Leah Gillanders

    Guidance Counsellor

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8808
    Email: l.gillanders@stpauls.school.nz

  • Reverend Peter Rickman

    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Chaplain

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    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Reverend Peter Rickman

    Chaplain

    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

  • Joan Williams

    Joan Williams

    School Nurse

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    Joan Williams

    Joan Williams

    School Nurse

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8820
    Email: j.williams@stpauls.school.nz

  • Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

    Careers Advisor

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    Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson

    Careers Advisor

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

  • Andrew Constable

    Andrew Constable

    Boarding Administrator and Librarian

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    Andrew Constable

    Andrew Constable

    Boarding Administrator and Librarian

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8835
    Email: a.constable@stpauls.school.nz

  • Williams House Craig Hardman

    Craig Hardman

    Housemaster

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    Craig Hardman

    Craig Hardman

    Housemaster, Williams House

    Before taking up the role of Deputy Headmaster for pastoral care, Craig was the Head of Physical Education at St Paul’s. He has also been the Housemaster in charge of Williams House. He joined the school after completing a conjoint degree in teaching and sports and leisure.

    Teaching aside, Craig is also an experienced coach, he has coached at various levels from school through to Waikato and Midlands Hockey. Since his arrival, he has coached the 1st XI hockey team, culminating in the team becoming national secondary school champions in the Rankin Cup and being named the secondary schools’ ‘team of the year’ at the Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards.

    Craig has developed and implemented various school initiatives such as the Xccellerator programme for junior high performance sportsmen and the Character Education programme, a drive to introduce character development into the curriculum. He also forged a partnership with the regional Midlands Hockey organisation and helped establish a Collegians' Hockey Club to enable past students and members of the community to play hockey through the school.

    Significant awards:
    ISNZ Honours Award for service to students and sport (2018)

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8848
    Email: c.hardman@stpauls.school.nz

  • Williams House Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Brad Emslie

    Brad Emslie

    Deputy Housemaster, Williams House

    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

  • Sargood House Guy Johnstone

    Guy Johnstone

    Housemaster

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    Guy Johnstone

    Guy Johnstone

    Housemaster, Sargood House

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

  • Sargood House Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Michael Rameka

    Michael Rameka

    Deputy Housemaster, Sargood House

    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

  • Clark House Chris Foot

    Chris Foot

    Housemaster

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    Chris Foot

    Chris Foot

    Housemaster, Clark House

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

  • Clark House Daniel Harper

    Daniel Harper

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Daniel Harper

    Daniel Harper

    Deputy Housemaster, Clark House

    Daniel came to St Paul’s in 2017 from the Silver Fern International School in Thailand where he had been the head of department of physical education since 2015.

    Prior to that, he spent two and a half years as a PE teacher at Hastings Boys' High School, where he ran their cricket academy, assisting with the coaching of their 1st XI and coaching a junior rugby side. Daniel gained his Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology.

    An accomplished cricketer himself, Daniel holds a New Zealand Cricket’s prestigious level 2 coaching qualification. He also has a strong interest and background in hockey. Having coached a number of teams, he enjoys what impact a positive team culture can have on an athlete. He believes this is the primary reason why St Paul’s have achieved great success over a number of national tournaments.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8848
    Email: d.harper@stpauls.school.nz

  • Hamilton House Ian Campbell

    Ian Campbell

    Housemaster

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    Ian Campbell

    Ian Campbell

    Housemaster, Hamilton House

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

  • Hamilton House Kelvin Hogg

    Kelvin Hogg

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Kelvin Hogg

    Kelvin Hogg

    Deputy Housemaster, Hamilton House

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

  • Hall House Carl Neethling

    Carl Neethling

    Housemaster

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    Carl Neethling

    Carl Neethling

    Housemaster, Hall House

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

  • Hall House Ben Van Meygaarden

    Ben Van Meygaarden

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Ben Van Meygaarden

    Ben Van Meygaarden

    Deputy Housemaster, Hall House

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

  • School House Andrew Gibbs

    Andrew Gibbs

    Housemaster

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    Andrew Gibbs

    Andrew Gibbs

    Housemaster, School House

    Andrew has played both amateur and professional rugby. For rugby union, Andrew played for Northland, Manawatu, Gloucester and Bourgoin-Jallieu (semi-finalist European Cup) as a senior representative and New Zealand as an U19 representative. For rugby league, he played for St George (ARL) and Adelaide Rams (Super League).

    Andrew has coached St Paul’s and Fielding High School 1st XV teams, as well as Manawatu Secondary School, Whangarei Boys High School and St Paul’s 2nd XV and U15 teams. Andrew also has experience as a development officer for the Manawatu Rugby Union and has a Level Three Coaching Certificate.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8840
    Email: a.gibbs@stpauls.school.nz

  • School House Daniel Teka

    Daniel Teka

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Daniel Teka

    Daniel Teka

    Deputy Housemaster, School House

    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

  • Fitchett House Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

    Housemaster

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    Colin Lewis

    Colin Lewis

    Housemaster, Fitchett House

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

  • Fitchett House Jason McGrath

    Jason McGrath

    Deputy Housemaster

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    Jason McGrath

    Jason McGrath

    Deputy Housemaster, Fitchett House

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

  • Harington House Jackie Lock

    Jackie Lock

    Housemaster (Boarding)

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    Jackie Lock

    Jackie Lock

    Housemaster (Boarding), Harington House

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

  • Harington House Katie Lilley

    Katie Lilley

    Deputy Housemaster (Boarding)

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    Katie Lilley

    Katie Lilley

    Deputy Housemaster (Boarding), Harington House

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

  • Harington House Heidi Lewis

    Heidi Lewis

    Housemaster (Day)

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    Heidi Lewis

    Heidi Lewis

    Housemaster (Day), Harington House

    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,, gifted and talented and the boys' literacy programme.

    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

  • Harington House Stacey King

    Stacey King

    Deputy Housemaster (Day)

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    Stacey King

    Stacey King

    Deputy Housemaster (Day), Harington House

    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

  • Harington House Elizabeth Pitu

    Elizabeth Pitu

    Deputy Housemaster (Day)

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    Elizabeth Pitu

    Elizabeth Pitu

    Deputy Housemaster (Day), Harington House

    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. She is also the Deputy Housemaster for Harington (Day) House.

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

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