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, has a GradDip in Counselling Studies and is currently working towards his Masters in Counselling at 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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8808
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8808
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8842
Wayne Douglas joins St Pauls as our Sports Chaplain, a new role which sees him involved in supporting our athletes, players and coaches with anything they require of either a pastoral care or mentoring nature.
Wayne has plenty of sports knowledge and a keen interest in most sporting codes and has had more than a decade of refereeing secondary schools rugby. He began his tenure with St Pauls as support for the 1st XV rugby and 1st XI cricket teams. 40+ year in the media (radio and TV) has given Wayne vast experience in the area of people skills.
Wayne’s commitment to Sports Chaplaincy and pastoral care in general is simple – he is always available to discuss anything. He attends practices and games whenever possible and has become affectionately known as “Chappie” amongst our athletes.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8845
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8835
Tel: +64 21 275 8500
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8848
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
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8895
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8709
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8815
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8819
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8879
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8836
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8811
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745
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.
NOTE: Stacey is currently away on maternity leave.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8846
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8717
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8745
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.
Tel: +64 21 103 2296
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.
Tel: +64 7 957 8899 ext 8747