School
Staff
Senior Leadership
Yvonne Browning Principal
John Grogan Deputy Principal
Rowana McNaught Assistant Principal
Lee Pirini Assistant Principal
Amanda Tiplady Head of Junior School (Year 7 and 8)
Deb Hay Principal’s Personal Assistant / Board Secretary
Staff List

Please click on the links below to view our full staff list:

To email a staff member the format is: [email protected]

Teaching Staff

Chrissie Bakker Dance/Performing Arts
David Beadle Head of Department – PE/Health/Year Level Co-ordinator
Urte Bierlin Science/Biology
Mike Bishop Social Science/Economics
Georgina Brown Head of Department – Digi Tech
Bill Claridge Head of Department – Chemistry/Bus Controller
Dr. Haley Clark Guidance Counsellor
Clare Corkery Year 7 Teacher
Olivia Cousins Year 8 Teacher
Alice Craig Science
Marama Davis Te Reo Maori
Peter de Blois Head of Department – Music
Michelle Diack Head of Faculty – Social Science
Liz Dodds Careers & Transitions Adviser/Gateway Co-ordinator/Year Level Co-ordinator
Sophia Dommisse English/ORS/Aiga
Carl Ereckson Maths/Year Level Co-ordinator
Margaret Ereckson Guidance Counsellor
Kelly Gentle Maths/Agribusiness
Franca Gericke Maths/Science
Anna Gilchrist Year 7 Teacher
Brenda Goodwill Head of Faculty – Science
Pauline Grant ESOL/Accounting
John Grogan Deputy Principal/Physics
Alex Grout Maths
Courtney Hansen Science & PE/Year Level Co-ordinator/TIC of Volleyball
Nicola Hawkes Year Level Co-ordinator/Leadership/Asst to HOD – PE/Science
Kate Higgins Lead Teacher Maths/Principal Nominee
Cheryle Holsted Technology/Year Level Co-ordinator
Sharee Ineson Academic Tutor International Students/Cambridge Global Perspectives
Elizabeth Jones Head of Faculty – Technology
John Kennedy Year Level Co-Ordinator / Science
Hannah Krammer Assistant to HOJS/Year Level Co-ordinator/Year 8 Teacher
Gordon Lamont Maths/Assistant to HOF Maths
Julie Leonard Technology
Sonya Liggins-Walters English/Media Studies/eLearning Coordinator
Marjory-Ellen McArthur English
Elaine McEvoy Year 7 teacher/Year Level Co-ordinator
Rowana McNaught Assistant Principal/Student Welfare/Maths
Ruth McSoriley Head of Faculty – English
Sue Mattingly Head of Faculty – Maths
Jenny Mills Art
Natalie Mulholland Year 7 teacher
Nathan Muir EOTC Co-ordinator/PE/Specialist Classroom Teacher
Luke Nickholds Digi Tech
Kendall North Technology
Zara Parsons HOD Assistant English
Pip Paulin (Maternity Leave for 2022) Head of Department – Dance/English
Eddie Peters PE
Megan Phillips Art / Design and Visual Communication
Lee Pirini Assistant Principal/Curriculum/Timetabling/Reporting/Biology
Stacey Popham Teacher in Charge – Tourism
Mike Prouting Head of Department – Business Studies
Sarah Rabbitt Literacies Support Leader/Year Level Co-ordinator
Sarah Rae Head of Faculty – Performing Arts
Sarah Redpath Literacies Support/English
Lucy Richardson Year 8/Maths
Elizabeth Roy French/Year Level Co-ordinator
Jodie Rutledge PE/Year 7 Teacher
Ameera Shahbaz Year 7 Teacher/English
Rachel Shaw Science
Anna Sime Year 8/Social Studies/Japanese
Shona Skelt Year 7/Year Level Co-ordinator
Neil Stickley Relief/Head of Department – History
Natalie Surynt English
Kerrin Tattersfield-Smith Literacy Support
Sarah Templer Head of Department – Visual Art and Design
Amanda Tiplady Head of Junior School – Year 7 and 8
Judith van Eeden Maths
Kelly van Nierop Year 8 Teacher/Maths
Christine Willis Year 7-10 Technology
Ainslee Wilson Head of Faculty – Languages
Melanie Young Head of Department – Biology/Cambridge/Agriculture

Support Staff

Brendan Andrews Caretaker
Karen  Botting Accountant
Adair Caldwell Science Technician
Barbara Clark Archives
Margaret Flannery Student Services / Attendance
Nikki Gay Sports Co-Ordinator
Terressa Garrick NZQA / Edge Administrator
Deb Hay Principal’s PA / Board Secretary / Office Manager
Claudia Huia Accountant / Payroll
Jess Huia Director of Sport
Nic Macpherson Executive Assistant
Paula McIntyre Librarian
Andrew McKee Assistant Caretaker
Catherine McKenzie Reprographics
Megan McKenzie Director of International Students / Marketing Manager
Lyndall Mason Student Services Manager
Rachel Smith Careers & Transitions Administrator
Kirsten Turner Debtors Manager

Teacher Aides

Dawn Harvey
Yvonne Hughes
Catherine McKenzie
Kelley Moreton
Bronwyn Tily
Angela Ward

FoodHub Staff

Janine Bye Manager
Trish Baird
Vicki Elley
Karli Harris

Contact details

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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