Our 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)
Staff List

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

To email a staff member directly, please click on their name in the list below

Teaching Staff

Chrissie Bakker Dance/Performing Arts/PE
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
Clare Corkery Year 7 Teacher
Olivia Cousins Year 8 Teacher
Alice Craig Science
Marama Davis Te Reo Māori/Te Manawa Kaharoa
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 – Year 13
Sophia Dommisse English/ORS/Aiga
Carl Ereckson Maths/Year Level Co-ordinator
Margaret Ereckson SENCO
Kelly Gentle (Acting) Head of Department Maths /Agribusiness
Franca Gericke Head of Department Physics / Lead Teacher Cambridge Sciences
Anna Devereux Year 7 Teacher
Leanne Gilmour English
Brenda Goodwill Head of Faculty – Science
Chris Goodwill Mathematics
Pauline Grant ESOL/Accounting
John Grogan Deputy Principal/Physics/Property
Alex Grout Maths
Courtney Hansen Science & PE/Year Level Co-ordinator/TIC of Volleyball
Nicola Hawkes Year Level Co-ordinator/Student Leadership/Asst to HOD – PE/Science
Kate Higgins Lead Teacher Maths/Principal Nominee
Morgan Hunter Guidance Counsellor
Sharee Ineson Academic Tutor International Students/Cambridge Global Perspectives
Elizabeth Jones Head of Faculty – Technology
Hannah Krammer Assistant to HOJS/Year Level Co-ordinator/Year 8 Teacher
Gordon Lamont Maths/Assistant to HOF Maths/Timetabling
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
Jenny Mills Art
Natalie Mulholland Year 7 teacher
Nathan Muir EOTC Co-ordinator/PE/Specialist Classroom Teacher
Luke Nickholds Digi Tech
Zara Parsons HOD Assistant English
Pip Paulin 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 8 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
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
Louise Villoen Science
Christine Willis Year 7-10 Technology
Ainslee Wilson Head of Faculty – Languages
Melanie Young Head of Department – Biology/Cambridge/Agriculture

Support Staff

Brendon 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
Claudia Huia Accountant / Payroll
Julie Loan Director of Sport
Nic Macpherson Principal’s PA
Paula McIntyre Librarian
Andrew McKee Assistant Caretaker
Catherine McKenzie Reprographics
Megan McKenzie Director of International Students / Marketing Manager / Social Media
Lyndall Mason Student Services Manager
Kelly Oliver Homestay Co-Ordinator
Rachel Smith Careers & Transitions Administrator
Kirsten Turner Debtors Manager
Sarah Warren Executive Administrator for SLT

Teacher Aides

Yvonne Hughes
Catherine McKenzie
Kelley Moreton
Courtney Morris
Bronwyn Tily
Angela Ward

FoodHub Staff

Janine Bye Manager
Trish Baird
Carolyn Flynn

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 Nicola Macpherson on  [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.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.
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