School
Our Staff
Senior Leadership
Yvonne Browning MNZM Principal
John Grogan Deputy Principal
Rowana McNaught Assistant Principal
Lee Pirini Assistant Principal
Amanda Tiplady Head of Junior School (Year 7 and 8)

Yvonne Browning MNZM
Principal
John Grogan
John Grogan
Deputy Principal
Rowana McNaught
Assistant Principal
Lee Pirini
Assistant Principal
Amanda Tiplady
Head of Junior School
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 Head of Department Dance
David Beadle Head of Department – PE/Health/Year Level Co-ordinator
Urte Bierlin Science/Biology
Michael Bishop Head of Department – Social Sciences
Bill Claridge Head of Department – Chemistry/Bus Controller
Clare Corkery Year 7 Teacher
Marama Davis Te Reo Māori/Te Manawa Kaharoa
Peter de Blois Head of Department – Music
Sophia Dommisse English/Aiga
Carl Ereckson Maths/Year Level Co-ordinator
Margaret Ereckson SENCO
Meiana Gardiner Te Ao Haka Tutor
Kelly Gentle Head of Faculty Mathematics
Kate Gilchrist Mathematics/Social Sciences
Anna Devereux Year 7 Teacher
Leanne Gilmour English
Brenda Goodwill Head of Faculty – Science
Pauline Grant ESOL/Accounting
John Grogan Deputy Principal/Physics/Property
Alex Grout Mathematics
Courtney Hansen Science/Year Level Co-ordinator
Nicola Hawkes Physical Education & Health/Year Level Co-ordinator
Kate Higgins Mathematics Lead Teacher/Principal Nominee
Morgan Hunter Educational Psychologist
Sharee Ineson Academic Tutor International Students/Global Perspectives
Hannah Krammer Assistant to Head of Junior School/Year 8 Teacher/Year Level Co-ordinator
Gordon Lamont Mathematics/Timetabling
Anrozelle Lategan English
Julie Leonard Head of Faculty – Technology
Sonya Liggins-Walters English/Media Studies/eLearning Coordinator
Marjory-Ellen McArthur English
Elaine McEvoy Year 7 Teacher/Year Level Co-ordinator
Larisa Mckenna Year 8 Teacher
Rowana McNaught Assistant Principal/Student Welfare
Ruth McSoriley Head of Faculty – English
Sue Mattingly Year 8 Teacher
Jenny Mills Visual Art
Natalie Mulholland Year 7 Teacher
Nathan Muir PE/Specialist Classroom Teacher
Luke Nickholds Teacher in Charge of Digital Technology and EOTC
Zara Parsons HOD Assistant English/Year Level Co-ordinator
Eddie Peters PE/Year Level Co-ordinator
Megan Phillips Visual Arts
Lee Pirini Assistant Principal/Curriculum/Timetables/Reporting/Biology
Mike Prouting Head of Department – Business Studies
Sarah Rabbitt Head of Department Literacy Support/Literacy Teacher/Year Level Co-ordinator
Sarah Rae Head of Faculty – Performing Arts
Sarah Redpath Literacy Support/English
Lucy Richardson Year 8 Mathematics
Elizabeth Roy French/Year Level Co-ordinator
Lexiarna Russell Year 7/8 Teacher
Jodie Rutledge PE/Technology
Ameera Shahbaz Year 8 Teacher
Rachel Shaw Science/Chemistry
Megan Shayler Mathematics/Geography
Shona Skelt Year 7 Teacher/Year Level Co-ordinator
Rachel Smith Careers & Transitions Adviser
Patrice Spencer-Humm Social Sciences/Food Technology
Erica Stedman PE
Neil Stickley Relief/Head of Department – History, Social Sciences
Kerrin Tattersfield-Smith Literacy Support
Sarah Templer Head of Department – Visual Art and Design
Samantha Thomas Year 8 Teacher
Amanda Tiplady Head of Junior School – Year 7 and 8
Judith van Eeden Mathematics
Louise Villoen Science/Chemistry
Christine Willis Digital Technology/Technology
Ainslee Wilson Head of Faculty – Languages
Melanie Young Head of Department – Biology/Agriculture

Support Staff

Brendon Andrews Caretaker
Karen Botting Accountant
Adair Caldwell Science Technician
Barbara Clark Archives
Margaret Flannery Attendance Officer / Student Services
Nikki Gay Sports Co-ordinator
Terressa Garrick NZQA / Edge Administrator
Claudia Huia Accountant / Payroll / Accounts Payable
Nic Macpherson Principal’s PA / Board Secretary
Paula McIntyre Librarian
Andrew McKee Assistant Caretaker
Catherine McKenzie Reprographics
Fah Phermphoon International Student Manager
Ashleigh Rabel Director of Sport
Sharon Ridden Student Services Administrator
Jill McKee Homestay and Events Co-ordinator / Marketing Collateral
Laura Whitaker Careers Administrator / Social Media Co-ordinator
Kirsten Turner Debtors Manager / Student Accounts
Sarah Warren Executive Administrator for SLT / Enrolments / Website

Teacher Aides

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

FoodHub Staff

Janine Bye Manager
Trish Baird
Carolyn Flynn
Joelene Wilson Casual

Contact details

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, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. 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, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

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.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

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  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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