Our Staff

Principal Mr H Popping (also Lead Principal for Ōtūmoetai Community of Learners/Kāhui Ako)

Deputy Principal Mr R Smith (Curriculum)

Deputy Principal Mr J Stanley (Administration - Acting Principal when Henk Popping is out of the school)

Our teams are named after prominent New Zealanders from the past.

Teaching Teams


Team Leader Mrs L Wright (Rm 1)

Teacher Mrs V Don and Mrs L Goddard (Rm 2)

Teacher Miss A Troy (Rm 8)

Teacher Ms P Quinn (Rm 9)

Teacher Mr J Goatley and Mrs R Wilson (Rm 10)

Teacher Mr G Parker (Rm 30)


Team Leader Mr K Page (Rm 3)

Teacher Mrs C Aldridge (Rm 4)

Teacher Mr B Fisher (Rm 5)

Teacher Mrs A Peck (Rm 6)

Teacher Mrs R Stephen (Rm 7)


Team Leader Mr B Goodchild (Rm 26)

Teacher Miss R Kay (Rm 19)

Teacher Mrs L Gell (Rm 23)

Teacher Ms E Wallace (Rm 24)

Teacher Mr T Smith (Rm 25)


Team Leader Ms L Ovenden (Rm 20)

Teacher Mrs S Hetherington (Rm 13)

Teacher Miss T Braddock (Rm 14)

Teacher Mr S Ancell (Rm 17)

Teacher Mrs J Smith (Rm 18)


Team Leader Mr H Habib (Rm 31)

Teacher Mr K Barnard (Rm 11)

Teacher Mrs H Wain (Rm 27)

Teacher Mrs D Soakai (Rm 28)

Teacher Mrs K Andrews and Mrs L Gardiner (Rm 29)


Team Leader Mr A Myers (Rm 21)

Teacher Ms M Wharerau and Mrs K Kerr (Rm 12)

Teacher Mr J Tomkins and Mrs F Hughes (Rm 15)

Teacher Mrs M Brewerton (Rm 16)

Teacher Miss S Coleman (Rm 22)

Specialist Teachers

Team Leader Miss J Neal

Visual Art Mr N Williams

Performing Arts Mrs D O’Sullivan and
Mrs F Hughes

Hard Technology Mr D Tatley

Music Miss J Neal

Soft Technology Mrs S Thomson

Science Miss S Bogun

ICT Mr M Stoodley and
Mrs K Stoodley

Part Time Teachers

Mr M Cederman

Mrs K Duncan

Mr G Edgar

Mr M Meacheam

Ms D Soakai

Teacher Aides

Mrs M Atkinson

Miss K Bradley

Miss D Fuller

Mrs S Hall

Mr B Kirby

Mrs T Liddle

Ms M Ronald

Mrs A Roose

Mrs N Stevenson

Mr T Solomona

Ms B Somerfield

Ms K Taikato

Mrs R Taylor

Administration Team

Executive Officer Mrs B Schollum

Office Secretary Mrs K Logan

Literacy Centre Mrs S Crawford

Attendance Officer Ms M Fogarty

Office Assistants Mrs C Minkhorst and
Mrs S Paris

Property Manager Mr D Bateman

Assistant Caretaker Mr M Chapman

Sports Coordinator Mrs L Gallagher

Leadership Centre and
Student Support
Ms A McPike

Uniforms Ms M Fogarty

Learning Support and

Associate Principal Mrs L Chappell

Learning Support Coordinator Mrs J Filipo

Literacy Support Mrs K Andrews

Maths Learning Support Mrs L Gardiner

Te Ao Māori: Kaiarahi I Te Reo

Mr T Reweti

International Students

International Mrs K Ward

ESOL Mrs A Shin

International Homestays Ms M Fogarty