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Western Springs College and Ngā Puna O Waiōrea operate collaboratively from one location. Ivan Davis is principal of Western Springs College, a state co-educational secondary school;  Chris Selwyn is principal of Ngā Puna O Waiōrea, a Te Reo Maori immersion kura. Students flow between the schools, according to their course choices.

Senior Leadership Team

Ivan Davis
Principal
M.Soc.Sc (Hons), Dip Tchg
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Chris Selwyn
Tumuaki Waiorea
MA, Dip Tchg
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Julie Debreceny
Associate Principal
BA, GDip.Tchg, GDip.TESOL
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Ruth Roberts
Deputy Principal
BSc (Hons), PGCE
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Victor, Geraldine

Geraldine Victor
Deputy Principal
BSc, GDip,Tchg Sec., PGDipEdLd (Dist), MEdLd (First class)
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Paul Alford
Deputy Principal  
BA (Hons), PGCE, BPhil (Special Ed), MA (Dist), MEd (Dist)
(On leave)
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Phil Douglas
Co Assistant Principal
MEdLd (Dist), BA, Dip.Tchg
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Anna Witten-Sage
Co Assistant Principal
BA, GDip.Arts, GDip.Tchg
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Bella P

Bella Pomare
Tumuaki Tuarua
BEd, GDip.Tchg
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Naomi Cusack
Tumuaki Tuarua
BA, GDip.Tchg
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Sailesh Vaidya
Business Manager
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Tracey Watkinson
Director of Operations Waiōrea
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Clare Smith

Clare Smith
Atea Co Head of House
Year 9 &12
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Allen, Benjamin

Benjamin Allen
Atea Co Head of House
Year 10 & 11
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Freddie

Freddie Simpson
Kapura Co Head of House
Year 9, 11 & 12
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Dani

Danielle Teleiai
Kapura Co Head of House
Year 10 & Pasifika Year 11 & 12
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Danielle L

Danielle Lee
Whenua Co Head of House
Year 9
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Tuisamoa

Taylor Tuisamoa
Whenua Co Head of House
Year 10, 11 &12
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Kayleigh unnamed

Kayleigh Haworth
Moana Co Head of House
Year 10, 11 & 12
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Sophie R

Sophie Rodie
Moana Co Head of House
Year 9
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Tangimai F

Tangimai Fitzgerald
Oranga Co Head of House
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Craig B

Craig Baily
Oranga Co Head of House
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Heather D

Heather Dikstaal
Year 13 Academic Director
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Louise

Louise Ryan
Year 13 Assistant Academic Director
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Counselling Team 

Poupouare, Sue

Sue Poupouare
Head of Counselling (on leave)
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Bean, Linda

Linda Bean
Head of Counselling (Acting)
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Squires, Phil

Phil Squires
Counsellor
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Katrina

Katrina Johnson
Counsellor
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Visual Arts  

Lily Laita – MFA, DipTchg HOD Art & TIC Art Painting & Art History
Kirsty Britton-Taylor – BFA, DipTchg Assistant HOD Art & TIC Art Design
Danielle Teleiai – BVA, GradDipTchg TIC Art Photography
Ashley Heelam – BDVA, GradDipSecTchg Visual art
Dance 
Chloe Davison BVA, Dip Tchg HOD Dance
Samantha Wood Rawnsley BPSA, GDip Tchg
Drama
Robert Pollock BA (Anthropology)​, ​Dip​.​Drama NZDS Toi Whakaari​,​ Dip. Tchg​ (​Sec​)​ HOD Drama
Kayleigh Haworth BA English & Psychology, PGDIP Tchg,  BA Hons Drama,  MA  Drama

Daniel Griffin BMS (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD Business studies
John Cook B.Ag.Sci, PG Dip Business, PG Dip Tchg, Cert Adult Ed

Deb Thompson BA, Dip Tchg, M Ed (First Class Hons) HOD  Digital Learning & Communications

David Larsen PhD (Cantab), BA (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD English (acting 2022)
Phil Douglas
 MEdLd (Dist), BA, Dip.Tchg
Anna Witten-Sage BA, GDip.Arts, GDip.Tchg
Therese Fitzsimmons BA, Dip.Tchg TIC Year 11 and 10
Freddie Simpson BA, GDip.Tchg ESOL
Tupe Tai BA, Dip.Tchg, Dip TESOL
Helena Crengle BA, GDip.Tchg TIC Year 9
Asia Kennedy BA, GDip.Arts, GDip.Tchg (on leave)
Claire Thomas BA (Hons), GDip. Tchg
Karen Rewcastle BA, MSc, PGCE
Benjamin Allen  BA (Hons), GDip.Tchg
Nicky Jonas  BA, PGDip Journ, GDip.Tchg
Daniel Price  GDip.Tchg
Shirley Tolai GDip.Tchg
Rebecca Vitoria GDip.Tchg
Shannon Dowdall GDip.Tchg

Karalee Green BEd, Dip.Tchg, HOD Health
Oliver Thorpe BPhEd, HOD Physical Education
Ellie Going BSR, GDip. Tchg (Sec) Assistant HOD Physical Education
Greg Uhlmann BPhEd, HOD Sports Academy
Taylor Tuisamoa BPhEd
Kaitlyn Savage BSR, GDip. Tchg (Sec) 
Joseph Hasler BSR, GDip. Tchg (Sec) 
Sophie Rodie BEXsci, PGDip CEP, GDip Tchng (Sec)
Maureen Soi
Josie Nisbet
Chrystal Leatoa BSports and Exercise Science
Liz Hoeft (on leave)

Renae Liao-Marsden BA, GDip.Tchg HOD Languages
Cécile Bourgeois Licence Pluridisciplinaire, PGCE TIC French
Jessica HO  part-time Chinese teacher

Jared Hockly BSc, Dip Tchg HOD Mathematics 
Craig Baily
Olga Gibson BEd, GDip. Tchg
Daksha Patel BSc, GDip.Tchg
Halley Kondamudi BSc, GDip Tchg
Mathew Okey
Bella Pomare
Jasmine Paulkutty MSc, Bed
Ruth Roberts
Meenu Sheji M.Sc.Maths, GDip Tchg
Petra Tang BSc, GDip Tchg
Shelley 
Trollip
Alistair Watt MSc, Dip Tchg
Ada Ho Yee Wong
Zi YangBA Education, GDip Tchg

Louise Ryan  BA, GDip Journ, GDip.TchgHOD Media Studies
Tetoki Tepaki Bachelor of Maori Development, Post Grad Dip – Sec Tchg, Accredited Professional Chess Coach (APCC)
Claire Thomas BA (Hons) and PGdip
Dan Price BA, PGdip, Cert. Audio and Music Production M.A.I.N.Z
Mel Webber (On leave)

Margaret Robertson MEd.Leadership (Hons), PGDip.Ed.L (Dist), BA, Dip.Tchg HOD Music
Daniel Barrett  BMus (Pop), GradDipTchg (Sec)
Thea Doyle  BMus (Jazz), GradDipTchg (Sec)
Leza Corban BA Itinerant Music Teacher
Tony Janssen IBMus (Perf) Itinerant Music Teacher
Trudy Lile BMus (Jazz), LTCL Itinerant Music Teacher
Jim Nana BMus, Dip.Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher
Vigdis Relph M Musicology, LTCL, FTCL Itinerant Music Teacher
Michelle Waring BA, Dip.Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher
Tala ‘Ofamo’oni BMus, BPerfArts, BA, Dip.Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher

 

Philippa Johnson BA (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD Philosophy (on leave)
Beth Fitzgerald BA (Hons), PGCE Acting HOD
Paul Alford BA (Hons), PGCE, BPhil (Special Education), MA (Dist) (on leave)
Damon King BA, Dip.Tchg
Freddie Simpson BA, GDip.Tchg ESOL

Virginia Reid-Hollingsworth BSc,GDip.Tchg Joint HOD
Graham Stoddard  BA, BSc, GDip. TchgJoint HOD
Kathryn Jenkin BSc, GDip.Tchg On Leave
Rachel Allwood BSc, GDip.Tchg
Stacey Byers M.Sc. (Physical Geography), B.Sc. (Environmental Science), Grad.Dip.Sec tchg, Cert. (L2 Te Reo Māori)

Jarn Godfrey BSc, MSc, GDip.Tchg
Danielle Lee BSc Hons, MTchg Secondary
Logan O’Callahan BE(Hons), LLB
Kelly McCrorie BSc, GDip.Tchg On Leave
Hariata Skelton Cert. Te Reo me ōna Tikanga, BA Māori Development, BA Applied Sci, PGDip.Tchg
Gerry Victor BSc, GDip,Tchg Sec., PGDipEdLd (Dist), MEdLd (First class)
Lucy Hall BSc, Post grad Dip.Tchg
Smitha Randhir Bach. of Engineering technology, GDip.Tchg
Celine Tan BSc (hons), Post grad Dip.Tchg On Leave
Rewa Worley BSc (biomedicine), PGDipTchg (SecFB), PGDipPH (SecFB), MPH
Michael Chappell PhD, Dip Tchg
Jonathan Dixon Bsc Hons (Biochem, GDip.Commerce, GDip.Tchg (Sec)
Shirin Seton Postgraduate cert (Sci & Tech in Environmental management, BSC Chem & Enviro Sci)
Ian Whaley MSc (Physics), GDip.Tchg (Sec)
Chrislyn Averill BSc(Hons) Biomed, MTchg

Heather Dikstaal BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.Tchg, Dip ESTN HOD Classical Studies
Emma Dwyer BA, GDip.Tchg HOD Social Studies
Jenny Jones BSc, PGTC HOD Geography
Ben Hinton BA, TEFL (ESOL), GDip.Tchg
Sarah Carr BA, BSc, GDip.Tchg
Peter Kerr BA (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD History
Sharda Patel BA, Dip.Tchg
Cade Robbins BA, GDip.Tchg (on leave)
Clare Smith BSc (Biology)​, ​GDip.Tchg (Sec)​, ​Cert in Horticulture
Rachel Hamilton BA, GDip.Tchg

Laura Bakker BSc
Felicity Carruthers BA, GDip.Tchg
Charlotte Collins BA, GDip Tchng
Laura Feslier MA, GDip Tchng
Tom Monro BSc, GDip Tchng

Matthew Coldicutt – TIC Design Technology – BAS, BFA (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD Tech
Barbara Joseph – TIC Textiles TechnologyMFA, Dip.Tchg 
Alyssa Venning-Thomas BFA (First Class Hons), GradDipTchg
Sophie Rodie BSc, ip outdoor ed, GDip Tchng
Rowena Shirtliff – TIC Food Technology – GDip.Tchg, BCS, Dip Fashion Design
Andrew Tan – TIC Design & Visual Communication – B.Arch, G Dip.Tchg
Manu Nagarajan B. Computing Systems, G Dip. Tech
Marie Hickey
Megan Doran-Read BDES, GDip.Tchg 
Rachel Hamilton BA, GDip.Tchg
Carolina De Biasio Pires BC, GDip. Tchg

Chris Selwyn MA, Dip.Tchg Tumuaki
Richard Anderson BA, Dip Tchg  HOD Te Reo
Naomi Cusack BA, GDip.Tchg Tumuaki Tuarua
Bella Pomare BEd, GDip.Tchg Tumuaki Tuarua
Craig Baily Co HOH Oranga
Tangimai Fitzgerald Dip Primary Education, GDip Education, He Puaki Whakapiki Pāngarau Co HOH Oranga
Alice Heather BA, Dip Tchg 
Ngahiriwa Tai Tin GDip education, PGC Applied Prac, BMPA, Dip Tchg
Whareparoa Nepe
Rewa Worley
Rawiri David Waters
Hariata Skelton
Stacey Buyers
Uekaha Dunn
Viniece McIntyre
Tuhoe Tamaiparea
Steve Watkinson Athletic Director

Sharon Fernée  MEd (1st class Hons), BEdDip.Tchg (Primary) Director
Ian McHale BSc (Hons) Chemistry, PGCE Part-time Teacher
Micky van Schie de Pont  BSportHPE, GDip.Tchg (Sec)Teacher
Edmund Greaves  BA Philosophy, GDip.Tchg (Sec) Part-time Teacher
Anita Moser Teacher Aide

Skye Bloomfield  Part-time Teacher Aide

 

Kay Wallace BSc, Dip.Tchg, Grad.Cert.Career.Dev HOD Careers Email
Margaret Ruland
Rahera Taka-Brown

Kau Tepaki Gateway Coordinator Email
Margaret Ruland Gateway Teacher
Hiromi Baxendale Gateway Assistant

Joanne Qiao BCom,BA Director
Shirley Chen
Yuki Tsukihara

Damon King, BA, Dip.Tchg, HOD
Ben Hinton,BA, TEFL (ESOL), GDip.Tchg
Dyane Roberts, Teacher aide
Susan Shi English, Teacher aide

Jessica Sinclair BA (Hons) GDip Tchg Centre Manager
Simon Henley BSc, GDip.Comp.Studies, GDip.Psych Studies, GDip Tchg
Cathryn Redgwell BA (Hons), PGCE
Hannah Dhanaraj – Science Specialist. B.Sc(Chem), PGDip Applied Chem, GDip Tchng, GradDip TESSOL
De Borren BA (hons) Bcom GDip Tchg

Pella Perston BSocSc, Dip Tchg HOD Learning Support
Jane Tan BA, GDip.Tchg Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Matthew Jeffries Inclusive learning Assistant (ILA) and Sac and Administrative Assistant
Anjali Atukorale Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Vaine Paniora Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Jay Patel BA & Dip in Mental Health Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Lucy Leslie Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Uperu Manley BA Maori Performing Arts Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Darby Manning Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Julie Cates TTC, Cert in Counselling Skills,Cert Vocational Learning, Cert adult Teaching Cert in Maori Language and Culture Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Sue O’Brien BA, Geography and Sociology Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Marie Hickey Learning Support Teacher
Rebecca Ferguson(BSc) Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Lizzie Walsh Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Nathanael Bristow Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)
Kamaea Hakaraia Inclusive Learning Assistant (ILA)

Sharda Patel BA, Dip.Tchg Library Manager
Andrew Raba

Tupe Tai BA, Dip.Tchg, Dip TESOL

Peter McIntyre, Sports Director
Sami Va’auli, Sports Coordinator
Richard Anderson, Sports Coordinator
Rahera Taka-Brown, Sports Admin 

Richard Anderson Sports Coordinator
Julie Bailey Admin Assistant
Kevin Connal Groundsman  
Selwyn Watford Property Manager
Clive Vaiula Groundsman
Sailesh Vaidya Business Manager
Annette Cavell Technology Assistant
Vivian Chen ESOL Support
Christine Goodes PA to Principal and BOT
Dion Griffiths Sports Coach
Linda Hogan Waiōrea Admin
Paula Marx Business Development Manager
Anne McDonnell Cert.Bus.Admin Finance Officer
Kit Panting Technology Ancillary
Louise Holmes Office Reception
Fadia Khamis Science Technician
Andrea Prchal Office Manager
Dyane Roberts ESOL Support
Susan Shi ESOL Support
Valerie Stephenson Payroll Officer
Ariia Tainui Sports Admin
TeUki Tangiau Sports Coach
Richard Taylor BCS Network Manager
Asha Vaidya Resource Centre/Hub Manager

Raewyn Turangi  Resource Centre/Hub Assistant
Alitisami Va’auli Sports Coordinator
Tracey Watford Waiōrea Administrator
Tracey Watkinson Director of Operations
Jack Whitehead Media Studies Assistant

Sue Poupouare BA, Dip Couns, Cert Soc & Com  Head of Councelling (on study leave until 2022)
Linda Bean NZRN, PGDip Couns Counsellor (acting HOD untill 2022)
Phil Squires Counsellor
Katrina (Kat) Johnson Counsellor 


Christine Dick Nurse
Hiromi Baxendale Reception

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