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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

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Ivan Davis
Principal
M.Soc.Sc (Hons), Dip Tchg
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Chris Selwyn
Tumuaki Waiorea
MA, Dip Tchg
 Email

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Ruth Roberts
Deputy Principal
BSc (Hons), PGCE
Email

Paul

Paul Alford
Deputy Principal and Kāhui Ako Lead Principal
BA (Hons), PGCE, BPhil (Special Ed), MA (Dist), MEd (Dist)
Email

Julie

Julie Debreceny
Deputy Principal
BA, GDip.Tchg, GDip.TESOL
Email

Lorin

Lorrin Ruihi Shortland
Tumuaki Tuarua Waiōrea
Email

Victor, Geraldine

Geraldine Victor
Deputy Principal
BSc, GDip,Tchg Sec., PGDipEdLd (Dist), MEdLd (First class)
Email

Robertson, Margaret

Margaret Robertson
Deputy Principal
BA, Dip.Tchg, PGDipEdLd (Dist), MEdLd(Hons)
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Blackwell, Howard

Howard Blackwell
Business Manager
ACIB

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Tracey Watkinson
Director of Operations / BoT Representative
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Heads of House and Academic Directors

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Melanie Webber
Atea Co Head of House
Email

Allen, Benjamin

Benjamin Allen
Atea Co Head of House
Email

Freddie

Freddie Simpson
Kapura Co Head of House
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Long, Helen

Helen Long
Kapura Co Head of House
Email

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Sophie Lenehan
Whenua Head of House
Email

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Rachel Allwood
Moana Head of House
Email

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Bella Pomare
Oranga Co Head of House
Email

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Naomi Cusack
Oranga Co Head of House
Email

Dikstaal, Heather

Heather Dikstaal
Year 13 Academic Director
 BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.Tchg, Dip ESTN
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Michell, Isabel

Isabel Michell
Year 13 Academic Director
MA, PhD (English), GDip.Tchg

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Counselling Team 

Poupouare, Sue

Sue Poupouare
Head of Counselling
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Bean, Linda

Linda Bean
Counsellor
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Squires, Phil

Phil Squires
Counsellor
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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

Dance

Chloe Davison BVA, Dip Tchg HOD Dance
Samantha Wood Rawnsley BPSA, GDip Tchg

Visual Arts

Lily Laita MFA, Dip Tchg, HOD Art
Kirsty Britton BFA, Dip Tchg TIC DesignActing Assist HOD Art
Ashley Heelam 
Danielle Voyce BVA, GDip Tchg 

Liz Samy BCom, GDip.Tchg, HOD Commerce
Daniel Griffin BMS (Hons), GDip.Tchg, 

Phil Douglas BA, Dip.Tchg, HOD English  (on leave until early August 2020)
Anna Witten-Sage BA, GDip.Arts, GDip.Tchg Acting HOD English
Therese Fitzsimmons BA, Dip.Tchg (on leave) 
David Larsen PhD (Cantab), BA, GDip.Tchg
Freddie Simpson BA, GDip.Tchg ESOL
Tupe Tai BA, Dip.Tchg, Dip TESOL
Helena Crengle
Asia Kennedy
Clarie Thomas
Neema Singh
Karen Rewcastle
Benjamin Allen
Isabel Michell

Peter McIntyre Sports Director
Oliver Thorpe  BPhEd HOD PE
Karalee Green BEd, Dip.Tchg, HOD Health
Rebecca Scully
Greg Uhlmann  BPhEd 

Richard Anderson BA, Dip Tchg HOD Te Reo
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
Katrina Johnson BCom (Dist), BEd (Dist)
Halley Kondamudi BSc, GDip Tchg
Mathew Okey
Bella Pomare
Jasmine Paulkutty MSc, Bed
Ruth Roberts
Meenu Sheji
Petra Tang BSc, GDip Tchg
Shelley 
Trollip
Alistair Watt MSc, Dip Tchg
Ada Ho Yee Wong
Zi YangBA Education, GDip Tchg

Helen Long BBComn, GDip.Tchg, HOD Media Studies
Tetoki Tepaki – Bachelor of Maori Development, Post Grad Dip – Sec Tchg, Accredited Professional Chess Coach (APCC)
Deb Thompson BA, Dip Tchg
Melanie Webber BA, Dip Tchg

Margaret Robertson MEd.Leadership (Hons), PGDip.Ed.L (Dist), BA, Dip.Tchg HOD Music
Kim Tait Cert Ed
Leza CorbanItinerant Music Teacher
Tony Janssen IBMus (Perf) Itinerant Music Teacher
Trudi Lile BMus (Jazz), LTCL Itinerant Music Teacher
Jack Mooney BSc, Dip.Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher
Jim Nana BMus, Dip.Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher
Paul Norman Executant Dip of Music, Dip. Tchg Itinerant Music Teacher
Talais Ofamooni Itinerant Music Teacher
Vigdis Relph Itinerant Music Teacher
Michelle Waring Itinerant Music Teacher

Philippa Johnson BA (Hons) GDip.Tchg HOD Philosphy
Paul Alford BA (Hons), PGCE, BPhil (Special Education), MA (Dist)
Damon King BA, Dip.Tchg
Beth Fitzgerald BA (Hons), PGCE

Kathryn Jenkin BSc, GDip.Tchg Joint HOD
Sharra Martin BSc – Sport & Excercise, Dip outdoor ed, GDip.Tchg and Learning Joint HOD
Rachel Allwood BSc, GDip.Tchg
Stacey Byers
Linda Dillon
Jonathan Dixon
Jarn Godfrey
Rosa Hughes-Currie PhD Physics, PGDip.Tchg
Danielle Lee BSc Hons, MTchg Secondary
Logan O’Callahan BE(Hons), LLB
David Okey M Ed BSc, Dip SM, Dip.Tchg
Kelly McCrorie BSc, GDip.Tchg
Virginia Reid-Hollingsworth BSc,GDip.Tchg
Sally Hayes MTchgLn (Sec), PGDipSci (Environmental Science), BSc (Chemistry)
Lorrin Shortland
Hariata Skelton
Graham Stoddard
Gerry Victor BSc, GDip,Tchg Sec., PGDipEdLd (Dist), MEdLd (First class)

 

Heather Dikstaal BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.Tchg, Dip ESTN HOD Classical Studies
Emma Dwyer BA, GDip.Tchg HOD Social Studies
Sarah Carr BA, BSc, GDip.Tchg
Graeme Moran BA, Dip.Tchg HOD History
Jenny Jones BSc, PGTC HOD Geography
Ben Hinton BA, TEFL (ESOL), GDip.Tchg
Peter Kerr BA (Hons), GDip.Tchg
Sophie Lenehan BA, GDip.Tchg
Sharda Patel BA,Dip.Tchg
Jessica Sinclair BA GDip Tchg
Clare Smith BSc (Biology)​, ​GDip.Tchg (Sec)​, ​Cert in Horticulture 

Matthew Coldicutt BAS, BFA (Hons), GDip.Tchg HOD Tech
Barbara Joseph MFA, Dip.Tchg 
Katharine de Montalk MA
Maria Moylan BA, PGCE On Leave
Sophie Rodie BSc, ip outddor ed, GDip Tchng
Rowena Shirtliff GDip.Tchg, BCS, Dip Fashion Design
Andrew Tan B.Arch, G Dip.Tchg
Manu Nagarajan B. Computing Systems, G Dip. Tech
Marie Hickey
Rachel Hamilton

Chris Selwyn MA, Dip.Tchg Tumuaki
Richard Anderson BA, Dip Tchg  HOD Te Reo
Naomi Cusack BA, GDip.Tchg Co HOH Oranga
Tangimai Fitzgerald Dip Primary Education, GDip Education, He Puaki Whakapiki Pāngarau
Alice Heather BA, Dip Tchg 
Bella Pomare BEd, GDip.Tchg Co HOH Oranga
Lorrin Shortland MMS (Hons), Dip.Tchg 
Ngahiriwa Tai Tin GDip education, PGC Applied Prac, BMPA, Dip Tchg 
Jessica Walker MA, GDip.Tchg 
Bradley Watkinson
Steve Watkinson Athletic Director
Tianara Wihongi BEd, GDip.Tchg

Sharon Fernée PG Dip Ed, BEd, Dip.Tchg Director
Kathleen Becker BVA, PostGradDipTchngSec 
Judith Alexander MEdPsych, GCert Career Development, BA, BEd, DipTchgTeacher
Victoria Hemmingway BCom Admin Assistant
Maiki-Maria Kendall Teacher Aide
Anita Moser Teacher Aide

Kay Wallace BSc, Dip.Tchg, Grad.Cert.Career.Dev HOD Careers
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
Elles Hanepen BA, Cert.TESOL
Rachealle Tyrell
Yuki Tsukihara

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

Helen Thorpe BA, Dip Tchg Centre Manager
Simon Henley BSc, GDip.Comp.Studies, GDip.Psych Studies, GDip.Tchg
Trina Sellers BMus, Dip Tchg

Pella Perston BSocSc, Dip Tchg HOD Learning Support
Jane Tan BA, GDip.Tchg
Anjali Atukorale Teacher Aide
Jazz Larkins Teacher Aide

Vaine Pandora Teacher Aide
Jay Patel (BA)Teacher Aide
Karen Carter  (Dip Bus, Dip Nut) Teacher Aide
Lucy Leslie Teacher Aide
Victoria Chellew (Bachelor of Commercial Music) Teacher Aide
Uperu Manley Teacher Aide
Darby Manning Teacher Aide
Matthew Jeffries Teacher Aide
Waimarie Rawson-Griffiths Teacher Aide
Julie Cates (TTC, Cert in Counselling Skills,Cert Vocational Learning, Cert adult Teaching Cert in Maori Language and Culture) Teacher Aide

Sharda Patel BA, Dip.Tchg Library Manager

Tupe Tai BA, Dip.Tchg, Dip TESOL

Richard Anderson Sports Coordinator
Julie Bailey Admin Assistant
Selwyn Watford Property Manager
Antony Beaumont Groundsman
Howard Blackwell ACIB 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
Zoe Blair Gardener
Margaret Noyer Tea Person
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
Norbryn Vaulia Waiorea Reception
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
Linda Bean NZRN, PGDip Couns Counsellor
Phil Squires Counsellor
Christine Dick Nurse
Hiromi Baxendale Reception

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