Staff List

Contact a staff member:

Email using Teacher FirstName.Surname@mrgs.school.nz (eg. Robert Smith would be Robert.Smith@mrgs.school.nz) or call the school office for extension information.

Career Education:

Ann Hodge – Teacher of Vocational Studies/HOD Career Education

 

Commerce Department:

Gavin Parratt – HOD Commerce
Russell Cornes – Teacher in charge Economics, Year 13 Dean
Kelsey Hays – Teacher in charge Junior Business Studies, Ngata House Academic Dean
Ashmeeta Kumar – Teacher, Hillary House Associate Dean
Rahul Chopra – Teacher
Cindy Good – Teacher
Rajnesh Kumar
 – Teacher
Sunita Sayers – Teacher

 

English Department:

Callum Gray – HOD English
Nerida Fell – Teacher in charge Junior English
Fiona Burns 
– Teacher in charge Year 11 English, Cooper House Academic Dean
Whitney Johanson
– Teacher in charge Year 12 English
Darren Simpson
– Teacher in charge Year 13 English
Vicky Bogle – Teacher in charge Media Studies
Karen Collins – Teacher, Associate Principal
Haizley Reweti – Teacher, Cooper House Dean
Kyle Bluck – Teacher
Urmela Daji – Teacher
Daniel Fitzpatrick – Teacher
Gillian Holliday – Teacher
Katherine Hope – Teacher
Melissa Kelly– Teacher
Sarah Krieg
 – Teacher
Leon Nates – Teacher
Swati Patel – Teacher
Chetan Singh – Teacher
Margaret Va’aelua – Teacher

 

ESOL Department:

Janette Ryan – HOD ESOL
David Syme
– Teacher, Rutherford House Dean
Naima Ali – Equity Refugees
Shelagh Cave – Teacher
Hanling Yan – Teacher
Faagi Tui – Teacher Aide

 

Food and Hospitality Department:

Jacqui Luxford – HOD Food and Hospitality
Christine Brown – Teacher
Alice Grantley – Food Technician

 

Languages Department:

Alistair McAlpine – HOD Languages
Shelagh Cave – Teacher in charge Japanese, Teacher of French
Yukiko Kojima – Teacher of Japanese
Karen Lei – Teacher of Chinese
Tonita Pao – Teacher of Samoan
Suzanne Robertson
 – Teacher of French
Margaret Va’aelua – Teacher of Samoan

 

 

Learning Extension Department:

John Leen – HOD Learning Extension
Catherine Coetzee – Priority Learners’ Pathway Administrator
Jackie-Jade Ruri – Teacher
Nicola Venables
 – Teacher
Daniel Beetham – Teacher Aide
Jeannine Goodin – Teacher Aide
Paula Henderson – Support Staff
Andrew Leilua – Teacher Aide
Atelaite Puafolau – Teacher Aide
Tusi Puafolau – Teacher Aide
Julie Russell – Support Staff
Jennifer Tudhope – Teacher Aide
Jonathan Ilaua – Teacher Aide

 

MacLean Centre Department:

Debra Shiers – HOD MacLean Centre
Lorraine Vickery – Assistant HOD MacLean Centre, Teacher
Bronwyn Colman
 – Teacher
Arthi Fogelberg
– Teacher
Andrea Holmes – Teacher
Kay Durrans – Nurse
Justine Gordon – Occupational Therapist
Rebecca Stephan – Occupational Therapist
Phoebe Frances – Speech Language Therapist
Marja Bos – Learning Support Assistant
Alexandra Christeva – Learning Support Assistant
Karen Derrick – Learning Support Assistant
Amanda Failua – Learning Support Assistant
Christine Groom – Learning Support Assistant
Mark Matila – Learning Support Assistant
Kerrin Norgrove – Learning Support Assistant
Pushpa Singh – Learning Support Assistant
Ngoc To – Learning Support Assistant
Sandra Chan – Learning Support Assistant
Sam Pham – Learning Support Assistant
Janice Whitaker-Hall – Teacher (on leave)
Priya Yella – Learning Support Assistant (on leave)

Maori Department:

Lee-Akinihi Tawhai – HOD Te Reo Maori

 

Mathematics Department:

Sophie Wright – HOD Mathematics
Rajneel Singh – Teacher in charge Year 12 Mathematics
Vasu Subramoney – Teacher in charge Year 13 Mathematics
Rowan Johanson – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Nandita Katira – Teacher, SENCO
John Coker – Teacher, Rutherford House Academic Dean
Rees Skiff – Teacher
Tyler Benson – Teacher
Aileen Chen
– Teacher
Anzar Chida
 – Teacher
Roelant Dewerse – Teacher
Melissa Elliston-Boyes – Teacher
Pinglan Hu – Teacher
Letisiola Lynch – Teacher
Neomai Maka – Teacher
Sailesh Morarji – Teacher
Kailash Ranchhodji – Teacher
Premila Tularam – Teacher
Hwasung Yang – Teacher
Laura Hunte – Teacher (on leave)

 

Music Department:

Nicola Haddock – HOD Music
Helen Jenkins – Teacher
Liz Keall
– Teacher
Naomi Dekker – Teacher (on leave)

Itinerant Music Teachers
Mia Camilleri – Brass
Tim Gittins – Guitar
John McNab – Guitar
Talaiasi ‘Ofamo’oni – Drum Kit
Vigdis Relph
 – Cello Bass
David Snelling – Strings
Lorna Wright 
– Flute
Mary Granfors

Shaun Patrick O’Kane
Jonathan Gabriel
Jimmy Garden
Tony Janssen

 

Performing Arts Department:

Emma Gillies – HOD Performing Arts
Kerrily Aitchison – Teacher
Caitlin Thompson – Teacher

 

Physical Education and Health Department:

Adam Wilson – HOD Physical Education and Health
Clinton Buckley – Assistant HOD Physical Education and Health, Sheppard House Academic Dean
Tom Kerins – Teacher in charge Health
Connor Chellew – Teacher, Sheppard House Dean, Academy (Football)
Taylor Mackinlay – Teacher, Pathways
Kalah Manase – Teacher, Sheppard House Associate Dean
Callum McGibbon – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Ciaran Overton – Teacher, Hillary House Dean
Desmond Pemerika
 – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Jennifer Steel – Teacher
Kim Thomas – Teacher
Diane Tokley – Teacher

 

Science Department:

Chris McGirr – HOD Science
David Hithersay – Teacher in charge Biology
Stephen McCracken – Teacher in charge Chemistry
Jonathon Thompson – Teacher in charge Physics
Rowan Presland – Teacher in charge Junior Science
Desmond Pemerika – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Stephanie Fraser – Teacher, Ngata House Dean
Jullien Palmer – Teacher, Cooper House Associate Dean
Liz Bates – Teacher, Rutherford Associate Dean
Eleanor Adviento – Teacher
Catherine Bartlett – Teacher
Abhai Dass – Teacher
David Dix – Teacher
John Haggie – Teacher
Jocelyn Ho
– Teacher
Sally Jones – Teacher
George Wolken
– Teacher
Ashween Kumar – Teacher
Ratna Naidu – Teacher
Liz Mckay – Laboratory Technician
Belle Park – Teacher (on leave)

Social Sciences Department:

Robyn Allen – HOD Social Sciences
Michelle Hartstonge – Teacher in charge History
Sarah Singh – Teacher in charge Classical Studies
Steve Winny – Teacher in charge Geography
Tamara Mason – Teacher in charge Social Studies
Gillys Miller – Teacher, Gateway Coordinator and Pathways Teacher
Anthony Gray – Teacher
Fiona Leigh – Teacher, SCT
Tatjana Jacobi
 – Teacher
Telesia Tonga – Teacher
Amy Williams – Teacher

 

Technology Department:

Danielle Pringle – HOD Technology
Andrew Ferguson – Assistant HOD Technology
Latha Nelapati – Teacher in charge Computing
David Garraway – Teacher in charge Design and Visual Communication, Ngata House Associate Dean
Eman Bsisou – Teacher
Mark England – Teacher
Belinda Fitzpatrick – Teacher
Murray MacDiarmid – Teacher
Helen Netshidzivhani – Teacher
Felicity Jane Powell – Teacher
Roger Gummer – Technology Technician

 

Art/Visual Arts Department:

Justina Groeber – HOD Art/Visual Arts
Sarah Skiff – Arts Co-ordinator
Zane Carter
– Teacher
Rozanne Marie Donald – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Michelle Foley
– Teacher
Nick van Oldenborgh – Teacher
Sarah Rankin – Teacher (on leave)

 

Student Services:

Margaret Hoogendoorn – HOD Guidance, Guidance Counsellor
Tara English – Guidance Counsellor
Donna Hourigan-Johnston
– Guidance Counsellor
Rose Jenkin – Guidance Counsellor
Michelle Parkinson – Guidance Counsellor
Briar Chalmers – Lead Nurse
Rose Halpin – Nurse
Mindy McArthur
– Nurse
Jan Pace – Reception/Administration
Patricia Beattie – Physiotherapist (3 days)
Dr Anita Naik 
– Doctor on site

 

Ancillary Staff:

Naima Ali – Pathways/Refugees
Nisha Bhana – Database Manager
Angela Cordtz – Administration
Debbie Evans – International Homestay Coordinator
Maria Fatima – Library Assistant
Tului Fox – Principal’s PA
Karyn Gaudin – Business Manager
Jade Harris – International Marketing/Short-Term Groups
David Haslam – Property
Rose Hutchinson-Daniel – Student Services
Joanne Jones – Accounts
Jules Keery-Atkinson – Administration
Melenaite Latunipulu – Attendance Officer
Lillian Li – International Recruitment Manager
Fiona MacKenzie – Accounts
Sarah Manu – Assistant Accountant
Czarina Marzan
– Sports Engagement Lead
Tarun Nethula – Director of Sport
Fran Parkinson – Resource Centre
Iti Peraua – Property
Tua Peraua – Warden
Coral Phillips – Resource Centre
Steven Reid – Property Manager
Wendy Reid – International Director
Sarah Skiff – Arts Co-ordinator
Mardia Te Whiu – Sports Co-ordinator
Talia Tuipulotu – Property
Simon Whitlock – Library/Website Manager
Kris Zhang – International
Fetalow Zomo – ESL

 

Academy Staff:

Martin Windsor – Academy (Basketball)
Jimmy Grant
– Academy (Hockey)
Nick Tuialii – Academy (Rugby), Cultural Coordinator