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
Ramkumar Subramaniyan – Teacher in charge Accounting
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
Darren Simpson – Teacher in charge Junior English
Fiona Burns –
Teacher in charge Year 13 English, Cooper House Academic Dean
Vicky Bogle
– Teacher in charge Media Studies
Karen Collins – Teacher, Associate Principal
Haizley Reweti – Teacher, Cooper House Dean
Nerida Fell – Teacher, Across School Community of Learning Teacher
Leith McGhee – Teacher in charge Literacy
Kyle Bluck – Teacher
Urmela Daji – Teacher
Susan Gilmour – Teacher
Gillian Holliday – Teacher
Sarah Krieg – Teacher
Leon Nates – Teacher
Swati Patel – Teacher
Chetan Singh – Teacher
Melepua Uata – Teacher
Margaret Va’aelua – Teacher
Whitney Johanson – Teacher in charge Year 12 English
Alexandra McIntyre – Teacher (on leave)

 

ESOL Department:

Janette Ryan – HOD ESOL
David Syme
– Rutherford House Dean
Naima Ali – Equity Refugees
Shelagh Cave – Teacher
Anthony Gray – Teacher
Hanling Yan – Teacher
Justine Lee
– Assistant Teacher
Faagi Tui
– Teacher Aide

 

Food and Hospitality Department:

Jacqui Luxford – HOD Food and Hospitality
Hayley Blundell – Teacher
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
Suzanne Robertson
 – Teacher of French
Margaret Va’aelua – Teacher of Samoan
Yu-Ping Wang – Teacher of Chinese

 

Learning Extension Department:

Taylor Mackinlay – HOD Learning Extension
Catherine Coetzee – Priority Learners’ Pathway Administrator
Jackie-Jade Ruri – Teacher
Nicola Venables
 – Teacher
Jeannine Goodin – Teacher Aide
Katherine Hope – Teacher Aide
Andrew Leilua – Teacher Aide
Atelaite Puafolau – Teacher Aide
Tusi Puafolau – Teacher Aide
Sherrie Ravlich – Teacher Aide
Jenny Tudhope – Teacher Aide
Jonathan Ilaua – Teacher Aide
Robert Edmonds – Support Staff
Damian Seeto – Support Staff
Joseph Windsor – Support Staff

 

MacLean Centre Department:

Rakesh Lachaiya – HOD MacLean Centre
Lorraine Vickery – Teacher, Assistant Head of MacLean Centre
Bronwyn Colman
 – Teacher
Arthi Fogelberg
– Teacher
Andrea Holmes – Teacher
Janice Whitaker-Hall – Teacher
Kay Durrans – Nurse
Justine Gordon – Occupational Therapist
Rebecca Stephan – Occupational Therapist
Jenna Land – 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
Maureen Hartmann – Learning Support Assistant
Zoe Hing-Windsor – Learning Support Assistant
Mark Matila – Learning Support Assistant
Kerrin Norgrove – Learning Support Assistant
Pushpa Singh – Learning Support Assistant
Shannon Sjostrom – Learning Support Assistant
Ngoc To – Learning Support Assistant
Priya Yella
 – Learning Support Assistant
Leah Watt – Learning Support Assistant
Sandra Chan – Learning Support Assistant
Sam Pham – Learning Support Assistant

Maori Department:

Lee-Akinihi Tawhai – HOD Te Reo Maori

 

Mathematics Department:

Sophie Wright – HOD Mathematics
Laura Hunte – Teacher in charge Junior Mathematics, Across School Community of Learning Teacher
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, Enrolment Officer
John Coker – Teacher, Rutherford House Academic Dean
Tyler Benson – Teacher
Aileen Chen
– Teacher
Anzar Chida
 – Teacher
Melissa Elliston-Boyes – Teacher
Pinglan Hu – Teacher
Letisiola Lynch – Teacher
Sailesh Morarji – Teacher
Kailash Ranchhodji – Teacher
Rees Skiff – Teacher
Premila Tularam – Teacher
Hwasung Yang – Teacher
Roelant Dewerse – Assistant Teacher
Neomai Maka – Assistant Teacher

 

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:

Karen Bennett – HOD Physical Education and Health
Diane Tokley – Teacher in charge Physical Education
Maria Vince – Teacher in charge Health
Jennifer Steel – Teacher in charge Health
Clinton Buckley – Teacher, Sheppard House Academic Dean
Connor Chellew – Teacher, Sheppard House Dean
Ciaran Overton – Teacher, Hillary House Dean
Desmond Pemerika – Teacher, Deputy Principal
Kalah Manase – Teacher, Sheppard House Associate Dean
Tom Kerins – Teacher
Callum McGibbon – Teacher, Deputy Principal (on leave)
Kim Thomas – Teacher in charge Health (on leave)

 

Science Department:

Abhai Dass – 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
Chris McGirr – Teacher, Deputy Principal (2019)
Stephanie Fraser – Teacher, Ngata House Dean
Jullien Palmer – Teacher, Cooper House Associate Dean
David Dix – Teacher, Deputy Principal (term 2, 2019)
Liz Bates – Teacher, Rutherford Associate Dean
Eleanor Adviento – Teacher
Catherine Bartlett – Teacher
Jocelyn Ho – Teacher
Sally Jones– Teacher
George Wolken
– Teacher
Ashween Kumar – Teacher
Ratna Naidu – Teacher
Belle Park – Teacher
John Haggie – Assistant Teacher 
Liz Mckay – Laboratory Technician

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
Gillys Miller – Teacher, Gateway Coordinator and Pathways Teacher
Fiona Leigh – Teacher, SCT
Tatjana Jacobi
 – Teacher
Tayla McRae – Teacher
Telesia Tonga
 – Teacher
Amy Williams – Teacher
Martin Windsor
– Teacher
Melepua Uata – Assistant Teacher
Tamara Mason – Teacher in charge Social Studies (on leave)

 

Technology Department:

Danielle Pringle – HOD Technology
Andrew Ferguson – Assistant HOD Technology
Helen Prasad – Teacher in charge Computing
David Garraway – Teacher in charge Design and Visual Communication, Ngata House Associate Dean
Mark England – Teacher
Belinda Fitzpatrick – Teacher
Murray MacDiarmid – Teacher
Latha Nelapati – 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
Brigid Hoffman-Dervan – Nurse
Jenny Landsbergen – Nurse
Dr. Bethan Maegaard
Patricia Beattie – Physiotherapist (3 days)
Jan Pace – Reception/administration

 

Ancillary Staff:

Inam Abood – Accounts
Naima Ali – Pathways/Refugees
Nisha Bhana – Admin
Fia Clark – International
Angela Cordtz – Admin
Maria Fatima – Library Assistant
Tului Fox – Principal’s PA
Karyn Gaudin – Accountant
Jade Harris – International
David Haslam – Property
Joanne Jones – Accounts
Jules Keery-Atkinson – Admin
Melenaite Latunipulu – Attendance Officer
Lillian Li – International Recruitment Manager
Tarun Nethula – Director of Sport
Fran Parkinson – Resource Centre
Iti Peraua – Property
Tua Peraua – Warden
Coral Phillips – Resource Centre
Wendy Reid – International Director
Warren Scheepers – Payroll
Mardia Te Whiu – Sports Co-ordinator
Patrick Thacker – Property Manager
Nick Tuialii – Cultural Coordinator
Talia Tuipulotu – Property
Simon Whitlock – Library/Website Manager
Beverley Wong – Business Manager
Kris Zhang – International