Staff

Senior Leadership Team

John Laurenson

John Laurenson

Headmaster.
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Ext: 213

Tim Grocott

Tim
Grocott

Associate Headmaster.
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Ext: 383

Rob Wilson-Pyne

Rob
Wilson-Pyne

Deputy Headmaster.
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Ext: 281

Craig Croft

Craig
Croft

Assistant Headmaster (Operations).
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Ext: 282

Dan Gilmore

Dan
Gilmore

Assistant Headmaster (Curriculum).
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Ext: 227

MAS (2)

Matt
Sharr

Assistant Headmaster (Co-Curricular).
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Ext: 352

The rest of the Team

Jamyn Keats

Jamyn Keats
Head of Aoraki House
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Ext: 257

Maria Lemalie

Maria Lemalie
Head of Blake House
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Phil Dixon

Phil Dixon
Head of Mullins House
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Ext: 278

KMH (2)

Kate Hays
Head of Snell House
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Ext: 356

Andy Firmedow

Andy Firmedow
Dean of Aoraki House
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Ext: 329

Garth Jones

Garth Jones
Dean of Blake House
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Ext: 363

SMD

Scott Davidson
Dean of Mullins House
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Joseph Houghton

Joseph Houghton
Dean of Snell House
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Ext: 307

Tony Ambrose

Tony Ambrose
Head of Guidance
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Ext: 219

RAM

Richard McLaren
eLearning Director
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Ext: 283

Sue-Nesbit

Sue Nesbit
International Director
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Ext: 216


  • Art / Mr Gerard Murray / Email Me / Ext: 334
  • Biology / Mr Brent Patrick / Email Me / Ext: 263
  • Chemistry / Ms Joanne Readman / Email Me / Ext: 221
  • Commerce / Mr Dave Grocott / Email Me / Ext: 324
  • Drama / Mr Ken Hudson / Email Me / Ext: 308
  • English / Mr Rikki Koster / Email Me / Ext: 226
  • Food Technology / Ms Adrienne Stackhouse / Email Me / Ext: 345
  • Guidance / Tony Ambrose / Email Me | Ext 219
  • High Performance Centre / Mr Chris Needle / Email Me / Ext: 368
  • ICT / Mr Steve McKeown / Email Me / Ext: 313
  • Languages (Acting) / Ms Yuki Miura / Email Me / Ext: 353
  • Literacy / Mrs Karly Murdoch / Email Me / Ext: 258
  • Maths / Mr Tom Davies / Email Me / Ext: 295
  • Media / Mr Murray Robinson / Email Me / Ext: 364
  • Music / Mrs Kate Hays / Email Me / Ext: 356
  • Outdoor Education / Ms Merryn Herlihy / Email Me / Ext: 295
  • Physical Education / Ms Juliet Duder / Email Me / Ext: 338
  • Physics / Mr Andrew Calder / Email Me / Ext: 342
  • Science / Mr Robbie Richards / Email Me / Ext: 228
  • Social Sciences / Mr Mike Skinner / Email Me / Ext: 348
  • Technical / Mr Alan McIntosh / Email Me / Ext: 327
  • Transition / Mr Russell Stocks / Email Me / Ext: 252

HOD Guidance / Tony Ambrose / Email Me / Ext 219

HOD Transition / Russell Stocks / Email Me / Ext 252

Learning Support Co-ordinator (SENCO) / Gail Collier / Email Me / Ext 255

SENCO Assistant / Angela Cameron / Email Me / Ext 353

Gateway Co-ordinator / Rachel Campbell / Email Me / Ext 391

Transition Assistant / Rosemary Crawford / Email Me / Ext 238

Colin Amodeo / Email me / Ext 254

Brad Banks / Email me / Ext 374

Dominic Bell / Email me / Ext 362

Peter Beswick / Email me / Ext 345

Andrew Calder / Email Me / Ext 342

Tony Christie / Email Me / Ext 385

Gail Collier / Email Me / Ext 255

Steven Cooper / Email Me / Ext 305

Greg Crean / Email Me / Ext 306

Laurie Dann / Email Me / Ext 288

Scott Davidson / Email Me / Ext 372

Tom Davies / Email Me / Ext 394

Greer Donovan / Email Me / Ext

Juliet Duder / Email Me / Ext 338

Scott Edwards / Email Me / Ext 387

Marco Fazzi / Email Me / Ext

Steve Garland / Email Me / Ext 330

Ellie Gray / Email Me / Ext

Dave Grocott / Email Me / Ext 324

Rochelle Grossett / Email Me 

Kate Hays / Email Me / Ext 356

Merryn Herlihy / Email Me / Ext 297

Annette Hobby / Email Me / Ext 251

Joseph Houghton / Email Me / Ext 307

Scott Howell / Email Me / Ext 347

Ken Hudson / Email Me / Ext 308

Mike Hume / Email Me / Ext 259

Brendan Jackman / Email Me / Ext 325

Rebekah Johnson / Email Me / Ext 380

Garth Jones / Email Me / Ext 363

Jamyn Keats / Email Me / Ext 257

Rikki Koster / Email Me / Ext 226

Suzy Lallemant / Email Me / Ext 386

Andrew Lee / Email Me / Ext 388

Maria Lemalie / Email Me / Ext 378

Karyn Liddell / Email Me / Ext 206

James Lilley / Email Me / Ext

Alan McIntosh / Email Me / Ext 327

Stephen McKeown / Email Me / Ext 313

Richard McLaren / Email Me / Ext 283

Rachel McNaughton / Email Me

Murray Mehlhopt / Email Me / Ext 240

Roger Miller / Email Me / Ext

Yuki Miura / Email Me / Ext 353

Karly Murdoch / Email Me / Ext 258

Gerard Murray / Email Me / Ext 334

Chris Needle / Email Me /  Ext 368

Sue Nesbit / Email Me / Ext 216

Dave Newton / Email Me / Ext 376

Robyn O’Brien / Email Me / Ext 390

Jarrod O’Sullivan / Email Me / Ext 314

Brent Patrick / Email Me / Ext 263

Ira Perkins / Email Me / Ext 295

Eric Persen / Email Me

Joanne Readman / Email Me / Ext 221

Robbie Richards / Email Me / Ext 228

Murray Robinson / Email Me / Ext 364

Leanne Russ / Email Me / Ext 392

Geoff Searle / Email Me / Ext 331

Matt Sharr / Email Me / Ext 352

Michael Skinner / Email Me / Ext 348

Kim Smith / Email Me / Ext 338

Adrienne Stackhouse / Email Me / Ext 345

Russell Stocks / Email Me / Ext 252

Shaun Taylor / Email Me / Ext 350

John Thurston / Email Me / Ext 330

Connor Treleaven / Email Me / Ext

Whitney Veatupu / Email Me / Ext

Brendon Wells / Email Me / Ext 302

Jo Whiting / Email Me / Ext 345

Irene Williamson / Email Me / Ext 303

Lizzy Wilson / Email Me / Ext 373

Rob Wilson-Pyne / Email Me / Ext 281

Te Rau Winterburn / Email Me / Ext 389

Charlotte Withy / Email Me / Ext 335

Murray Wright / Email Me / Ext 322

James Yeh / Email Me / Ext

Executive Officer / Anthea McCully / Email me / Ext 217

Office Manager / Kirsten Dell-Hartgers / Email Me / Ext 213

Office Administrator / Hanka Scott / Email Me / Ext 406

Student Administrator / Sandra McKernan / Email Me / Ext 381

Student Accounts / Sandra Wolland / Email Me / Ext 393

Reception / Deb Thompson / Email Me / Ext 0

Deans Office / Loren Treacy / Email Me / Ext 210

Spartans Sport Office / Sarah Boyd / Email Me / Ext

Caretaker / Richie Mayo / Email Me / Ext 319

Sue Nesbit
International Director
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Sue has been a teacher at Shirley Boys’ High School since 1990 in the area of Economics and Accounting. Her leadership experience includes being a Head of Department and then promoted to Deputy Principal of the school. The focus of her Deputy Principal role was Curriculum and Assessment and this included the role of working with NZQA (NZ Qualifications Authority). Her extensive understanding of curriculum and examinations means she can design individual courses which meet the needs of each international student enrolled at Shirley Boys’ High School.

Sue was appointed as International Director in 2015.

Leanne Russ
International Administrator
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Leanne has extensive experience both in New Zealand and in Japan. Leanne was the Japanese teacher at Shirley Boys’ High School until 2010. She left here to go back to teaching a combination of Japanese to exchange students in Japan and English to Japanese nationals – her main role being to teach Japanese to students from Tonga and Thailand. She has valuable experience helping students to settle in, develop confidence and learn in an environment where English is not their first language.