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 Principal (Operations).
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Ext: 282

Dan Gilmore

Dan
Gilmore

Assistant Principal (Curriculum).
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Ext: 227

Maria Lemalie

Maria Lemalie

Assistant Principal (Relationships).
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Ext: 378

The rest of the Team

AMF.

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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Ext: 372

IMP.

Ira Perkins
Dean of Snell House
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Ext: 397

JKK (2)

Jamyn Keats
Director of Sports
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Ext: 257

EHW.

Lizzy Wilson
Director of Gifted and Talented
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Ext: 373

Tony Ambrose

Tony Ambrose
Head of Guidance
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Ext: 219

EDP

Eric Persen
eLearning Director
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Ext: 413

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

Whanau Engagement Liaison / Tanya Hay-Phillips / Email Me

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

Hannah Cook / Email Me / Ext 429

Craig Croft / Email Me / Ext 282

Jess Dalton / Email Me /

Laurie Dann / Email Me / Ext 288

Scott Davidson / Email Me / Ext 372

Matthew Davie / Email Me / Ext 418

Tom Davies / Email Me / Ext 394

Greg Dawson / Email Me / Ext 414

Phil Dixon / Email Me / Ext 278

Greer Donovan / Email Me / Ext 403

Juliet Duder / Email Me / Ext 338

Mark Dunn / Email Me / Ext 399

Louise Edmonds / Email Me / Ext 424

Scott Edwards / Email Me / Ext 387

Marco Fazzi / Email Me / Ext 411

Andy Firmedow / Email Me / Ext 329

Steve Garland / Email Me / Ext 330

Daniel Gilmore / Email Me / Ext 227

Ellie Gray / Email Me / Ext 412

Dave Grocott / Email Me / Ext 324

Rochelle Grossett / Email Me 

Catherine Hair / Email Me / Ext 398

Kate Hays / Email Me / Ext 356

Merryn Herlihy / Email Me / Ext 297

Joseph Houghton / Email Me / Ext 307

Scott Howell / Email Me / Ext 347

Anna Hubbard / Email Me / Ext 422

Ken Hudson / Email Me / Ext 308

Chris Humphreys / Email Me / Ext 420

Brendan Jackman / Email Me / Ext 325

Rebekah Johnson / Email Me / Ext 380

Garth Jones / Email Me / Ext 363

Teresa Jones / Email Me / Ext 415

Jamyn Keats / Email Me / Ext 257

Rikki Koster / Email Me / Ext 226

Suzy Lallemant / Email Me / Ext 386

Stacey Lane / Email Me / Ext 425

Andrew Lee / Email Me / Ext 388

Maria Lemalie / Email Me / Ext 378

Karyn Liddell / Email Me / Ext 377

James Lilley / Email Me / Ext 409

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 407

Cassey Millward / Email Me / Ext 423

Yuki Miura / Email Me / Ext 353

Karly Murdoch / Email Me / Ext 258

Gerard Murray / Email Me / Ext 334

Sue Nesbit / Email Me / Ext 216

Robyn O’Brien / Email Me / Ext 390

John O’Dowd / Email Me / Ext 260

Jarrod O’Sullivan / Email Me / Ext 314

Brent Patrick / Email Me / Ext 263

Ira Perkins / Email Me / Ext 295

Eric Persen / Email Me / Ext 413

Joanne Readman / Email Me / Ext 221

Robbie Richards / Email Me / Ext 228

Murray Robinson / Email Me / Ext 364

Leanne Russ / Email Me / Ext 392

Michael Skinner / Email Me / Ext 348

Kim Smith / Email Me / Ext 338

Jo Stacey / Email Me / Ext 345

Adrienne Stackhouse / Email Me / Ext 345

Russell Stocks / Email Me / Ext 252

Shaun Taylor / Email Me / Ext 350

Connor Treleaven / Email Me / Ext 410

Whitney Veatupu / Email Me / Ext 408

Kris Vine / Email Me / Ext 421

Brendon Wells / Email Me / Ext 302

Tegan Weston / Email Me / Ext 427

Virginia White / Email Me / Ext 426

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 304

Executive Officer / Anthea McCully / Email me / Ext 217

Headmaster’s PA / Jane Forster / 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 / Matt Gledhill / 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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P +64 3 375 7057  Ext: 392

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.