Staff at Westland High


Name Title/subject
Iain Murray Principal
Linda Hutt Deputy Principal Ako (Curriculum)
Peter Brailsford Deputy Principal Akonga (Student Engagement)
Adrienne Reeves Assistant Principal – Communities, Senior School APL, Textile technology.
Yvonne Simpson QSM International Director – Partnerships and Pathways
Sarah Bateup Middle School APL, P.E HOL
Monica Hulme Junior School APL, English
Michael Waller English HOL
John Straker Mathematics HOL
Chris Manuel Science HOL
Nartarsha Ikiua Arts and Drama HOL
Gail Davies Technology HOL
Monica Hulme Junior APL, English
Natasha McLaughlin English
Bindhu Louis Mathematics
Craig Henderson Mathematics
Janey Collins Science
Justin Cook Science
Karati Metcalf PE/Outdoor Ed
Sheldon Lee PE/Outdoor Ed
Ross Wickett Social Sciences
Bussy Takarua Te Reo me ona tikanga Kaiako
Ana Krakosky Hard Materials Technology
Glenys Byrne Food Technology
Tim Shawcross Music/ Photography (currently on study leave)
Phillipa Mallinson Visual Arts/Art History (currently on study leave)
Tom Tuke Visual Arts
Gail Chinn Textile Technology
Christine Weepu Year 7-8 Homeroom (Bilingual class), Te Reo me ona Tikanga HOL
Janice Harrison Year 7-8 Homeroom
Raelene McMullan Year 7-8 Homeroom
Kylie O’Dowd Year 7-8 Homeroom
Kate Veale Year 7-8 Homeroom
Amy Cunningham Year 7-8 Homeroom (currently on maternity leave)
Jenny Pizey SENCO/ORRS
New Appointment 2019 Relief Guidance Counsellor


APL – Academic and Pastoral Leader

HOL – Head of Department


Name Title
Anne McGrath Executive Officer
Belinda Conn Principal’s PA
Judith Thorpe Office Administrator
Cathy Jones Office Administrator
Kate Fleming Reception/Office Administrator
Bernie McClure Finance Assistant/Uniform Coordinator
Anne-Marie Greig Gateway Coordinator
Juliet Adams Itinerant Music Teacher
Kathy Paul Sport fit Coordinator
Steve Thompson Science and Hard Materials Technician
Shane Duncan International Student Support
Pita McDonald Cactus
Sally Richardson ESOL
Karen Stuart-Palmer Teacher Aide
Rebecca Ryan Teacher Aide
Annie Breeze Teacher Aide
Janice Sadler Teacher Aide
Olivia Cain Teacher Aide
Sue Pooley Teacher Aide
Paula Scholefield Teacher Aide
Chelsea Sargeant Teacher Aide
Vince Best Maintenance Manager
Mike Thomson Groundsman


School news

  • 23 Jul

    New Website for Westland High School

    After a lot of hard work and content preparation, we are delighted to make our new website live for Term 3 2018.

  • 12 May

    Hospitality – Lions Dinner Catering

    Tarm Tumahai and Hannah Kelsen, two of our Level 2 Hospitality students, volunteered to serve the meal at this...

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  • 11 May

    Bake Sale – Blue Penguin Trust

    This trimester, Mrs Cunningham’s year 7/8 class has been studying sustainability in social studies class...

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  • 11 May

    Students from France arrive

    Westland High School welcomes six students from France for nine weeks this term.

  • 08 May

    Year 13 Career Trip

    On the 10-11th of May a group of year 13’s, accompanied by the French Exchange Students, went to Christchurc...

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