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Our People

Senior Leadership Team

Mr A England
Mr A EnglandPrincipal
Strategic Planning; Staffing; International; Year 9 Oversight; Appraisal and professional growth cycle; Self-Review; EOTC Health and Safety; Malvern Schools Transport; Kahui Ako; Staff Handbook; Emergency Mgt; Privacy Officer; School promotion
Ms P Evans
Ms P EvansDeputy Principal
Operations; Attendance; Timetable; Relief; Calendar; Uniform; Years 10 and 13 Oversight; Staff Duty; MOE Returns; Meeting Calendar; Prizegiving
Mr M Maude
Mr M MaudeDeputy Principal
Curriculum; Distance Ed; Schoolwide ICT; Curriculum review; Course choice system; Student teachers; Staff induction; Enrolment system; NZQA; Principal’s Nominee; Assessment and analysis; Reports; Parent Conferences; Years 12 and 8 Oversight
Mr S Forward
Mr S ForwardDeputy Principal
Pastoral; Positive Learning Culture and PB4L; Deans; Guidance Counsellors; Whānau Time; Alternative Education; Year 7 Curriculum development; Teaching and Learning; PLD; Student Leadership; Student Wellbeing; Years 11 and 7 Oversight; Sport; Arts
Mrs L Milner
Mrs L MilnerExecutive Officer
Support staff and systems; Property; Infrastructure; Finances; Health and Safety; Fire evacuations

Staff Contacts

Teaching Staff

Name Class Email
Mr B Agnew Technology 
Ms R Bekker  Science (Relief)
Mrs R Boshoff Technology  
Miss L Blakemore Digital Technology; Te Reo Maori; Year 13 Cohort Leader
Mrs L Carey TIC Art
Mrs C Cartman Year 7 Homeroom
Mrs H Clark Mathematics; Distance Learning
Mrs R Cutler Year 7/8 Homeroom
Mrs L Dalley Year 7/8 Homeroom
Miss E Dawson Geography, Social Studies
Mr J Dickens PE, HOD Outdoor Education
Ms H Duckworth Teacher /Librarian
Ms M Evans Digital Technologies
Mr P Finnigan Engineering, DVC
Miss M Gander English
Mr S Gerritsen Chemistry, HOD Science
Mr S Gough English, Classics, Media Studies, Assistant to HOD English, Year 10 Cohort Leader
Mrs A Hanson Drama
Miss E Harding PE and Health
Mrs S Hayakawa-Buist Japanese
Ms C Henshaw  English
Miss E Irvine Year 7 Homeroom
Mr J Jackson Commerce
Ms K Kensington Year 7 Homeroom
Ms D Kingsland Year 7/8 Homeroom
Mr A Lee TIC Commerce
Mrs A Lee History, HOD Social Studies
Mrs A Macpherson Year 7 Cohort Leader
Mr P McEntyre Guidance Counsellor
Ms J Mallinder HOD Health, Guidance Counsellor
Mr M Maude Physics, DP
Ms C Mossop DVC, HOD Technology
Mrs L Pengelly HOD Special Needs
Mrs M Pepper Year 8 Cohort Leader
Mr C Quinn TIC Geography
Mrs J Rangi Science, Year 12 Cohort Leader
Ms N Reardon PE and Health (on leave)
Ms V Rudman HOD English
Mr M Saunders Mathematics
Mr R Smith Science, HOD Rural College; Year 9 Cohort Leader
Mrs K Sullivan-Croote Science (on leave)
Mrs K St Guillaume TIC Music 
Ms A Tangney HOD Physical Education, Bus Controller
Mr G Teasdale Music
Mrs C Thorne Alternative Education
Miss C Tregear Social Sciences; History
Miss N Voss Science
Ms I Welsh Mathematics
Ms C White Mathematics
Mrs C Whyte HOD Mathematics
Mrs K Wilson Maths; Science; Year 11 Cohort Leader

Support Staff

Name Support Area Email
Mrs M Besier Technology Support
Mrs S Boyes Careers Advisor (relief)
Mr R Croft Workshop Technician
Mrs P Deans Sport Co-ordinator
Mrs C Dennis Teacher Aide
Mrs C Fairbrass Canteen
Mrs S Grenfell Careers Advisor (on leave)
Mrs E Guy Administration Assistant
Mr B Hayward Office Assistant, IT Technical Support
Mrs J Hill Student Administrator
Mrs J Huggins Principal’s Secretary, Board Secretary, Office Manager
Ms R Jennings Publications Administrator
Mrs T McKay SCLC, Librarian
Mrs P McLeod Arts Co-ordinator
Mrs T Mangels Careers Administrator
Mrs L Meder Canteen Assistant
Mr R Meder Caretaker
Mrs L Milner Executive Officer
Mrs S Newbigging Teacher Aide
Miss B Pinteric Teacher Aide
Mrs T Roper Human Resources Co-ordinator; Special Needs Administrator
Mrs L Singh Teacher Aide
Mrs D Smalec Teacher Aide
Mrs S Staddon Financial Assistant, NZQA Administration
Ms C Tijsen Science Technician
Mr J Walter Groundsman/Maintenance Assistant
Mrs L Whellans Attendance Co-ordinator

“At Darfield High School, we’re small enough to know our students well and large enough to be able to offer a wide range of opportunities. We pride ourselves on the relationships our staff and students build, our rural qualities and the great things our graduates go on to achieve”

Andy England

Principal | Tumuaki