Our Staff

We employ trained and qualified teachers and staff.  Our focus is student achievement and student well-being. 
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Principal

Mr A Vester M.Soc.Sci.(Hons), Dip.Tch., Dip.Ed.Man.

Mr Allan Vester is a long serving and nationally-respected Principal. He is Chairperson of the New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council. He has been appointed to the Transition Board EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand)  and has been an advisor on the Ministry of Education's 21st Century Learning Reference Group and the Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour Advisory Group. Mr Vester also has a long history of involvement in his community, in particular as a member of Pakuranga Rotary and the St George's Rowing Club.    

Deputy Principals

Mrs M Macpherson B.A., Dip.Tch., Dip.S.M., M.Ed.M.
Mr D Rosie M.Soc.Sci.(Hons), Dip.Tch.

Year 9 Dean
Ms Katie Potter B. PhEd

Year 10 Dean

Mrs L Scott  B.A.(Hons), F.D.E., H.D.E.

Year 11 Dean

Mr C Samaseia B.A., GradDipTchg (Secondary)

Year 12 Dean

Mrs B Blake B.A., Dip.Tch.

Year 13 Dean

Mr S McGregor (P.E. & Health) B.Sr., Dip.Tch.
 

Curriculum Managers and Teachers
ART
Head of Department 
Ms E Bolland Grad. Dip. Tch, Adv. Dip. AD

Teachers

Ms S Jansen Dip. FA, Grad. Dip. Tch, B. Eng 

BUSINESS PRACTICE
Head of Department  Accounting 
Mr T Broderick B Com., Dip Tch.
 
DRAMA and PHOTOGRAPHY
Teacher
Ms S Jansen

EMPLOYMENT SKILLS
Head of Department
Ms L Lui-Webster B.Ed., Dip.Tch.
Teacher Aide
Mr L Xia

ENGLISH
Head of Department
Mr I Peter B.A., B.Ed.
Specialist Classroom Teacher
Mrs D Truter  B.A., Dip.Tch., Dip.TESSOL
Teachers
Mrs P Granich B.A., H.Dip.Tchg., Dip. S.T.N
Mr G Hancock B.A.(Hons), Dip.Tch.
Ms S Clark

ESOL
Head of Department
Mrs D Truter  B.A., Dip.Tch., Dip.TESSOL.
Teachers
Mrs L Ng T.T.C. (Malaysia) Grad.Dip. TESSOL.   
Ms G Minahan 
   
 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Director International Students 
Mrs S Hare 
Emergency contact 
021 615572
Admin Asst/International Students
Ms L Henty
 
LANGUAGES
Head of Languages
Mrs W Sheahan B.A., T.T.C., Dip TESSOL
Head of Department - French

Ms S Foune 
Head of Department - Japanese 
Mrs W Sheahan B.A., T.T.C., Dip TESSOL
Head of Department - Maori
Mrs E Broughton 
Teachers
Mrs M Macpherson B.A., Dip.Tch., Dip.S.M., M.A.Educational Management  (French) 
Ms G Minahan (Japanese)
  
LEARNING SUPPORT
Head of Department
Mr G Banks T.T.C.
Learning Support 
Mrs P Granich B.A., H.Dip.Tchg., Dip. S.T.N. 
Teacher Aides:
Mr S Hansen
Mrs L Hing B.A.
Miss C Woodroofe 
Ms S ‘Ahio
  
  
MATHEMATICS
Head of Department
Mr K Leung B.Sc., Dip.Ed.
Assistant Head of Department
Ms S Dudding M.Sc.(Hons), Dip.Tch.
Teachers
Mr N Abeysuriya B.Sc., PGCE
Mrs B Blake B.A., Dip.Tch.
Mr R Sharma B.Sc., Dip.Tch.
Mr J Yee B.Sc., Dip.Tch.
  
MEDIA STUDIES
Teacher in Charge
Ms G Minahan 

MUSIC
Head of Department
Ms N Haddock B.A., Dip.Tch., A.T.C.L .
Teacher
Mr S Holmes
B.A., B.Mus.Ed, Dip Tch.
Instrumental/Itinerant Teachers
Mr H Arthur Brass/Jazz Band Director 
Mr A Strickland Drums
Mr A Morrison Guitar
Mr J Seagar Strings/Piano
Mr S Holmes Vocals
Ms N Haddock Saxophone/Piano
  
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH
Head of Department
Mrs K Dawson B.Ed., Dip.Tch. MEdL (Distinction)
Teachers
 
Mr S McGregor (P.E. & Health) B.Sr., Dip.Tch.
Mr B Windsor (Outdoor Ed & P.E.)
MS K Potter (P.E.)
Ms L Archery (P.E.)
Director of Sport 
Miss J Benjamin Dip.Outdoor Ed. 
 
SCIENCE
Head of Department Science and Biology
Mr T Gordon B.Sc., Dip.Tch., P.G.Dip.S.M., Dip TESSOL
Teachers
Mr H MacFater B.E. Electrical and Electronics, Dip.Tch.
Mrs K Naicker B.Sc.(Hons.), B.Ed., Dip. in Computer Studies
Ms K Davis
Mr D Huang
Biology and ICT 
Ms K Quigley B.Hort.Sci., Dip.Tch.
Laboratory Technician
Ms Samantha Kemp
  
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Head of Department Social Sciences
Mr S Milton M.A., Dip.Tch. MEdL (Distinction)
Teacher in Charge Geography
Mr T Muresan B.A., Dip.Tch., Dip.Environment.
Teacher in Charge History  
Mr G Prentice B.A., Grad.Dip.Tch. 
Teachers 
Mr C Samaseia B.A., GradDipTchg (Secondary)
Mr G Banks T.T.C.
Mrs L Scott  B.A.(Hons), F.D.E., H.D.E.

  
TECHNOLOGY
Head of Department  Technology (Design, Digital & Construction Technologies)  
Mr S Irving Dip.I.D., Dip.Tch.
Head of Department Technology (Food and Textiles)
Mrs F Trollip B.Sc., Dip.Tch.  
Teachers 
Mrs F Barrow  B.Sc., PG.Dip.Com, Dip AFT., G.Dip.Tch.(Sec)
Mr B Nand B.Ed., Dip.Tch.
Mrs L Scott  B.A.(Hons), F.D.E., H.D.E.
Technology Support 
Ms J Ash
Mrs S Rowe

Associate Staff

 
LIBRARY
Library Assistant
Mrs J Burke

GATEWAY
Mrs M Bayley
  
CAREERS
Mrs S Blase, ERN, DipCG
   
STUDENT WELFARE
HOD Guidance and Counselling
Mr M Williams B.Soc.Sci., M.Ed.(Hons), Dip.Guid.Couns., Dip.Tch.

Registered Nurses
Ms V Fleming R.Comp.N
Ms J Holmes
 
Whanau Liaison
Mr W Pua


ANCILLARY STAFF
Executive Officer 
Ms A Taylor B.A., Dip.N.Z.L.S., Dip.Accy
Principal’s PA / BOT Secretary
Ms L Dunne
Student Data Officer
Mrs M Cary
Attendance Officer
Mrs A Thomson
Accounts and Payroll
Mrs V Lim
Computer Technician
Mr M Reid Dip.NetworkAdmin.
Groundsman
Mr G Perera
Property Officer
Mr P Double
Receptionist
Mrs K Ross
Staffroom & Food Technology Assistant
Mrs S Rowe
Ms J Ash
Tuck Shop Manager
Mrs S Cullen

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Principal

Principal

Mr Allan Vester

Welcome to our school. I am proud of Edgewater College and of the quality of the opportunities we offer.

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Where are we?

32 Edgewater Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, New Zealand

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School Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday (New Zealand time, GMT+12)
Phone: (09) 576 9039

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