Nau Mai Haere Mai

Our People

We are very proud of the calibre of our staff.

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora employs over 125 full and part-time staff, including teachers, administration, grounds and maintenance, catering, and boarding staff.

Our highly qualified, passionate teachers are continuing on their own learning journey so that the students they teach receive a well-rounded education.

The creation of a CGHS | TKoHW Teacher Profile sits alongside our Junior Growth Profile and Senior Graduate Profile.

Our People

Leadership Team

Christine O’Neill
Christine O’NeillPrincipal/Tumuaki (on leave)
MEdL, BA, Dip Tchg
Peter Sawyer
Peter SawyerActing Principal/Tumuaki
BEd, PGDip Ed (Ldership), Dip Tchg
Sonja Bailey
Sonja BaileyDeputy Principal/Tumuaki Tuarua
Innovation and Engagement
MEd, PGDipEd (eLearning), BSc, DipTchg
Maria Lemalie
Maria LemalieDeputy Principal/Tumuaki Tuarua
Relationships and Culture: Staff
Laura Jean (L-J) Peawini
Laura Jean (L-J) PeawiniAssistant Principal/Tumuaki Awhina
Relationships and Culture: Students
MEd (Leadership), BEd, (PE), Dip Tchg
Genevieve Leech
Genevieve LeechAssistant Principal/Tumuaki Awhina
Restorative Leader
BSc, GradCertAntarctic Stud, DipTchgLrn
Chris Miller
Chris MillerBusiness Manager
Our People

Heads of Learning

Vicki Teesdale
Vicki TeesdaleEnglish (Acting)
BA Dip TchgLrn
Natasha Smith
Natasha SmithLanguages
BA, Dip Tchg
Karen Hooper
Karen HooperMathematics
BA, Dip Tchg
Matt Bilsbury
Matt BilsburyPhysical Education and Health
BEd (PE), Dip Tchg
Jason Aaron
Jason AaronScience
BSc, PGDip Sci, Dip Tchg
Rob Frier
Rob FrierTechnology
BA(Hons), PGCE (UK)
Michael Langdon
Michael LangdonThe Arts
PGDip Ed Leadership (Distinction), BA (Music and English ), Dip Tchg. ATCL
Cecelia Jardine-King
Cecelia Jardine-KingLearning Enhancement
BA, DipMusSt, Cert TEAL, DipTchgLrn, PGDip TEAL
Sara Hornsey
Sara HornseySocial Sciences
BA, Dip Tchg
Alastair Blyth
Alastair BlythCommerce
BSc, Dip Tchg
Our People

Te Whare Hauora

Jeremy Brocklehurst
Jeremy BrocklehurstYear 9
Angelene Sisifa
Angelene SisifaYear 10
BPhEd, GDipTchg
Anna Garrett
Anna GarrettYear 11
BPA (NZ Drama School), DipPA, (NZ Drama School), DipTchgLrn
Sophie White
Sophie WhiteYear 12
BPhEd, DipTchg
Libby Laidlaw
Libby LaidlawYear 13
BA (Hons), GDipTchg
Larisa Thatcher
Larisa ThatcherCareers and Transition
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg, Dip Careers Guidance
Julia Field
Julia FieldHead of Guidance
M. Couns, PGDipEd (Counselling & Guidance), Dip.Sp. & Lang. Therapy TTC
Megan Kong
Megan KongInternational Director
Our People

Head Prefects

Bethany Crossan
Bethany CrossanHead Prefect
Jessica Shearer
Jessica ShearerHead of Acland
Zoe Trolove
Zoe TroloveHead of Acland
Izzi Leifi
Izzi LeifiHead of Manaakitanga
Angela Reupena
Angela ReupenaHead of Whanaungatanga
Annabelle Kelley
Annabelle KelleyHead of Aroha
Ngārita Mackenzie
Ngārita MackenzieHead of Rangatiratanga