Our People

We are very proud of the calibre of our staff. Girls’ High employs over 125 full and part-time staff, including teachers, administration, grounds and maintenance, catering and boarding staff.

Contact our staff

Leadership Team

Christine O’Neill
Principal
MEdL, BA, Dip Tchg
principal@157.230.47.206
Peter Sawyer
Deputy Principal
Director of Logistics
BEd, PGDip Ed (Ldership), Dip Tchg
syp@157.230.47.206
Laura Jean (L-J) Peawini
Assistant Principal
Director of Pastoral
MEd (Leadership), BEd, (PE), Dip Tchg
pwl@157.230.47.206
Sonja Bailey
Assistant Principal
Director of Teaching and Learning
MEd, PGDipEd (eLearning), BSc, DipTchg
bls@157.230.47.206
Chris Miller
Business Manager
mrc@157.230.47.206
Genevieve Leech
Assistant Director of Operations
BSc, Grad Cert Antarctic Studies, Dip Tchg
leg@157.230.47.206

Heads of Learning

Katrina Dyne
English
MEd (Distinction), Dip Tchg
dnk@157.230.47.206
Natasha Smith
Langages
BA, Dip Tchg
smn@157.230.47.206
Karen Hooper
Mathematics
BA, Dip Tchg
hpk@157.230.47.206
Matt Bilsbury
Physical Education and Health
BEd (PE), Dip Tchg
blm@157.230.47.206
Jason Aaron
Science
BSc, PGDip Sci, Dip Tchg
aaj@157.230.47.206
Rob Frier
Technology
BA(Hons), PGCE (UK)
frr@157.230.47.206
Pauline Grogan-Henderson
Learning Support
PGDipEd(eLearning), BA, DipTchg
ghp@157.230.47.206
Alastair Blyth
Commerce/Assessment Co-ordinator
BSc, Dip Tchg
assessment@157.230.47.206
Sara Hornsey
Social Sciences
BA, Dip Tchg
hns@157.230.47.206

Te Whare Hauora

Claire McCleary
Year 13
BA(Hons), GDipTchgLrn
mcc@157.230.47.206
Genevieve Leech
Year 12
BSc, Grad Cert Antarctic Studies, Dip Tchg
leg@157.230.47.206
Sarah Barrell
Year 11
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg
brs@157.230.47.206
Charlotte Phoon
Year 10
BA(Hons), GDipTchg
phc@157.230.47.206
Julia Field
Head of Guidance (Acting)
M. Couns, PGDipEd (Counselling & Guidance), Dip.Sp. & Lang. Therapy TTC
fdj@157.230.47.206
Larisa Thatcher
Careers and Transition
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg, Dip Careers Guidance
thl@157.230.47.206
Holly Caird
Year 9
BCApSc GdipTchglrn
cah@157.230.47.206

International

Megan Kong
Acting International Liaison
Bsc
kom@157.230.47.206

Head Prefects 2019

Sophie Bowden
Head Girl
Helen O’Connor
Deputy Head Girl
Alice Ridgen
Acland Head Girl

Christchurch Girls High school values its staff and aims to appoint leading educators and experienced practitioners to teaching and non-teaching roles.