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

Heads of Learning

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

Te Whare Hauora

Charlotte O’Rourke
Year 13
BA, GDipTchg
orc@cghs.school.nz
Sarah Barrell
Year 12
BA (Hons), Dip Tchg
brs@cghs.school.nz
Charlotte Phoon
Year 11
BA(Hons), GDipTchg
phc@cghs.school.nz
Holly Caird
Year 10
BCApSc, GDipTchglm
cah@cghs.school.nz
Julia Field
Head of Guidance (Acting)
M. Couns, PGDipEd (Counselling & Guidance), Dip.Sp. & Lang. Therapy TTC
fdj@cghs.school.nz
Larisa Thatcher
Careers and Transition
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg, Dip Careers Guidance
thl@cghs.school.nz
Simon Kersten
Year 9
BEng (Hons) Civil, GDipTchg
krs@cghs.school.nz

International

Megan Kong
International Director
Bsc
kom@cghs.school.nz

Head Prefects 2020

Isla Clarkson
Head Girl
Ruby Lange
Deputy Head Girl
Hannah Sherwood
Deputy Head Girl
Steffi Burra
Acland Head Girl

Christchurch Girls’ High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora values its staff and aims to appoint leading educators and experienced practitioners to teaching and non-teaching roles.