Leadership Team

Principal

Principal

Robyn Wood (MEDL, B. Ed (teaching),  joined the team as principal in August 2020.  Prior to this Robyn was the deputy principal of St Clair School for 11 years and has been involved in education since early 2000.   Robyn has recognised strengths in literacy, student agency and digital technology.  She has a strong interest in educational research and student-centred leadership.  Robyn has a large pastoral heart for both students and staff.

Robyn has an open door and welcomes korero with whanau and families.

Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal

Leanne Stanton (BEd, PGDipEd, DipTchg, Dip ESOL) is our acting Principal for the first half of the 2020 year. Prior to her appointment in this role, Leanne has been a Deputy Principal since 2009, led our senior team for a number of years and taught an advanced abilities class.  A special interest for Leanne has been the establishment of our "Learning Detectives" programme that promotes student leadership and student voice at our school. Leanne is a former recipient of the University of Otago Emily Pankhurst Award.

Acting Deputy Principal

Acting Deputy Principal

Keith Mulholland (B.Ed, DipTchg, Cert ICT) has a number of roles in our school. When not 'acting up' as Deputy Principal Keith teaches a class of children with advanced abilities, leads the Senior Team and is ICT Lead Teacher. Keith is a strong advocate of Inquiry Learning and likes to integrate a variety of e-Learning strategies into curriculum areas. Keith has responsibilities for e-Learning, Education Outside the Classroom, Property, Research projects and coordinating with the University of Otago College of Education. He also supervises a Programming Club.

Acting Assistant Principal

Acting Assistant Principal

Michele Dakers (B.Ed, DipTchg) is the Acting Assistant Principal. Prior to her appointment, Michele was a new entrant teacher and has led our junior team for a number of years. During her time at Ggeorge Street Normal School Michele has coached T-Ball, Flippaball and Futsal. For the last few years she has run the scooter club for the junior team children. She has a special interest in ICT and e-Learning.