Julie has a strong record of educational leadership, with strengths in teaching and learning and building leadership capability. She has held leadership positions at a number of Waikato and Auckland secondary schools.
Julie is an advocate of learner centred programmes and is experienced in designing and implementing data-based initiatives to improve student learning outcomes.
Julie’s passion is to support and encourage teaching staff and students to achieve their absolute best in their time at St Peter’s.
Andrew oversees our processes for academic staff, including appraisal and professional development. He also works closely with the Science, Prep and Technology and Art departments and keeps his passion for teaching alive by teaching an English class.
Andrew brought a wide range of educational experience to St Peter's, having taught English and Physical Education as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Switzerland along with previous management experience as a deputy principal in Hamilton".
Andrew is passionate about Rugby and is heavily involved with coaching the St Peter’s 1st XV. He lead Hautapu Rugby Club to the championship title in 2006 and 2007. From 2009 to 2011 he coached the New Zealand Secondary School team. In 2014 he was assistant coach for the Waikato ITM Cup team. He has also coached Waikato Juniors and the development team.
Andrew has a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Waikato.
Greg has a background of leadership experience in teaching and learning and has worked extensively in pastoral care. He has taught in New Zealand state and independent schools as well as in the UK.
Greg is passionate about the importance of co-curricular involvement in the development of our students and has a strong commitment to sports coaching. He has coached and played hockey and cricket to representative levels both in New Zealand and in the UK.
Greg’s teaching background covers commerce and mathematics. He has taught these subjects for NCEA, the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International qualifications.
Greg is completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (University of Auckland).
Nic’s role is to lead and oversee sports programmes and staff, including the six Performance Sports Academies and the four Junior Sports Academies. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.
Nic’s sporting background includes playing football to a high level in the UK. He has also managed sports programmes at a number of prestigious Auckland schools, and was involved with Auckland Hockey’s high performance programme for a number of years. His passion is to help students to succeed at their chosen sport.
Victoria oversees both the curricular and extracurricular Performing Arts programmes at St Peter’s. She works to ensure that comprehensive academic programmes are provided for students across Music, Dance and Drama, and that a wide range of extracurricular activities are available for students to grow and practise their craft. In her 12 years at St Peter’s, Victoria has introduced the academic dance programme, senior drama programme, and was part of the establishment of the International Baccalaureate arts programme.
A Suzuki violinist from age seven, Victoria has an extensive background as a performer on the national stage as a violinist and fiddle player with the likes of Dame Malvina Major and the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. Victoria’s passion is musical theatre, and she is often found with baton in hand as musical director with Hamilton Operatic Society, working with Richard O’Brien and other New Zealand theatre professionals. Recently, Victoria has also been a teaching fellow for the University of Waikato in their Teacher Education Programme, and at Wintec as a performance coach.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music), a Bachelor of Education, and a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) from Waikato University.
Brenton oversees our eight boarding houses. His role involves ensuring consistency of standards across boarding houses; collecting feedback on what is happening in boarding; representing boarding on the senior leadership team; liaising between students, staff and parents; managing serious disciplinary processes; promoting boarding; interviewing prospective students.
Brenton is passionate about making boarding a great experience for students. He is experienced boarding leader, having been house director for Broadhurst House (Year 12–13 boys) for 14 years. Brenton has practiced as a school counsellor and brings that experience to his current role as Boarding Director. Brenton is also a keen sportsman, having had coaching involvement with 1st XI cricket, and also in rugby and football.
Debbie has been Head of Prep School since 2005. She is responsible for the teaching and learning programmes, for all Years 7–8 students, their pastoral care, and the Prep School staff. Debbie is a passionate teacher with over 25 years experience, mostly with Years 7–8 children. She enjoys inspiring students to achieve to their potential. Debbie regularly attends conferences and has presented at the International Conference on Thinking and she has done liaison work with the School of Education at the University of Waikato.
Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts (English) and a Masters in Gifted Education from Flinders University in Adelaide.
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