TAUHARA COLLEGE

Tauhara College

Staff

Ben Hancock Principal principal@tauhara.school.nz 
Iain Mutch Deputy Principal mt@tauhara.school.nz  
Andrea Mertens Assistant Principal ma@tauhara.school.nz 
 
2021 Deans and Student Support    
Helen Bissett Guidance Counsellor bh@tauhara.school.nz 
Bridget Kemp Year 9 Dean  br@tauhara.school.nz 
Kieran Te Kurapa Year 10 Dean  kt@tauhara.school.nz 
Nikki Renowden  Year 11 Dean  rn@tauhara.school.nz 

Susan Whitworth

Roxane Collins

Year 12 Dean - Term 1 only 

Year 12 Dean - Term 2 start

wh@tauhara.school.nz 

rc@tauhara.school.nz 

Jenny Harrington Year 13 Dean hj@tauhara.school.nz 
Dan Piper Junior Dean  dp@tauhara.school.nz 
Susan Whitworth Senior Dean wh@tauhara.school.nz 
Keiko Ferguson International Students' Dean fk@tauhara.school.nz 
Rebecca Harvey Volcanics E-Learning/Video Conferencing Dean  hr@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Arts Faculty    
Rowan Bolley Head of Department Performing Arts and Music rb@tauhara.school.nz 
Sally Cunnington Art and Design sa@tauhara.school.nz 
Penny Wilson Art and Design  wp@tauhara.school.nz 
Jacinda Wilson Dance sh@tauhara.school.nz 
 
English    
Vicki Witton Head of Faculty English wv@tauhara.school.nz 
Pamela Carmichael English, Literacy Co-ordinator cl@tauhara.school.nz 
Helen Edgecombe English eh@tauhara.school.nz 
Polly Withington English pw@tauhara.school.nz 
Deepika Gosai English go@tauhara.school.nz 
Stuart Barbour English sb@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Mathematics    
Deborah Te Rangiita Head of Faculty and Numeracy Co-ordinator td@tauhara.school.nz 
Ross Shaw Mathematics sw@tauhara.school.nz 
Amita Ganda Mathematics ga@tauhara.school.nz 
Varghese Painuthara Mathematics pa@tauhara.school.nz 
Jason Butterfield Mathematics bj@tauhara.school.nz 
Luke Stevens Mathematics sl@tauhara.school.nz 
Karl Hermann Mathematics hk@tauhara.school.nz 
Dan Piper Mathematics  dp@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Physical Education    
Shanan Harrington Head of Faculty Physical Education/Outdoor Education hs@tauhara.school.nz 
Roxane Collins Physical Education - On Leave rc@tauhara.school.nz 
Jenny Harrington Physical Education and Peak Performance Sport hj@tauhara.school.nz 
Brett Weber Physical Education and Sports Science bw@tauhara.school.nz 
Kieran Te Kurapa Physical Education and Outdoor Education kt@tauhara.school.nz 
Matt Leavitt  Physical Education m.leavitt@tauhara.school.nz 
Janine Giddy Sports Co-ordinator jg@tauhara.school.nz 
Nikki Renowden Physical Education rn@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Science    
Russell O'Brien Head of Faculty Science sr@tauhara.school.nz 
James Lamb STEAM lj@tauhara.school.nz 
Rachel Smith Science and Chemistry ob@tauhara.school.nz 
Andrea Mertens Science and Biology ma@tauhara.school.nz 
Kate Callaghan Science and Land Based Studies cn@tauhara.school.nz 
Jason Butterfield Science and Physics bj@tauhara.school.nz 
Pamela Lambert Science Technician pl@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Social Sciences    
Scott Sargison Head of Faculty Social Sciences  sg@tauhara.school.nz 
Susan Whitworth Social Studies, History and Geography wh@tauhara.school.nz 
Bridget Kemp Social Studies, History and Geography br@tauhara.school.nz 
Kylie Sargison Social Studies, Business Studies sk@tauhara.school.nz 
Nikki Renowden Business Studies rn@tauhara.school.nz 
Technology    
Kirsty Trevor Food Technology and Head of Technology tk@tauhara.school.nz 
Kris Watson STEAM  wn@tauhara.school.nz 
Phil Pyman DVC, Metal Technology and Wood Technology pp@tauhara.school.nz 
Automotive and Mechanical Engineering
Kyra Morrissey Digital Technology mk@tauhara.school.nz
Ben Bisley Chef Hospitality and Industry Trainer  
 
Languages    
Rebecca Harvey Head of Faculty Languages and Media Studies hr@tauhara.school.nz 
Keiko Ferguson Spanish and ESOL fk@tauhara.school.nz 
Setsuko Sawada Japanese sd@tauhara.school.nz 
Atareta Simmonds Te Reo Māori sm@tauhara.school.nz 
 
Special Needs Unit    
Brenda Pilkinton Head of Faculty, Specialist Teacher  pb@tauhara.school.nz 
Michelle Pointon Specialist Teacher pm@tauhara.school.nz 
Maria Dowd Teacher Aide
Georgie Morgan Teacher Aide
Anita Bennett Teacher Aide
Learning Support Centre    
Brenda Pilkinton  SENCO and Inclusive Learning Leader pb@tauhara.school.nz 
Sammie Slight Teacher Aide
Support Team    
Connie Karl Librarian kc@tauhara.school.nz 
Ashley Cho Network Administrator ch@tauhara.school.nz 
Specialist Pathways Team    
Karl Hermann Young Leaders Programme & Bus controller hk@tauhara.school.nz 
Shanan Harrington School Wide Positive Behaviour For Learning PB4L hs@tauhara.school.nz 
Jenny Harrington Peak Performance Sports hj@tauhara.school.nz 
Jacinda Wilson Specialist Dance Programme sh@tauhara.school.nz 
Rowan Bolley Specialist Music Programme rb@tauhara.school.nz 
Administration    
Lynette Braithwaite Principal's PA, HR, Payroll  bl@tauhara.school.nz 
Linda Nouwens Finance Officer ln@tauhara.school.nz 
Wendy Matthews Office Manager wm@tauhara.school.nz 
Nancy Mellar Administration nm@tauhara.school.nz 
Heidi Riley Attendance Officer h.riley@tauhara.school.nz 
Careers    
Delwyn Roberts Careers Advisor, Trades Academy Co-ordinator  dr@tauhara.school.nz 
Paula Burnett Gateway Co-ordinator, Careers Administrator bp@tauhara.school.nz 
Grounds Staff    
Jocelyn Keesing Caretaker jk@tauhara.school.nz 
Jeremy Dixon Assistant Caretaker
Student Wellbeing     
Angie Anamata CAFE Nurse Practitioner
Sue Anamata CAFE Nurse