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.

Senior Staff

Pauline Duthie
Principal
MA(Hons), LTCL, Dip Tchg
principal@cghs.school.nz
Peter Sawyer
Deputy Principal
Director of Logistics
BEd, PGDip Ed Ldship, Dip Tchg
syp@cghs.school.nz
Sonja Bailey
Assistant Principal
Director of Teaching and Learning
MEd, PGDip Ed (eLearning), BSc, Dip Tchg
bls@cghs.school.nz
Laura-Jean (L-J) Peawini
Assistant Principal
Director of Pastoral
BEd, (PE), Dip Tchg
pwl@cghs.school.nz

Heads of Learning

Katrina Dyne
English
BA, Dip Tchg
dnk@cghs.school.nz
Natasha Smith
Langages
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
Sue Buckley
Technology
DipHSC, Dip Tchg
bks@cghs.school.nz
Laura Officer
The Arts
BA(Hons) PGCE
off@cghs.school.nz
Pauline Grogan-Henderson
Learning Support
MEd, PGDipEd(eLearning), BA, DipTchg
ghp@cghs.school.nz
Alastair Blyth
Commerce/Assessment Co-ordinator
BSc, Dip Tchg
bly@cghs.school.nz
Sara Hornsey
Social Sciences
BA, Dip Tchg
hrs@cghs.school.nz

Te Whare Hauora

Claire McCleary
Year 13
BA(Hons), GDipTchgLrn
mcc@cghs.school.nz
Genevieve Leech
Year 12
BSc, Grad Cert Antarctic Studies, Dip Tchg
leg@cghs.school.nz
Sarah Barrell
Year 11
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg
brs@cghs.school.nz
Charlotte Phoon
Year 10
BA(Hons), GDipTchg
phc@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
Holly Caird
Year 9
BCApSc GdipTchglrn
cah@cghs.school.nz

International

Kate Riddell
International Liaison
BCom, CELTA, CAT
rlk@cghs.school.nz

Administration

Chris Miller
Executive Officer
mrc@cghs.school.nz

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.