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Our People

We are very proud of the calibre of our staff.

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora employs over 125 full and part-time staff, including teachers, administration, grounds and maintenance, catering, and boarding staff.

Our highly qualified, passionate teachers are continuing on their own learning journey so that the students they teach receive a well-rounded education.

The creation of a Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora Teacher Profile sits alongside our Junior Growth Profile and Senior Graduate Profile.

Our People

Leadership Team

Helen Armstrong
Helen ArmstrongPrincipal/Tumuaki
Bsc (Hons)
Peter Sawyer
Peter SawyerDeputy Principal/Tumuaki Tuarua
BEd, PGDip Ed (Ldership), Dip Tchg
Sonja Bailey
Sonja BaileyDeputy Principal/Tumuaki Tuarua
Innovation and Engagement
MEd, PGDipEd (eLearning), BSc, DipTchg
Laura-Jean (L-J) Peawini
Laura-Jean (L-J) PeawiniAssistant Principal/Tumuaki Awhina
Relationships and Culture: Students
MEd (Leadership)
BEd (PE), Dip Tchg
Genevieve Leech
Genevieve LeechAssistant Principal/Tumuaki Awhina
Restorative Leader
BSc, GradCert Antarctic Stud, DipTchgLrn
Chris Miller
Chris MillerBusiness Manager
Our People

Heads of Learning

Vicki Teesdale
Vicki TeesdaleEnglish (Acting)
BA Dip TchgLrn
Natasha Smith
Natasha SmithLanguages
BA, Dip Tchg
Karen Hooper
Karen HooperMathematics
BA, Dip Tchg
Matt Bilsbury
Matt BilsburyPhysical Education and Health
BEd (PE), Dip Tchg
Jason Aaron
Jason AaronScience
BSc, PGDip Sci, Dip Tchg
Rob Frier
Rob FrierTechnology
BA(Hons), PGCE (UK)
Michael Langdon
Michael LangdonThe Arts
PGDip Ed Leadership (Distinction), BA (Music and English ), Dip Tchg. ATCL
Cecelia Jardine-King
Cecelia Jardine-KingLearning Enhancement
BA, DipMusSt, Cert TEAL, DipTchgLrn, PGDip TEAL
Sara Hornsey
Sara HornseySocial Sciences
BA, Dip Tchg
Alastair Blyth
Alastair BlythCommerce
BSc, Dip Tchg
Our People

Te Whare Hauora 2024

Vanessa Payne
Vanessa PayneYear 9
Jeremy Brocklehurst
Jeremy BrocklehurstYear 10
Angela Sisifa
Angela SisifaYear 11
BPhEd, GDipTchg
Anna Garrett
Anna GarrettYear 12
BPA (NZ Drama School), DipPA, (NZ Drama School), DipTchgLrn
Sophie White
Sophie WhiteYear 13
BPhED, DiptTchg
Larisa Thatcher
Larisa ThatcherCareers and Transition
BA(Hons), Dip Tchg, Dip Careers Guidance
Julia Field
Julia FieldHead of Guidance
M. Couns, PGDipEd (Counselling & Guidance), Dip.Sp. & Lang. Therapy TTC
Megan Kong
Megan KongInternational Director
Our People

Head Prefects

Evelyn King
Evelyn KingHead Prefect
 Rosa Sidey
Rosa SideyHead of Acland
Alice Newman
Alice NewmanHead of Manaakitanga
Sophie Yarham
Sophie YarhamHead of Whanaungatanga
Sylvie King
Sylvie KingHead of Aroha
 Sophia Smith
Sophia SmithHead of Rangatiratanga