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.

Contact our staff

Leadership Team

Christine O’Neill
Principal
MEdL, BA, Dip Tchg
onc@cghs.school.nz
Peter Sawyer
Deputy Principal
Director of Logistics
BEd, PGDip Ed (Ldership), Dip Tchg
syp@cghs.school.nz
Laura Jean (L-J) Peawini
Assistant Principal
Director of Pastoral
MEd (Leadership), BEd, (PE), Dip Tchg
pwl@cghs.school.nz
Sonja Bailey
Assistant Principal
Director of Teaching and Learning
MEd, PGDipEd (eLearning), BSc, DipTchg
bls@cghs.school.nz
Chris Miller
Business Manager
mrc@cghs.school.nz
Genevieve Leech
Assistant Director of Operations
BSc, Grad Cert Antarctic Studies, Dip Tchg
leg@cghs.school.nz

Heads of Learning

Katrina Dyne
English
MEd (Distinction), 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
Rob Frier
Technology
BA(Hons), PGCE (UK)
frr@cghs.school.nz
Laura Officer
The Arts
BA(Hons) PGCE
off@cghs.school.nz
Pauline Grogan-Henderson
Learning Support
PGDipEd(eLearning), BA, DipTchg
ghp@cghs.school.nz
Alastair Blyth
Commerce/Assessment Co-ordinator
BSc, Dip Tchg
assessment@cghs.school.nz
Sara Hornsey
Social Sciences
BA, Dip Tchg
hns@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

Megan Kong
Acting International Liaison
Bsc
kom@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.