Meet the Team

Living to learn. Learning to live.

Ko ake, ka ora, ka ora, ka ako.


Murchison Area School Staff & Board 2022

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairperson: Jon Nicholls

Parent Reps: Jo Joice, Bethany Barrett, Heidi Telfer, Tim Marshall

Staff Rep: Di Van Der Zwet

Student Rep: Pipi Hunt

Principal: Andy Ashworth

Board Secretary: Tracy Younger

SLT

Principal: Mr Andy Ashworth

Deputy Principal: Mrs Sarah Peacock

Deputy Principal: Mr Sam Dearlove

Secondary Teachers

Mrs Lesley Ashworth - SENCO

Mrs Wendy Thomason – E-Learning, Gateway

Mrs Linda Moser – English

Mr Maurice Marquet – Mathematics

Miss Lisa Holstein – Science

Mrs Di Van Der Zwet - Dean of Year 8, 9 & 10

Mr Robert Tilse - Technology and BCATS


Primary Teachers

Miss Tegan Wooding – Year 0-1, Matiri

Mrs Virginia Tilse – Year 1/2: Mangles (Junior Primary Syndicate Leader)

Miss Caroline Blommaert - Year 2/3: Buller

Mrs Kafula Olsen – Year 4-5: Tutaki (Mrs Jones on Maternity leave)

Miss Sian Downes – Year 5-6: Matakitaki

Mrs Di Van der Zwet – Year 6-7: Owen

Mr Maurice Marquet– Year 8: Maruia (Senior Primary Syndicate Leader)

Mrs Wendy Thomason, Ms Adrienne Cooper - Classroom release teachers

Non-Teaching Staff

Executive Officer: Tracy Younger

Office Administrator: Kathryn Mason

Office Assistant: Sandy Brown

Library Assistant: Lois Kinzett

Sports Co-ordinator and Tikanga Tutor: Dyan Blick

Counsellor: Mrs Melinda Bradshaw

Caretaker: Hammer Wilson

Groundsman: Mr Chris Parkinson

School Nurse: Mrs Melanie Sutton

Teacher Aides: Tessa Whitnall, Sara Flintoft, Bevalyn Tinetti, Lisa Hill, Dyan Blick, Michelle Mattsen, Cam Stewart