Guidance and Deans

Our Deans

Two deans are assigned to a year level. Wherever possible both Deans will lead their Year 9 cohort for 5 years into Year 13. Deans are responsible for the academic and pastoral care of all students in their year level. They work very closely with Mentor teachers, the Guidance Team and the Head of each Learning Area.

Karen Balshaw - Year 9
Teri McMullan - Year 9

Aimee Francois - Year 10
Jason Tierney - Year 10

Matt Harrison - Year 11
Sarah Marchant - Year 11

Nicole Arnell - Year 12
Angus Devine - Year 12

Amanda Wilson - Year 13
Stephen Gibson - Year 13

Our Guidance Team

The Guidance team can found in Te Korowai which comprises of counselling rooms, youth worker spaces and meeting rooms. Claire Ross is the Head of Guidance.

Students are able to request guidance support by completing a note at the student office or Te Korowai. Teachers can refer students to guidance by competing an online form. Whanau, parents and caregivers can request guidance advice or support by contacting Claire at

To make a referral - please click on this link: Guidance Referral Form