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.

Richard Edwards - International Dean
Jonny Sarich -    Year 9
Kirsten Taylor -   Year 9
Karen Balshaw - Year 10
Teri McMullan -         Year 10
Aimee Francois - Year 11
Jason Tierney -   Year 11
Sarah Marchant - Year 12
Matt Harrison - Year 12
Nicole Arnell - Year 13
Angus Devine - 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

Support systems and agencies

Please read our Guide for Gender Diverse Students

COVID-19 support

Help for tough times



The Mental Health Foundation

If you need mental health support urgently please contact Te Haika directly: