Tauhara College


Senior Leadership Team    
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Keith Buntting Principal bk@tauhara.school.nz
Iain Mutch Deputy Principal mt@tauhara.school.nz
Andrea Mertens Assistant Principal ma@tauhara.school.nz
2018 Deans and Student Support    
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Helen Bissett Guidance Counsellor bh@tauhara.school.nz
Brenda Pilkinton Year 9 Dean pb@tauhara.school.nz
Tom Inger Year 9 Dean ti@tauhara.school.nz
Susan Whitworth Year 10 Dean wh@tauhara.school.nz
Karl Hermann Year 10 Dean hk@tauhara.school.nz
Russell O'Brien Year 11 Dean ob@tauhara.school.nz
Jenny Harrington Year 11 Dean hj@tauhara.school.nz
Rachel Smith Year 12 Dean


Jason Butterfield Year 13 Dean bj@tauhara.school.nz
Vicki Witton Academic Dean and NZQA Liaison  wv@tauhara.school.nz
Keiko Ferguson International Students' Dean fk@tauhara.school.nz
Amita Ganda Volcanics E-Learning and Video Conferencing Dean  ga@tauhara.school.nz
Arts Faculty    
Jane Saunders Head of Faculty Arts and Head of Visual Arts, Painting and Photography sj@tauhara.school.nz
Rowan Bolley Head of Department Performing Arts and Music rb@tauhara.school.nz
Sue Goldsmith Drama gs@tauhara.school.nz
Jacinda Wilson Dance sh@tauhara.school.nz
Penny Wilson Art and Design wp@tauhara.school.nz
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Vicki Witton Muse and Head of Faculty English wv@tauhara.school.nz
Pamela Carmichael English cl@tauhara.school.nz
Helen Edgecombe English eh@tauhara.school.nz
Polly Withington English pw@tauhara.school.nz
Kate Findley English kf@tauhara.school.nz
Jo Johnson Literacy Co-ordinator and English jn@tauhara.school.nz
English and Social Studies
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Deborah Te Rangiita Head of Faculty and Numeracy Co-ordinator td@tauhara.school.nz
Ross Shaw Mathematics sw@tauhara.school.nz
Amita Ganda Mathematics ga@tauhara.school.nz
Varghese Painuthara Mathematics pa@tauhara.school.nz
Jason Butterfield Mathematics bj@tauhara.school.nz
Karl Hermann Mathematics hk@tauhara.school.nz
Physical Education    
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Shanan Harrington Head of Faculty Physical Education and Outdoor Education hs@tauhara.school.nz
Roxane Collins Physical Education and Outdoor Education rc@tauhara.school.nz
Jenny Harrington Physical Education and Peak Performance Sport hj@tauhara.school.nz
Tom Inger Physical Education ti@tauhara.school.nz
Janine Giddy Sports Co-ordinator jg@tauhara.school.nz
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James Lamb Head of Faculty Science lj@tauhara.school.nz
Rachel Smith Assistant Head of Faculty Science and Chemistry Learning Leader jl@tauhara.school.nz
Russell O'Brien Science and Biology ob@tauhara.school.nz
Andrea Mertens Science and Biology ma@tauhara.school.nz
Kate Callaghan Science and Land Based Studies cn@tauhara.school.nz
Jason Butterfield Physics bj@tauhara.school.nz
Amy Wake Science and Biology wa@tauhara.school.nz
Pamela Lambert Science Technician pl@tauhara.school.nz
Social Sciences    
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Scott Sargison Head of Faculty Social Sciences  sg@tauhara.school.nz
Susan Whitworth Social Studies, History and Geography wh@tauhara.school.nz
Helen Edgecombe History and Classical Studies eh@tauhara.school.nz
Ross Kirkwood Tourism kd@tauhara.school.nz
Kylie Sargison Social Studies, Business Studies and Economics sk@tauhara.school.nz
Lucy Sharplin Social Studies sy@tauhara.school.nz
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Kris Watson Head of Faculty Technology wn@tauhara.school.nz
Kirsty Trevor Food Technology tk@tauhara.school.nz
Emma Smith  Technology
Allan Goldsmith Electronics  gm@tauhara.school.nz
Iain Mutch Technology Metal  mt@tauhara.school.nz
Phil Pyman DVC, Metal Technology and Wood Technology pp@tauhara.school.nz
John Sullivan Automotive, DVC and Mechanical Engineering su@tauhara.school.nz
Kyra Morrissey Digital Technology mk@tauhara.school.nz 
Mitchell Hoyles Chef Hospitality and Industry Trainer  
Rebecca Harvey Head of Faculty Languages and Spanish hr@tauhara.school.nz
Keiko Ferguson ESOL fk@tauhara.school.nz
Setsuko Sawada Japanese sd@tauhara.school.nz
Atareta Simmonds Te Reo Māori sm@tauhara.school.nz
Special Needs Unit    
Brenda Pilkinton Head of Faculty Special Needs pb@tauhara.school.nz
Michelle Pointon Teacher pm@tauhara.school.nz
Maria Dowd Teacher's Aide
Georgie Morgan Teacher's Aide
Barbara McKay Teacher's Aide
Abby Raharuhi-Stanfield Teacher's Aide
Catherine Meharry Teacher's Aide
Learning Support Centre    
Brenda Pilkinton  SENCO and Inclusive Learning Leader pb@tauhara.school.nz
Kaylene Henry Teacher Aide
Rebekah Jones Teacher Aide
Support Team    
Connie Karl Librarian and Learning Hub Leader kc@tauhara.school.nz
Ashley Cho Network Administrator ch@tauhara.school.nz
Specialist Pathways Team    
Russell O'Brien Gifted and Talented Education ob@tauhara.school.nz
Karl Hermann Young Leaders Programme hk@tauhara.school.nz
Shanan Harrington Positive Behaviour For Learning hs@tauhara.school.nz
Jenny Harrington Peak Performance Sports hj@tauhara.school.nz
Jacinda Wilson Specialist Dance Programme sh@tauhara.school.nz
Rowan Bolley Specialist Music Programme rb@tauhara.school.nz
Chris Page Office Manager, Principal's PA  cp@tauhara.school.nz
Linda Nouwens Finance Officer ln@tauhara.school.nz
Donna Vanner Administration vr@tauhara.school.nz
Di Coe Administration dc@tauhara.school.nz
Wendy Matthews Administration wm@tauhara.school.nz
Nancy Mellar Administration nm@tauhara.school.nz
Delwyn Roberts Careers Advisor/Gateway Coordinator dr@tauhara.school.nz
Kay Stanley Gateway/Careers Admin, Pathways Support ki@tauhara.school.nz
Grounds Staff    
Barry McKendry Grounds
Jocelyn Keesing Grounds
Student Welfare    
 Katrina Doctor
Fiona Lafferty Anamata CAFE Nurse