Tauhara College


Ben Hancock Principal principal@tauhara.school.nz
Iain Mutch Deputy Principal mt@tauhara.school.nz
Andrea Mertens Assistant Principal ma@tauhara.school.nz
2020 Deans and Student Support    
Helen Bissett Guidance Counsellor bh@tauhara.school.nz
Kieran Te Kurapa Year 9 Dean  kt@tauhara.school.nz
Bridget Kemp Year 9 Dean  br@tauhara.school.nz
Dan Piper Year 10 Dean  dp@tauhara.school.nz
Nikki Renowden  Year 10 Dean  rn@tauhara.school.nz
Brenda Pilkinton Year 11 Dean pb@tauhara.school.nz
Tom Inger Year 11 Dean ti@tauhara.school.nz
Susan Whitworth Year 12 Dean wh@tauhara.school.nz
Karl Hermann Year 12 Dean hk@tauhara.school.nz
Russell O'Brien Year 13 Dean ob@tauhara.school.nz
Jenny Harrington Year 13 Dean hj@tauhara.school.nz
Roxane Collins Academic Dean  rc@tauhara.school.nz
Keiko Ferguson International Students' Dean fk@tauhara.school.nz
Rebecca Harvey Volcanics E-Learning/Video Conferencing Dean  hr@tauhara.school.nz
Arts Faculty    
Rowan Bolley Head of Department Performing Arts and Music rb@tauhara.school.nz
Sally Cunnington Art and Design sa@tauhara.school.nz
Penny Wilson Art and Design  wp@tauhara.school.nz
Jacinda Wilson Dance sh@tauhara.school.nz
Vicki Witton Head of Faculty English wv@tauhara.school.nz
Pamela Carmichael English, Literacy Co-ordinator cl@tauhara.school.nz
Helen Edgecombe English eh@tauhara.school.nz
Polly Withington English pw@tauhara.school.nz
Deepika Gosai English go@tauhara.school.nz
Phil Somers English ps@tauhara.school.nz
Stuart Barbour English sb@tauhara.school.nz
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
Luke Stevens Mathematics sl@tauhara.school.nz
Karl Hermann Mathematics hk@tauhara.school.nz
Dan Piper Mathematics  dp@tauhara.school.nz
Physical Education    
Shanan Harrington Head of Faculty Physical Education/Outdoor Education hs@tauhara.school.nz
Roxane Collins Physical Education - On Leave rc@tauhara.school.nz
Jenny Harrington Physical Education and Peak Performance Sport hj@tauhara.school.nz
Brett Weber Physical Education and Sports Science bw@tauhara.school.nz
Tom Inger Physical Education ti@tauhara.school.nz
Kieran Te Kurapa Physical Education and Outdoor Education kt@tauhara.school.nz
Lucy Sharplin Physical Education sy@tauhara.school.nz
Janine Giddy Sports Co-ordinator jg@tauhara.school.nz
Nikki Renowden Physical Education rn@tauhara.school.nz
Rachel Smith Head of Faculty Science sr@tauhara.school.nz
James Lamb STEAM lj@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 (on leave 2020) cn@tauhara.school.nz
Shar Joyce Land Based Studies and Science js@tauhara.school.nz
Jason Butterfield Science and Physics bj@tauhara.school.nz
Saralee Sharplin Science and Biology si@tauhara.school.nz
Pamela Lambert Science Technician pl@tauhara.school.nz
Social Sciences    
Scott Sargison Head of Faculty Social Sciences  sg@tauhara.school.nz
Susan Whitworth Social Studies, History and Geography wh@tauhara.school.nz
Bridget Kemp Social Studies, History and Geography br@tauhara.school.nz
Ross Kirkwood Tourism kd@tauhara.school.nz
Kylie Sargison Social Studies, Business Studies sk@tauhara.school.nz
Nikki Renowden Business Studies rn@tauhara.school.nz
Kirsty Trevor Food Technology and Head of Technology tk@tauhara.school.nz
Kris Watson STEAM  wn@tauhara.school.nz
Phil Pyman DVC, Metal Technology and Wood Technology pp@tauhara.school.nz
Douglas Webb Automotive and Mechanical Engineering wb@tauhara.school.nz
Kyra Morrissey Digital Technology mk@tauhara.school.nz 
Ben Bisley Chef Hospitality and Industry Trainer  
Rebecca Harvey Head of Faculty Languages and Media Studies hr@tauhara.school.nz
Keiko Ferguson Spanish and 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, Specialist Teacher  pb@tauhara.school.nz
Michelle Pointon Specialist Teacher pm@tauhara.school.nz
Saralee Sharplin Specialist Teacher
Maria Dowd Teacher Aide
Georgie Morgan Teacher Aide
Abby Raharuhi-Stanfield Teacher Aide
Anita Bennett Teacher Aide
Learning Support Centre    
Brenda Pilkinton  SENCO and Inclusive Learning Leader pb@tauhara.school.nz
Sammie Slight Teacher Aide
Support Team    
Connie Karl Librarian kc@tauhara.school.nz
Ashley Cho Network Administrator ch@tauhara.school.nz
Specialist Pathways Team    
Karl Hermann Young Leaders Programme & Bus controller hk@tauhara.school.nz
Shanan Harrington School Wide Positive Behaviour For Learning PB4L 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
Lynette Braithwaite Principal's PA, HR, Payroll  bl@tauhara.school.nz
Linda Nouwens Finance Officer ln@tauhara.school.nz
Wendy Matthews Office Manager wm@tauhara.school.nz
Donna Vanner Administration vr@tauhara.school.nz
Di Coe Administration dc@tauhara.school.nz
Nancy Mellar Administration nm@tauhara.school.nz
Delwyn Roberts Careers Advisor, Trades Academy Co-ordinator  dr@tauhara.school.nz
Paula Burnett Gateway Co-ordinator, Careers Administrator bp@tauhara.school.nz
Grounds Staff    
Jocelyn Keesing Caretaker jk@tauhara.school.nz
Jeremy Dixon Assistant Caretaker
Student Wellbeing     
Angie Anamata CAFE Nurse Practitioner
Sue Anamata CAFE Nurse