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Instructional Leadership Team

Middle Leadership Team

Alan Stephenson

Head of Learning(Technology)

About Me

HOLA Technology. I believe that all students deserve the best educational opportunities so they can be the best academically, socially, culturally and/ or sporting person possible. MEDLM. Dip Tch. PGD EDLM. Kendo 6th Dan. Iaido 4th Dan &Jodo 3rd Dan.

E: alan.stephenson@ajhs.school.nz

Gina Morkel

Head of Learning(Mathematics)

About Me

Born to teach Mathematics. Been teaching Maths since 1996. Qualified Secondary Maths teacher but teaching at AJHS since 2014. I treat students in my classes as if they were my own. Good sense of humour, volleyball coach, married and a mum of 3. Value honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

E: gina.morkel@ajhs.school.nz

Kaye McKean

Head of Learning(Social Science)

About Me

It’s a privilege teaching, engaging and stretching our akonga. I am HOLA of Social Studies and the Business Academy. In education since 2000, I have a marketing background. Interests include running a charity for underprivileged in Rwanda, travel, and predator free NZ. I'm married to Ian and have four sons.

E: kaye.mckean@ajhs.school.nz

Kirsten Saunders

Head of Learning

Kristin Noom-Duckworth

Head of Learning(Languages)

About Me

Head of Lanaguages, TIC of Japanese. 24 years' experience as a secondary teacher of Japanese and English. I am passionate about empowering students to think critically by motivating them to see patterns in the world around them and create a love of learning. Making connections with students and being an authentic person with a good sense of humour is important to me.

E: kristin.noom@ajhs.school.nz

Martene Matthews

Head of Learning(Science)

About Me

Head of Learning Area for Science. I have worked as a Science teacher for over 25 years in both the UK and New Zealand. Before teaching I worked as a naturalist and I am still involved in conservation through the Kaipatiki project. I am married with two children.

E: martene.matthews@ajhs.school.nz

Nicola Kaiwai

Head of Learning(PE & Health)

About Me

I provide quality instruction and motivation in a supportive classroom environment, as I challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning and activity needs. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, after being awarded a tennis scholarship. I enjoy mountain biking, morning latte's at the beach and reading autobiographies.

E: nicola.kaiwai@ajhs.school.nz

Sarah Guise

Head of Learning(Year 7)

About Me

As the Head of Y7 Integrated Studies, I have the pleasure of being an integral part of the team with whom our youngest learners start their AJHS pathway. I am passionate about educating and connecting with our young people and believe they keep me young too! I am a fond traveller, new beekeeper, and an animal enthusiast.

E: sarah.guise@ajhs.school.nz

Shelley Brockelsby

Head of Learning(Year 8)

Shelley-Ann Wilson

Head of Learning(English)

About Me

With nearly 30 years teaching experience in South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand, I am a specialist teacher of English, Media and Film Studies. Head of the Learning Areas English and ESOL, my qualifications include a BA, HDipEd, MEd in Literacy and Numeracy Development as well as a TEFL Dip.

E: shelley.wilson@ajhs.school.nz

Ashmita Dawad

Kiwi Whanau Leader

About Me

Being enthusiastic, kind, resourceful and efficient are qualities I strive for while keeping my sense of humour. Together with my love of teaching Maths and helping students succeed, is the need to care for and have happy students. Family, friends, hiking, reading, having fun and relaxing are what make me happy.

E: ashmita.dawad@ajhs.school.nz

Ian Tagg

Ruru Whanau Leader

About Me

One of my strongest attributes is establishing excellent relationships with my students, their families and the wider community. Teaching has given me many opportunities, one of the most important is the ability to interact with a range of backgrounds, beliefs, cultures and families. This forms the foundations to learning successfully.

E: ian.tagg@ajhs.school.nz

Sarah Manning

Tui Whanau Leader

About Me

Have taught Homeroom and Physical Education. Passion is seeing youth in the outdoors. TIC of Outdoor Education. Have been at AJHS since 2010 and am greatful for the variety of students and teachers I spend time with. Enjoy being involved in the pastoral care and guidance of our students.

E: sarah.manning@ajhs.school.nz

Grant Macpherson

Makomako Whanau Leader

About Me

Highly motivated, passionate Middle Leader with over 25 years' experience. Have specialised in both Homeroom and Physical Education, predominantly from Years 7 - 10. Enjoy creating postive relationships and life long learners. Married with 4 children. Follow lots of different sports, especially cricket and rugby.

E: grant.macpherson@ajhs.school.nz