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Support Staff Team

Support Staff Team

Andrea Osbourne

Technology Support Technician

About Me

Technology Support Technician. Married with two children who both came to AJHS. I immigrated in 2005 from England as we loved what NZ had to offer. I have a passion for engaging children in the new and interesting things technology offers. I am a qualified ice skating coach ( BITA) and spent 19 years working in a bank to become a manager gaining FPC & Ce MAP. I love where my new career is taking me.

E: andrea.osbourne@ajhs.school.nz

Bevan Armstrong

Groundsman

Brigid Lamont

School Nurse

About Me

NZ Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience in a variety of Health settings. I have been at AJHS since 2016 and love being in the school environment and working with sudent to fulfill their potential at school.

E: brigid.lamont@ajhs.school.nz

Bronwyn Northgrave

Relief/Visiting Teacher

Bruce Wang

Business Manager

About Me

I am the business manager at Albany Junior High School since 2017. I am father of two sons. I have over 15 years of financial controlling, operational management and property management experiences. I have been dealing with muti- government agencies (CYFS, DOC, MOE, MOH etc.).

E: bruce.wang@ajhs.school.nz

Cathy Abel

Attendance/DP's support

About Me

I work with the Admin team as support for the Deputy Principals and managing student Attendance. My colleagues are a great group of individuals who collectively help to provide an environment that enable us to deliver the best support possible for staff and students alike.

E: cathy.abel@ajhs.school.nz

George McClure

Receptionist/Enrolments

About Me

I am the schools Receptionist and have been here since 2012, I am also responsible for new enrolments. I thoroughly enjoy welcoming our new families and ensuring students feel at ease, plus continued relationships with our current parents. The best part of my job however, is that every day is different, working with staff that are just so good at what they do and the interactions I have with our students makes my day.

E: george.mcclure@ajhs.school.nz

Gillian Watson

Student Accounts

Jackie Lawes

School Accounts

Jo Monkton

Sports Co-ordinator

Jose Pereira

Caretaker

About Me

Property Maintenance Assistant. I have behind me a forty year banking career starting at the bottom as a bills of exchange clerk, progressing through administration, accounting, resources management to consumer credit management of a cluster of 23 large branches. Woodwork, metalwork and home and vehicle maintenance have been a part of my life since pre school days.

E: jose.pereira@ajhs.school.nz

Kate Page

Office Manager

About Me

I am the Office Manager and work with a team of wonderful people at AJHS. I have been here for over 4 years and enjoy the ever changing systems and administration side of my job. We are very proud of the way we all support each other, the teachers and the students.

E: kate.page@ajhs.school.nz

Kerry Oliver

Teacher Aide

About Me

Have joined the Learning Support Team this year from Primary School level. I have supported students from years 0-6 since 2007 and enjoy the one on one or small group learning sessions involving reading, maths and literacy. Love it when students light up when they've "got it". My 3 daughters all attended AJHS and I now get why they had so much fun.

E: kerry.oliver@ajhs.school.nz

Kirsty Mower

Teacher Aide

About Me

I am a learning support worker and have worked at AJHS for 3 years. I am a Hairdresser by trade but I studied at Massey University as an Education support worker five years ago. My job ensures all students at AJHS have equal opportunities and reach their academic potential.

E: kirsty.mower@ajhs.school.nz

Mandy Farrington

Data Systems Manager

About Me

I am the System Director, providing support to the SLT and teachers, I love a challenge and solving problems. I have been fortunate enough to be working at AJHS family since May 2018. I have been working in the school environment since 2003.

E: mandy.farrington@ajhs.school.nz

Maree Nolan

Principal's PA

About Me

I am part of the Admin team here, providing support to the Principal and the wider SLT, and have been with AJHS since 2017. I am also Secretary for the Board of Trustees. Proud to be working with a passionate and diverse range of teachers and support staff.

E: maree.nolan@ajhs.school.nz

Margaret Penberthy

Uniform Shop Manager

Maxine Johnson

Student Desk

About Me

I work alongside the Admin team and you will find me at Student Reception. I love working at AJHS with the amazing staff. I used to be a foster carer in the UK before moving to NZ in 2007. I have 3 grown up children and 2 grandchildren. I love watching our students start in Year 7 and develop into mature confident teenagers.

E: maxine.johnson@ajhs.school.nz

Miriam Taylor

Counsellor

About Me

I am a part time Counsellor at AJHS. I am trained in person-centred counselling, and am passionate about the formation and education of our students. In nurturing their mental health and building their resilience, I aim to promote their overall development and improve their ability to manage future life challenges.

E: miriam.taylor@ajhs.school.nz

Pam Thomson

Teacher Aide

About Me

Am a member of the learning support team. My passion is to help students achieve and enjoy school. Working one on one or in small groups helps the student understand and they become more confident in their abilities. Have worked at AJHS for over 10 years.

E: pam.thomson@ajhs.school.nz

Paula Cole

Science Technician

About Me

I was a Primary School teacher for 27 years. I am now the Science technician at AJHS and love the varied nature of my busy, full-time role. I have worked in schools all my life and love being around young, curious, growing minds. I have 2 adult sons and have been involved in their many sporting ventures over the years.

E: paula.cole@ajhs.school.nz

Ray Jarman

Support Staff

About Me

Part of the Grounds / Property Team. Has been with AJHS since Feb 2010. Currently on extended leave

E: ray.jarman@ajhs.school.nz

Sandrea Ware

Library manager

About Me

A qualified, experienced school librarian. An avid reader of Children + Young Adult literature, I love to share my passion with our students. I have been at AJHS since its opening in 2005 and instrumental in the ongoing development of its Library.

E: sandrea.ware@ajhs.school.nz

Siu Kau Tai

Caretaker Assistant

About Me

Part of the Grounds/ Property team

E: siukau.tai@ajhs.school.nz

Steve Peach

Senior Counsellor

About Me

Senior Guidance Counsellor: My passion is to assist young people of all ages and ethnicities to be able to live in their optimum levels of well-being. I believe this is possible by using customised counselling approaches that suit the personal and cultural needs of the individual. I am experienced with helping people find ways to develop and utilise their strengths when they are struggling and feeling overwhelmed with their personal circumstances.

E: steve.peach@ajhs.school.nz

Sun Mi Lee

Korean counsellor

About Me

I’m a qualified counsellor (MNZCCA) and have been part-time working with AJHS since 2009. I used to be a lecturer at University in Korea for 11 years with a Ph. D degree of Environmental Psychology and I am now passionate on oversea/immigrant students’ acculturation and mental well-being at school. I have been supporting students and family, especially Asians who are struggling with mental health issues or cultural differences.

E: sunmi.lee@ajhs.school.nz

Susan Williams

Library Assistant

About Me

I have been part of the Library team since 2015. Married with two boys who both attended this school. I have always had a passion for books and reading and I love helping reluctant readers to find just the right book.

E: susan.williams@ajhs.school.nz

Vickie Mason

Reprographics/Resources

About Me

I have just started at AJHS this year as a reprographic technician. I handle the bulk of the schools printing & copying needs, and take care of the staffroom also. My background is engraving & design which I completed my qualification in 2000. Married with two children who both attend AJHS, I feel lucky to be apart of such an amazing team.

E: vickie.mason@ajhs.school.nz

Willa Wu

Teacher Aide