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ACG Tauranga staff

Professional, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers are key to a successful school education.

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Senior Staff

Leadership Team
Secondary School
Primary School
Support staff
Preschool
Deputy Principal

Terence Beeton

Terence joins the school after six years at ACG Parnell, where he taught middle school Science and Computer Science and…

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Principal

Thea Kilian

Thea is passionate about the importance of a holistic education and believes that expert teachers are a school’s most valuable…

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Mathematics, Dean Year 10-13

Jackie Webb

Jackie comes to ACG Tauranga with over 13 years of experience teaching mathematics in New Zealand.

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Humanities and Business, Dean Year 1-9

Tatyana Duffin

Tatyana believes that her role as a tutor offers students a positive environment where they can develop self-confidence and a passion…

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Deputy Principal

Terence Beeton

Terence joins the school after six years at ACG Parnell, where he taught middle school Science and Computer Science and…

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Sports Coordinator

Caroline Heathorn

Caroline is a passionate and experienced teacher who has 24 years of teaching and coaching PE and sport.

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Physical Education & Mathematics

Franki Traini

Franki is an experienced teacher who has worked in a number of positions, both in Physical Education and Mathematics.

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Chemistry and Science

Hezahne Prinsloo

Hezahne is an experienced teacher who has taught Chemistry, Physics and Science in South Africa and now New Zealand.

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Dance

Dani Miller

Dani is a passionate and experienced dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.

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Science

Brent Smith

Brent specialises in senior Physics, but has a Chemistry degree and loves to teach junior science as well.

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Science

Rob Webster

Rob is an experienced teacher who has worked in a number of positions, both in New Zealand and Vietnam.

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Science

Jordan Howard

Jordan is passionate about Biology and is delighted to have the opportunity to foster a love and passion for the…

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Mathematics, Dean Year 10-13

Jackie Webb

Jackie comes to ACG Tauranga with over 13 years of experience teaching mathematics in New Zealand.

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Mathematics

Jo Landeg

Jo is a passionate mathematician who has the ability to teach both pure maths and statistics.  

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English and Languages

Sue Wood

Sue has been a teacher in Auckland and London with almost two decades of experience.

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English and Languages

David Paul

David creates learning situations that both engage interest and develop deeper understanding, and enjoys seeing students reach that “aha” moment.

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International Tutor Teacher

Angela Gill

Angela has been teaching Spanish for over 15 years and enjoys exploring the pedagogical links between teaching different languages.

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Humanities and Business

Nicky Gawler

Helping students see links between course content and the real world is a key driver in Nicky's approach to teaching…

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Humanities and Business

Stephanie Vaughan

Having majored in English, Stephanie supports students who have English as a second language while also teaching Humanities.

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Arts

Kelly Hayward

Kelly was a founding teacher at ACG Tauranga and finds great satisfaction and enjoyment in building the Performing Arts area…

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Arts

Leana Buxton

Leana is both an art teacher and successful artist who has participated in several exhibitions.

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Physical Education, Health and Sport

Ben Howell

Ben has more than ten years’ experience in the outdoor education industry as a specialist in adventure recreation and corporate…

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Sports Coordinator

Caroline Heathorn

Caroline is a passionate and experienced teacher who has 24 years of teaching and coaching PE and sport.

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Chemistry and Science

Hezahne Prinsloo

Hezahne is an experienced teacher who has taught Chemistry, Physics and Science in South Africa and now New Zealand.

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Science

Brent Smith

Brent specialises in senior Physics, but has a Chemistry degree and loves to teach junior science as well.

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Science

Jordan Howard

Jordan is passionate about Biology and is delighted to have the opportunity to foster a love and passion for the…

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International Tutor Teacher

Angela Gill

Angela has been teaching Spanish for over 15 years and enjoys exploring the pedagogical links between teaching different languages.

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Humanities and Business, Dean Year 1-9

Tatyana Duffin

Tatyana believes that her role as a tutor offers students a positive environment where they can develop self-confidence and a passion…

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Arts

Kelly Hayward

Kelly was a founding teacher at ACG Tauranga and finds great satisfaction and enjoyment in building the Performing Arts area…

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Physical Education, Health and Sport

Ben Howell

Ben has more than ten years’ experience in the outdoor education industry as a specialist in adventure recreation and corporate…

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Teacher

Alison Stevens

Alison is an experienced teacher who has worked in several different schools throughout New Zealand and overseas.

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Teacher

Daniel Pratt

Daniel has taught in schools in Auckland, Japan, and in Saudi Arabia.

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Teacher

Dave Hanna

Dave finds teaching Year 4 rewarding, as students have a natural curiosity and love of learning.

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Teacher

Sue Webster

Sue is an experienced teacher who has taught in a range of schools within New Zealand and Vietnam.

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Sports Coordinator

Caroline Heathorn

Caroline is a passionate and experienced teacher who has 24 years of teaching and coaching PE and sport.

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Grounds and Property Maintenance Technician

Johan Prinsloo

Johan has extensive experience in property management, with more than 10 years corporate experience in operations and facilities management.

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Enrolment Manager and Homestay Assessor

Sharron Angus

Sharron has held various administrative roles over the years and has a particular passion for education.

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Office Administrator

Tessa Gardner

An experienced EA, Tessa has also spent many hours volunteering for Orphan’s Aid International. 

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Teacher

Rita Smit

“The best part of my job is working alongside children, giving them the opportunity to explore and discover.”

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Relief teacher

Rachel Landeg

“I love encouraging children to explore and grow.”

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Acting Preschool Manager

Raechel Thompson

“I have a really important role to play in children’s lives and in supporting our community. It’s a huge privilege.”

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Teacher

Toni Stevens

“I believe children need to grow in a supportive and encouraging environment where they are able to learn through play…

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Relief teacher

Liz Sutcliffe

“I believe that when we accept all emotions, children can learn from our empathetic responses how to empathise with others…

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