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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

Management
Secondary School
Primary School
Preschool
Support staff
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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Science

Peter Stevens

Peter is an experienced educator who has worked in a variety of positions in Auckland, Tauranga, Indonesia and Singapore.

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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

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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English and Languages

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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English and Languages

Caroline Frankel

A dedicated Spanish teacher, Caroline inspires her students with a passion for learning 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

Beth Arnott

Beth comes to ACG Tauranga with a decade of teaching experience in both the UK and New Zealand.

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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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Humanities and Business

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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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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Teacher

Alison Stevens

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

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Daniel Pratt

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

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Dave Hanna

Dave finds teaching Year 3 and 4 rewarding, as students have a natural curiosity and love of learning.

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Sue Webster

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

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Preschool Centre Manager

Ellen White

“Creating environments that allow children to explore freely is essential for children to develop theories and learn about problem solving,…

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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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Teacher

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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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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Relief Teacher

Caroline Frankel

"I value the reciprocal nature of teaching, every day presents opportunities to learn from those who are learning from me".

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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 Gardener

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

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Sports Coordinator

Tia Parker

Tia is passionate about encouraging students to involve themselves in a range of sports while developing and enhancing their skills.

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Property Maintenance Technician

Nick van der Salm

Nick has extensive experience as a head grounds person and technician.

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