He Tangata - Our People


St Albans School is governed by the community-elected Board of Trustees. 

The management of St Albans School is carried out by the Principal in conjunction with the staff.


Leadership Team

Tumuaki / Principal: Andrea Harnett

Deputy Principal (Systems and Spaces): Glen McKenzie

Deputy Principal (People and Programmes): Jo Lidstone

SENCo (Special Education Needs Coordinator): Loriann Wakefield

Executive Manager: Diane Mawhinney

Kaiwhakhaere – Te Tikanga Rua Rēo: Desray Lithgow

Piwkakawaka Lead (Year 1): June Thompson

Pūkeko Lead (Year 2): Marisa Spear

Kererū Lead (Year 3-4): Jane Allen

Kahū Lead (Year 5-6): Nicky Simmons


Administration in Pūtahi

Executive Officer/BOT Secretary (Finance): Diane Mawhinney

Office Administrator (Enrolments): Keri Hughes


Part-time Admin Support: Lauren Bartram

Library and Resource Management: Rachel Smith


Directors of Learning

Digital Technology: Sam Pelham

ESOL Coordinator: Kim Scadden / June Thompson


Literacy:  Marisa Spear

Numeracy: Julie Baker


Learning Hubs and Kaiako / Teachers


Junior School (Year 1-2)

Piwakawaka (New Entrant – Year 1) in Hāroto

Pīwakawaka 22: Catriona Collett

Pīwakawaka 23: Julie Baker

Pīwakawaka 24 (Term 2): Cara Wallace

Pīwakawaka 25 (Term 3): Hollie Scadden

Pīwakawaka 26: Angela Johns / Krysta Taylor

Pīwakawaka 27: June Thompson

Pūkeko (Year 2) in Hikuwai

Pūkeko 19: Tina Norton / Kirsty Ford

Pūkeko 20: Marisa Spear

Pūkeko 21: Fiona Campbell


Middle School (Year 3-4)

Kererū in Hikuwai

Kererū 15: Lauren Keir

Kererū 16: Josie Simpson

Kererū 5: Kim Scadden


 Kererū 1: Nikki de Vries

Kererū 17: Jane Allen

Kererū 18: Tammy Dickson



Senior School (Year 5-6)

Kahū in Waiora

 Kahū 8: Wayne Matthews

Kahū 9: Nicky Simmons

Kahrū 10: Julie Worthington / Adela Brown


 Kahū 11:  Sam Pelham / Jodi Archibold

Kahū 12: Pippa Wipperfuerth

Kahū 13: Niamh O’Connor / Ros Tippen



Te Tikanga Rua Rēo (New Entrant – Year 6)

Bilingual Unit in Ōtakaro

Riroriro (Year 1-2): Lucy Whyte

Kōtuku (Year 3-4): Surin Dobbie

Pouākai (Year 5-6): Desray Lithgow

Resource Teacher of Māori: Stephanie Richardson

Kaiako e te reo: Mike Davey


Additional Programmes

Sport and PE:  Suzie Pomeroy

Extension Programmes: Jo Lidstone

Reading Recovery: Suzie Pomeroy

Arts Lead/Choir: Olivia Hanson

Korowai Manaaki

 Korowai is used to wrap around to keep us warm, protect, or adorn. Manaaki – caring for others. This team of teaching assistants and our SENCO provide important support and guidance for our young learners.

Release Teachers

 This wonderful team releases our kaiako three times per term as a team so that they can collaborate, plan, assess and learn from their colleagues.

Kaitiaki - Ground Staff

Head Caretaker: Heather Fogden

Partime Caretaker: Bill Page

Traffic Wardens: 

  • Tracey Hayes
  • Lee Jewel