Columba College Appoints New Principal

29 November 2018

The Board of Governors and Board of Trustees are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Pauline Duthie to the position of Principal of Columba College.

Mrs Duthie is currently the Principal at Christchurch Girls' High School and was a former Principal of Iona College, a Presbyterian state integrated school in Hawkes Bay.  She has previously worked at St Hilda's Collegiate in Dunedin as Assistant Principal and Head of English.

Mrs Duthie brings outstanding leadership qualities as well as in depth knowledge and experience in both state integrated and state schools.

Mrs Duthie is looking forward to her new position at Columba and both Boards are looking forward to her joining the College community.

Mrs Duthie will start at Columba in early March 2019.

The Boards would also like to express their gratitude for the commitment and support of the school leadership and staff stepping up into acting roles while they were going through the recruitment process.  A special thank you is also given to Jenness Riethmaier for taking on the Acting Principal role.