Our People

He aha te mea nui o tea o. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Columba College has an experienced, caring, collegial teaching and support staff who build strong relationships with students and the community.

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Senior Leadership Staff 

Principal Columba College
Principal

Mrs Pauline Duthie 

Head of Schools

Ms Emma Harris 

Columba College Teacher
Head of Junior School

Mrs Marion Hogg 

Chemistry Teacher
Head of Middle School

Ms Julie Armstrong-Homan 

Geography and Social Studies
Head of Senior School

Mrs Lauren Piebenga 

Deans 

Columba College Teacher
Year 7

Mrs Chris Cheyne 

Junior School

Miss Vivienne Eason

Middle School

Ms Rebecca Gemmill 

Senior School

Mrs Christie Sinclair 

International Students

Mrs Sue Medary 

Religious Studies Teacher
Chaplain

Dr Jennifer Macleod 

Heads of Departments 

HoD Chemistry
Specialist Classroom Teacher

Mr Aaron Everett  

Classics Teacher
HoD Classics
HoD English

Mr John Hayden 

Commerce Teacher
HoD Commerce (Years 9 to 13)
Director of Agribusiness

Mrs Suzanne Bishop 

Year 13 teacher
HoD Geography (Years 11 to 13)
HoD Social Studies  (Years 7 to 10)

Mrs Alena Wafer 

HoD Technology

Mr Justin Scott 

TiC Health

Ms Jessica Lach 

HoD History (Years 11 to 13)
Careers Adviser (Years 11 to 13)

Ms Kathryn Evans 

International Languages Teacher
HoD International Languages            (Years 4 to 13)

Mr Andrew Moore 

HoD Biology (Years 12 and 13)

Mrs Sally Graves  

Columba College Visual Arts Teacher
HoD Visual Arts (Years 7 to 13)

Mr Steve Shaw 

Physics and Science Teacher
HoD Physics (Years 11 to 13)
HoD Science (Years 7 to 11)
Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Mr Ben Duckett 

Mathematics & Statistics Teacher
HoD Mathematics & Statistics      (Years 7 to 13)

Mr Joseph Chambers 

Columba College Music Teacher
TiC Music (Years 7 to 13)

Mrs Sarah Casbolt 

Physical Education and Health Co-ordinator
HoD Physical Education and Health Co-ordinator(Years 7 to 13)

Mrs Christie Sinclair 

Support Team

EA to Principal

Mrs Liz Gold 

Office Manager

Mrs Dawn Hope 

Columba College School Secretary
School Secretary

Ms Jan McKnight 

Science Technician
Science Technician

Mrs Robyn MacKay 

Librarian

Ms Liz Wootton   

Columba College IT Support
IT Support

Mr Saul Moore 

Guidance

Mrs Jaimee Corbishley 

Columba College Support Team
Guidance

Ms Megan Turnbull 

Guidance

Ms Neresa Hall   

Guidance

Mrs Mary Milne   

Finance Team

Columba College Finance Officer
Finance Officer

Mrs Mel Black

Columba College Accounts Administrator
Accounts Administrator

Ms Julie Sabiston