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.

View Vacancies +

Leadership Staff 

Principal

Mrs Pauline Duthie 

Deputy Principal / Year 9 Dean

Ms Jenness Riethmaier 

Assistant Principal / Year 12 Dean

Mrs Emma Harris

Head of Junior School / Junior School Dean

Mrs Marion Hogg 

Deans 2019

Middle School

Year 7

Mrs Chris Cheyne 

Year 8

Mrs Anwyn Walker 

Year 9

Mrs Jenness Riethmaier 

Year 10

Mrs Christie Sinclair 

Senior School

Year 11

Mrs Sally Graves 

Year 12

Mrs Emma Harris

Year 13

Mrs Alena Wafer  

International Students

Mrs Sue Medary 

Heads of Departments 2019

HoD Chemistry (Years 11 to 13)

Mrs Julie                                      Armstrong-Homan 

HoD Classics (Years 12 and 13)

Mr John Hayden 

HoD Commerce (Years 9 to 13)
Director of Agribusiness

Mrs Suzanne Bishop 

HoD English (Years 7 to 13)

Ms Anna Togneri 

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

Mrs Lauren Piebenga 

HoD History (Years 11 to 13)

Mrs Kathryn Riepl 

HoD International Languages            (Years 4 to 13)

Mr Andrew Moore 

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

Mr Ben Duckett 

HoD Mathematics & Statistics      (Years 7 to 13)

Mr Joseph Chambers 

HoD Music (Years 7 to 13)

Mr Richard Madden 

HoD Physical Education and Health (Years 7 to 13)

Mrs Christie Sinclair 

HoD Religious Studies                      (Years 7 to 13)

Dr Jennifer Macleod 

HoD Technology

Ms Jacqueline Dwyer 

HoD Biology (Years 12 and 13)

Mrs Sally Graves  

HoD Careers (Years 7 to 13)

Mr Neil Mains 

HoD Visual Arts (Years 7 to 13)

Ms Kezia Field 

Support Team

EA to Principal

Mrs Liz Gold 

Office Manager

Mrs Dawn Hope 

School Secretary

Ms Jan McKnight 

Science Technician

Mrs Robyn MacKay 

Librarian

Ms Liz Wootton   

IT Support

Mr Saul Moore 

Guidance

Mrs Jaimee Corbishley 

Guidance

Ms Megan Turnbull 

Year 7 – 10 Pastoral Co-ordinator

Mrs Jenness Riethmaier   

Year 11 – 13 Pastoral Co-ordinator

Mrs Emma Harris