ACG Tauranga staff

Professional, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers are key to a successful school education.
 


Senior 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…

Deputy Principal


Terence Beeton

Terence joins the school after six years at ACG Parnell, where he taught middle school Science and Computer Science and…

Mathematics, Dean Year 10-13


Jackie Webb

Jackie comes to ACG Tauranga with over 13 years of experience teaching mathematics in New Zealand.
 

HUMANITIES AND BUSINESS, DEAN YEAR 1-9

Tatyana Duffin

Tatyana believes that her role as a tutor offers students a positive environment where they can develop self-confidence and a passion…

 

new entrant


Alison Stevens

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

biology


Amanda Shaw

Amanda has 19 years of experience working alongside students and families, sharing the common goal of achieving academic success

Science


Brent Smith

Brent specialises in senior Physics, but has a Chemistry degree and loves to teach junior science as well.

Dance


Dani Miller

Dani is a passionate and experienced dancer, choreographer and dance teacher.
 

YEAR 6 TEACHER


Daniel Pratt

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

YEAR 5 TEACHER


Dave Hanna

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

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.

YEAR 2 & 3 TEACHER


Denise Wheatley

Denise is an experienced primary school teacher. She has taught in New Zealand and several international schools in South Korea, Brunei and Qatar. 
 

ENGLISH & ART


Helen Dunning

Helen has arrived at ACG Tauranga from 20 years of teaching locally and internationally. She has experience..

 

CHEMISTRY AND SCIENCE


Hezahne Prinsloo

Hezahne is an experienced teacher who has taught Chemistry, Physics and Science in South Africa and now New Zealand.

HEAD OF SPORT, PE & HEALTH


Ian Shaw

Ian joins ACG Tauranga as Head of Sport, PE and Health having held Senior leadership positions...

ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES


Sue Wood

Sue has been a teacher in Auckland and London with almost two decades of experience.
 

Mathematics


Jo Landeg

Jo is a passionate mathematician who has the ability to teach both pure maths and statistics. 

Arts


Kelly Hayward

Kelly was a founding teacher at ACG Tauranga and finds great satisfaction and enjoyment in building the Performing Arts area.
 

Arts


Leana Buxton

Leana is both an art teacher and successful artist who has participated in several exhibitions.

 

 

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...
 

SCIENCE


Rob Webster

Rob is an experienced teacher who has worked in a number of positions, both in New Zealand and Vietnam.

History


Simon Wheatley

An experienced educator, Simon has spent the last 21 years teaching in a variety of educational settings...
 


Lauren Shaw

Lauren has taught both in New Zealand and in the UK. She has taught all year levels within the Primary school...  


Liam Duffin

Liam has been an administrative employee at ACG Tauranga since 2020 on a part-time basis. He has strong...  


Sonia Bernard

Sonia is an experienced educator originally from New York, who has taught...  


Stephanie Vaughan

Having majored in English, Stephanie supports students who have English...  

Accounts Administrator


Catherine Fitzpatrick

Having lived in Pyes Pa for more than 18 years, Catherine feels very much like a local...
 

PA TO PRINCIPAL


Deirdre Sadd

Having owned businesses for 25 years, Deirdre decided to pursue her passion and enter...

 


 

Grounds and Property Maintenance Technician


Johan Prinsloo

Johan has extensive experience in property management, with more than...

Enrolment Manager and Homestay Assessor


Sharron Angus

Sharron has held various administrative roles over the years and has a particular...
 

Laboratory Technician


Simone Heeney

Simone joined ACG Tauranga in March 2021 where she works part time in the...

Manager


Raechel Thompson

“I have a really important role to play in children’s lives and in supporting our community. It’s a huge privilege."



 

TEACHER

 

Anna Mulder

Kia ora ACG whanau! My name is Anna and I live here in Pyes Pa with my husband and two daughters. I am passionate about...

 

Teacher


Danel De Jongh

Hi, my name is Danel and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I have been blessed the last four years while learning alongside co-workers and tamariki here in New Zealand.
 

Teacher


Debbie Lindsay

"I desire to see all children reach their full potential."

 

Teacher


Rachel Landeg

“I love encouraging children to explore and grow.”
 

Teacher


Rita Smit

“The best part of my job is working alongside children, giving them the opportunity to explore and discover.”

TEACHER


Robyn Dixon

"I am a strong advocate for the importance of learning through play while providing your child...
 

Teacher


Sue McGeorge

I am married to Ric and have two adult children, Emma, and Adam, both of whom are currently living overseas.

 

 

Teacher


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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