Meet Our Staff

Malcolm Cox

Malcolm Cox


I am committed to our school and to the education of our students. My primary role is to advocate for our youth in this community ensuring that they are at the heart of the matter. We must be inclusive, valuing all individuals. My imperative is to support them to become confident in themselves, well educated, and secure in their relationships and community, so that they may be remarkable as individuals.

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Bronwyn Haitana

Bronwyn Haitana

Deputy Principal and Acting Assistant Principal Yrs 4-7

I am a passionate leader who loves to empower students and teachers to be the best they can be.

I believe building a safe school climate and positive school culture is paramount to having a successful school.

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Quenten Browne

Quenten Browne

Deputy Principal

Ko Hikurangi te Maunga, Ko Taumarere te Awa, Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi. I believe that all children deserve the right to excel within education. It is our role and responsibility as kaiako / educators to provide quality learning experiences that engage and inspire our young people. Nau te rourou, naaku te rourou ka ora ai nga tamariki.

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Celia Risbridger

Celia Risbridger

Assistant Principal -Yrs 0-2

Kia Ora, I’m Celia Risbridger, born, brought up, educated and living in Raglan!  I started my teaching career at Raglan Area School in 1994, and have taught all primary levels since then, including seven years as New Entrant teacher from 2004-2011.

During 2013, 2014 and 2015 I worked at school with students who were struggling in mathematics and undertook post-graduate study to support this.  I was ‘on leave’ from school in 2016, working part-time as a mathematics facilitator for the University of Waikato, mentoring and sharing my learning with teachers doing similar work in other schools.

I’m looking forward to being the New Entrant teacher at Raglan Area School in 2017, and getting to know you and your tamariki as they begin their journey of school learning.  I’m also leader of the Year 0-2 team.

When not at school, you’re most likely to find me in my garden or walking the beaches and bush tracks of Raglan!

Gwyn Brodie

Gwyn Brodie

Assistant Principal - Yrs 7-10

Ko Kawhia te moana. Ko Tainui te waka. As an Assistant Principal, I believe that it is very important that all students have their learning needs met and to do this we should be able to do things differently. I believe that school should be safe, positive, focussed on learning and achievement, where students are paramount. For me learning is a partnership with whanau and I encourage whanau to be part of the learning process.

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Pauline Sweetman

Pauline Sweetman

Assistant Principal (Yrs 11-13)

Together, with an enthusiastic team of teachers, I emphasise the importance of students’ achieving personal standards of excellence, in academic, sporting and cultural activities, by providing opportunities to experience success both in and beyond the classroom.

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Tipene Watson

Assistant Principal - Rumaki Reo Yrs 0-9

Teachers Years 0-6

Year 1/New Entrant Library until D Block renovations are complete Celia Risbridger
Year 1 Rm D4  Rebecca Hishon/Jane Morris
Years 2 Library until D Block renovations are complete Amy Haswell
Years 5/6 Rm E1 Liam Coulder-Lavers
Years 5/6 Rm E2 Donna Fisher
Years 3/4 Rm E3 Hilary Elliot
Years 3/4 Rm E4 Annika Fries
Years 3/4 Rm E5 Sheree Gibson
Years 5/6 Rm I1 Tracy Cathro
Reading Recovery Kersten Hickman

Teachers Te Roopu Aroha Ki Te Reo

Years 1-3 Rm B2 Meremere Kylie Hollis
Years 4-6 Rm B3 Tawera Chanel Ruawai/Liz Rangiawha
Years 7-10 Rm B4 Matariki Tipene Watson

Whanau Teachers & Whanau Rooms Years 8-13

Year 7/8 RM C3 Jason Wairepo
Year 7 RM C4 Ariana Millward
Year 8 RM C1 Pete Maloney
Year 9 Rm M3 Bronwyn Haitana
Year 9/10 RM M2 Gwyn Brodie
Te Mana o Te Rangatahi RM M1 Mike Smith
RM H8 Stevie Gardiner
RM H5 Angela Prain
RM Hall Hans Geursen
RM H4 Glenn Rangitonga
RM H6 Jeanette McDonnell-Rata
RM AV Logan Nathan
Andy Sherlock
RM J1 Larry Fisher
RM J1 Deane Hishon
RM K3 David O’Loughlin
RM K1 Pauline Sweetman
RM H7 Naomi Tavio

Management Unit Holders/Management Allowance Holders

Lead Teacher Enviro Angela Prain
Maori Achievement Quenten Browne
STAR/Gateway Pauline Sweetman
Gifted and Talented Jan Kearvell
Timetable Quenten Browne
Relievers TBC
Senior Teacher RTLB Sue Brown
Senior Teacher SENCO Steph de Besten
Senior Teacher Year 7-10 TBC
Senior Teacher Year 11-13 Stevie Gardiner
Senior Teacher Year 11-13 Lee Copson
Senior Teachers Surfing Academy Deane Hishon/ Larry Fisher
HoD P.E./Health Hans Geursen
HoD Science Lee Copson
HoD Technology Glenn Rangitonga
HoD Art Jeanette McDonnell-Rata
HoD English David O’Loughlin
HoD Social Sciences TBC
HoD Maths Logan Nathan
HoD Te Reo Maori Quenten Browne

Health Team

Renee Andre Counsellor
Sarah Edwards Counsellor
Briana Goodwin Social Worker in School (SWiS)
 Michele Anderson Public Health Nurse
Tracey Frew School Nurse

Support Staff

Karen Clark Office Manager/Receptionist/Personal Assistant to the Principal
Sue Millward Student Management Officer / First Aid
Hinemoa Rossi Executive Officer
Kris Thorpe Library/Gateway Administrator
Anaru Topia Attendance Officer
Marian Cox Library Manager
Library Assistant
Wayne Morris Homestay Surfing Academy Coordinator
Jake Fyalka IT Technician/ICT Teacher Assistant
TBC Teacher Assistant
TBC Teacher Assistant
Sarah Gabril Teacher Assistant/Lab Technician
TBC Teacher Assistant
Rose Putaranui Teacher Assistant
Renee Hetherington Teacher Assistant
 Sam Cowley Sportfit Coordinator

Grounds and Cleaning Staff

Rob Salvation Caretaker
Lorna Eason Team Supervisor , cleaner Admin Area, Dental Clinic & L Block
Annie Calder H 7 and 8, J and I Block
TBC E, F and G Block
TBC C and D Block
Maria Manuel B Block
Annie Calder H 1,2,3,4,5 and D Block

Recent Blog Posts

Year 0-6 Prizegiving

Just a reminder to all, the Year 0-6 prizegiving is tomorrow in the school hall and starts at 10.30 am.  As with previous years, students are free to go home with their parents/caregivers at the conclusion of the ceremony. Order of Events Karakia – Te Whaiwhaia...