Mountainview’s Staff

Meet our amazing staff

We are blessed to have such an outstanding community of people in our school. Our staff work everyday to ensure that our students have the best possible experience of education while at Mountainview High School. It is through their collective effort that we are able to provide our students with the opportunity to reach excellence in everything they do.

Principal

Kenny Diamond

“I am proud to welcome you to the Mountainview website and trust that you will find the information that you need. After reading, I am sure you will agree with me that everything about Mountainview High School is exciting. We are a progressive high school that pursues personal excellence in all that we do. Whether it is the physical campus or the learning in and beyond our classrooms, you do not have to look hard to find excellence.

Being a relatively new school has allowed us to embrace innovation and not be hamstrung by tradition. This has created an approach to education that is highly responsive to the needs of our students. We provide a technology-rich, broad curriculum that ensures our students grow and develop into well-rounded and competent individuals. We are proud of the ‘Mounties’ who thrive beyond school.”

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the crown entity charged with the responsibility of overseeing the operations of Mountainview High School. They act as the employer and have responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the school. This can be found by consulting the policies on the policies page and by reading the school charter.

The Board represents all stakeholders with trustees (with the exception of the student trustee) being elected every three years. Board members are always happy for you to make contact and to share concerns or ideas.

Science, Board of Trustees Staff Representative

Jenny Carter-Bolitho

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Claire Hargest

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Jay Lovely

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Nikki Geddis

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Damian James

Board of Trustees Chairperson

Ahmed Khalid

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Kristy Swain

PA, Office Admin, Board of Trustees Secretary,

Staff Directory

HoLa Technology, Hard Materials Wood

Spanish/Te Kura, Specialist Classroom Teacher

SENCO, Commerce

Principal

HoLA Arts, Music

English

Social Science, Geography

HoLA Social Sciences, Principal's Nominee, NZQA

Trudy Gee

Trudy Gee

HoLa Science, Agriculture

Deputy Principal (Learning Design & Curriculum), PE

Physical Education

Specialist Teacher

Digital Technology, Technology, Literacy

Mathematics

Commerce

HoLA Maths, Scholarships

HoLA Food Technology

Numeracy, Literacy

PE, Outdoor Education,

Hard Materials

(Whānau Leader Whenua), HoLA PE & Health

(Whānau Leader Hiwi), Art

Helen Oishi

Helen Oishi

Art

Languages/Japanese

Deputy Principal (Communications & Operations), English

Tanya Pretorius

Tanya Pretorius

Science

Joelene Rennick

Joelene Rennick

English, Maths, Science

History, Literacy

(Whānau Leader Moana), Drama

Whare Ako, Learning Support

International Student Director

Deputy Principal (Pastoral, Wellbeing), English, Science

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Maths

Phoebe Vanderpol

Phoebe Vanderpol

Science, Biology

PE, Outdoor Education

Science, Board of Trustees Staff Representative

Lewis Wright

Lewis Wright

Maths

Jenny Carter-Bolitho

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Claire Hargest

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Jay Lovely

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Nikki Geddis

Board of Trustees Parent Representative

Damian James

Board of Trustees Chairperson

Ahmed Khalid

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Librarian

Site Manager

Careers Administrator

Kirsten Hullen

Office Administrator /Attendance Officer / Arts Co-ordinator

Joanne Knight

Assistant Librarian

Guidance Counseller

Office Administrator

Gateway & Work Experience Co-ordinator

Business Manager

Felicity Penno

Lab Technician

IT Computer Technician

Sports Co-ordinator

Sue Cosgrove

Learning Support

Dalene Hand

Learning Support

Raewyn Hessell

Learning Support/Teacher Aide

Claudia Huerta

Learning Support

John Keys

Learning Support

Angela Richards

Learning Support

Gary Soesdorp

Learning Support

Kristy Swain

PA, Office Admin, Board of Trustees Secretary,

Veronica Valdes

Learning Support

Julie Wainwright

Learning Support

Tania Wijnveld

Learning Support

Sara Williams

Learning Support