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.

(Junior Whānau Leader Moana) Head of Sport, PE, Outdoor Education, Board of Trustees Staff Representative

Board of Trustees Secretary, Timetables, NZQA, Commerce

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

Lili Buchanan

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Staff Directory

Digital Technology, Technology, Literacy

Social Science, Geography

HoLA Social Sciences, Geography, Tourism

HoLa Technology, Hard Materials Wood

Spanish/Te Kura, Specialist Classroom Teacher

(Whānau Leader Hiwi), Science

(Junior Whānau Leader Hiwi), Mathematics

Principal

English

HoLA Arts, Music

English

Outdoor Education, PE

Languages/Japanese

(Junior Whānau Leader Whenua), Science

HoLA Food Technology

Mathematics

Commerce

HoLA Maths, Scholarships

Deputy Principal (Learning design, reporting & assessment)

HoLA Science

Mathematics, Social Studies

Physical Education & Health

(Whānau Leader Whenua), HoLA PE & Health

Physics, Science

(Junior Whānau Leader Moana) Head of Sport, PE, Outdoor Education, Board of Trustees Staff Representative

Hard Materials

HoLA English

Deputy Pricipal (Communications & Operations), English

History, Literacy

(Whānau Leader Moana), Drama

Whare Ako, Learning Support

Deputy Principal (Pastoral, Wellbeing) (Acting)

Agriculture, Physics

PE, Outdoor Education

Te reo Māori

Board of Trustees Secretary, Timetables, NZQA, Commerce

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

Lili Buchanan

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Librarian

Site Manager

Office Administrator

Kirsten Hullen

Office Administrator

Joanne Knight

Assistant Librarian

Guidance Counseller

Office Administrator

Gateway

Careers Administrator

Executive Officer

Vicki O'Brien

Arts Co-ordinator

Felicity Penno

Lab Technician

IT Computer Technician

Sports Co-ordinator

Sue Cosgrove

Learning Support

Hanna Devries

Learning Support

David Duthie

Learning Support

Dalene Hand

Learning Support

Raewyn Hessell

Learning Support/Teacher Aide

John Keys

Learning Support

Gary Soesdorp

Learning Support

Julie Wainwright

Learning Support

Tania Wijnveld

Learning Support