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Avondale College
Victor Street, Avondale
Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 828 7024
Facsimile: +64 9 820 0183

General Enquiries: admin@avcol.school.nz

To report an absence (see below): absences@avcol.school.nz


To notify the school of your child's absence please log in to Family Connection and under the Available eForms tab, fill out the Absence Notification.

Alternatively, you can contact our Attendance Officer, Mrs R Peteru on (09) 820 1071 or by email: absences@avcol.school.nz


If a student is absent from school, a dated letter written by the parent must be brought to the form teacher on the day following the absence. The note should state the student's name, form, dates of absence and the reason for the absence. When a student is likely to be away for more than two days, a message should be sent to the school, as soon as possible, by note or telephone.

Requests for a student to be away from school for any period of time (e.g. overseas trips) must be made by the student's parents/caregivers in writing to the Principal.

Senior Management

Mr Brent Lewis      
Deputy Principals

Mr Matt Bennett
        DDI: 820 1702      
Dr Terry Brown
          DDI: 820 1728        
Mr Phil Hill
               DDI: 820 1701
Mrs Kiely Murphy     DDI: 820 1700
Mrs Lynne van Etten: DDI: 820 1720
Mrs Lyndy Watkinson   DDI: 820 1707


Senior Managers

Business Manager  
Mrs Yasmin Khan
  DDI: 820 1703, MOB: 021 724 127


To contact the dean of your child's year level, please email, or phone (09) 828 7024, followed by their extension number  or use the direct dial listed.

Year 9 Dean: Aleishia Davis  dva@avcol.school.nz DDI: 820 1708;  ext 538

Year 9 Associate Dean: Grace Williams wmg@avcol.school.nz  ext 534


Year 10 Dean:  David Dewsnap  dsp@avcol.school.nz   DDI: 820 1738; ext 541

Year 10 Associate Dean:  Helena Pattison  ptn@avcol.school.nz   ext 539


Year 11 Dean: Rhonda Donaldson dsn@avcol.school.nz  DDI: 820 1706  ext 533

Year 11 Associate Dean:  Ashleigh Earwaker  ekr@avcol.school.nz  ext 560


Year 12 Dean:  Naomi Parker prk@avcol.school.nz  DDI 820 1710  ext 535

Year 12 Associate Dean:  Joy Yallop  ylp@avcol.school.nz  ext 540


Year 13 Dean:  Megan Miller  mrm@avcol.school.nz  DDI: 820 1709  ext 537

Year 13 Associate Dean:  Pritika Patel  ptl@avcol.school.nz  ext 542


Board of Trustees

Principal:  Brent Lewis

Chair:  Dave Erson

Trustee:  Mike Allison

Trustee: Nua Silipa

Trustee:  Tanya Wendt Samu

Trustee:  Jenni Tupu

Staff Representative:  Rhonda Donaldson

Student Representative: David Tuitama

Secretary to the Board: Elsie Shelley  zsle@avcol.school.nz


Jin Tai

(M. Counselling) Hons, University of Waikato, MNZAC, Counsellor

Ph. 8201713, tai@avcol.school.nz
Dave McMillan

(M. Counselling) Hons, University of Auckland, MNZAC, Counsellor

Ph. 8201076, mcm@avcol.school.nz

Valenisia Sinisa

(M.Counselling) Hons, University of Auckland, MNZAC (provisional), Counsellor


For any queries relating to accounts, please email accounts@avcol.school.nz

Please note: Details of family statements can be viewed in Family Connection under the Student/Family Accounts tab.

Sports at Avondale

Director of Sports: Ms Abby Whiu  sports@avcol.school.nz

Website & Communications

For any queries regarding the website content or for more information on school events, please contact our Communications Manager:

Susan Elijas
021 244 5459


2009 Avondale College Victor Street, Avondale, Auckland New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 828-7024   Fax: +64 9 820-0183   Email: admin@avcol.school.nz