OUR TEAM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHAIR:  Dave Erson

PRINCIPAL:  Lyndy Watkinson

TRUSTEE:  Mike Allison

TRUSTEE:  Nua Silipa

TRUSTEE:  Tanya Wendt Samu

TRUSTEE:  Jenni Tupu

TRUSTEE:  Eileen Joy

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE:  Rhonda Donaldson

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE:  Dazhonavah Faaumu

SECRETARY:  Rochelle Smith zsmr@avcol.school.nz

EXECUTIVE

PRINCIPAL

Lyndy Watkinson

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

Matt Bennett (Year 11)

Terry Brown  

Sarah Drew (Year 10)

Phil Hill 

Emma Joynes (Year 9)

Brenda McNaughton (Year 13)

Lynne van Etten (Year 12)

BUSINESS MANAGER

Yasmin Khan

STUDENT SERVICES
DEANS

YEAR 9 

Joy Yallop

Associate: Guinevere Alai

YEAR 10

Nicholas Smit

Associate: Sasha Rudland

YEAR 11

Grace Williams

Associate: Tom Bishop

YEAR 12

Dave Dewsnap

Associate: Kirsty Pinder

 

YEAR 13

Rhonda Donaldson

Associate: Hannah Stewart

INTERNATIONAL:

Carolin Dale

GUIDANCE

Our team of four qualified Counsellors are all members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and abide by the Code of Ethics of this association which means that confidentiality is maintained unless there is an imminent risk to safety.

The Counsellors work in the Deans’ Corridor adjacent to the Health Centre.

 

COUNSELLORS

Jin Tai   

T. 820 1713

Dave McMillan

T. 820 1076

Louise Jennings

 

Valenisia Sinisa

T. 820 1714

 
HEALTH CLINIC

The Avondale College Health Clinic is open from 8:45am to 3:15pm to deal with students' health concerns. Students need to obtain a pass from their teacher to be seen by a nurse. Students are not allowed to carry medication in their school bag without talking to the school nurse.

LEAD NURSE: Hannah Normington

NURSE: Heather Playle

ADMINISTRATOR: Susan Brown

LIBRARY

The Avondale College Library is available to students from 8:00am to 4:00pm daily, and until 4:30m on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students can access a large range of fiction and non-fiction, use computers or make use of the extensive e-book collection.

LIBRARIAN:  Elizabeth Atkinson

COLLEGE SHOP

Opening hours: 8:15am - 1:30pm weekdays.

MANAGER:  Charlotte Owens

T: 820 1734

CANTEEN

The Avondale College canteen provides a range of food options to students before school, during interval and at lunchtimes.

Text-My-Lunch gives families the option to purchase from a nutritionally balanced, value-for-money tuckshop menu that can now be ordered online. The 'Eat Smart' menu features balanced meals designed by a team of nutritionists for kiwi school kids, so they have the right fuel to learn.

 

Parents can pre-order and pay for their student's $6 lunch combo here:

Once ordered, a notification will be sent to the student's phone. You just need to show this at the canteen to collect your order.

CAREERS

Our Careers Department staff are there to help students with course planning, scholarship information and assistance with job and tertiary education applications, CV writing and more. Senior students can book an appointment with Careers staff by emailing the Director. Parents are welcome to attend.

DIRECTOR:  Jacqui Birkhead

GATEWAY COORDINATOR: Christine Boyle

ADMINISTRATION

 

BUSINESS MANAGER:  Yasmin Khan

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:  Susan Elijas

 

OFFICE MANAGER:  Natalie Knight

 

PRINCIPAL'S PA:  Rochelle Smith

 

BUSINESS MANAGER'S PA:  Trudi Biggs

ACCOUNTS

ACCOUNTANT:  Natalie Knight

PROPERTY

PROPERTY MANAGER:  Brian Quedley

SPORTS

DIRECTOR:  Dannaka Dorrington

SPORTS ASSISTANT:  Jennifer Brown

 

STADIUM & FACILITIES MANAGER:  Bevan Jones

TAUREWA OFFICE

DIRECTOR:  Meg Goldthorpe

 

ADMINISTRATOR:  Rosalin Butler

THEATRE

THEATRE MANAGER:  Alicia Lineham​

Avondale College

Victor Street, Avondale

Auckland 1026

New Zealand

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

T +64 9 828 7024

E admin@avcol.school.nz

Office Hours: 8am-4pm Mon-Fri

College Shop: 8am-1.30pm Mon-Fri

ABSENCES

T +64 9 820 1071

E absences@avcol.school.nz

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