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OUR TEAM

 
EXECUTIVE

PRINCIPAL

Lyndy Watkinson

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

Terry Brown 
 

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

 

Alvin Chand (Year 12)

Sarah Drew

 

Emma Joynes  (On leave T1 2024)

Jacky Lee (Year 10)

James Went (Year 11)

Lynne van Etten (Year 9)
 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Tom Bishop (Pastoral)

Julie Garner (Curriculum)

BUSINESS MANAGER

Yasmin Khan

 

School Phone: (09) 828 7024
Absence Line: (09) 820 1071
THE AVONDALE COLLEGE SCHOOL BOARD

PRESIDING MEMBER:  Dave Erson

PRINCIPAL:  Lyndy Watkinson

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL: Terry Brown

BOARD MEMBER:  Mike Allison

BOARD MEMBER:  Yasmin Farry

BOARD MEMBER:  Jenni Tupu

BOARD MEMBER:  Eileen Joy

BOARD MEMBER:  Hine Watts 

CO-OPTED MEMBER: Niva Tamua

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE:  Sarah Lane

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE:  Zoheb Khan

SECRETARY:  Rochelle Smith zsmr@avcol.school.nz

STUDENT SERVICES
DEANS 2024

YEAR 9

Ph. (09) 820 1708

Dean: Sinead O'Hara

Associate: Jack McCormack-Clark 

YEAR 10

Ph. (09) 820 1738

Dean: Aaron Harris  

Associate: Ruqayya Khan

YEAR 11

Ph. (09) 820 1706

Dean: Dave Dewsnap

Associate: Pritika Patel

YEAR 12 

Ph. (09) 820 1710

Dean: Hannah Stewart

Associate: Phoebe Fabricius 

 

YEAR 13 

Ph. (09) 820 1709

Acting Dean: Chloe Harland

Acting Associate Dean: Stephanie Lindsay

Student Services
GUIDANCE

Our team of 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   

 

Dave McMillan

 

Valenisia Sinisa

 

Tessa Bennett

Trudi Gwillim

 

HEALTH CLINIC

The Avondale College Health Clinic is open from 8am to 4pm 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 REGISTERED NURSE: Melinda Dyble

REGISTERED NURSE:  Heather Playle

REGISTERED NURSE: Pat Hutchinson

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.

COLLEGE SHOP

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

MANAGER:  Leslie Negre

T: 820 1734

CANTEEN

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

 

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: Kaela Muldoon

ADMINISTRATION

 

BUSINESS MANAGER:  Yasmin Khan

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:  Susan Elijas

OFFICE MANAGER:  Susan Elijas

PA TO THE PRINCIPAL:  Rochelle Smith

PA TO THE BUSINESS MANAGER:  Kerry Alloway

PA TO THE EXECUTIVE:  Kerri Stent 

ACCOUNTS

ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT:  accounts@avcol.school.nz

PROPERTY

PROPERTY MANAGER:  Bruno Zarins

SPORTS

DIRECTOR OF SPORT:  Liz Page

SPORTS COORDINATORS:  Valerio Raccuglia GraceHarper‐Tierney

 

STADIUM & FACILITIES MANAGER:  Bevan Jones

TAUREWA OFFICE

DIRECTOR:  Meg Goldthorpe

THEATRE

THEATRE MANAGER:  Shane Lawrence

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