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Instructional Leadership Team

Instructional Leadership Team

Alan Stephenson

Head of Learning(Technology)

About Me

HOLA Technology. I believe that all students deserve the best educational opportunities so they can be the best academically, socially, culturally and/ or sporting person possible. MEDLM. Dip Tch. PGD EDLM. Kendo 6th Dan. Iaido 4th Dan &Jodo 3rd Dan.

E: alan.stephenson@ajhs.school.nz

Gina Morkel

Head of Learning(Mathematics)

About Me

Born to teach Mathematics. Been teaching Maths since 1996. Qualified Secondary Maths teacher but teaching at AJHS since 2014. I treat students in my classes as if they were my own. Good sense of humour, volleyball coach, married and a mum of 3. Value honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

E: gina.morkel@ajhs.school.nz

Kaye McKean

Head of Learning(Social Science)

About Me

It’s a privilege teaching, engaging and stretching our akonga. I am HOLA of Social Studies and the Business Academy. In education since 2000, I have a marketing background. Interests include running a charity for underprivileged in Rwanda, travel, and predator free NZ. I'm married to Ian and have four sons.

E: kaye.mckean@ajhs.school.nz

Kirsten Saunders

Head of Learning

Kristin Noom-Duckworth

Head of Learning(Languages)

About Me

Head of Lanaguages, TIC of Japanese. 24 years' experience as a secondary teacher of Japanese and English. I am passionate about empowering students to think critically by motivating them to see patterns in the world around them and create a love of learning. Making connections with students and being an authentic person with a good sense of humour is important to me.

E: kristin.noom@ajhs.school.nz

Martene Matthews

Head of Learning(Science)

About Me

Head of Learning Area for Science. I have worked as a Science teacher for over 25 years in both the UK and New Zealand. Before teaching I worked as a naturalist and I am still involved in conservation through the Kaipatiki project. I am married with two children.

E: martene.matthews@ajhs.school.nz

Nicola Kaiwai

Head of Learning(PE & Health)

About Me

I provide quality instruction and motivation in a supportive classroom environment, as I challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning and activity needs. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, after being awarded a tennis scholarship. I enjoy mountain biking, morning latte's at the beach and reading autobiographies.

E: nicola.kaiwai@ajhs.school.nz

Sarah Guise

Head of Learning(Year 7)

About Me

As the Head of Y7 Integrated Studies, I have the pleasure of being an integral part of the team with whom our youngest learners start their AJHS pathway. I am passionate about educating and connecting with our young people and believe they keep me young too! I am a fond traveller, new beekeeper, and an animal enthusiast.

E: sarah.guise@ajhs.school.nz

Shelley Brockelsby

Head of Learning(Year 8)

Shelley-Ann Wilson

Head of Learning(English)

About Me

With nearly 30 years teaching experience in South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand, I am a specialist teacher of English, Media and Film Studies. Head of the Learning Areas English and ESOL, my qualifications include a BA, HDipEd, MEd in Literacy and Numeracy Development as well as a TEFL Dip.

E: shelley.wilson@ajhs.school.nz