Your School

 

Welcome to Tauranga Girls’ College - your school, our school. A special welcome to our alumni community.

Our College aims to provide an outstanding educational experience for your daughter. It embraces the best of Aotearoa, New Zealand right here in the fifth largest city, Tauranga. Through academic programmes, sporting endeavours, culture and the arts, our College will guide your daughter through her College experience which embraces opportunities within this dynamic city. Your support through this process will ensure that your daughter is at the centre of our decision making. I invite you to join with us to embrace an all-girl educational community that Empowers Tomorrow’s Women and allows us to realise our vision of being 'The School of Choice for Girls' in the Bay.

 

Tara Kanji
Principal

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Tauranga

Girls' College
1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Tauranga Girls’ College first opened its doors as a separate institution on 5 February 1958 with 524 students (Principal Mrs C J Allo), third form classes had been held in the buildings in 1957 with Mrs Wakelin who was Senior Assistant Mistress at the old Tauranga College.

Until 1958 girls in Tauranga were educated at Tauranga College on the site known as “Hillsdene”, which was a co-educational college (from 1946-1957), this site is now known as Tauranga Boys’College. Prior to 1946 girls and boys were educated at Tauranga District High School, part of the primary school complex on Cameron Road between Arundel Street and Fifth Avenue.

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School Spirit

 

School Spirit unites the students and teachers. It encourages the girls to work together, be adventurous, creative and proud of who they are. The Tauranga Girls’ College House structure gives our students a sense of belonging. A strong focus is placed on our values: Respect, Participation and Pride.

 

 

  • Be positive, caring and encouraging
  • Aim high and get involved
  • Show leadership
  • Be the best that we can be
  • Be proud of ourselves and our achievements
  • Be proud to be a member of our community

To me, School Spirit is all about participating and encouraging others to be part of the friendly and positive school community.  School Spirit encourages the relationships between teachers and students and builds the exciting and competitive rivalry between houses. Involvement in the abundant activities Tauranga Girls' College offers, whether it be sporting, cultural, the arts, or academic, increases the level of School Spirit in our kura. School Spirit grows the interrelationships within the year levels, between teachers and students and encourages positivity and enthusiasm.


I wish to continue to foster the positive spirit within our school by increasing the participation and rivalry between houses, encouraging our whole school whānau to show pride for their house and respect the mahi of their rival houses. The school spirit will continue to grow this year, so let’s get competitive!

Grace Pua, Deputy Head Girl School Spirit 2020

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TGC Staff List 2020

 

 

Staff

NAME
POSITION
CLASS
EMAIL
Ms Tara Kanji
Position: Principal
Class: -
Ms Glenda Rowlands
Position: Year 9 Deputy Principal
Class: -
Mrs Alice Cade
Position: Year 10 Deputy Principal
Class: -
Mrs Caroline Bird
Position: Year 11 Deputy Principal
Class: -
Mrs Kylie Valentine
Position: Year 12 Deputy Principal
Class: -
Mrs Philippa Ferguson
Position: Year 13 Deputy Principal
Class: -

 

Art

Ms Megan Johnston
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 9JHN
Mr Carl Evanson
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Carol Ogilvy
Position: -
Class: 10OGY
Ms Sarah Beaufoy-Holland
Position: -
Class: -

 

Business Studies

Mrs Leigh Summerville
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 12SML
Mr Tony Lawrence
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Tony Maguire
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Kelly Barrett
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Sandi Bell
Position: -
Class: 12BLL
Mrs Aneta Wright
Position: -
Class: -

 

English

Mrs Sally McCann
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 11MCC
Mr Christoper Rumbold
Position: -
Class: 9RMD
Mrs Laura McIntosh
Position: -
Class: 10MCT
Mrs Meghan Goslett
Position: -
Class: 12GLT
Mrs Melanie Lane
Position: Year 9 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Sheryl Walker
Position: -
Class: 13WLK
Mrs Tess Scully
Position: SCT
Class: 10SCY
Ms Carina Rumney
Position: -
Class: 12RMY
Ms Piper Mejia
Position: -
Class: 11MJA
Ms Robyn Mankelow
Position: Year 11 Dean
Class: -
Miss Amy McFall
Position: -
Class: 13MCF

 

Guidance

Mrs Sue Ferguson
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Judy Burr
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Chantal Stopford
Position: -
Class: -

 

Languages

Mrs Margot Glaser-Brown
Position: Acting Leader of Learning
Class: 10GLS
Mrs Li Feng-Brignall
Position: -
Class: 11FNG
Mrs Verna Morris
Position: -
Class: 13MRR
Ms Agnes Peyron
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Donald Wallis
Position: -
Class: 13WLL

 

Maori

Whaea Te Rangimarie Hamiora
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: -
Whaea Kirimatao Ahomiro
Position: -
Class: -

 

Mathematics

Mrs Linda Boubee-Hill
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 11BBE
Miss Megan Robinson
Position: -
Class: 12RBN
Mr Richard Taylor
Position: -
Class: 10TYL
Mrs Carolyn Nemeth
Position: -
Class: 9NTH
Mrs Felicity Pitt
Position: -
Class: 9PTT
Mrs Jolene Hughes
Position: -
Class: 12HGS
Mrs May Tran
Position: -
Class: 9TRN
Ms Anh Wong
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Judith Somerville
Position: -
Class: 11SVL
Miss Daya Louis
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Stephen Binns
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Jemima Smith
Position: -
Class: -

 

Music

Miss Stephanie Geor
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: -
Mr Mal Brady
Position: Assistant Leader of Learning
Class: 9BRY

 

Performing Arts

Ms Tracey-Lynne Cody
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 9CDY
Ms Caroline Gill
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Christina Cassells
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Alana Gain
Position: -
Class: -

 

Physical Education

Ms Jill Noble
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 12NBL
Mrs Claire Richardson
Position: -
Class: 9RCH
Mrs Erika Mastny
Position: -
Class: 11MST
Ms Dianne Govind (leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Michelle Pollard
Position: -
Class: 9PLD
Ms Tamara Patete
Position: -
Class: 10PTE
Miss Stefanie Belworthy
Position: -
Class: -

 

Science

Ms Treena Blythe
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 10BTE
Mr Joseph Wright
Position: -
Class: 13WRT
Mr Richard Hendra
Position: -
Class: 13HND
Mrs Bridget Prendiville
Position: -
Class: 12PRV
Mrs Kelly Baxter (on leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Nicky Harte
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Sarah Tortoiseshell
Position: -
Class: 10TSL
Ms Kate Harvey
Position: -
Class: 11HVY
Ms Rachael Leckie
Position: -
Class: 13LCK
Mrs Li Feng-Brignall
Position: -
Class: 11FNG
Miss Isis Metcalfe
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Maree Hoeberigs
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Dana Payakovich
Position: Science Technician
Class: -

 

Social Sciences

Mrs Emma Talbot
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 12TLB
Mr Louis Morell
Position: -
Class: 9MRL
Mr Rowan Oswald
Position: -
Class: 9OSW
Mrs Anna Leach
Position: Year 10 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Nicky Hodson
Position: -
Class: 10HDS
Mrs Pam Jones
Position: -
Class: 13JNS
Ms Rita Perigo
Position: -
Class: -
Miss Stephanie Piercy
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Claire Vinning
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Sarah Gardner
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Rebecca Gillgren
Position: -
Class: -

 

Sports

Mrs Kaye Barnett
Position: Year 13 Dean Director of Sports
Class: -
Miss Lucy Backus
Position: Sports Coordinator
Class: -

 

Technology

Mrs Stephanie O'Sullivan
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 13OSL
Mr Chris Ferguson
Position: -
Class: 11FEC
Mr Donald Wallis
Position: -
Class: 13WLL
Mrs Audrey Keightley
Position: -
Class: 10KGH
Mrs Fiona Lochhead
Position: Year 12 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Melanie Hill
Position: -
Class: 10HLL
Ms Pam Foyle
Position: -
Class: 11FYL
Mrs Sophie Enefer
Position: -
Class: 9ENF
Mr Tony Lawrence
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Aaron Corn
Position: -
Class: -

 

Transition

Mrs Rosemary Wright
Position: Gateway
Class: -
Mrs Ann Marie Wilson
Position: Careers
Class: -

 

Admin

Mrs Penny Arrowsmith
Position: Executive Assistant
Class: -
Ms Anne Cooke
Position: Administration Support
Class: -
Mrs Elsie Kortegast
Position: Administration Support
Class: -
Mrs Angela Murphy
Position: Administration Support
Class: -
Ms Deborah Taylor
Position: Administration Support
Class: -
Mrs Louise Umbers
Position: Administration Support
Class: -

 

Health Centre

Ms Karen Bidois
Position: Health Centre Coordinator
Class: -
Mrs Kim Croxon
Position: PHO Nurse
Class: -
Mrs Ana McFarlane
Position: PHO Nurse
Class: -

 

Finance

Mrs Maxine Bird
Position: Business Manager
Class: -
Mrs Wilna Human
Position: Financial Assistant
Class: -

 

International

Mrs Linda Clifford
Position: Director of International Students
Class: -
Mrs Toni Bieleski
Position: Homestay Co-ordinator
Class: -
Mrs Rachael Burke
Position: International Academic Dean
Class: -

 

Learning Hub/ILAs

Mrs Karen Gilby
Position: Leader of Learning/SENCO
Class: -
Ms Kiely Cummings
Position: ORS Teacher
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Maree Cohen
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Miss Natalie Dawson
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Carol Hitchcock
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Cindy Lawrence
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Corinne Little
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Robyn Dixon
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Cindy Welch
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Sarah McDuff
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Ruth Moore
Position: ILA
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Maria Delgado de Coker
Position: ILA Languages
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Pascale Harwood
Position: ILA Languages
Class: -
Email: -

 

Library

Ms Rosemary Middleton
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Sam Bridge
Position: -
Class: -

 

Property

Mr Trevor Brown
Position: Caretaker
Class: -
Mr Samson Nathan
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Mr Naresh Patel
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Mr Larry Boyce
Position: Property Manager
Class: -

 

Board of Trustees

NAME
PORTFOLIO
EMAIL
Mrs Yvonne Handley
Portfolio: Chairperson
Email: -
Mr Mark Pakes
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Mr Joe Bourne
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Ms Lisa MacKinnon
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Mrs Fiona McTavish
Portfolio: Parent Representative
Email: -
Ms Tara Kanji
Portfolio: Principal
Email: -
Miss Teia Kahura
Portfolio: Student Trustee
Email: -
Mrs Carolyn Nemeth
Portfolio: Staff Trustee
Email: -