The School of Choice for Girls

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

 

Every student belongs to one of four houses. Each house is named after an historical figure of significance. Batten (green), Freyberg (red), Mansfield (yellow), Rutherford (blue).

Belonging to a House enhances school spirit. Inter-House competitions are held throughout the year starting with athletics and swimming. Lunchtime activities are also run by the Sports Council where classes can compete in Inter-House or class challenges to vie for bragging rights and house points. Bat-down, crash-pad rounders, dodgeball, hockey, lip-synch, netball, theatre sports are just some of the activities to create that school spirit and build positive relationships between our senior and junior girls.

“Tauranga Girls’ College is all about getting involved in anything and everything with great possibilities. Our school offers activities for all students and their interests. These include all things cultural, musical and sports orientated. By having a multitude of options, this helps create school spirit by meeting new people, increasing a sense of belonging and working with your peers through participation and competition to get everyone involved.”

Rachel Weston, Deputy Head School Spirit 2019

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TGC staff list 2019

 

 

Staff

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

 

Art

Ms Megan Johnston
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 13JHN
Mr Carl Evanson
Position: -
Class: 12EVN
Mrs Carol Ogilvy
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Sarah Beaufoy
Position: -
Class: -

 

Business Studies

Mrs Leigh Summerville
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 11SML
Miss Mandy Bramley
Position: -
Class: 11ELS
Mr Tony Lawrence
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Tony Maguire
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Amanda Haines (maternity leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Kelly Barrett
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Sandi Bell
Position: -
Class: 11BLL

 

English

Mrs Sally McCann
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 10MCC
Mr Christoper Rumbold
Position: -
Class: 13RMD
Mrs Laura McIntosh
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Margrit Rohs
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Meghan Goslett
Position: -
Class: 11GSL
Mrs Melanie Lane
Position: -
Class: 10LNE
Mrs Sheryl Walker
Position: -
Class: 13WLK
Mrs Tess Scully
Position: -
Class: 9SCY
Ms Carina Rumney
Position: -
Class: 11RMY
Ms Piper Mejia
Position: -
Class: 10MJA
Ms Robyn Mankelow
Position: Year 10 Dean
Class: -

 

Guidance

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

 

Languages

Mrs Margot Glaser-Brown
Position: Acting Leader of Learning
Class: 9GLS
Mrs Li Feng-Brignall
Position: -
Class: 10FNG
Mrs Verna Morris
Position: -
Class: 12MRR
Ms Agnes Peyron
Position: -
Class: -

 

Learning Hub

Karen Gilby
Position: Leader of Learning/SENCO
Class: -
Kiely Cummings
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -

 

Maori

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

 

Mathematics

Mr Lewis Hockings
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 12HKG
Miss Megan Robinson
Position: -
Class: 11RBN
Mr Richard Taylor
Position: -
Class: 9TYL
Mrs Carolyn Nemeth
Position: -
Class: 13NTH
Mrs Felicity Pitt
Position: -
Class: 13PTT
Mrs Jolene Hughes
Position: -
Class: 11HGS
Mrs Linda Boubee-Hill
Position: -
Class: 10BBE
Mrs Louise Fletcher
Position: -
Class: 12FLT
Mrs May Tran
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Anh Wong
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Judith Somerville
Position: -
Class: 13SVL

 

Music

Miss Stephanie Geor
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: -
Mrs Georgina Shanks
Position: -
Class: -

 

Performing Arts

Miss Christina Cassells
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: -
Ms Caroline Gill
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Jodie Moore (maternity leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Tiana Offner
Position: -
Class: -

 

Physical Education

Ms Jill Noble
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 11NBL
Mrs Claire Richardson
Position: -
Class: 10RCH
Mrs Erika Mastny
Position: -
Class: 10MST
Ms Dianne Govind (leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Joanna Thomason
Position: -
Class: 9THA
Ms Michelle Pollard (leave)
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Nicky Ellis
Position: -
Class: 11ELS
Ms Tamara Patete
Position: -
Class: 9PTE

 

Science

Ms Treena Blythe
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 9BTE
Mr Dallas Pitt
Position: -
Class: -
Mr Joseph Wright
Position: -
Class: 12WRT
Mr Richard Hendra
Position: -
Class: 12HND
Mr Ian Stewart
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Bridget Prendiville
Position: Year 13 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Kelly Baxter
Position: -
Class: 13BXT
Mrs Nicky Harte
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Sarah Tortoiseshell
Position: -
Class: 13TSL
Ms Kate Harvey
Position: -
Class: 10HVY
Ms Rachael Leckie
Position: -
Class: 12LCK
Mrs Dana Payakovich
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Li Feng-Brignall
Position: -
Class: 10FNG

 

Social Sciences

Mrs Emma Talbot
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 11TLB
Mr Louis Morell
Position: -
Class: 9MRL
Mr Rowan Oswald
Position: -
Class: 13OSW
Mrs Anna Leach
Position: Year 9 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Nicky Hodson
Position: -
Class: 9HDS
Mrs Pam Jones
Position: -
Class: 12JNS
Ms Rita Perigo
Position: -
Class: -

 

Sports

Mrs Kaye Barnett
Position: Year 12 Dean Director of Sports
Class: -
Ms Julie Marriner
Position: -
Class: -

 

Technology

Mrs Stephanie O'Sullivan
Position: Leader of Learning
Class: 12OSL
Mr Chris Ferguson
Position: -
Class: 11FEC
Mr Donald Wallis
Position: -
Class: 12WLL
Mrs Audrey Keightley
Position: -
Class: 9KGH
Mrs Fiona Lochhead
Position: Year 11 Dean
Class: -
Mrs Melanie Hill
Position: -
Class: 9HLL
Ms Lynn Donaldson
Position: -
Class: 9HLL
Ms Pam Foyle
Position: -
Class: 10FYL

 

Transition

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

 

Admin

Ms Anne Cooke
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Elsie Kortegast
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Angela Murphy
Position: -
Class: -
Ms Deborah Taylor
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Louise Umbers
Position: -
Class: -

 

Communications

 

Finance

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

 

Health Centre

Mrs Annalise Thomas
Position: -
Class: -
Mrs Paula Ngatai
Position: -
Class: -

 

International

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

 

Languages ILA

Ms Rima Behere
Position: -
Class: -

 

Learning Hub ILA

Ms Maree Cohen
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Miss Natalie Dawson
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Carol Hitchcock
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Cindy Lawrence
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Corinne Little
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Tania Miller
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Kiely Cummings
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Ms Robyn Dixon
Position: -
Class: -
Email: -
Mrs Cindy Welch
Position: -
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: -

 

Annual Report

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: -