Our Staff

Who we are and how to contact us

If you would like to get in touch with a staff member at Wainuiomata High School you can either call the office on 04-9383224 and leave a message, or you can email by clicking on the links below (alphabetical by surname).

As our staff are teaching during the day, they may not be able to respond to your call immediately.

It is our aim to respond to your initial query within 24 hours, where possible.

Senior Leadership Team

Lea Vellenoweth - Tumuaki/Principal - leav@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Mary Horner - Deputy Principal - maryh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Melissa Latu - Deputy Principal - melissal@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Matauranga Te Rauna - Deputy Principal - mataurangat@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Jono Broom - Deputy Principal - jonob@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Sandy McVey - Business Manager - sandym@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz


Paul Assur - (RPA) Leader of Learning (LOL) PE/Health - paula@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Rebecca Bentley - Office Assistant - rebeccan@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Tania Beyer - Learning Support (Teacher Aide) - taniab@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Alisha Butterfield - Learning Support (Teacher Aide) - alishab@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Louise Carse (TLC) - Mathematics - louisec@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Sylvia Carter - Lab Technician - sylviac@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Clarence Collier - Groundsman - clarencec@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Toni Coton - Learning Support  (Teacher Aide) - tonic@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Peter Cowan - Sports Coordinator - peterc@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Rachel Cutter - Office Administrator - rachelc@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Tryfan Ephraim - Technology - tryfane@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Rhys Feeney (ARF) - English - rhysf@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Samuel Feisst (TFT) - Science - samuelf@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Hazel Fenemor (RHF) - Leader of Learning (LOL) Arts, Music - hazelf@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Wayne Foster - Caretaker - waynef@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Isobel Franklin (TIF) - Science- isobelf@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Lesley Glen - Social Sciences Technician - lesleyg@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Emily Goldie - Learning Support- emilyg@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Tanya Graham (ATG) - Leader of Learning (LOL) and Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) English/Languages - tanyag@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Tony Harrington - Gateway Coordinator- tonyh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Sydney Heath - Learning Support (Teacher Aide) - sydneyh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Petra Herings (NPH) - Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) Arts - petrah@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Cherie Holmes (ACH) - Leader of Learning (LOL) Pathways - cherieh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Mary Horner (NMH) - Deputy Principal, Music, Maths - maryh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Deno Hoske (TDH) Aotearoa Histories Curriculum Leader, Social Sciences - denoh@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Shingo Ina - International Administrator - shingoi@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Daiji Kataoka (TDT) - International Dean, Japanese- daijik@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Helena Kelly (AHK) - Visual Arts - helenak@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Dona Keyes (NDK) - Leader of Learning (LOL) Literacy/Junior Learning Support, Junior Learning Tracking - donak@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Richard Knox - School Counsellor - richardk@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Denton Kupenga - Learning Support  (Teacher Aide) - dentonk@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Melissa Latu - Tuwhare House Dean, SCT, PE/Health- melissal@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Hayley Lawrence - Principal's PA - hayleyl@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Becky Le Lievre (RBL) - Maori - beckyl@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Maria Lloyd - Guidance Counsellor - marial@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Jo-Anne Maunder (RLC) - TIC Alternative Education - joannem@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Samuel McGuire (RMG) - eLearning Leader, MPLD, Technology - samuelm@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Scott McLeod - PE/Health - scottm@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Leanne Murphy - Dance - leannem@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Nora Nicol - Learning Support (Teacher Aide) - noran@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Sarah O’Neill - Rutherford Dean, Technology - saraho@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Barbara Podgajna (RBP) - Leader of Learning (LOL) Mathematics - barbarap@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Megan Prebble (AMP) - Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) Mathematics - meganp@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Hazel Reddington (RHR) - Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) Science - hazelr@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Jocelyn Reddy (NJR) - Leader of Learning (LOL) and Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) Technology - jocelynr@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Gabby Richardson (AGR) - English - gabbyr@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Wai Roberts - Teacher Support Maori - wair@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Charmaine Russell (TCR) - Maori Achievement, Leader of Learning (LOL) Science - charmainer@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Alison Saunders - Student Services Manager - alisonm@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Briar Sheerin - Design - briars@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Dori Speers - Learning Support  (Teacher Aide) - doris@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Matauranga Te Rauna (NMT) - Leader of Learning (LOL) Māori and Wharekura Leader - mataurangat@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Chelsea Thomas - Careers Administrator - chelseat@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Paripurna Verma (RPV) - Science- paripurnav@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Penny Vine (AVI) - Ngata House Dean, Pasifika Achievement, English, Samoan - pennyv@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Sue Wade - Reading Coordinator - suew@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Isjara Waiwai (AIW) - Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) Māori - isjaraw@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Adam Weir (NAW)- Leader of Learning (LOL) Social Sciences, Senior Learning Tracking - adamw@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Anna Williams - Learning Support  (Teacher Aide) - annaw@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Matthew Wood - Apiata Dean, Junior Integrated Learning Leader (JILL) PE/Health - mattheww@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz
Simon Younger - Technology- simony@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz