Meet the Staff

Principal

Jason Reid

Nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou katoa. 

Welcome to the ‘Meet the Staff’ page of the Kaiapoi High School website. Let me start by introducing myself by way of a traditional pepeha.

Ko wai au?  Who am I?

Ko Tararua tōku maunga,  Tararua is the mountain of my ancestors,

Ko Ōhau tōku awa,  Ōhau is our river,

Ko Tanui tōku waka.  Tainui is the canoe on which we arrived.

Ko Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga rāua ko Ngati Aotearoa ōku iwi.  I belong to the iwi of Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, and also identify with the wider iwi of ‘New Zealander’.

No Rangiora ahau.  I am originally from Rangiora.

Ko Reid tāku whanau, Ko Jason tāku ingoa.  My family are the Reids, and my name is Jason.

He tumuaki tāku mahi, Ko Te Kura Tuarua o Kaiapoi tōku kura.  I am a principal, and Kaiapoi High School is my school.

Nō reira, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Therefore, greetings to you, one and all.

It is a great privilege to be the tumuaki (principal) of Kaiapoi High School. We have an outstanding team of kaiako (teachers), kaimahi (support staff), ākonga (students), whānau (families) and whānau whānui (community). 

We are very proud of our school community’s dedication to providing our ākonga with a multitude of opportunities and equally pleased to see our ākonga taking on these challenges and making the most of them. 

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu

‘Feathers enable the bird to fly’

Welcome, as we introduce the other staff members of Kaiapoi High School who are ‘equipping our young people to fly’. We look forward to seeing what exciting things our future holds in store. 

 

Ngā mihi mahana

Jason Reid

Our Leadership team

Our Leadership team combines a wealth of experience, passion and expertise.

Geraldine Enersen

TE TUMUAKI TUARUA -
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Area of responsibility:
Tāngata - People

 

Kim van Vuuren

TE TUMUAKI AAWHINA - ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 

Area of responsibility:
Ako - Teaching and Learning

 

Scott Liddell

TE TUMUAKI AAWHINA - ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Area of responsibility:
Whakahaere - Operations

 

Remihana Emery

TE TUMUAKI AAWHINA - ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Area of responsibility:
Akoranga - Curriculum

 

Ruth Robertson

KARANGA MAI DIRECTOR

 

Heads of Faculty (HOFS)

Brent Morrison
Christian Alino

MATHEMATICS

c.alino@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Joseph Sopers

TECHNOLOGY 

j.sopers@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Peter McAllister

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

p.mcallister@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Tony Hill
Clint McAuley
Ash Collier

SOCIAL SCIENCES 

a.collier@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Jo Collins

ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES

j.collins@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Deans

Ashleigh Fowler
Edward Kwon

MĀORI AND PASIFIKA

e.kwon@kaiapoi.school.nz

 

 

Nick McGillivray
Sam Creed
Ryan Anderson

Head Students

Names are left to right

Blake McCurrie
Kahu Jones
Emma Bubbins
Ataahua Hona

HEAD GIRL

Ty Oldroyd

HEAD BOY

Kalese Le Compte
Nikau Van Pelt
Annie Saunders