The Kristin name attracts a very high calibre of staff and we ensure we select candidates who inspire outstanding academic achievement and encourage a breadth of learning through co-curricular activities and serving our community.
MEd(Hons), PGDip Sch. Mngt, BSocSc, BEd, DipTch.
Kristin School is proud to welcome and introduce our new Executive Principal, Mark Wilson. Mark brings to our community exceptional experience in education and leadership, with an esteemed commitment to make a difference in the lives of our young people.
In recognition of his achievements, Mark was awarded a prestigious Woolf Fisher Fellowship in 2018. His progressive outlook, vision and values align perfectly with those of Kristin School, and we look forward to Mark being a champion in the next exciting chapter of Kristin’s future.
"In Kristin I see a school that genuinely delivers on providing a holistic education, developing both the intellect and character of our students. The key factor in how this is achieved, is through our commitment to supporting the professional growth of our wonderful staff."
Director of Human Resources
Kristin welcomed Rebecca (Bex) in 2015 into the newly created role of Director of Human Resources. Her role is to attract, engage and develop the best people to deliver high quality outcomes for the Kristin community.
“I welcome the opportunity to share information about working here at Kristin. A place to grow and thrive".
Senior School Principal
Bsc (Hons), PGCE MIBiol CBiol
David is extremely knowledgeable about the IB diploma programme, having been an IB Co-ordinator, examiner and teaching Science and Biology in various IB World Schools both here in New Zealand and the UK. Dedicated to process improvement and passionate about teaching and learning, David seeks to ensure Kristin is delivering an exceptional, innovative educational experience for all.
“At Kristin, we realise that there is no one model that suits every student, so we focus on offering a range of opportunities to ensure that every student's passions are catered for and all of our students are given the opportunity to achieve their potential”.
Middle School Principal
BSC (Hons), PGCE, PGDipEDLEAD
Dave is an experienced and innovative educator, passionate about the learning and well being of young people. He has a proven track record of providing leadership and excellence in teaching and learning and pastoral care within independent schools in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Dave's belief is that student success is achieved through the development and maintenance of positive, collaborative relationships coupled with a team culture focused on support, engagement, service to others, innovation, and kindness.
Jayne de la Haye
Junior School Principal
BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc
Jayne has taught and worked in many Early Learning Centres, primary and intermediate schools across the world throughout her career. Jayne is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in teaching young children and is very well versed in the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme. She is known for her kind and caring nature and very good sense of humour.
“I joined Kristin because I believe my own personal values are well aligned and I am a true advocate of fostering excellent teaching and learning practices to optimise the development of both my team and our students."
Director of Business Services
Nigel oversees many areas of the school including finance, information technology, property, grounds, food and facilities and was instrumental in the planning, building and opening our our new Little Doves Early Learning Centre. While exceptional at balancing the books, to most people's surprise, Nigel also has a great sense of humour and enjoys a positive working relationship with all staff.
“I am committed to ensuring we provide a great learning environment for students and that our grounds and facilities support the activities of our wider school community. The school has developed incredibly well from its early beginnings and we want to build on that as the stewards for future generations of students.”
SOME MORE OF OUR TEAM
Meet some of the team making a big difference in our students’ lives: