Our Team

We couldn’t expect to have a progressive, forward-thinking school without the exceptional talents of our leadership team and our valued board of governors.


MEd(Hons), PGDip Sch. Mngt, BSocSc, BEd, DipTch.

Executive Principal

Mark has an impressive and successful educational background, coming from ten years as Principal of Cashmere High School in Christchurch, Deputy Principal at Hamilton Boys' High School, Head of Faculty and Boarding at St Peter's School in Cambridge, Head of Dept. at St Paul's Collegiate (Hamilton) and earlier teaching at Hamilton Girls' High and Matamata College.

Mark was the recipient of the Woolf Fisher Fellowship in 2018, which enabled him to visit leading schools in Europe and North America and attend a leadership course at Harvard University. He was elected to and served three years on the executive of the Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand; had a range of coaching and management roles; and was a finalist in NZIM Young Executive of the Year Award.



Junior School Principal

Jayne is a dynamic professional with a proven track record of leadership in top tier schools worldwide. She has excellent interpersonal skills and a renowned ability to build strong relationships with all members of the community from diverse cultures and backgrounds. She has a clear vision of what students need in order to be successful in an increasingly globalised and technological world. 

Jayne's most recent role was as IB PYP Co-ordinator at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School. She also held a senior leadership role working across the Westlake Community of Schools (COL).


BEd, MEdLd

Middle School Principal

Kate joined Kristin as Middle School Principal in 2023.

An advocate for independent education, Kate places strong emphasis on achieving exceptional educational outcomes in a nurturing environment that enhances student wellbeing. Kate is passionate about delivering a personalised education that suits the individual needs of each student.

She also values the importance of community and connection, placing emphasis on building lasting relationships with students, staff and families.

Kate joined us from Principal of Chilton St James, a leading independent girls’ school in Wellington, where she was Principal. She is a familiar face having previously worked in the Middle School for 17 years, which included 11 years as Assistant Principal. She has recently completed a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Auckland.


MBA (Dist), Bsc (Hons), PGCE MIBiol CBiol

Senior School Principal

David joined Kristin in January 2016 as Senior School Principal. His passions lie in the importance of strong positive relationships, international curriculum development and helping students build resilience.

David originates from Shropshire, on the North Wales border and has taught in both the UK state and independent sectors, holding leadership roles at Malvern College, a leading co-educational IB boarding school. He and his family moved to Dunedin in 2007, where he was Deputy Principal and IB DP Coordinator at John McGlashan College.

David has been involved with the International Baccalaureate Organisation for nearly 20 years, initially as a teacher, senior examiner and senior moderator in biology and chemistry. Currently, he Chairs both the NZ IB Heads Caucus and IB Schools Australasia. Prior to this he was a member of the Heads Council (2019-2021)

In 2018, David was awarded an ISNZ HISST Scholarship enabling him to compare assessment-based anxiety in students from New Zealand with those in the UK, Switzerland and The Netherlands.


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