• Tap to play video

About Us


Kia ora koutou and welcome to our college.  Choosing the right school is a very important decision and I invite you to visit Aparima College and discover why we are so proud of our school.

We have the small school advantage where our staff know each student well and recognise their individual character and needs, but is large enough to offer a varied curriculum that meets the academic and vocational needs of our students.

Our educational programme is delivered within a caring and supportive environment by our dedicated and professional staff, where the emphasis is placed on positive relationships.  We offer exciting and vibrant opportunities for students both in and beyond the classroom.

Above all, the success of our students reflects the commitment of the students themselves and the commitment of our staff, parents and community who inspire, encourage, guide and support our students to achieve their best.

Leah Fraser

Acting Principal

Leah Fraser
Acting Principal

  Ray Laurenson
Deputy Principal

Deans and HoFs

Lynne Grove  HoD English
Alex Grout  HoD Mathematics
Stuart Le Breton   HoD Science
Eugene Van der Spuy  HoD Technology
Richard Jones  HoD Physical Education/NCEA Principal’s Nominee
Jacqui Careswell  HoD Social Sciences
Mark Hillman Specialist Classroom Teacher/School Chaplin
Helen Ward Guidance Coucillor/Special Needs Director/Careers Advisor
Mark Hillman Year 11-13 Dean
Jacqui Careswell Year 9-10 Dean

Classroom Teachers and TiC’s

Ines Ferguson TiC Hospitality/Correspondence Co-ordinator
Emma Jones Literacy Specialist
Brook Grimwood TiC ICT
Karl Buckley TiC Visual Art
Mark Hillman TiC Design and Visual Communication
Maxine Treweek TiC Music and Performance
Zara Heath Science
Sarah Wilson Year 7/8 Homeroom
Robbie Fraser Year 7/8 Homeroom
Matt Gibbs Year 7/8 Homeroom

Support Staff

Glenis Machen Executive Officer
Joanne Daly Principal’s PA
Tania Cleaver Administration Executive and Gateway Coordinator
Rebecca Carran Administrative Assistant
Ross Taylor Caretaker
Marion Wallace Librarian
Wendy Anderson Teacher Aide
Lauren Muntz Teacher Aide
Jeremy Winders Sports Coordinator
Gayle Mills Canteen Manager
John McKay Assistant Groundsman


Nicola Hornsey


Leigh Ronald - President, Karen Fleck - Secretary, Wendy Black - Treasurer,

Karen Drummond, Shelley Wills, Matt Gibbs - Staff Representative, Leah Fraser - Acting Principal

To contact the school, please feel free to use one of the following options;

Email: office@aparima.school.nz

Phone: +64 3 234 8900

Aparima College Office hours – 8am till 4:00pm Monday – Friday during the school term.

Follow Us on Facebook


Important Notice

2018 Starting Dates

Monday 29 January - Teacher Only Day


Tuesday 30 January - course confirmation for Years 11, 12 and 13 students. 

Year 11 students to be in at 9:00 am. 

Years 12 and 13 students to be in at 10:00 am. 

Year 11 and 12 students following course confirmation will be in classes.  The Year 13 students will be completing Peer Support Training .


Wednesday 31 January - All students to attend.

The School office will reopen on Monday 22 January.  Hours will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.