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About Us


E ngā mātāwaka o Aparima, tēnā koutou katoa.

Nau mai haere mai ki to tātou kura.

Choosing a secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. I warmly invite you to visit Aparima College as part of that decision making process and discover why we are so proud of our school.

Our school motto is Knowledge is a treasurehouse which states that Knowledge is something to be valued and treasured as a taonga. Our educational programme clearly reflects this value and is delivered within a caring and supportive environment by our dedicated and professional staff.

We recognise that this knowledge does not exist only in the classroom. We offer exciting and vibrant opportunities for students both in and beyond the classroom with emphasis on helping our students build strong, positive relationships with their peers, the staff and the wider community.

Our core values of Focus, Integrity, Resilience, Service and Taumata drive us forward in helping achieve this vision. Aparima F.I.R.S.T reflects where we want our students to be !

At Aparima College - we want to be part of building up your child so they can develop the skills and knowledge to navigate themselves along their chosen pathway to success and open up access to the world at their feet.

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngāhere, 

Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao. 

The bird that partakes of the miro berry reigns in the forest, 

The bird that partakes of the power of knowledge has access to the world. 

Aku mihi nui ki a koe

Cameron Davis


Cameron Davis

Leah Fraser
Deputy Principal
 Richard Jones
Assistant Principal

HOD's and TiC's

Lynne Grove  HoD English
Alex Grout  HoD Mathematics
Stuart Le Breton   HoD Science
Alan Bailey  HoD Physical Education (acting Term 1)
Jacqui Careswell  HoD Social Sciences
Mark Hillman Specialist Classroom Teacher/School Chaplain
Helen Ward Guidance Coucillor/Careers Advisor/Gateway
Sarah Wilson HoD Junior School
Matt Gibbs SENCO
Ines Ferguson TiC Hospitality/Correspondence Co-ordinator
Brook Grimwood TiC ICT
Karl Buckley TiC Visual Art
Mark Hillman TiC Design and Visual Communication
Zara Heath Sports Co-ordinator
Sarah Wilson Year 7/8 Homeroom
Amy Bond Year 7/8 Homeroom
Matt Gibbs Year 7/8 Homeroom
Robbie Fraser Agriculture, Yr 7/8
Shayne O'Neill Technology
Eve O'Neill Te Reo Maori

Support Staff

Tania Cleaver Principal's P.A
Glenis Machen Executive Officer
Rebecca Carran Financial Assistant
Ross Taylor Caretaker
Joanne Daly Librarian
Lauren Muntz Teacher Aide/Science Technician
Simon Riddell Teacher Aide  
John McKay Assistant Groundsman
Board of Trustees
Leon Black - Chairperson
Allan Black, Karen Westenra, Lana Winders, Lynley Woodward,
Lynne Grove - Staff Representative, Alexis Halder - Student Representative, Cameron Davis - Principal
Karen Fleck - President, Wendy Black - Treasurer, Leigh Ronald,
Karen Drummond, Shelley Wills, Matt Gibbs - Staff Representative, Cameron Davis -  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.

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Important Notice




Sevens Tournament - Northern Southland College

Will be either Tuesday 28th May - or Friday 31st may - waiting for advice around PPTA strike action.

Teacher Only Day - moved from Friday to new date of Tuesday 4th June.