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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 Respect, Responsibility and Success drive us forward in helping achieve this vision.

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
 Ray Laurenson
Deputy Principal

Deans and HoFs

Lynne Grove  HoD English
Alex Grout  HoD Mathematics
Stuart Le Breton   HoD Science
Simon Pearce  HoD Technology
Richard Jones  HoD Physical Education/NCEA Principal’s Nominee
Jacqui Careswell  HoD Social Sciences
Mark Hillman Specialist Classroom Teacher/School Chaplain
Helen Ward Guidance Coucillor/Careers Advisor
Mark Hillman Year 11-13 Dean
Jacqui Careswell Year 10 Dean
Stuart Le Breton Year 9 Dean
Robbie Fraser and Sarah Wilson Year 7 and 8 Deans  

Classroom Teachers and TiC’s

Ines Ferguson TiC Hospitality/Correspondence Co-ordinator
Carey Fraser Literacy Specialist
Brook Grimwood TiC ICT
Karl Buckley TiC Visual Art
Mark Hillman TiC Design and Visual Communication
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
Lauren Muntz Teacher Aide/Science Technician
Simon Riddell Teacher Aide  
Jeremy Winders Sports Coordinator
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

2018 Finishing Dates

Prizegiving Night 7:30pm Tuesday 11th Dec 

Wed 12th Dec - School is open for instruction until 12noon.

Buses are running at normal times.


2019 Start Dates

Monday 28th January - Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 29th January - Course Confirmation for Years 11,12,13

(Please note buses will not be running on this day)

Wednesday 30th January - Full school attending

(Buses running as normal from today)