We're pleased to share the following staffing updates:
Following Mr Roberson’s promotion to Assistant Principal, Anna Francis has been appointed to the position of Acting Leader of Learning Religious Education. Mrs Francis’ knowledge of the NZ Religious Education curriculum is extensive, and along with her experience and love of her faith, she is a passionate Religious Education educator.
Trish O’Regan, a former teacher at Aquinas College, has been relieving in the Religious Education faculty this month. We are pleased to announce that Mrs O’Regan has agreed to continue in this role in a fixed-term position until the end of the year. Mrs O’Regan is a former staff member of the College having taught in the Year 7/8 and RE faculties for six years. Mrs O’Regan comes to us from John Paul II College where she was Deputy Principal. Trish’s experience is wide but of most note is her work in deaning, leadership in RE programmes and a passion for teaching and learning.
Amy Lewin has been appointed to the permanent position of Visual Arts teacher beginning Monday 27 June 2022. Mrs Lewin graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) and has a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (secondary). She comes to us most recently from Tauranga Girls’ College, prior to which she held the LOL Arts position at Te Puke High School. Mrs Lewin has also been involved in the assessment of Visual Arts at a national level. We’re delighted to have Mrs Lewin join us as a member of the Arts Faculty and look forward to working with her.
Aisha Bellamy has accepted the permanent, part-time position of Arts Coordinator. Ms Bellamy has a wide background in the Arts, and a passion for all things creative. She was previously self-employed as an events manager in the UK where she was responsible for organising live music events, photography, and creating digital marketing content. Ms Bellamy has danced since she was three years old, studied Performing Arts at College before moving to study songwriting at university, where she graduated with a BA (Hons). Amy has a passion for all things creative. We welcome Ms Bellamy to Tauranga and Aquinas College.
Kallum Wallace has accepted the fixed-term position of Physical Education/Junior Mathematics teacher, beginning Monday 13 June 2022. Mr Wallace graduated in 2018 from Deakin University, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary). Since 2019 he has worked in Australia and the UK teaching in different environments and cultures. Mr Wallace’s teaching strengths are Health & PE, Mathematics and Science.
Hannah McCall recently resigned from her position as a Year 8 Homeroom teacher, effective from the end of Term 2. Ms McCall has been an outstanding teacher and colleague in the two years she has taught at the College. She has consistently supported and contributed to the Year 7/8 faculty to improve teaching and learning. Hannah has also contributed to wider school activities through her involvement as TIC Volleyball. Ms McCall and her partner are moving to Australia. She goes with our love and thanks for her valuable contributions to Aquinas College.
Michelle Marston has resigned from her position as teacher of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. In the nearly nine years Ms Marston has been at the College she has made a substantial contribution to our school and community. Ms Marston’s last day at Aquinas College will be 29 July 2022. We wish Ms Marston the very best with her studies and future interests.