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Our People


This year we welcome several new faces to the John Paul II Staff whanau

The first change most people will notice when they visit the School is the layout of the Office.

Our Honours Board has been hung in our Foyer, and we now have a dedicated Reception space.

Leah Smith is our Receptionist and Student Services Officer; she comes to us from the Grey District Council.  Leah is proudly from Greymouth and will be a familiar face to many.

Leah is the person on the end of the telephone when you ring and will be working to make sure the Office runs smoothly. 

Liz Manning has taken on the Finance Officer role here.  Liz is new to the West Coast having moved here late last year with her husband and 2 sons.

If you need to get in touch with anyone from school, please see below for their email addresses.

LAL English - Adam Baker adam.baker@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Health/Horticulture -  Linda Beach linda.beach@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Caretaker - Jason Briggs jason.briggs@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Deputy Principal/YES - Madeline Campbell madeline.campbell@johnpaul.ac.nz 

 Admin Lead - Madeleine Castle admin@johnpaul.ac.nz 

 Uniform Shop  -  Madeleine Castle uniformshop@johnpaul.ac.nz 

 LAL Technology -   Richard Ching richard.ching@johnpaul.ac.nz 

 Attendance Officer -   Marilyn Cook marilyn.cook@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Dean of Senior Students -   Celia Costelloe celia.costelloe@johnpaul.ac.nz

Sports Coordinator / PE Jasmine Dodemaide -   jasmine.dodemaide@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Councillor / Social Sciences  -  Merv Ellis merv.ellis@johnpaul.ac.nz 

LSC -  Donna Ellis donna.ellis@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Maths - Macty Francis macty.francis@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Principal / English  -   Renee Hutchinson principal@johnpaul.ac.nz 

LAL Art -  Frith Johns frithjohns@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Librarian -  Sue Johnson library@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Teacher Aide -  Elvira Llenas-Underwood elvira.llenas@johnpaul.ac.nz

Finance Officer -  Liz Manning finance@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Japanese -  Jennie McMillan jennie.mcmillan@johnpaul.ac.nz 

LAL PE -  Tony McNish tony.mcnish@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Dean of Junior Students / Te Reo, Science  -    Ema Motu ema.motu@johnpaul.ac.nz 

LAL Mathematics -  Kevin Mulcahy kevin.mulcahy@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Science -  Nic Petty nic.petty@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Director of Catholic Character -  Abina Pope abina.pope@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Computing -  Vanessa Pringle vanessa.pringle@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Teacher Aide -  Colette Robertson colette.robertson@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Food Tech - Fabric Tech Susan Smith susan.smith@johnpaul.ac.nz

Receptionist Leah Smith office@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Deputy Principal / LAL Science -  Dan Steggles   dan.steggles@johnpaul.ac.nz 

Teacher Aide -  Jacey Waihi jacey.waihi@johnpaul.ac.nz