Our Staff

Leadership Team

Principal

Mr R. Sutton
rsutton@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 821

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch

Deputy Principal

Mr J. Goodfellow
gf@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 919

Deputy Principal

Mrs K. Wheeler
wk@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 823

Deputy Principal

Mr S. Scott
sc@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 817

“Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi,
engari he toa takitini”.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Office / Admin

Executive Officer

Mrs S. Martin
executiveofficer@hornby.school.nz

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go”
Dr Seuss

Attendance Officer

Mrs C. Soper
attendance@hornby.school.nz

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, possibilities become limitless”

Bursar

Mrs L. Madsen
bursar@hornby.school.nz

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”

Principal’s PA

Mrs J. Bykerk 
pa@hornby.school.nz

“Awesome school with staff who really care and go the extra mile”

Office Reception

Ms A. Cosgrove
office@hornby.school.nz

“Focusing on solutions is better than focusing on problems”

Network and timetable

Mr R. Murfitt
mf@hornby.school.nz

Learning Commons
Co-ordinator

Ms N. Sowman
library@hornby.school.nz

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” Margaret Fuller

Learning Commons
Co-ordinator

Ms M. Olliver
library@hornby.school.nz

Deans

Mōhua Dean

Mr T. Mitchell
mt@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 915

Riroriro Dean

Miss K. Tozer
tz@hornby.school.nz

Tieke Dean

Miss L. Laycock
lk@hornby.school.nz
Extn:

“Excellence is not a skill,
It’s an attitude.”

Year 10 Dean

Mr A. Wilson 
wn@hornby.school.nz

“Our students are what drive me to be a better teacher. I strive to be the best I can be for them!”

Year 11 Dean

Mrs L. Tafau
tf@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 904

Year 12 Dean

Mrs R. Clemence
ce@hornby.school.nz

“Logic will take you from A to B; Imagination will take you everywhere” Albert Einstein.

Year 13 Dean

Ms C. McLaren
ml@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 824

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Staff

Art (HOD)

Mrs R. Clemence
ce@hornby.school.nz

“Logic will take you from A to B; Imagination will take you everywhere” Albert Einstein.

Art

Miss A Keene
ke@hornby.school.nz

Art

Wānanga Advisor

Mr M. Collins
co@hornby.school.nz

Home Economics (HOD)

Wānanga Advisor

Miss A. Taylor
tr@hornby.school.nz

“I am proud to have been a part of Hornby High for the past 14 years, where the school community feels like family.” #manahoromaka #hornbypride

Social Sciences (HOD)

Mrs J. Handley
hy@hornby.school.nz

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Social Sciences

Mr A. Wilson 
wn@hornby.school.nz

“Our students are what drive me to be a better teacher. I strive to be the best I can be for them!”

Social Sciences

Wānanga Advisor

Mrs J. Turner
tn@hornby.school.nz

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. Winston Churchill

Social Sciences 

Miss N. Eastwick
es@hornby.school.nz

Technology (HOD)

Mr F. Rzoska
rz@hornby.school.nz

Technology

Mr I. Rees 
rs@hornby.school.nz

Technology

Mr O. Richardson
ra@hornby.school.nz

Technology 

Mr P. Down
dw@hornby.school.nz

Food Technology

Mrs R. Rhodes
rr@hornby.school.nz

“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.”  Albert Einstein

Food Technology

Mrs R. Hindson
hn@hornby.school.nz

Soft Materials

Wānanga Advisor

Ms L. Laycock 
lk@hornby.school.nz

“Excellence is not a skill,
It’s an attitude.”

Digital Technology (HOD)

Mrs R. Close 
cs@hornby.school.nz

“Teaching in the internet age means we must teach tomorrows skills today”

Health (HOD)

Miss A. Aitken 
ak@hornby.school.nz

Māori (HOD)

Whaea J. Waerehu 
wh@hornby.school.nz

“Ko te tamaiti te pūtake” 

Māori 

Mr M. Solomon
sm@hornby.school.nz

Supported Learning (HOD)

Mr T. Palmer
pl@hornby.school.nz

“The education of a man or woman is never completed until he/she dies.” Robert E Lee

Learning Centre
Co-ordinator

Mrs V. Sanford
sf@hornby.school.nz

Learning Support
Co-ordinator

Ms A. Howison
hs@hornby.school.nz

Teacher Support

Ms J. Ward

Teacher Support

Mrs. R Jackson

Teacher Support

Mrs R. Arthur

Teacher Support

Mr M. Sowerby

Teacher Support

Mrs M. Flores

Teacher Support

Mrs J. Husband

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin

Teacher Support

Ms A. Dunbar

Teacher Support

Miss J. Wellman

Teacher Support

Mrs J. McGirr

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!” 
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Teacher Support

Ms N. Sakurai

Teacher Support


Ms R. Harris

Teacher Support


Ms S. Henderson

Teacher Support


Ms O. Gugich

Referral Room Supervisor

Mr B. Milicich
refroom@hornby.school.nz

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing”

Community Support Worker

Ms J. Howie
jude@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 914

Guidance Counsellor

Ms S. Kavanagh
kg@hornby.school.nz

“Almost every successful person begins with 2 beliefs:  1.  The future can be better than the present.  2.  And I have the power to make it so.” David Brooks

Physical Education (HOD)

Mr I. Hilliard
hl@hornby.school.nz

“No reward without work which means no spuds without digging.”

Physical Education

Mrs L. Tafau
tf@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 854

Sports Co-ordinator

Mrs K. Shedlock-Whiu
sport@hornby.school.nz

Physical Education/Home Economics


Mrs H. Petrie – On Leave
pr@hornby.school.nz

“There are no problems, only solutions.”

Mathematics (HOD)

Mr W. Werder
wd@hornby.school.nz

“Opportunity. Opportunities to Learn, Opportunities to Lead, Opportunity to shine. Today is an opportunity to get better – don’t waste it.”

Mathematics/Digital Technology

Mr B. Carter
ca@hornby.school.nz

“Hornby High School is amazing. We teach our kids HOW to think not what to think. Our students learn that every mistake they make is progress, that smart is something you become, and that there is a difference between not knowing, and not knowing YET. I wouldn’t want to teach anywhere else.”

Mathematics

Mrs J. Buenaventura
bu@hornby.school.nz

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas Edison 

Mathematics

Mr P. Daines 
da@hornby.school.nz

People do not decide to become extraordinary.
They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. 

Sir Edmund Hillary

English (HOD)

Mr S. Aitken
ai@hornby.school.nz

“Hornby High School provides a 21st Century education and prepares students to be creative, collaborative, and to think critically and problem solve.”

English

Mrs S. Handley (Richardson) – On Leave
rc@hornby.school.nz

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”
Dr Wayne W Dyer

English

Wānanga Advisor

Mr L. Taylor
tl@hornby.school.nz

English as a Second Language (ESOL)

Ms L. Briggs
bg@hornby.school.nz

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. Malcolm X

English

Ms C. McLaren
ml@hornby.school.nz

 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

English

Ms S. Johnson
jn@hornby.school.nz

English

Ms L. Prebble
pb@hornby.school.nz

Careers

Mrs. B Climo
cl@hornby.school.nz

Gateway

Mrs L. Barnett
gateway@hornby.school.nz

“Challenges are not defined as being problems or obstacles,
but rather opportunities”

Japanese

Mr N. Williams
wl@hornby.school.nz

“You have power over your mind – not external events. Realise this and you will find strength.”   Marcus Aurelius

Music (HOD)

Mrs K. Beer
br@hornby.school.nz

“He Āhuru Mōwai – School a place to come home to. Hornby to me is definitely this. We look after each other in our community and provide a warm and safe place to learn.”

Drama (HOD)

Mrs J. Clark
ck@hornby.school.nz

“I am always amazed by the range of performance talent our students show in talent quests, hui, Polyfest, kapahaka, Shakespeare Festival or Arts kete. Our students put so much energy and heart into their performances.”

Science (HOD)

Wānanga Advisor

Mr M. Stock
sk@hornby.school.nz

And the Devil whispered to me, “You will not survive the storm.” I whispered back to him, “I am the storm.”

Science 

Mr A. Heath
hh@hornby.school.nz

“Everything is theoretically possible, until it is done”

Science

Miss J. Abernethy
ay@hornby.school.nz

Science/Outdoor Education

Mr A. Kane
ka@hornby.school.nz

“Challenges are what make life interesting – overcoming them makes life meaningful.”

Science Technician

Mrs S. Gray 
scitec@hornby.school.nz

“Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can be.”

Science

Mr D. Reizinger 
rn@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Mr T. Mitchell
mt@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Miss K. Tozer
tz@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Mrs T. Allan-Fletcher
al@hornby.school.nz

‘Dreams don’t work unless you do!’

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Miss C. Birtch
bh@hornby.school.nz

Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it you can do it.” Hornby High School is a centre of creative excellence and I look forward to seeing what our students will dream up and achieve this year!

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Whaea J. Waerehu
wh@hornby.school.nz

“Ko te tamaiti te pūtake” 

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Ms R Davis
ds@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Mr S Tisch
ts@hornby.school.nz

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Year 7 & 8

Ms P. Hastie
ht@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Wānanga Advisor

Ms C. Bremner
bn@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Ms D. Alpers
ap@hornby.school.nz

Caretaker and Groundsmen

Richie Mayo

Caretaker and Groundsmen

Warren Light