Staff 2018-06-18T03:30:49+00:00

Our Staff

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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. Rogers
rg@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 820

Deputy Principal

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

Assistant 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

Office Reception

Mrs A. Wall
office@hornby.school.nz

‘Focusing on solutions is better than focusing on
problems’

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’

Executive Officer

Mrs S. Martin
executiveofficer@hornby.school.nz

‘A great   community school  with   dedicated   caring   staff who ensure every  student  is nurtured, encouraged and supported   to be the best that  they can be’.

School Nurse

Mrs A Bishop

healthnurse@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 896

‘The future belongs to young people with an education
and the imagination to create’ Barack Obama

Deans

Year 7 & 8 Dean

Mrs C. Gibson
gb@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 909

Year 9 Dean

Mr A Palmer
pl@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 869

Year 10 Dean

Mrs R Clemence
ce@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 834

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

 

Year 11 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’

Year 12 Dean

Mr A. Wilson
wn@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 854

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

Year 13 Dean

Mrs H. Petrie
dv@hornby.school.nz
Extn: 826

There are no problems, only solutions.

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.

Health (HOD)

Miss A. Aitken 
ak@hornby.school.nz

Science/Outdoor Education

Mr A. Kane
ka@hornby.school.nz

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

Art

Mrs C. Crampton-Cairns
cc@hornby.school.nz

Home Economics (HOD)

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.

Art

Miss A Keene
ke@hornby.school.nz

 

Home Economics/Physical Education


Mrs H. Petrie
pr@hornby.school.nz

There are no problems, only solutions. 

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!

Canteen

Mrs T. Rothera

Food Technology

Mrs R. Hindson
hn@hornby.school.nz

Social Sciences

Mrs J. Turner (on leave)
tn@hornby.school.nz

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

Caretaker and Groundsmen

Pete Manson

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

Sports Co-ordinator

Mrs K Keenan 
sport@hornby.school.nz

Caretaker and Groundsmen

Warren Light

 

Soft Materials 

Ms L. Laycock 
lk@hornby.school.nz

Supported Learning (HOD)

Mr T. Palmer
pl@hornby.school.nz

Dean Swanepoel (HTC)

Technology

Mr J. Simons
sm@hornby.school.nz

Teacher Support

Ms A. Dunbar

Commerce (HOD)

Mr J. Handley-Packham (on leave)
hp@hornby.school.nz

Community Support Worker

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

Wood Technology

Mr R. Harwood 
hw@hornby.school.nz

Digital Technology (HOD)

Mrs R. Close 
cs@hornby.school.nz

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

Learning Centre Co-ordinator

Mrs V. Sanford
sf@hornby.school.nz

The education of a man or woman is never completed until he/she dies (Robert E Lee)

Teacher Support

Mrs R. Arthur

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

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

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.

Library Assistant

Ms N. Sowman
library@hornby.school.nz

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” Margaret Fuller

Teacher Support

Ms S. Northcott

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.

Maori (HOD)

Mr C. Kamariera – on leave
km@hornby.school.nz

Maori 

Whaea J. Waerehu – Acting HOD
wh@hornby.school.nz

Ko te tamaiti te pūtake  

English

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 

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.

Teacher Support

Ms J. Jones

Teacher Support

Miss J. Wellman

Teacher Support

Ms A. Tatu

Teacher Support

Mr M. Sowerby

English

Ms S. Johnson
jn@hornby.school.nz

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 

Teacher Support

Miss I. Zlobina

English

Ms C. McLaren
ml@hornby.school.nz

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

Mathematics

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.

Technology 

Mr I. Rees 
rs@hornby.school.nz

English

Mrs L. O’Donnell – on leave
dl@hornby.school.nz

English

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

Technology 

Mr F. Rzoska
rz@hornby.school.nz

English

Mr L. Taylor
tl@hornby.school.nz

Mathematics

Mr P. Daines 
da@hornby.school.nz

YEAR 7 & 8

Mrs C. Gibson
gb@hornby.school.nz

Gateway

Mrs L. Barnett
gateway@hornby.school.nz

Mathematics

Mr A. Trenberth
th@hornby.school.nz

Maths is fun but fractions divide people.

YEAR 7 & 8

Miss T. Allan
al@hornby.school.nz

If Plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.

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).

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.

YEAR 7 & 8

Mrs M. Baker – on leave
bk@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

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

Mrs K Cotter
ct@hornby.school.nz

YEAR 7 & 8

Ms R Davis
ds@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Mr T. Mitchell
mt@hornby.school.nz

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

Year 7 & 8

Mrs S. Shehata – on leave
sh@hornby.school.nz

YEAR 7 & 8

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.”

Network and timetable

Mr R. Murfitt
mf@hornby.school.nz

Year 7 & 8

Miss K. Tozer
tz@hornby.school.nz

YEAR 7 & 8

Whaea J. Waerehu
wh@hornby.school.nz

Ko te tamaiti te pūtake  

Physical Education (HOD)

Mr I. Hilliard
hl@hornby.school.nz

No reward without work which means no spuds without digging.

Physical Education/Social Sciences

Miss A Simpson
sp@hornby.school.nz

“For what it’s worth; it’s never too late or, in my case too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Referral Room Supervisor

Mr B. Milicich
refroom@hornby.school.nz

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

Science (HOD)

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 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

Ms H. Boothby 
by@hornby.school.nz

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” 

Science 

Mr A. Heath
hh@hornby.school.nz

“Everything is theoretically possible, until it is done”

Science

Mr J. Minto
mn@hornby.school.nz

“Education gives choices and opportunities in life. The more the better”

 

Mrs M. Ducray
dc@hornby.school.nz

Careers 

Mrs. B Climo

We are proud to be a diverse, friendly school and a place where the needs of each individual student are at the forefront of everything we do. We are proud to be a school where all students can make their mark and set their direction for life after secondary school.