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The Kristin name attracts a very high calibre of staff and we ensure we select candidates who inspire outstanding academic achievement and encourage a breadth of learning through co-curricular activities and serving our community.

Tim Oughton

Executive Principal
MSc Ed (Dist), BSc (Hons)

Joining Kristin as Executive Principal in 2015, Tim is passionate about young people and believes that teaching is in his blood. He believes that a school culture is created primarily through positive human relationships and that a teacher - first and foremost - is a teacher of the person and secondly, the subject matter.

“Kristin is a welcoming community, where everyone goes out of their way to support each other and help guide and grow individuals to reach their full potential.”

Rebecca Isted

Director of Human Resources
BCom

Kristin welcomed Rebecca (Bex) in 2015 into the newly created role of Director of Human Resources. Her role is to attract, engage and develop the best people to deliver high quality outcomes for the Kristin community. 

“I welcome the opportunity to share information about working here at Kristin. A place to grow and thrive".

David Boardman

Senior School Principal
Bsc (Hons), PGCE MIBiol CBiol

David originates from Shropshire in the UK. He is extremely knowledgeable about the IB diploma programme, having been an IB Co-ordinator, examiner and teaching Science and Biology in various IB World Schools both here in New Zealand and the UK. Dedicated to process improvement and passionate about teaching and learning, David seeks to ensure Kristin is delivering an exceptional, innovative educational experience for all.

“At Kristin, we realise that there is no one model that suits every student, so we focus on offering a range of opportunities to ensure that every student's passions are catered for and all of our students are given the opportunity to achieve their potential”.

Dave Scott

Middle School Principal
BSC (Hons), PGCE, PGDipEDLEAD

Dave is an experienced and innovative educator, passionate about the learning and well being of young people.  He has a proven track record of providing leadership and excellence in teaching and learning and pastoral care within independent schools in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Dave's belief is that student success is achieved through the development and maintenance of positive, collaborative relationships coupled with a team culture focused on support, engagement, service to others, innovation, and kindness. 

"I believe in using a strengths-based approach when working with students, focusing on what is right with them, acknowledging their abilities and taking an interest in their aspirations. I also firmly believe that there is a close link between student well being and academic performance and that healthy and happy students are more likely to achieve higher academic results, complete school, and engage positively in society".

Jayne de la Haye

Junior School Principal
BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc

Jayne is the most recent addition to Kristin's Senior Leadership team, having taught in many schools across the world. She originates from the UK and has worked in Early Learning Centres, primary and intermediate schools throughout her career. Jayne is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in teaching young children and is very well versed in the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme. She is known for her kind and caring nature and very good sense of humour. 

“I joined Kristin because I believe my own personal values are well aligned and I am a true advocate of fostering excellent teaching and learning practices to optimise the development of both my team and our students."

Nigel Wilkinson

Director of Business Services
BCom, CA

Nigel oversees many areas of the school including finance, information technology, property, grounds, food and facilities and was instrumental in the planning, building and opening our our new Little Doves Early Learning Centre. While exceptional at balancing the books, to most people's surprise, Nigel also has a great sense of humour and enjoys a positive working relationship with all staff. 

“I am committed to ensuring we provide a great learning environment for students and that our grounds and facilities support the activities of our wider school community. The school has developed incredibly well from its early beginnings and we want to build on that as the stewards for future generations of students.”

Morag Fryer

Director of Marketing and Advancement
MBA (Dist), BPhEd

Morag joined Kristin in 2017 bringing extensive commercial experience from dynamic senior roles in marketing, business consulting, setting up and funding of collaborative international marketing projects, and community funding. She heads a team that focuses on the admissions, marketing and communications, events, philanthropy and advancement, community engagement and Alumni for Kristin. Morag has been an active member of the Kristin community for the last 10 years as a parent and has an Alumni at University and a student in Senior School.

"We are a talented community and together we can continue building an environment that will ensure our students thrive and flourish. Our strongly engaged members who contribute in so many ways make our community powerful beyond measure."

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