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Deans' Team



The Deans Team is led by the Director of Pastoral and is supported by the Lead Dean. We have a dean specifically allocated to each Year level, who works alongside the Senior Manager working with the Year level. The deans also work with their Year level Form Class teachers.

Deans are part of the Pastoral Team that support the overall wellbeing, behavioural and academic success of all the students within their Year level.

Orewa College Deans, actively practise a restorative approach in all aspects of working with students. They promote and apply our values programme, Manaaki Orewa.

In addition to their deaning responsibilities, the deans also teach in their specific curriculum areas. There is a duty roster to ensure we have a dean available throughout the school day. All appointments should be booked by contacting the Deans’ PA:

Useful links:

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Deans' Team

Head of Pastoral
Anna Kenny

Lead Dean
Jo Wilding

Year 13 Dean
Year 13 Academic Dean
James Appleby

Year 12 Dean
Mary Reihana

Year 11 Dean
Chris Genge

Y11 - Y12 Academic Dean
Phillipa Cowley

Year 10 Dean

Dean Preston-Thomas

Year 9 Dean

Kim Griffin

Year 8 Dean
Sam Oldfield

Year 7 Dean

Sarah Searle

Deans’ PA
Michelle Griffiths