Principal: Mary Nixon[email protected] Senior Deputy Principal: Brian Wynn[email protected] Read More Brian Wynn has taught at Takapuna Grammar School as a teacher of Physical Education and Head of Department. His three daughters have also attended the school. He lives in Devonport and is a very keen fisherman and a member of the North Shore Rugby Club. Brian’s portfolio includes information technology and the day to day organisation of the school. He has been involved in the refurbishment of the main block of the school and the marketing of Takapuna Grammar School in South America and Asia. Senior Deputy Principal: Will Scovell[email protected] Read More Will and his family are members of the Devonport community. Will has been teaching at Takapuna Grammar for ten years. He was appointed Deputy Principal in 2016, having previously been Head of Physical Education and Health. Before joining Takapuna Grammar, Will gained five years of valuable experience in boys' schools which sparked a passion for driving student engagement and achievement. His portfolio at TGS includes assessment, reporting and responsibility for the school prefects. Deputy Principal: Mary Pottinger[email protected] Read More Mary has worked at Takapuna Grammar School for over 20 years and was originally employed as the Guidance Counsellor. In previous schools she taught English, Social Studies and Drama and was a Dean. Her portfolio is Student Support, which includes the Deans, Guidance, Health Centre, Careers and the Whanau Form Classes. She also oversees the Peer Programmes in the school and runs school assemblies. Mary is passionate about wellbeing, with the aim of ensuring that students and staff look after themselves and each other and she appreciates the level of goodwill and support demonstrated by the entire TGS school community. She teaches Year 9 French which she loves and she cycles to work twice a week. Deputy Principal: Jake Lamb[email protected] Read More Originally from Christchurch, Jake is Faculty Head of Languages and Deputy Principal responsible for International Students at Takapuna Grammar. With a Bachelor's degree in Japanese, he spent a number of years working in Japan before returning to New Zealand in 2002. Jake has worked for five years as a dean and he served for three years on the school Board of Trustees. One of the many things that Jake enjoys about working with students at TGS is our cultural diversity. He believes that with so many different cultures engaging with each other, TGS is an interesting and exciting place to be. Deputy Principal: Moira Mallarkey[email protected] Read More Moira joined Takapuna Grammar School in June 2018 as Deputy Principal. She has been strongly involved in girls’ education for over 20 years, working previously at St Cuthbert’s College and Westlake Girls High School. Moira is a passionate teacher and enjoys working with students in her Physics class. She is the leader of the Library and Information Centre and is also responsible for student attendance, beginning teachers and staff appraisal. Moira oversees the House system and will be working closely with the House Leaders to develop and implement strategies that will encourage students to get involved in school life and embrace our wonderful school culture. Deputy Principal: Nick Kingston[email protected] Read More Nick is a member of the Takapuna/Hauraki community, with his children attending local primary and intermediate schools. He is the Head of Science, contributes to the development of the school timetable and supports other members of the senior leadership team in their roles. Nick is a keen outdoorsman and enjoys being in, on or around the ocean. In 2015 Nick was seconded to the Sir Peter Blake Trust as the environmental educator where he spent time at the Auckland Islands in the southern ocean. He believes a teacher’s own experiences are an important way to engage students in their learning.