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.
Carol’s background is in teaching Science, Biology and Chemistry in both the North and South Islands and she has previously been Head of Science at Takapuna Grammar School. Her main portfolio area is Curriculum which includes junior programmes and NCEA, IB and Scholarship in the senior school. Other areas include the co-curricular programme, the House system and timetabling. Carol is currently invested in projects aimed at developing students as leaders in the world and fulfilling their potential through education.
An ex-student of Takapuna Grammar School, Louise was delighted to return to the school in 2014 as a Deputy Principal. Her teaching subjects are Classical Studies, Social Studies and Music, and she enjoyed being a dean and a Head of Department earlier in her career. Louise is inspired by the concept of Lifelong Learning and is proud that this school is one in which students, teachers and community learn together. Her portfolio here at TGS is Personnel and Professional Learning, and includes the Leadership Institute.
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.
Originally from Christchurch, Jake is Faculty Head of Languages and Assistant 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.
Jane joined the senior leadership team at the start of this academic year. She is currently an Assistant Deputy Principal and Head of the Technology Faculty. She has an extensive career path beginning as a main scale teacher in inner London, before moving to Canterbury (UK) as a curriculum leader. She later became an Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal and Principal in three different high schools in the UK before making the life changing decision to move to New Zealand with her family ten years ago. She completed her Masters Degree in Curriculum Studies which has been the catalyst to involve herself in curriculum innovation, change and development.