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Main School Contacts

The school's postal address is:

Mount Albert Grammar School
Alberton Avenue
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025

Facsimilie: 09 846 2042


To contact the school by phone, please ring 09 846 2044 and choose from the options given.

The main school contacts are listed below and will give you the extension numbers of key staff.
Click on these links to access contacts not listed on this page:


Senior Management


International Students


Deans

Sports

Department Heads


Guidance


Teaching Staff


Careers



Attendance Officer:
Ms Lee Iswar
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8142
E-mail: attendance@mags.school.nz

Business/Finance Manager:
Ms Debbie Forsyth
Phone: 815 4032
e-mail: business@mags.school.nz
Enrolment Officer:
Mrs Theresa Taylor
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8131
e-mail: enrol@mags.school.nz
Click here for all enrolment information

Headmaster's Personal Assistant:
Annemarie Wright
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8150
e-mail: paheadmaster@mags.school.nz

Property Manager:
Mr Frank Koenen
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8134
Mobile: 021 522 372
e-mail: fkoenen@mags.school.nz

Director of School House:
Mr Chris Metcalfe
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8178
e-mail: cmetcalfe@mags.school.nz

Community Liaison, Communications:
Ms Estelle Sarney
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8236
e-mail: esarney@mags.school.nz

Director of Advancement: School Foundation
Mr Tim Kay
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8127
Email: development@mags.school.nz

Contacts - International Students

Here are the contact details for the International Department


International Director:
Mr Evan Gray
Phone: 815 4037
egray@mags.school.nz


International Dean:
Mr Ian Cole
Phone: 8462044, ext 8128
icole@mags.school.nz

Homestay Co-ordinator
Ms Julie Boersen
Phone: 09 846 2044 ext 8187 

International Office Secretary
Miss Andrea Koenen
Phone: 846 2044, ext 8187
international@mags.school.nz

E-mail:international@mags.school.nz

Contact Address:

Mount Albert Grammar School
Alberton Avenue
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone:
+64 9 846 2044 Extension 8187 for all enquiries.

Fax:
+64 9 846 2042


Click here to view the International Students section.


Senior Management

Name and Position
Phone
E-mail (Click on the address)
Mr D Burden
Headmaster
846 2044, ext 8150 headmaster@mags.school.nz
Mr P McKinley
Associate Principal
Year 9 & 10 boys
846 2044, ext 8172 pmckinley@mags.school.nz
Mr E Gray
International Director
815 4037
egray@mags.school.nz
Ms Y Williams
Deputy Principal
Administration
846 2044, ext 8152 ywilliams@mags.school.nz
Mrs T Keenan
Deputy Principal
Year 12 students
846 2044, ext 8170 tkeenan@mags.school.nz
Mr M Rivalland
Deputy Principal
Year 11 students
815 4033 mrivalland@mags.school.nz
Ms J Williams
Deputy Principal
Year 9 & 10 girls
815 4036 jwilliams@mags.school.nz
Ms C Horne
Assistant Principal
Year 13 students
846 2044, ext 8223 chorne@mags.school.nz
Mr C Metcalfe
Deputy Principal
Director of School House
846 2044, ext 8178 cmetcalfe@mags.school.nz
Mr P Ferner
Director of Guidance
846 2044, ext 8181 pferner@mags.school.nz
Ms D Forsyth
Business/Finance Manager
815 4032 business@mags.school.nz


Guidance Department and family support


Position Name Phone E-mail (click on the address)
Director of Guidance Mr Paul Ferner

846 2044,ext 8181 pferner@mags.school.nz
Guidance Counsellor Ms Marianne Wilson

846 2044,ext 8197
mwilson@mags.school.nz
Guidance Counsellor Ms Rhonda Weeks
846 2044,ext 8137 rweeks@mags.school.nz
Guidance Counsellor Mrs Margaret O'Carroll

846 2044,ext 8201
mocarroll@mags.school.nz
Pacific Island Liaison
Officer
Mr Api Taulapiu 846 044,ext 8184
ataulapiu@mags.school.nz
Student Support
Officers
Ms Yoshie O'Neill
Ms Rose Akava
846 2044,ext 8155

yoneill@mags.school.nz
rakava@mags.school.nz

Enrolment Officer
Ms Theresa Taylor
846 2044,ext 8131
enrol@mags.school.nz
Attendance Officer
Ms Lee Iswar
846 2044,ext 8142
attendance@mags.school.nz


Deans


Position Name Phone E-mail (click on the address)
Year 9 Boys' Dean Mr Gareth Hodges
8462 044, ext 8110 ghodges@mags.school.nz
Year 9 Girls' Dean Ms Shelley Mackinlay-Milne
8462 044, ext 8111 smackinlaymilne@mags.school.nz
Year 10 Boys' Dean Mr Gordon Smith
8462 044, ext 8112 gsmith@mags.school.nz
Year 10 Girls' Dean Ms Natalie Absolum
8462 044, ext 8113 nabsolum@mags.school.nz
Year 11 Deans Mr Teswell White
8462 044, ext 8115 twhite@mags.school.nz
Ms Katie McColl
8462 044, ext 8117 kmccoll@mags.school.nz
Year 12 Deans Mr Andy Belson
8462 044, ext 8116 abelson@mags.school.nz
Ms Va Anisi
8462 044, ext 8114 vanisi@mags.school.nz
Year 13 Deans Mr Kerry Baker
8462 044, ext 8118 kbaker@mags.school.nz
Ms Sarah Drew
8462 044, ext 8119 sdrew@mags.school.nz
Associative Academic Dean Mr Greg Cave 8462 044, ext 8120 gcave@mags.school.nz
Academic Dean Mr Warwick Gibbs 8462 044, ext 8130 wgibbs@mags.school.nz
Dean of International Students Mr Ian Cole 8462 044, ext 8128 icole@mags.school.nz

Department Heads

Department Head of Department Phone E-Mail
Art Ms D Aleh 8462 044, ext 8194 daleh@mags.school.nz
Commerce Ms S Hayes 8462 044, ext 8173 shayes@mags.school.nz
English Ms A Mason 8462044, ext 8190 amason@mags.school.nz
ESOL Mrs P Godber 8462 044, ext 8105 pgodber@mags.school.nz
Languages Mrs H Selaries 8462 044, ext 8130 hselaries@mags.school.nz
Learning Support Mrs P Drake 8462 044, ext 8100 pdrake@mags.school.nz
Mathematics Mr A Sangster 8462 044, ext 8185 asangster@mags.school.nz
Media Studies
Mr S Allen
8462 044, ext 8193
sallen@mags.school.nz
Music Mrs M Zjajic-Moon 8462 044, ext 8188 mzmoon@mags.school.nz
Drama Dr L McGregor 8462 044, ext 8135 lmcgregor@mags.school.nz
 Dance  Ms J Cesan
846 2044, ext 8135
 jcesan@mags.school.nz
Physical Education Mr M Dempster 8462 044, ext 8165 mdempster@mags.school.nz
Science Ms A Whitlam 8462 044, ext 8209 awhitlam@mags.school.nz
Social Science Mrs C Cato 8462 044, ext 8168 ccato@mags.school.nz
Technology Mr T Van Zyl
8462 044, ext 8164 tvanzyl@mags.school.nz

Sports Department Contacts

Director of Sport
David Long
846 2044, ext 8136
021 395 242
dlong@mags.school.nz


Sports Administration
Maxine Johns
Irene Malone

846 2044, ext 8136
sports@mags.school.nz


Director of Basketball
Daryl Cartwright
846 2044, ext 8165
dcartwright@mags.school.nz


Director of Cricket
Tony Sail
846 2044, ext 8165
tsail@mags.school.nz


Director of Football
Paul Marshall
846 2044, ext 8129
pmarshall@mags.school.nz


Director of Netball
Te Aroha Keenan
846 2044, ext 8170
tkeenan@mags.school.nz


Director of Rowing
Will Maling
846 2044, ext 8165
wmaling@mags.school.nz


Director of Rugby
Geoff Moon
846 2044, ext 8213
gmoon@mags.school.nz

Attendance

Absence:
If your son or daughter is absent from school, please contact the Attendance Officer, Ms Iswar, on the first day of their absence and each day thereafter if you are not sure how long your child is to be absent.

In addition, all absences of three days or more must be explained in a signed note and handed to your child's form teacher on their return to school.

Please choose from the contacts below:

Attendance Officer :

Ms Lee Iswar

Telephone: 846-2044 Ext 8142

Email: attendance@mags.school.nz


Leave - Personal:
Request for leave, non-school related, during the school year must be addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Dale Burden at least two weeks before the start of leave.

Please give the dates of absence from school and the purpose of the leave.

If in writing, please address the letter to:

The Headmaster
Mr Dale Burden
Mt Albert Grammar School
Alberton Avenue
Mt Albert
Auckland 1025

If emailing, please send to:

headmaster@mags.school.nz


Lates:
Punctuality is important and attending Form Class, 8.35am - 8.55am, is part of the school day.

If your child is late to school ie, arrives after the 8.35am bell, he/she is to report straight to the Student Centre and sign in. A detention is issued automatically for this. In the case of there being a legitimate reason for this lateness, it is then up to the student to see his/her Dean with a signed note providing an explantion for this lateness.


Exeats:
Students are required to stay within the school boundaries between 8.35am and 3.10pm.

If your child needs to leave school during the day, a note that explains the circumstances and is signed by the parent/caregiver is required. This is then taken to the Student Centre to be signed by a Dean to confirm permission has been granted for the student to leave school. (Parents/caregivers are often telephoned to confirm the note.) When your child is to leave school, he/she is to take the note, previously signed by the Dean, to the Student Centre and sign out. The student will be issued with a green exeat pass from the Student Centre office. If returning to the school, the student must, upon their return, sign in at the Student Centre.

Students are not to leave the school grounds without permission and an exeat pass. The only exception is that Year 13 students have permission to go to the Wave Pool Cafe as a senior privilege.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL: Attendance is critical to student success. Low attendance levels are directly linked to low achievement levels. Truancy is not the only factor of concern regarding attendance and any absence from school results in class work being missed.

Staff List

The teaching staff are listed below.

  • The four-digit number next to some staff is their extension number. (The school phone number is 846 2044.)
  • As several staff often share the same phone, we recommend e-mail as the most direct means of communication.
  • To e-mail any staff member, please use the pattern shown for the first three.


ABS - Natalie Absolum (8113)
nabsolum@mags.school.nz


ADM - Colin Adam (8176)
cadam@mags.school.nz


ALH - Daniella Aleh (8194)
daleh@mags.school.nz

ALL - Simon Allen (8190)
ANI - Va Anisi (8114)

ASH - Michael Ashby (8192)
ACK - John Auckram (8110)
AST - Jitika Austin (8209)
BLY - Shaun Bailey (8164)
BKR - Kerry Baker (8118)

BAL - Kiyoko Balint (8130)
BRT - Pat Barrett (8106)
BRD - Zach Beard (8189)
BGH - James Bellingham (8192)
BSN - Andy Belson (8116)
BRY - Jo Berry (8190)
BVS - Patricia Bevins (8145)

BTC - Peter Boettcher (8164)
BNF - Shona Boniface (8235)
BOK - Brent Booker (8209)
BVD - Haana Bovaird (8165)
CVR - Paula Calver (8209)
CVT - Carissa Calvert (8190)
CNN - Jenny Cannon (8100)

CWT - Daryl Cartwright (8165)
CTO - Christine Cato (8168)
CVN - Joe Cavanagh (on leave)
CVE - Greg Cave (8120)
CES - Jacqui Cesan (8135)
CHA - Han Cham (8235)
CNG - Danny Chang (8192)
CDA - Anzar Chida (8235)
CLR - Tom Clark (8209)
CLY - Stephanie Clarry (8235)
CLE - Ian Cole (8128)
CLS - Luke Coles (8164)
CLN - Michael Collins (8190)
CNL - Simone Connell (8107)
CRK - Bryn Corkery (8194)
COU - Aubrey Coup (8209)
CRN - Vanita Curin (on leave)
DFN - Karryann Daffin (846 5092)

DSR - Ian De Stigter (8125)
DST - Mark Dempster (8165)
DWS - Brandon Dewes (8165)
DKY - Sam Dockery (8209)
DNV - Emily Donovan (8190)
DRK - Pam Drake (8100)
DRW- Sarah Drew (8119)
DUN - Helen Dunham (8209)
EDM - Kathy Edmonds (8130)
FQR - Michelle Farquhar (8173)
FLM - Richie Folomu (8165)
FTN - Julian Fortuin (8235)
FNK - Gregory Frank (8202)
FRC - Samantha French (8135)
GIB - Warwick Gibbs (8169)
GLL - Ratinder Gill (8138)
GDB- Pauline Godber (8105)
GDD - Elise Goddard (8232)
GDE - John Goodier (8107)
GRY - Evan Gray (8146)
GRN - Alex Green (8209)
GRG - Elizabeth Grigel (8235)
HTZ - James Hantz (8165)
HYT - Shameen Hayat (8168)
HYS - Sarah Hayes (8138)
HCK - Kayla Hicks (on leave)
HIL - Kim Hill (8190)
HBS - Donna Hobbs (8168)
HDG - Gareth Hodges (8110)
HRN - Catherine Horne (8223)
HOS - Greg Hoskins (8164)
HUN - Matthew Huang (8209)

HUT - Pam Hutchins (8187)
JGL - Jennifer Jagiello (on leave)
JMC - Max Jeremic (8173)
KNA - Henrietta Kajanova (8235)
KNN - TeAroha Keenan (8170)
KMP - Sandra Kemp (8100)
KNW - Jason Knowles (8190)
KMA - Pradeep Kumar (8235)
KMR - Satish Kumar (8235)
LBY - Hannah Lasenby (8165)
LVY - Elliot Lavey (8190)
LSO - Grace Leaso (8138)
LEO - Ok-jin Lee (on leave)
LNS - Ainsley Leonard (8194)
- Emily Lesley (8190)
LES - Shona Lee (8173) (on leave)
LIU - Eva Liu (8130/8105)
LNG - David Long (8186)
LTN - Cheryl Loughton (8209)
LDM - Henry Ludlam (8164)
LCH - Barbara Lynch (8130)
LTH - Jessica Lythe (8119)
MBT - Anya Mabbott (8192)
MCG - Lilicherie McGregor (8135)
MCK - Shelley Mackinlay-Milne (8111) (Note e-mail: smackinlaymilne@mags.school.nz)
MLI - Will Maling (8165)
MRM - Olivia Markham (8168)
MSH - Paul Marshall (8129)
MSM - Lana Marsom (8165)
MSN - Aubrey Mason (8190)
MHN - Deborah Matheson (8190)
MCC - Katie McColl (8117)
MHD - Johanna McHardy (8235)
MAC - Paul McKinley (8172)
MKY - Paul McKinney (8235)
MSN - Aubrey Mason ( 8190)
MTF - Chris Metcalfe (8178)
MIL - Daniel Mills (8164)
MTY - Jarafshan Mistry (8209)
MOK - Elliot Moka (8168)
MON - Geoff Moon (8213)
MRE - Marian Moore (8190)
MLC - Sarah Mulcahy (8190)
MLG - Ayisha Mulgrew (8194)
MPY - Brian Murphy (8180)
MRY - Leah Murray (8209)
NHA - Robina Nisha (8209)
NLA - Mary Niulesa (8190)
NTL - Malcolm Nuttall (8235)
OCL - Margaret O'Carroll (8201)
OKI - Yuki Oki (8130)
PAL - Waimirirangi Paul (8105)
PNE - Joseph Payne (8168)
PRY - Carl Perry (8165)
GATE - Christine Peters (Gateway) (8126)
PHN - Natasha Phyn (8168)
PSI - Andrew Pilisi (8235)
PTU - Elizabeth Pitu (8173)
PLG - Reuben Ploeg (8190)
PRG - Helen Prangnell (8235)

PRN - Edward Prince (8164)
PHR - Michael Puhara (8166/8105)
PUL - Alayna Pulham (8209)
QNC - Elizabeth Quinn-Casey (8168)
RAM - Renuka Ram (8235)
RES - Peter Rees (8194)
RED - Sarah Reid (8190)
RIG - Jessica Rigold (8135)
RBT - Richard Roberts (8173)
ROB - Sharne Roberts (8133)
SAL - Tony Sail
SPN - Andre Sampson (8194)
SGT - Allan Sangster (8185)
SWR - Ioana Schwalger (8190)
SLK - Ian Scoltock (8209)
SLR - Helen Selaries (8130)
SEO - Stella Seo (8190)
SLB - Sarnia Slabbert (8192)
SMG - Gordon Smith (8110)
STH - Paula Smith (8165)
SME - Alana Smythe (8209)
SMD - Meenu Sood (8192)
SRN - Brett Sorrenson (8168)
STW - Glenn Stewart (8190)
STO - Margaret Sutton (8209)
SWL- Robyn Swales (8164)
TlP - Api Taulapiu (8184)
THF - Billy Tempelhoff (8164)
THP - Tahau Thompson (8105)
TOD - Darroch Todd (8173)
TDD - Kate Todd (8100)
UQT - Gerald Urquhart (8168)
VZW - Laura van der Zouwe (8168)
VZL - Theo van Zyl (8164)
VTR - Debbie Venter (8190)
WGR - Michael Wagener (8235)

WLD - Michael Walden (8185)
WAN - Li Wang (8105)
WKS - Richard Watkinson (8190)
- Michael Watts (8164)
WTN - Nikki Weston (8168)
WTE - Teswell White (8164)
WHD - Darren Whitehead (8165)
WHL - Ang Whitlam (8209)
WON - Harriet Wilson (8190)
WSN - Jessica Wilson (8165)
WLN - Marianne Wilson (8197)
WLT - Amy Wiltshire (8165)
WGT - Allie Wright (8209)
WRI - Martin Wright (on leave)

YRD - Sarah Yardley (8209)
ZGN - Roseanne Zigliani (8130)
ZMN - Milica Zjajic-Moon (8118) (Note: e-mail mzmoon@mags.school.nz)