Centennial House Contacts

Karen Kidd


Hostel Manager

Kia ora,

I’m Karen Kidd, Hostel Manager for the girls at the new Centennial House boarding facility.
I have worked in boarding for the last 14 years and love working with teenage girls. Previous to joining the boarding environment, I worked as a Teacher Aide in both the UK and New Zealand.
I’m originally from Wales, and married Dean, who is a Kiwi, back in 1992.
We have two sons, Daniel and Ben, and a beautiful grand-daughter, Amelia.
I’m really looking forward to this unique opportunity where I will be caring for your daughter(s), watching them grow into independent young women ready for the big wide world.

Ngā mihi nui,

Karen Kidd, Hostel Manager for Centennial House

Leah Murray

House Assistants

Leah Murray and Chris D’Souza are the live-in Centennial House Assistants.
They are both Science teachers – specialising in Chemistry.
Leah has been at MAGS since 2015, and Chris since 2019.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Centennial House and look forward to supporting our students through their years at MAGS.”
Chris is involved in Netball at MAGS and Leah in Duke of Edinburgh – both appreciating the co-curricular activities available to students.
“We encourage the girls to get involved in school life.”


Chris D’Souza