Our Staff

Founded in 1980, John Paul II High School is a Catholic Year 9-13 co-educational school serving the Westland area. John Paul II High School is the result of years of generosity and work by the Sisters of Mercy, Marist Brothers and Catholic families of the combined parishes the school serves.


Senior Management Team

Principal- Mr D Sullivan

Deputy Principal– Mr T Renau

Assistant Principal- Ms P O’Regan

Director of Special Character, HOD Religious Studies- Mr Daniel Cote-Davis

Parish Priest- Rev Mathew Siji MCBS

Assistant Priest- Rev Dan Doyle

Teaching and support staff

Science Miss H Lindsay BSc (Phy), PGCE (Phy)

Science, Mathematics Mrs Ema Motu BSc (Maths and Chemistry), PGCE

Mathematics Mrs M Francis BSc, MSc, BEd, PGDCA

HOD Social Science Mr J Franklin QSM, JP, MBA, BA, DipTch

Guidance Counsellor and Social Science (Acting HOD) Mr M Ellis BA (His/Geo), PG Dip Teach, PG Dip (Guidance and Counselling)

HOD Technology Mr R Ching BEd, Dip Teach

Literacy Lead Teacher, Senior Dean, English, ESOL Ms C Costelloe BA, PG Dip, Dip Teach, PG Dip TESOL

English, Maths, SENCO Ms S Lock Cert TESOL, BA, GradDipTch (sec)

HOD Art, Social Studies Ms F Johns BFA (University of Canterbury) Dip Sec Teach

HOD Science Mr Dan Steggles 2:1 BSc (Hons) Environmental Science: PGCE Secondary Science with Biology Specialism.

HOD Maths Mr K Mulcahy BSc, Dip Teach

HOD Computing Ms V Pringle BCom (Info Sci), B Teach (Sec), Cert AE, PG Cert IST

HOD English Mr Adam Baker LLB, BA, GradDipTchLn, PGCert(DCL)

Health & Horticulture, Junior Dean Ms L Beach Dip Teach, Dip Phys Ed

Music Mrs S Bergin Dip Teach, TT Cert, Dip NZCRS

Science Mr A McCarthy BSc (Hons), MI Biol, Cert Ed, Dip Teach

HOD Physical Education, Outdoor Ed, Health Mr T McNish NZ Dip Teach

English, Drama, Social Studies Mrs S Smith BTchLn, Grad Dip English

Japanese, Health Mrs J McMillan BSc, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies

Careers Advisor & Office Assistant Mrs D Molloy

Principals Assistant Mrs P Smith AIINZ Dip Insurance & Finance, Trades Typewriting

Bursar Mrs J Anderson Certificate Business Administration

Sports Coordinator Mrs T Molloy

Attendance Officer & Correspondence Coordinator Mrs M Cook

Onsite IT Technician Mr M Harding-Brown

Property Manager TBC

Learning Support Coordinator  Donna Ellis BSLT, GradDipTch (Primary)

Cleaning Staff Jolene Fell, Talia McFarlane , Soenke Struve,