Staff

Senior Management Team

Ms Lindy Graham

Principal

Mr Wayne Pahl

Deputy Principal

Ms Lara Hearn

Assistant Principal

Deans

Mrs Vanessa Mulvihill

Year 12 & 13 Dean

Mrs Margaret Foley

Year 11 Dean

Miss Lydia Mills

Year 9 & 10 Dean

Mrs Sonia Ottley

Year 7 & 8 Dean

Specialist Roles

Mrs Julie McLean

Director of International Students

Mrs Yvonne Thompson

Director of Boarding

Mrs Jo Grace

Counsellor

Mrs Vicky Campbell

Careers Advisor

Mrs Christine Sparrow

Bursar

Mrs Gillian Owens

Personal Assistant to the Principal/Enrolment Officer

Heads of Department

Art Ms Glenys Parry

Drama Mrs Gillian Towle

Economics & Accounting Mrs Sue Reeves

English Mrs Margaret Foley

Geography Mrs Jude McKenzie

Languages Mrs Heidi Schreiber

Mathematics Miss Kelly Dawe

Music Mrs Vicki McLeod

Physical Education & Sport Mr Allan Faith

Science Mr Alastair Townshend

Technology Ms Katy Whelan

Our Board of Trustees

The Craighead Diocesan School Board of Trustees is made up of various people; we have Parent Representatives, as well as representatives from our Board of Proprietors, a student and a teaching staff representative.

As an Integrated school, the Board of Trustee’s main responsibility lies with governance of curriculum delivery.

Obviously, the day-to-day management responsibility lies with our highly capable Principal and Senior Management Team.

As Parent Representatives on the Board, we represent all parents and it is vital that we have the opportunity to express your views. To do so, we need to know what they are.

Please feel free to contact any one of us at any time.

Mrs Andrea LeslieBOT Chairman
leslie.wa@farmside.co.nz

Mrs Andrea Leslie

Chairman Elected Parent Rep.

Mrs Michelle Kelly

Selected Parent Representative

Mr Philip Howe

Elected Parent Representative

Mr Brian Rae

Selected Parent Representative

My Story
I have lived in South Canterbury for almost all of my life, with time out for university, I feel very fortunate to live in such a great region. My husband, Warren and I farm a sheep and beef property just west of Cave. We have a son, Jack, who attends Timaru Boys High School and a daughter, Emma who is attending Craighead. Currently, I am employed by Aoraki Polytechnic in my role as Primary Portfolio Manager. In my spare time, I love supporting the children in their sporting and cultural endeavours and thoroughly enjoy spending time in my garden and with my several dogs. Along with this, I have continued my studies completing a Master’s degree at Lincoln University. It is a real honour to be elected as Chairman of the Craighead Diocesan School Board of Trustees. Over the years, I have always held Craighead in the highest esteem and I feel privileged to be part of it.
My Story
I am excited to be one of the newest members of the Craighead BOT. I have been on the Waimataitai School BOT for the past 5 years. I am passionate about student achievement & learning and believe that all students have the right to learn. I am also interested in the building & property part of the BOT. I work in our own Property Management business Timaru Rentals. My husband, Ned and I have two daughters; Kate, Year 10 at Craighead, and Lisa in Year 8 at Waimataitai. I enjoy meeting new people, car racing, watching the kids sports & reading.
My Story
I work at the South Canterbury Museum as Museum Director, a position I have held for a number of years. I am married to Barbara and we have three daughters, Emily (22), Sophie (17) and Charlotte (12). I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Craighead Board of Trustees, and look forward to participating in the on-going operation and development of the school over the next couple of years. 
My Story

I am 45 years old and live with my wife Sarah at Waitohi on a small farm running sheep and cattle.

We have two daughters Leah (16) and Melissa (15) who both attend Craighead school.

Currently I hold directorships with Solaray Technology Ltd, Wild berry Café Ltd, Riverstone Blue Media Ltd.

I am also on the board of ADBT a CCO of the Timaru District Council and a member of the Institute of Directors.

I am currently the Commodore of the Lake Tekapo Power Boat and Water ski club.

Along with my wife, Sarah, we run Solaray Technology Ltd, supplying and installing on grid and off grid solar power systems

Reverend John Hayhoe

Elected Parent Representative

My Story

For the last 10 years I have been the Vicar of Geraldine having moved from England. Before being ordained into the Anglican Church I served in the British Army as an officer in the Greandier Guards for seventeen years retiring as a major. I then spent ten years in construction and have an honours degree in construction management.

I have been on the boards of two other schools, one in England and another in Geraldine,and am now one of the Diocesan representatives on the Board of Proprietors (BOP), and am the BOP representative on the Board of Trustees.

I have four children of whom Ruth (13) joined Craighead in 2014 in Year 7. I am married to Kathryn who, in addition to being a long-suffering vicar’s wife, is a busy self employed midwife.

Mrs Phillipa Guerin

Board of Proprietors’ Chairman

My Story

I live at Burkes Pass with my husband and four children. I am an Old Girl of Craighead and a past President of the Craighead Old Girls Association.

I am very proud to be sitting on the BOT as Chairman of the BOP, passionate about Craighead, and the ideals it offers. I am always willing to listen to any comments you have about our School.

Miss Sophie Balchin

Student BOT Representative

My Story

Ms Lindy Graham

Principal

Mr Wayne Pahl

Deputy Principal

Mrs Christine Sparrow

Bursar

Mrs Gillian Owens

BOT Secretary

Our Board of Proprietors

The Board of Proprietors has responsibility for the day to day running of the Boarding House and for ensuring the continuation of the Special Character of Craighead under its Integration Agreement.

The Board owns the land and buildings and is responsible for the maintenance and development of the property.

The Bishop of Christchurch is the Warden of Craighead.

Meetings of the Board are not public, but any member of the Board may be approached with your concerns or queries.

Introducing our Board:

Mrs Phillipa Guerin
Board Chairman, Parents’ and Friends’ Representative

Ms Lindy Graham
Principal

Mrs Nicky Hyslop
Deputy, Old Girls’ Representative

Mrs Andrea Leslie
Board of Trustees Chairman

Dr William Rolleston
Archdeaconry Representative

Mr Jonathon Dutton
Co-opted

Mrs Jane Fuller
Archdeaconry Representative

Mrs Pauline Geddes
Synod Representative

Mrs Wendy Taggart
Parents’ and Friends’ Association

Mrs Teresa Templeton 
Parents’ and Friends’ Association

Mrs Margaret Turley
Co-opted

Mr Ross Wells 
Synod Representative

Mrs Juliet Shallard
Old Girl’s President, In Attendance

Mrs Christine Sparrow 
Board Secretary, In Attendance