Our Staff

Teachers at Christchurch Adventist School are intentional. They are experienced, passionate and vibrant. They make good use of instructional time and inspire students to want to learn and to do their best. Our teachers make students feel comfortable and help them experience a sense of belonging.

Our goal is to see the clear outworking of God’s character in our students as they are EDUCATED FOR ETERNITY.

Teaching methods are geared towards offering each child a quality education. Teachers participate in regular professional development and the school has participated in a number of government initiatives that support children to achieve in all aspects of their education, in particular, literacy and numeracy.

Our teachers are a main link in communication between home and school. Prompt follow-up of any student difficulty or circumstance to ensure a lasting effective solution is vitally important to our staff. With teachers, parents and students working together in partnership, we are better able to ensure the best possible learning experiences for each child.


Mrs Cherie Galloway

Head of Secondary
Mrs De’Arne Cassidy

Head of Primary
Ms Helena Ah Siu

Curriculum Leader
Mrs Maureen Page

Teachers - Primary

Years 1 - 2
Mrs Donna Driver

Years 2 - 3
Mrs Helen Watkins

Years 3 - 4
Ms Leanda Violich

Years 5 - 6
Mrs Heather Gibson (relieving)

Years 6 - 7
Mr Edwin Paul

Year   8      
Mrs Nicolette Paul

Teachers - Secondary

Mrs Maria Cokanasiga
Ms Ali McGregor

Mr Evan Ellis
Mr Arty Kuzniarski

Mr Adrian Bell
Mrs Vicky Bell
Mr Evan Ellis

Christian Living
Mrs Vicky Bell
Mrs Maria Cokanasiga
Mrs De'Arne Cassidy

Physical Education
Mr Arty Kuzniarski

Mrs Nicolette Paul

History/Social Studies
Mr Sione Areli

Mr Adrian Bell
Mr Matthew Simpson

Mr Sione Areli

Home Economics
Ms Ali McGregor

Mrs De'Arne Cassidy
Miss Marg Collier

Support Staff

Office / Reception
Mrs Christine Keegan

Principal's Assistant / STAR
Mrs Nichola McDonald

Secondary Teaching Assistant / Gateway
Mr Haami Cassidy

Mrs Fleur Verkerk

Primary Teaching Assistants
Mrs Nikki Roosing
Mrs Sarah Christensen

Student Leadership Team

BOT Student Rep
Mr June Victor Wales

Head Prefect
Miss Samalia Sikuri

Miss Emily McDonald
Miss Shekinah Ripley
Miss Isabella MacPherson
Miss Hannah Peddie
Mr Artem Chensky
Mr Logan Kuzniarski

Our Location

Our Difference

- A Christian school where God comes first
- Christian values are taught and encouraged
- Caring family environment
- Student success, achievement and priority
- Small classes allowing more individual attention

Contact Details

15 Grants Road
Christchurch , New Zealand

P: (03) 352 9173
F: (03) 352 3470