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

Deputy Principal
Mrs De’Arne Cassidy

Head of Primary
Ms Helena Ah Siu

Curriculum Leader
Mrs Maureen Page

Teachers - Primary

New Entrants 
Mrs Donna Driver

Years 1 - 2 
Mrs Helen Watkins

Years 3 - 4
Ms Leanda Violich

Years 5 - 6
Mrs Amanda Kerrigan

Years 6 - 7
Mr Edwin Paul

Year   7 - 8      
Mr Nigel Dodge

Teachers - Secondary

Miss Sarah Caughley
Ms Ali McGregor

Mr Evan Ellis
Mr Tom Dose

Mr Adrian Bell
Mrs Vicky Bell
Mr Evan Ellis
Mr Tom Dose

Christian Living
Mrs Vicky Bell
Mr Arty Kuzniarski

Physical Education
Mr Arty Kuzniarski

Mrs Nicolette Paul

History/Social Studies
Mr Sione Areli
Miss Sarah Caughley

Mr Adrian Bell

Mr Sione Areli

Home Economics
Ms Ali McGregor

Mr Sione Areli

Mrs De'Arne Cassidy
Miss Marg Collier

Support Staff

Mrs Christine Keegan

Principal's Assistant / STAR
Mrs Nichola McDonald

Financial Officer
Mrs Megan Houghton

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
Miss Jessica Blondell

Head Prefect
Mr Kyle Canoy

Mr Aaron Goundar
Mr Daniel Sikuri
Miss Emme-Daniela Verkerk
Miss Chontelle Hogan
Miss Maleka Smith

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