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Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership

Claire Amos

Principal

About Me

As an experienced educator I have discovered that I love leading people and I love leading change. In my twenty-plus years in the education sector I have worked in both new and very established secondary schools as well as working on various national projects with the Ministry of Education, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. I was a founding member of the Education Council of Aotearoa. I am a board member of NetSafeNZ and an advisory board member of the, 21C Skills lab, Network for Learning and William Pike Challenge. My passions include my family, education, design and tattoos, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.

Cristina Casey

Deputy Principal

About Me

I have had the privilege of being a foundation staff here at ASHS and saw a vision of ‘it’s not if you are bright, is how you are bright’ become reality. I know that the educational landscape is changing rapidly, and therefore, as an educational leader I need to embrace change and continue to grow by remaining curious, being inquisitive and open to new learning. I believe that building relational trust, alongside internal commitment to change and valuing diversity of perspectives, are the catalysts for change in our schools. I believe that a key ingredient to continuing to serve our young people is to allow and explore their voice. I am a language teacher and a linguist, and I love travelling within NZ and overseas. The beach is my happy place!

Jessica Stokes

Deputy Principal

About Me

I love my job. Working in a school which is driven by inclusive values, where young people’s voices are genuinely heard and acted upon is pretty exciting! I have a broad range of teaching experience - working in a range of educational contexts both in New Zealand and the UK. Over the last 13 years I have led two different English Departments and was a foundation Across School Leader for Whānau ki te Ako (Albany Community of Learning). My leadership is guided by research and I enjoy the challenge of supporting greater student outcomes by designing and leading localised innovation within our school’s context. I believe that learning experiences for students should be choice based, creative, inclusive and personalised. Building students' global empathy, allowing them to challenge and question the nature of humanity and asking them to think about what kind of contributors they want to be in our world should be priorities in our classrooms. The walls of learning are also not bound by a school or classroom and the more connections that students can make to their local community the stronger our community is. I love to read, cook, eat and swim in the sea.

Klaris Philipson

Deputy Principal

About Me

I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and moved to Auckland in 2010 with my family. I have taught in a variety of educational environments and have a passion for technology integration and the benefits it can have on student engagement and achievement. I find working with the ASHS young people and staff an exciting and forward-thinking challenge. I love to dance for fun, play netball socially and enjoy trivia although not the MVP of any team.

Ross Martin

Deputy Principal

About Me

Currently a Deputy Principal and have been a teacher for more than 20 years. Previously I taught economics and business studies. My current portfolios include overseeing the tutorial curriculum, sports, learning support and careers. Outside of school I enjoy tramping and playing golf.

Hamish Chalmers

Deputy Principal (Sabbatical 2020/2021)

About Me

Sabbatical 2020/2021
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