About

School Leadership Team

Neil Watson – Principal

Mr Watson was appointed Principal in 2013. He started his teaching career in 1993 and was Principal of Waiheke High School from 2007 to 2013 as well as serving as an executive member of the Auckland Secondary Schools Principals Association. He is a successful classroom teacher and educational leader with a strong background in developing academic success for all students. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Educational Leadership and Management. Mr Watson has also coached rowing at an international level.

Kris Ngau Chun – Operations Manager

Mrs Ngau Chun has been the Operations Manager since 2014. Her varied role encompasses Finance, Property, IT, HR and Health and Safety. She is a qualified ESOL teacher and managed schools in the private sector before moving to Otahuhu College. She is experienced in Educational leadership and skilled in Operational Management. Mrs Ngau Chun is passionate about ensuring that the school runs smoothly so that students can learn at their full potential.

Stuart Roberts – Deputy Principal Senior School

Mr Roberts was appointed Deputy Principal in 2016. He started his teaching career in 1998 and has worked in the college since 2002. He is an experienced teacher with a passion for Sport, Health and Physical Education. He gained a Master of Educational Leadership, with Distinction, in 2015. He is skilled in academic mentoring, pastoral care, student engagement, team building and education outside the classroom. An enthusiastic professional, Mr Roberts believes in the importance of maintaining and establishing school traditions and ensuring that, as our school grows, there is meaningful collaboration between people and technology.

Moana Vaaelua – Deputy Principal Junior School

Mrs Va’aelua was appointed Deputy Principal in 2016. She started her teaching career in 1999 and has worked in the college since 2003. She is an experienced teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the primary and secondary sectors. Mrs Va’aelua is skilled in staff development, educational leadership, classroom management, teaching and lesson planning. A strong education professional, She is passionate about empowering students and their families to place value on education and make the most of opportunities presented to them.