Mr Greg Thornton

Te Oko Horoi House

Greg has returned to New Zealand from Hong Kong where he was the Vice Principal at Sha Tin International College for five years. He has enjoyed settling in to the Cambridge community and is proud of the role CHS plays in providing high quality learning opportunities for our students. Greg has been a Deputy Principal at Mount Aspiring College and has also been a Head of Faculty and teacher at Takapuna Grammar, Manurewa High School and Rangitoto College.

Mrs Carol Webb

Deputy Principal (Strengthening Learning)
Horotiu House

Mrs Webb has been teaching for over 25 years and has experience both in New Zealand and overseas. She joined us from Hamilton Boys’ High School where she was Director of Teaching and Learning. Carol enjoys promoting Cambridge High School’s philosophy of “Excellence and diligence in a supportive environment.”

Mr Paul McAvoy

Deputy Principal (Strengthening Us)
Te Oko Horoi House

Mr McAvoy joined our school as Deputy Principal having spent four years in the Principal Team of One School Global New Zealand.  Although originally from the United Kingdom, prior to arriving in New Zealand Mr McAvoy spent a number of years teaching in South Africa, including five years as Principal of Northwood School in Durban.  He has a passion for sport and referees rugby regularly.  He has also spent many years playing and coaching chess at a high level.  Mr McAvoy oversees Rowing at CHS and focuses on the Strengthening Us portfolio with the SLT.

Mrs Amanda Kraenzlin

Deputy Principal (Strengthening Culture)
Overall Pastoral Support
Parawhau House

Mrs Kraenzlin was born in the Waikato and has been teaching locally for over 18 years.  She has held a number of different leadership roles within her educational career, including Head of Faculty, Dean, and Head of House.  Amanda is a strong advocate for the Arts, particularly Music.  Mrs Kraenzlin, along with her husband and three children enjoy sailing and playing sport.

Mrs Sandra McKinnon

Assistant Principal (Strengthening Us)
Pukeroro House

Mrs McKinnon came to Cambridge High School in 1991 as the Head of Social Sciences. Originally from Auckland she has taught History, English and Social Studies at both Matamata College and Putaruru College. In 2003 she became Assistant Principal with responsibility for the implementation of NCEA and liaison with NZQA. In recent times she has moved into Senior Academic Performance for all students, with a particular focus on those at academic risk. She is also responsible for all course selection processes and is happy to assist any parent or student seeking advice in this area.

Mr Marcel Kuijpers

Assistant Principal (Strengthening Culture)
Te Koopu Maania House

Mr Kuijpers, originally from The Netherlands, grew up in the town of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty. During his time at Cambridge High School Mr Kuijpers has held a number of positions including Year 9 Dean, Head of Mathematics and Assistant Principal. He has also been the teacher in charge and a long time coach of Volleyball. Mr Kuijpers and his wife Mandy live out in Roto-O-Rangi with their three daughters.

Mr Mike Cole

Assistant Principal (Strengthening Learning)
Pukeroro House

Mrs Amanda Wright

Business Manager
Pukeroro House

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