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About BMC

Principal's Welcome

Blue Mountain College is located in a stunning rural setting between the university city of Dunedin and the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown. We're a small school catering for students aged 11-20yrs.

 

We pride ourselves on knowing each student and his/her family personally, providing excellent pastoral care. We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school. Students are expected to be respectful, responsible and inclusive when interacting with peers, staff and the community.

 

Our individualised learning pathways lead to outstanding rates with NCEA qualifications, alongside myriad sporting, cultural, outdoor education, and leadership opportunities.

 

Our Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Awards and Peer Support programmes allow students to give back to the community through volunteer service.

 

The school environment is beautiful and safe, two traits valued by our International Students, along with the way our host families embrace them.

 

Lindy Cavanagh-Monaghan

Principal

Principal

PB4L

Positive Behaviour for Learning creates a positive school environment that promotes student learning and social success by having:

✔ clearly understood expectations of behaviour

✔ positive reinforcement

✔ strong systems and practices for staff and students 

Blue Mountain College strives to help each student develop his or her academic and practical life skills to their best, across a broad curriculum. Our focus is on students as individuals, which shapes what is taught, and what counts as achievement.

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PB4L

Our Team

Principal                       

Mrs L Cavanagh-Monaghan


Deputy Principal         

Mr P Davies

 

Assistant Principal 

Mrs J Venz
 

International Studies

Mrs A McHutchon

 

Administration

Principal's PA 
Mrs B Hanna  

Finance Manager 

Ms J Lomas 

 

Deans

Junior School 

Mrs H McNaughton

Middle School

Mr L Brenssell

Senior School

Mr C Nicol

Guidance Counsellor

Mrs A Stiven

 

NCEA Co-ordinator 

Mr T Nguyen

 

SENCO
Mrs H McNaughton  

 

Distance Education

Mrs N Wright

 

Gateway & Careers

Mrs J Venz

Mrs S Davies 

Kāhui Ako
Learning Support

Co-ordinator 
Ms J Helby

Sports Co-ordinator 

Mrs P Reihana

 

Specialist Classroom Teacher 

Miss K O'Connor

Arts

Mr C Bell – Head

Mrs M Hendriks

English

Miss J Farrelly

Mrs H McNaughton

Mr L Brenssell 

Mrs K Thompson

Miss K O'Connor

Mr C Bell

Maths

Mrs H Scott - Head 

Mrs J Venz

Miss K O'Connor

Mrs K Thompson

Mr S van Rooyen

Mrs H McNaughton

Mr L Brenssell

 

Digital Technology

Mr T Nguyen

Food Technology 

Mr S Wright 

Mrs M Hendriks

 

Design & Visual Communications-Graphics

Mr M Murrell - Head Technology

Mr L Brenssell

 

Materials Technology

Mr M Murrell 

Mr P Davies 
Mr C Nicol

 

Social Sciences

Ms N Wright - Head 

Mr M Short

Mrs K Thompson

Mr L Brenssell

 

Financial Literacy

Ms N Wright 

 

Economics 

Mr P Davies 
Miss K McIntyre

 

Geography

Mr P Davies

 

History

Ms N Wright 

 

Science

Mrs S Burke – Head

Mrs K Green

Mr C Nicol

Mrs M Hendriks

 

Biology

Mr C Nicol

 

Chemistry

Mrs S Burke

 

Physics

Mr S van Rooyen

Agriculture

Mrs L Murray - Snr

Miss K McIntyre 

 

PE & Health

Mrs A Stiven - Head

Miss K O'Connor

Mr L Brenssell

Mr M Short

Mrs K Thompson

 

Maori

Mr S Wright

Teacher Aide Team

Mrs L Marwick

Mrs P Reihana

Mrs P Thomson

Mrs R Gillions

Mrs K Williams 

Mrs V Thomas

Mrs A McHutchon

Technicians

Mrs J van Woerden

Mr E Savigny

 

Cleaning Staff

Mrs U Adams                  

Ms S Atencia Vidal

Mrs J James                

Mrs H Kirk  

 

Ground Staff    

Mr M Adams

Mr J Somerville

           

Board Secretary

Mrs J Robertson

Our Team

The Board

Mr Phil Reid

Presiding Member & Parent Representative

 

Mrs Helen van der Linden

Parent Representative

 

Mrs Lindy Cavanagh-Monaghan

Principal

 

Mr Matt Short

Staff Representative

Mrs Nicky Horrell

Parent Representative

 

Mr Mark Tiller

Parent Representative

Mrs Jaki Eales
Parent
Representative 

Miss Hannah Reid

Student Representative

The Board

Policies

The Blue Mountain College Board of Trustee policies are available for viewing at the college office. 

Download Communications and Complaints Policy here

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