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

 

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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Our Team

Principal                       

Mrs L Cavanagh-Monaghan


Deputy Principal         

Mr P Davies

 

Assistant Principal 

Mrs J Venz
 

International Studies

Mrs C Criglington

 

Administration

Principal's PA 
Mrs B Hanna  

Executive Officer 

Ms R Maher 

 

Deans

Junior School 

Mrs L Murray 

Middle School

Mr C Nicol

Senior School

Mr M Murrell

 

NCEA Co-ordinator 

Mrs S Burke

 

SENCO
Mrs C Criglinton  

 

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

Mrs V Crawford – Head

English

Ms H Schmidt - Head

Mrs R Smith

Mrs L Murray

Mr L Brenssell 

Mrs K Munro 

Miss K O'Connor

Maths

Mrs H Scott - Head 

Mrs J Venz

Miss K O'Connor

Miss K McIntyre

Miss A Price

Mrs L Murray – Jnr Dean

Mr L Brenssell

 

Digital Technology

Mr T Nguyen

Food Technology 

Mr S Wright 

 

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 C Criglington

Mrs K Munro

Mr L Brenssell

 

Financial Literacy

Ms N Wright 

 

Economics 

Mr P Davies 
Mr W Byars

 

Geography

Ms N Wright

 

History

Ms N Wright 

 

Science

Mrs S Burke – Head

Mrs K Green – Jnr

Mr C Nicol

Mr W Byars

 

Biology

Miss S Green

 

Chemistry

Mrs S Burke

 

Physics

Miss A Price

Agriculture

Mrs L Murray - Snr

Mr W Byars

Miss K McIntyre 

 

PE & Health

Mrs A Stiven - Head

Miss K O'Connor

Mr L Brenssell

Mr M Short

 

Maori

Mrs K Munro

 

Teacher Aide Team

Mrs L Marwick

Mrs P Reihana

Mrs P Thomson

Mrs R Gillions

Mrs K Williams 

Mrs T McHutchon

Ms D Clifford

Mrs C McCraw

Miss H Dunlop

Mrs V Thomas

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

Mr F Masters               

 

The Board

Mrs Shona Robertson

Chairperson & Parent Representative

 

Mrs Jann Robertson

Secretary

 

Mr Phil Reid

Deputy Chairperson & Parent Representative

 

Mrs Lindy Cavanagh-Monaghan

Principal

 

Mr Martin Murrell

Staff Representative

Mr Bill Butler

Co-opted Parent Representative

 

Mrs Nicky Horrell

Parent Representative

Mr Allan Richardson 

Parent Representative

 

Mr Craig Dew

Parent Representative

Miss Kelly Takurua
Co-opted Maori Community Representative  

Miss Chelsea Dew

Student Representative

 

Policies

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

Download Communications and Complaints Policy here