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




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.

Our Team


Mrs L Cavanagh-Monaghan

Deputy Principal         

Mr P Davies

Assistant Principal      

Mr G Moody


International Studies

Mrs C Criglington



Principal's PA 
Mrs B Hanna  

Executive Officer 

Ms R Maher 



Junior School 

Mrs L Murray 

Middle School

Mr C Nicol

Senior School

Mr M Murrell


NCEA Co-ordinator 

Miss S Green


Mrs K Green 


Distance Education

Natalie Wright


Gateway & Careers

Mrs K Pritchard

Mrs S Davies 

Kāhui Ako
Learning Support Co-ordinator 

Mrs J Johnston

Sports Co-ordinator 

Mrs P Reihana


Specialist Classroom Teacher 

Miss K O'Connor



Mrs V Crawford – Head

Mrs K Green – Jnr



Mrs R Smith - Head

Ms H Schmidt - Head

Mrs L Murray

Mr L Brenssell 

Mrs K Munro 

Miss K O'Connor

Mrs C Criglington

Mr L Brenssell


Mrs H Scott - Head 

Mr S Bryant

Miss K O'Connor

Miss K McIntyre

Miss A Eade

Mrs L Murray – Jnr Dean

Mrs K Munro

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 G Moody

Mrs C Criglington

Mrs K Munro

Mr L Brenssell


Financial Literacy

Ms N Wright 



Mr P Davies 
Mr W Byars



Mr G Moody 



Ms N Wright 



Miss S Green – Head

Mrs K Green – Jnr

Mr C Nicol



Mr C Nicol

Miss S Green



Miss S Green



Miss A Eade


Mrs L Murray - Snr

Mr W Byars


PE & Health

Mrs A Stiven - Head

Miss K O'Connor

Mrs C Criglington

Mr L Brenssell



Mr G Moody


Teacher Aide Team

Mrs K Lindale

Mrs L Marwick

Ms G McLay

Mrs P Reihana

Mrs P Thomson

Mrs R Gillions

Miss M Ferguson 


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



Mr Craig Dew

Deputy Chairperson & Parent Representative


Mrs Lindy Cavanagh-Monaghan



Mr Martin Murrell

Staff Representative

Mr Bill Butler

Parent Representative


Mrs Nicky Horrell

Parent Representative

Mr Allan Richardson 

Parent Representative


Miss Paige McIvor

Co-opted Member

Miss Kelly Takurua
Co-opted Maori Community Representative  

Miss Chelsea Dew

Student Representative

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

Comunications and Complaints Policy Click Here 


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State Highway 90
Tapanui 9522
West Otago

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