In 2023 we continue with pastoral support for our young people at Whakatane High School.

We have Deans at each year level to make sure parents have a clear point of connection to the school at their child’s year level (in addition to this, parents will also have a connection via their child’s Student Mentor).

The Deans are responsible for developing a wellbeing program that supports students to be confident, resilient and connected learners. This change has been developed through self-review, student and whanau voice. In 2023, we have introduced two new Deans for greater support of our Te Aka Matua students.

See below for the list of Deans at each year level, and their contact details:

Year 9

Andie Eves

Grant Muru

Year 10

Laura Abbott

Aaron Hurley

Year 11

Steffi Gilmour

Nic Christie

Year 12

Ngaire Ranapia



Year 13

James Hagger



Te Aka Matua Teina

Dwayne Hudson



Te Aka Matua Tuakana

Alexis Teepa




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