New staff welcomed for 2023
Rosmini College is delighted to have a group of fantastic new teaching staff for 2023. We look forward to welcoming them into our community.
|Kia Ora Koutou. My name is Kane Wilson. I am the new Assistant Headmaster at Rosmini College and will be in charge of the Māori department. I am looking forward to working with the Rosmini College students, staff and community.
I am married with two sons who are 17 and 14. I have a passion for rugby having coached and played for many years. I also have a strong interest in volleyball and all water based sports and activities.
I look forward to starting my tenure at Rosmini College and working hard to make a positive impact on the students, staff and community.
My name is Ms Jane Meurant and my role is PA to the Headmaster.
I grew up on the North Shore, and I have two girls, one in Year 11 at Carmel and one in Year 6 at St John's Primary.
I enjoy playing netball, cooking and spending time with my family.
|Ko David Amrein, toku ingoa. I was born in Tāmaki Makaurau, and started my teaching career here in Auckland before teaching overseas for two years. I then spent the next 20 years teaching and living in Pōneke, Wellington.
I have finally returned back to Auckland, leaving my two adult children in Wellington, and I am excited to begin my next chapter at Rosmini College, a school I am really excited to be part of.
I am the Head of Department for Mathematics.
My name is Pranav Mistry. I have been an electro-optics scientist with the New Zealand Defence Force, in Devonport, for the last 20 years. Working with them I have learnt many skills that include programming and working with sensitive laboratory equipment. I feel that I would like to give back some of what I have learnt over the years.
I have a passion for science, and physics, in particular, is the subject that I will be teaching. This will be my first year teaching at a school. I am very grateful for this opportunity to teach with an experienced team at Rosmini. I am also very excited to be here.
Outside of work, I am a father of an 11-year-old. I tinker with electronics like radio-controlled hobby toys, 3D printers and cameras.
Kia ora koutou, Ko Clare Letting taku ingoa. I will be working as a year 7 and 8 English teacher.
I am a Carmel old girl and have four children; my two daughters attend St Mary's College in Ponsonby, one son currently attends Rosmini and my eldest son finished at the end of last year.
I live locally in Northcote and enjoy walking our fifth baby - a black Labrador puppy - along Takapuna beach in the evenings. I look forward to meeting and working with the boys.
Kia ora koutou, ko Miss Walling ahau.
Helping facilitate growth and development of Rosmini students in 2022 reinforced my passion for learning and teaching as I worked alongside kaiako who inspired me to think deeper about the ways I could teach and lead. This was all focused around creating more opportunities for success for our akonga.
I enjoyed my education at Long Bay College and went on to graduate from Massey University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science: major in genetics, minor in chemistry. I had always dreamed of becoming a scientist but I felt my heart moving in another direction and so, here I am, happier than I could have ever imagined as I’m enrolled with the University of Waikato to complete my teaching diploma.
I am excited to continue my journey in 2023 with the support of Rosmini College and I am thoroughly looking forward to a career where I can help shape and inspire young minds, because “that is our role - to inspire our akonga and support them as they make difference in the world.”
My name is Karl Domeracki and I hail from North Yorkshire, England. I'll be teaching Outdoor Education and PE at Rosmini.
My favourite hobby is surfing, my local is Muriwai and I love getting in amongst the waves with mates. I also love running! Join the run club with me Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6.30am at the front of school for a 6km loop of Lake Pupuke.
My favourite food is free ice cream...everything tastes better free.
|Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat (A good day to you all). Shout out to all existing and previous Rosmini community members. This community formed me through my secondary schooling, which ended in 2008. It is now the community to which I gladly return as a second-year RE teacher.
My name is Emilio Torres and I am husband to Khatleen and father to Samuel and Sebastian. My family lived previously in Te Atatu, West Auckland, where I taught at the local Catholic Boys’ High School, Liston College. Moving to the North Shore, however, made returning to my alma mater not only an attractive prospect but sound and sensible for my family.
Rosmini represents for me a gracious treasure of fond memories and formative relationships, thus I look forward to connecting with all of you, the Rosmini whanau, staff and students, returning to this community the graces I received many years ago – completing, if you will, God’s loop of grace. Let’s have a fun year!
|Hi everyone, my name is Briony and I’m super excited to be joining Rosmini this year!
I will be teaching Maths and RE and can’t wait to meet all of your boys. I have three amazing kids, and as my son is a Rosmini old boy I have been a part of the Rosmini community for many years already.
In my spare time I enjoy exercising and the beach and hanging out with my two adorable dogs.
My name is Vincent Lee and I am a Mathematics teacher. I was born and raised in South Korea, then moved to NZ when I was 17 years old.
Following my graduation at Rosmini College in 1998, I took up mathematics and teaching degrees at the University of Auckland.This is my 16th year of teaching and I am happy to return to Rosmini College to serve the community and share my passion for Mathematics.
Kia ora, my name is John Fowler. I was born in Auckland and have lived on the North Shore for most of my life. I am married to Lisa and have two beautiful children, who are now mostly grown up. Sophie, who graduated from Carmel in 2018, and Jamie, who graduated from Rosmini in 2022.
I have taught for many years in Primary and Intermediate and will be teaching English this year to mainly Years 7 & 8 at Rosmini College, my old alma mater.
Being an old boy of the school. I remember fondly my years at Rosmini, the many Brothers and Priests and teachers that taught and nutured me and the strong values they imparted.
My interests are varied and somewhat eclectic, enjoying astronomy, rocketry, magic (illusions), catching up with friends and family, and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. I am looking forward to teaching your sons and getting to know them over the next few weeks.
|I'm Lennard John, originally from a small island in the Caribbean called Grenada, known for having some of the greatest spices in the world.
Before moving to New Zealand in 2020 I spent 10 years of my life in China, mainly Beijing, where I've become fluent in Mandarin. I did both my Bachelor's and Masters there.
I consider myself lucky cause I have two daughters. The eldest is almost 3, and the other is turning 1 in a couple of months. They are the light of my life and the reason I only get 5 hours of sleep a night.
I am a developer by trade but believe that using my skillset to help educate the younger generation is a much better use of my skill set. Being a foreign student opened my eye to the need for skilled educators, because I struggled a lot.
Rosmini was one of my placement schools during my teacher training. The experience I had here was wonderful. The environment and the people were welcoming, and even though I wasn't here for long it just felt like a place I can do some good. I'm happy to be back!
Hi everyone! I'm Michael Kim, a student-teacher this year. As a Rosmini Old Boy and Takapuna local, you might have seen me around St. Joseph's Takapuna Parish, where I volunteer in the youth programme.
I studied Chemical and Materials Engineering at University, but grew bored of lab work and decided to come back to teach! Although my specialties are in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, character and emotional intelligence are subjects that are just as (if not more) important to me!
I am very excited to get into teaching, and promise to do my very best at Rosmini.
|Kia ora koutou. My name is Rochelle Dias (Ms Dias) and I am so glad to be given the opportunity to teach Junior RE this year.
My siblings are old boys at Rosmini and they encouraged me to teach here. I have served for over seven years as a Programme Manager in the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team at the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and I bring with me a deep love of working alongside young people.
Most of my free time is spent at the youth group at St Joseph's Parish, Takapuna and I enjoy every bit of it. The best part is interacting with Rosmini students at youth group. Please do continue keeping me in your prayers as I navigate this new adventure.
Hi all, my name is Lee Ryan, and I am a Physics teacher from England. I will also be teaching Earth and Space Science this year. I have taught for 10 years, with seven of those in West Auckland.I am looking forward to getting to know the Rosmini community over the coming year.
Hi, my name is Wendy Riley and I am starting as Receptionist at Rosmini.
I emigrated to New Zealand in 2005 and live in Devonport with my lovely husband and our delightful boys; Oliver 18, Henri and Kristian both 16 years.
In my spare time I love to walk and am a very keen hobby baker.
I am super excited about starting at Rosmini College and getting to know the staff, students and parents.
|My name is Renee Mackay. I started at Rosmini in 2022 in a long term relief position in Maths and Science. This year I am teaching Science and Biology.
I came to Rosmini from Long Bay College and before that taught at Carmel College for a number of years.