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Rosmini welcomes new staff for 2024

Rosmini welcomes new staff for 2024

Emma Walling

Emma Walling

Kia ora, hello!

Ka mahi tahi mātou, kia ohoka te pitamata hai puananī.

We will work together, in order to awaken potential to freely travel in any direction.

I am thrilled to begin 2024 as a kaiako o te pāngarau (teacher of mathematics)! I am moving into my third year at Rosmini College and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting our ākonga (students) through their academic and social growth and development.

Ngā mihi nui.

Henry Whipp

Henry Whipp

My name is Henry Whipp and I am the new HOD Geography and I will also be teaching Junior Social Studies.  

I came to teaching late but have taught for the past nine years at Carmel College.

I am originally from the Isle of Man (GB) but have been in NZ for 12 years. I now live up on the Coast with my wife and two boys, and the youngest has also just started at Rosmini.  

I love cycling, running, skiing, golf and boating, amongst other things.

Joeseph Hughes

Joe Hughes 

I will be teaching Commerce and Business. I only moved to New Zealand last year, having taught in the UK for five years, which is where I am from. 

Football is my main passion and I have recently taken on the Head Coach role for the Under 23s at North Shore United. 

I am very much looking forward to being part of the Rosmini family. 

Louise Roe

Louise Roe

Nga mihi nui ki a kotou katoa

Having spent a couple of terms working in the English department last year, I am really happy to be returning to Rosmini College in 2024.

I grew up on the North Shore, and worked for many years at Rangitoto College before returning to my old school, Takapuna Grammar, as Deputy Principal. More recently, I had the privilege of being involved as Director of Teaching and Learning for the establishment of a brand new, nationwide school for 4000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing akonga across Aotearoa.

I have two teenage boys at home, and our family enjoys cooking [and eating!], music, and exploring the amazing world we live in: its people, histories and cultures. We are always saving for and planning our next trip.

Carl Mainwaring

Carl Mainwaring

I'm very excited to be part of the Rosmini team. My life revolves around my whanau and church (St. Johns, Orewa). My beautiful wife, who is also a teacher at Stella Maris Primary, and my two beautiful children; my youngest is at Stella Maris primary, with my oldest at Rosmini College.

I have now being teaching close on 30 years in various different roles! My country of birth is England, a small village in the Peak District, just north of Stoke-on-Trent. I had a very privileged childhood and enjoyed playing football and cricket, building dams in the local brook... in-between milking the cows, haymaking, etc... a typical country boy! I left England in the '90s to travel and settle in New Zealand Aotearoa.

I feel very privileged to be part of the Rosmini team, and would like to thank the BOT and SLT for putting their faith in me, to be able to serve, and guide your children on their journey of faith in our Christ-centered community. 

God bless / Ma te Atua koe e manaaki.


Eunice Barnard

My role is PA to the Headmaster. I was at Westlake Boys for five years looking after Enrolments.

I am originally from South Africa, and have been in New Zealand for almost 18 years. I have a 20-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son, both studying at AUT North Shore Campus. I enjoy going for long walks and cycling.

Joseph Pham

Joseph Pham

Kia ora everyone! My name is Joseph Pham (Mr. JP). I'm a trainee teacher. I have background in Finance, Business and Theology. I worked in religious ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland for a couple of years. You might see me around St Joseph's next door or parishes around Auckland. 

I love playing sports and outdoor activities, especially badminton and hiking. I also enjoy IT support volunteering at retirement villages when I have time. 

I am excited to get into teaching, get to know staff and students, and be a part of the Rosmini College community!

Jennifer Callagher

Jennifer Callagher

Kia ora koutou, ko Jennifer Callagher taku ingoa. I have the pleasure of working as a year 8, 9 and 10 Religious Education teacher. I previously taught RE and English at Rosmini and Baradene College.

I come from Hamilton where I attended Sacred Heart Girls College. I have three children, my son currently attends Rosmini and my two girls in primary school. My French husband and I took an extended trip to France last year to connect the children with their French roots and language, c'etait magnifique! I have a passion for travel and love learning about other cultures, customs and beliefs.

I live locally in Beach Haven and love anything water related. I also enjoy going to the theatre and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to meeting and working with the boys.

Julie Hobbs

Julie Hobbs

Kia ora koutou, ko Julie Hobbs toku ingoa.  

I was born in Napier, but have lived most of my life in Auckland.  I am married and have the joy of raising three sons. Two of our sons attend Rosmini as Year 11 and Year 9, and our youngest is at St Josephs Primary in Year 5.  

I have previously worked in the banking and travel industry, and graduated with Massey University in Psychology and History. I will be joining the Social Studies and History department and am looking forward to starting my teaching journey with Rosmini as a student teacher this year.

Harry Kim

Harry Kim

I'm Harry Kim, a teacher of Digital Technologies, Hard Materials and DVC this year. 

I was born in South Korea but grew up on the North Shore. I have taught at Carmel College for the last five years and was at St. Joseph's Primary School beforehand.

I have many interests and am always looking for an excuse to share them with my students. I look forward to getting to know the Rosmini community.

Christian Malaitai

Christian Malaitai

Kia ora all, my name is Christian Malaitai and I am teaching both Digital Technologies and Religious Education.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Computer Science and a Masters in Educational Leadership. 

I am a Rosmini Old Boy and excited to return to my alma mater.

I assist with various ministries at my parish and I am heavily involved with the Legion of Mary in Auckland. 

To teach in a Catholic school has been a desire of mine for a while and it's a privilege to teach at Rosmini. I look forward to working at Rosmini College and hope to support the Catholic character of the boys and staff.


Emmalene Umar

Kia Ora! Ko Emmalene Umar ahau. No Uawa ahau ki te tairāwhiti. 

I am excited to teach at Rosmini in the Mathematics and Māori departments. My previous schools were Ponsonby Intermediate and Kedgley Intermediate where my curriculum strengths were Mathematics and Hauora. 

Aside from teaching, my career has included work in recruitment, project management and admin roles. 

I am married with three children and the youngest just started school! In my spare time I love to listen to music, dance, sing, read, have a laugh and get to the beach. 

I pride myself on being approachable and collaborative, so please feel free to reach out.  

Karen Phang

Karen Phang

Hi everyone, my name is Karen Phang. I was born in Sarawak, Malaysia. I moved to New Zealand in 1995. I live locally with my husband and two children, aged 15 and 18 this year.  

I have been an ESOL Teacher Aide since 2015 at Rosmini College. This year, I began a new journey, as a student teacher at Rosmini College.