Our People


Principal & Teacher Year 4/5/6 – Kerrin Jamieson

Kia, ora. I joined Leigh School as Principal in November, 2019. I have lived in Leigh for the past twelve years and celebrate the diversity, uniqueness and great community spirit that exists. I have a great respect for our local environment, our iwi and tikanga.  A defining characteristic of Leigh school’s curriculum is the relationships that exist between Leigh school and its social and physical environments. I feel privileged to be in a position of leadership and have gained broad experience in relation to the concepts of Sustainability, Kaitiakitanga and Turangawaewae. I believe these are powerful concepts through which to foster rich and enduring connections. In 2018 I completed a Post Graduate Degree in digital and collaborative learning and am a passionate advocate of educational reform and innovation.


Emma Edwards 

To come 


Teacher Year 1/2/3 – Dominique Vikstrand

Dominique joined Leigh School in 2016 and is currently teaching the year 1 to 3 children. She is also responsible for the school Maths curriculum area.

While living in Denmark she taught for fourteen years in an International School in Copenhagen. Returning to New Zealand in time for her son to begin school she spent ten years teaching just down the road in Matakana.

During her last three years at Matakana School she taught in the Montessori classroom.

Some of the things she loves about working at Leigh are the incredibly beautiful natural resources that can be incorporated into the classroom programme and the strong sense of community and belonging that is evident the minute you step through the school gate. Dominique is a keen reader, gardener, olive grower, cook and is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning.

Teacher Year 0/1 – Bronte Waata

To come 

Other Staff

Communications – Kerrin Jamieson and Kate Shears

Groundsman – Clive Mathers

Office Administrator / Cleaner – Fay Bradnam

Teacher Aide – Liz Brown

Board of Trustees

Tim Haggitt – Chairperson, Health & Safety and Sustainability

Kerrin Jamieson – Policy & Principal

Dominique Vikstrand – Staff Representative

Nick Shears – Secretary

Will Searle – Property

Lili Crockett – Finance & Māori Liasion

Friends of Leigh School / Parent Teacher Association

Position available – Chairperson

Position available – Treasurer

Position available – Secretary

Awa Gillgren, Keria Fenton & John Stewart – Members

We would love the opportunity to chat with you about our school and community, please feel free to call into the school or contact us.

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