Our People


Principal & Teacher Year 5/6 – Kerrin Jamieson

Kia, ora. I joined Leigh School as Principal in November, 2019. I have lived in Leigh for the past fifteen 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. Leigh schools Enviroschool journey has just begun and I couldn’t be in a more perfectly suited position to lead this change.  I feel privileged to be in my position and through previous inquiry have gained in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Sustainability and Kaitiakitanga. I believe these are powerful concepts through which to foster rich and enduring connections and partnerships. In 2018 I completed a Post Graduate Degree in digital and collaborative learning and am a passionate advocate of educational reform and innovation.


Teacher Year 5/6 -Nadia Francis

Nadia joined Leigh School in 2020. She teaches within our senior classroom and is loved by her students.  

Nadia has experience in all primary levels up to Year 8 and is passionate about creating a positive and enjoyable learning experience for students.  She particularly loves teaching drama and literacy and using ICT in the classroom.

This year, Nadia is our lead teacher of the performing arts and she is currently working with a local creative to produce a school wide production. 

Teacher Year 3/4 – Dominique Vikstrand

Dominique has been teaching at Leigh School since 2016 and is teaching the tamariki in Hauturu alongside Bronte. This year she is responsible for the Science curriculum and will work with Bronte on the Mathematics and Reading team. Dominique is our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) in our school, our Teacher Representative on the Board of Trustees, and is our Curriculum Team Leader. 

Dominique has been teaching for over 30 years both in New Zealand and in Denmark. 

She is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning and believes that children thrive and grow in a calm and caring classroom environment. Some of the things she loves about working at Leigh are the incredibly beautiful natural resources, such as our school garden, that are incorporated into our learning and the strong sense of community and belonging that is evident the minute you step through the school gate.  

Teacher Year 0/1 – Christine Earnshaw

Chrissy joined Leigh School in 2024, to cover Ms Waata’s maternity leave. She and her husband recently moved from Taupō to Snells Beach to be closer to family, and they have two children who attend Snells Beach School. 

Chrissy is a  fully qualified Primary School teacher and has also recently graduated as an Early Childhood teacher.  She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, as she has worked across both intermediate and primary settings. 


Other Staff

Office Administrator – Georgie Brebner 

Groundsman – Clive Mathers

Teacher Aide – Liz Brown

Board of Trustees

Lucy Parks– Chairperson, Health & Safety and Sustainability

Kerrin Jamieson – Policy & Principal

Dominique Vikstrand – Staff Representative, Secretay

Brook Sanderson – Property

Maria Majuca – Finance

Friends of Leigh School / Parent Teacher Association

vacancy exists – Chairperson

vacancy exits Treasurer

 Robyn Van Kekem – Secretary

We would love the opportunity to show you through our beautiful school.
Please feel free to call in or contact us.

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