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HoD Senior Mathematics
Assistant Director of Boarding
Teacher of Mathematics Middle and Senior School
Bachelor of Science, Grad Dip Tchg Victoria University, Wellington
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 528
Malcolm is the Learning Area co-ordinator for Mathematics. He teaches NCEA and IB mathematics courses in the middle and senior schools. During 2015 he began working in the boarding house at Scots College and is in his third full year teaching at the college after returning from the UK towards the end of 2013.
Originally from Wellington Malcolm graduated from Victoria University Wellington at the end of 2007 with his teaching diploma. He then spent three years working at Hutt International Boys’ School as a Mathematics teacher and gained some experience there as the Assistant Head of Mathematics for one and a half years.
Malcolm is a Plimmer House tutor and takes an active role in all aspects of college life. He has coached Rugby teams at the college over the last two years as well as taking trips to the MCKK Sevens tournament in Malaysia.
In his spare time Malcolm enjoys his sport and plays Lawn Bowls competitively. He is also a keen social golfer. Malcolm and his wife Kirsty have recently had their first child Lachlan who is now six months old and keeps them very busy.
Teacher of Mathematics and Graphic Design in the Middle and Senior School
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Applied Biology (Hons)
Phone 04 388 0850 ext 539
Rob is responsible for teaching graphic design in the middle school and mathematics in the senior school. 2016 is his 13th year of teaching at Scots College. In 2015 he completed a 12 week sabbatical which included school visits in China and Italy, and time in Europe.
Originally from Bristol, Rob completed his honours degree in applied biology at Demontfort University in 1992. His post graduate studies in education at Bath University were completed in 1994 and he taught science at Westfield Academy in the south of England for two years. He came to New Zealand in 1997 for the opportunity to race the New Zealand national mountain bike series and decided to make it home. Prior to starting at Scots College, he taught at Newlands College and Queen Margaret College in Wellington.
Rob is a Smith house tutor and takes an active role in all aspects of college life. He has a passion for cycle sports, particularly road racing, mountain biking and cyclocross. He manages and coaches the senior cycling team.
In his spare time Rob enjoys cooking for his family and friends, sampling New Zealand wines and going to the movies.
HOD Middle School Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics First-Class Honours, University of St Andrews)
Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Leicester)
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 621
Barrie joined Scots College in 2012 having taught Mathematics in the United Kingdom for 12 years across the Year 7-13 age range in two co-educational schools, including being Deputy Head of Mathematics for 8 years. He continues to enjoy teaching across the full age range in both the Middle and Senior Schools. As well as teaching MYP and NCEA Mathematics, he has taught the Higher Level IB Diploma Mathematics class for the past five years. He is now in his second year as Head of Mathematics for the Middle School.
Barrie is a Glasgow House tutor and 2016 sees him taking his boys through the complete cycle from Year 9 to Year 13. He takes an active role in all aspects of College life, whether it be as a Year 10 Personal Project Supervisor, the teacher-in-charge of Lawn Bowls or manager of his social basketball team. 2016 also sees him take over as teacher-in-charge of Golf, with coaching sessions and competition teams at Miramar Golf Club.
With three young daughters at home he has little spare time to himself, but he enjoys playing golf (with a single figure handicap at Karori Golf Club) and tennis. He also enjoys following the Black Caps and visiting the cinema.
Teacher of Mathematics and Statistics
BSc Vic Uni, Dip Tchg Wgtn College of Education
Tel 04 388 0850 ext 886
Gabrielle began teaching mathematics part-time at Scots College in 2001. She has lived all her life in Wellington, completing a BSc in Statistics and Calculus and Diploma of Teaching before spending 11 years teaching Y1-6 at St Patrick’s Primary School in Kilbirnie. She has also managed to fit in running trips overseas to compete on the US Road Racing circuit and has represented New Zealand in a number of road relays, half marathons and full marathons around the world, including two World Championships events.
Gabrielle is the author of two series of mathematics resource books for teachers. She finds the best part of teaching are seeing the light bulb light up when a student grasps a new concept and seeing young people enjoying maths.
Gabrielle has been with Plimmer House since she started at the college and loves supporting the boys in ‘pale blue’ from the side lines. She also runs the Royal Life Saving programme at the college and takes a keen interest in the distance running squad.
In her spare time when she’s not working or training, Gabrielle enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, doing crosswords or riding her new electric bike around Wellington!
Teacher of Mathematics
GP Dip Tchg; BSc
Tel 04 388 0850
Catherine has always had a passion for maths. She has privately tutored maths since Year 11 later changing careers paths towards teaching maths when her two daughters were at primary school attracted to the challenge of the subject and of explaining concepts in a way that students understand while making the subject enjoyable. She believes that during our teenage years we often make the most significant decisions and enjoys the fact that she can play a role in helping a student to make effective choices, that it’s not just about teaching a subject, but many life skills.
She previously taught maths at Rangitoto College in Auckland and was a Dean there for 11 years where she gained much pastoral experience and greater awareness of the many different challenges that teenagers are facing on a daily basis. Before teaching Catherine worked for a number of years as a research scientist at Auckland Medical School. Outside of work and teaching Catherine has spent many years Sailing in the Hauraki Gulf with her Husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, camping and has recently purchased an e-bike.
Teacher of Mathematics
BSc, GradDip Tchg
Tel 04 388 0850 ext 897
Scott teaches Maths across the Middle and Senior schools. He is a Plimmer house tutor and is excited to get involved in many of the activities and groups Scots has to offer. He has a passion for teaching Maths and problem solving.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Scott completed his degree in mathematics at the University of Strathclyde before gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. Scott was a member of the Grade 1 Strathclyde Police Pipe Band and became Pipe Sergeant of the Grade 2 Scottish Fire & Rescue Pipe Band. Since relocating to Wellington Scott has joined the Grade 1 New Zealand Police Pipe Band and is looking forward to getting involved with the Scots College Pipe Band.
Deputy Principal (Curriculum)
Teacher of Mathematics and Robotics
B.Soc.Sci.; P.G.Dip.Math.Ed.; Dip.Tch.
Phone: 04 388 0850
Alan and his family have spent the last twenty years living and working in Fiji, Singapore, England, Malaysia and Australia. He has served as Head of Mathematics, IBMYP Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Acting Principal.
His eclectic mix of teaching subjects: Mathematics, German language and Drama have allowed him the unique opportunity of working with students and staff in many different areas. Alan has many years’ experience in theatre and in recent years has enjoyed singing with community choirs.