- Meet our Staff
- Senior School Principal
- Middle School Principal
- Senior Management
- House Deans
- Director of Boarding
- Sports Administrator
- Director of Leadership
- Prep School Teaching Staff
- Careers Advisor
- Drama and Film
- Learning Support
- Physical Education
- Year 7 & 8 Teaching Staff
- Staff Articles
Assistant Principal Middle School (Years 7 & 8)
BSc (Hons); MEd;PostGradCert Ed; MA Ed
Phone: 04 380 7582
Seamus Flood is Assistant Principal of Middle School since early 2014. He has special responsibilities at Years 7 and 8 and teaches Mathematics, Sports and Science. Prior to joining Scots College Seamus was Head of Boarding and PE at a preparatory school in England for 5 years. Previous to this he was Year 10 Dean at St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie.
His experience in sport and pastoral care see him as the chairman of the College Basketball club and in an important role for the transitioning of students into the Middle School.
Seamus is Irish and is a keen sportsman who played rugby, basketball, gaelic football and competed in the 400m hurdles. He now enjoys more recreational pursuits and is aiming to complete his first triathlon. He is married to Michelle, who is also a teacher and they have 3 young children Seamus Óg, Isabella and Sophie.
Seamus strongly believes in the College mantra that learning is for life and that all students should be confident to face any challenges both inside and outside of college as the All-Round Man. He has been teaching for 15 years.
Assistant Principal Co-Curricular
Teacher of English
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 594
Geoff was educated at New Plymouth Boys’ High School and Canterbury University. His Bachelor of Arts is in English and Geography. He has been at Scots since 2010 and is the Assistant Principal, Co-curricular.
Geoff established the EOTC week and the Cultural and Sports Awards dinner. Geoff also teaches English, Humanities and Leadership. He has been the assistant coach and manager of the Scots 1st XV since 2012 and is proud of the culture and achievements of this team. He is also responsible for golf. Prior to his time at Scots Geoff taught at New Plymouth Boys’ High School for twenty years and during that time was Head of Boarding, Head of Learning Support and was Lead Teacher with responsibility for literacy. He also coached the 1st XV and many cricket teams. Geoff is a great believer in boys’ education and strives to help boys be the best they can be.
Geoff has two adult daughters and is married to Scots colleague, Claire. He loves cooking, Liverpool FC, Spotify and reading.
Deputy Principal, Senior School Operations & Pastoral
Teacher of Humanities
BA (Hons); PostGradCertEd
Phone: 04 803 0597
Jason joined Scots College in 2016 as the Deputy Principal of the Senior School. Jason moved to New Zealand in 2007, he has worked at schools in Reading and Birmingham in the UK and Orewa and Oxford, Canterbury in New Zealand.
Jason went to Birmingham University in the United Kingdom where he studied Medieval and Modern History before qualifying as a teacher. As a teacher his philosophy and goal has always been to work alongside his students to inspire them to be the best they can be. Jason sees learning about History as one of the best ways of trying to make sense of the complex world we live in. Jason and his wife love to travel and feel they probably know New Zealand better than the UK. He has been trying to write a book about a real life murder mystery for the last eight years and claims “Maybe one day I will get it finished!”
Director of Teaching and Learning
Teacher of Commerce
DipEd; BBs; PGCert Ed Leadership
Phone: 04 388 0850
Craig joins Scots College from his previous role as the Head of Faculty Business, Enterprise and Commerce at St. Peter’s School in Cambridge. A role that brought together traditional aspects of learning such as curriculum, staff appraisal and development with leading the co-curricular activities to develop school-wide initiatives supporting innovation, creativity and financial literacy. Prior to this he was the HoF Social Sciences for 9 years, also at St Peter’s.
As the Director of Teaching and Learning Craig enjoys being able to coach others through the journeys they are making to improve themselves in many different ways, developing more than their academic side. He believes growth and learning for life should be key goals for anyone, regardless of age. Craig is motivated to teach through the satisfaction of “seeing others succeed with your help and input. Young people are vibrant and full of potential and I take great pride in seeing them thrive once they leave the school gates.”
Craig share a keen interest in sport through his teaching and with his family. His three daughters are all talented in their own way in sport. He also shares with his wife Sandra a passion for travel and adventure and the occasional beach holiday at Mt Maunganui.
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.
Deputy Principal Middle School (Operations)
Bachelor of Arts, DipGrad Otago, QTS Sussex, Dip Tchg BTI
Phone: 04 388 0850 ext 657
Since arriving at Scots at the beginning of 2010, Will has held numerous positions of responsibility including Head of English for the Middle School, IB Assistant and Boarding House Assistant. At the start of 2016 he was appointed to the role of Deputy Principal for the Middle School.
Originally from Timaru, Will completed his studies at Otago University before heading overseas at the end of 1999 to travel through South America and take up his first teaching role at The American University in Asuncion, Paraguay. He held a similar ESOL teaching role in London, before moving to Brighton to complete his secondary teaching qualification at the University of Sussex. Having spent four years teaching in Sussex, in 2005 Will took up an English teaching position at Merchant Taylors’ School in Middlesex where he also held the position of Assistant Head of Sixth Form until the end of 2009.
Will is passionate about boys’ education and is a strong believer in the importance of developing purpose driven young men who strive to make a positive difference. He takes an active role in all aspects of college life including coaching the 2nd XV rugby team and ‘sweeping’ for the Dragon boat team. When not at work, Will enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and golf, reading good books and sampling the occasional craft beer.